Last Update on December 06, 2013 08:10 GMT
KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the first 35 years of the Kennedy Center Honors, only two Latinos got medals. Now there are two this year alone. Carlos Santana and opera singer Martina Arroyo. Rita Moreno says the Kennedy Center was obviously influenced by protesters who complained that Latinos were being ignored. She says the people who make the decisions understood that "they better get off their tushies and do something." Also being honored Sunday night will be Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Herbie Hancock.
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A protest by Latinos over not being represented at the Kennedy Center Honors is showing results this year. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld has a preview of this weekend's gala.
<<CUT ..002 (12/06/13)>> 00:14 "a great choice"
Rita Moreno says the protest over Latinos being under-represented at the Honors has had an effect. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
<<CUT ..003 (12/06/13)>> 00:15 "who's receiving it"
Rita Moreno says she hopes the Kennedy Center doesn't start including Latinos all the time, just to appease protesters. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
<<CUT ..004 (12/06/13)>> 00:08 "have two armfuls"
Rita Moreno says she no longer listens to people who say she should get a Kennedy Center Honor.
"THE AMAZING RACE" FINALE
UNDATED (AP) -- Each team has a one in four chance of winning the million bucks this Sunday on "The Amazing Race." The finale starts in Tokyo, where they take part in a human bowling competition and strip for a phone call at the bottom of a giant fish bowl. They'll finish in Alaska. The four remaining teams are Jason and his girlfriend Amy, Leo and his cousin Jamal, the married E-R doctors, Nicole and Travis and the exes Reebs and Timothy.
"INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS" - OSCAR ISAAC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Inside Llewyn Davis" is Oscar Isaac's first starring movie role and he says he was ready for it. Isaac says he had been working himself up to being a leading man by taking supporting parts in other movies. So when he got to the set, he didn't feel any pressure. It didn't hurt that he already was a singer and guitarist. Inside Llewyn Davis opens today in New York and Los Angeles.
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Oscar Isaac makes his starring movie debut in "Inside Llewyn Davis." AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld spoke with Davis about his movie that's already getting Oscar buzz.
<<CUT ..006 (12/06/13)>> 00:15 "pressure so much"
Oscar Isaac says he was ready when his first starring movie role came along.
<<CUT ..007 (12/06/13)>> 00:15 "camel that's there"
Oscar Isaac says he came up with a certain kind of walk for Llewyn Davis to represent his constant depression.
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Oscar Isaac says even though he's a musician, he wasn't used to playing in front of everyone on the set. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Oscar Isaac was asked if he thinks this will be his big break. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Sound of Oscar Isaac
Sound of Oscar Isaac singing Dave Van Ronk's "Green Green Rocky Road" in "Inside Llewyn Davis."
CARRIE UNDERWOOD-"SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!"
UNDATED (AP) -- The tube was live, with "The Sound of Music" last night. Carrie Underwood starred in NBC's live production of the musical. Underwood played Maria, while Stephen Moyer from "True Blood" was Captain Von Trapp. It came off without a hitch. But some might find fault with Underwood's acting ability. The TV production was a staging of the Broadway version, not a video remake of the movie. And the TV version was produced not far from Broadway. The production was done at the massive Grumman Studios on New York's Long Island.
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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood, performing "The Sound of Music"
Excerpt of Carrie Underwood, performing "The Sound of Music." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Excerpt Carrie Underwood, performing, "Do-Re-Mi"
Excerpt of Carrie Underwood, performing, "Do-Re-Mi." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
BIGFOOT REALITY SHOW
NEW YORK (AP) -- No one's found Bigfoot yet, so maybe a $10 million-dollar prize will give people more incentive. A reality show called "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" will air on Spike TV. Dean Cain will host the show that premieres January 10. Nine teams of "lifelong Bigfoot hunters" and big game hunters will be searching for Sasquatch. The $10 million prize would be the biggest in TV history.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM ON TUESDAY'S "VOICE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Christina Aguilera will sing her song from "Catching Fire" on the Tuesday episode of "The Voice." Aguilera wrote "We Remain" with Ryan Tedder of One Republic, who's now the show's in-house producer. Previous winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbury and finalists the Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel will also sing.
December 08, 2013 08:09 GMT
On Dec. 8, 1956, 11-year-old Brenda Lee released her first single, "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus."
In 1961, the Beach Boys' first single, "Surfin'," was released.
In 1969, a supreme court in Toronto found guitarist Jimi Hendrix not guilty of possession of heroin and hashish. Hendrix had testified he had previously used drugs but gave them up.
In 1976, The Eagles released their "Hotel California" album.
In 1980, John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan. He and wife Yoko Ono were returning home from a recording session. He was 40.
In 1982, country singer Marty Robbins died of heart disease in Nashville at the age of 57.
In 1983, character actor Slim Pickins died in Modesto, California, at age 64.
In 1984, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil crashed a sports car on a California highway, killing his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle Dingley.
In 1991, actor Gregory Peck and country legend Roy Acuff were honored at the Kennedy Center Honors. Acuff was the first country artist to receive the award.
In 1992, Paul McCartney signed a long-term recording contract with Capitol and EMI Records. The terms were not disclosed.
In 1995, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead announced they were breaking up, after Jerry Garcia's death the previous August.
In 2003, Ozzy Osbourne was seriously injured while riding a quad bike around his English estate. He hit an object and the bike landed on top of him.
In 2004, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, formerly of Pantera, was shot and killed during a show with his new band, DamagePlan, in Columbus, Ohio. Three others also were killed before a police officer shot and killed the gunman, Nathan Gale.
Today's birthdays: Actor-producer-director Maximilian Schell is 83. Singer Jerry Butler is 74. Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 72. Actor John Rubinstein ("Family," "Crazy Like a Fox") is 67. Singer-keyboardist Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers is 66. Actress Kim Basinger is 60. Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) is 57. Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard is 56. Country singer Marty Raybon (The Raybon Brothers, Shenandoah) is 54. Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth) is 51. Actress Teri Hatcher is 49. Actor David Harewood ("Homeland") is 48. Rapper Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys is 47. Singer Sinead (shuh-NAYD') O'Connor is 47. Actor Matthew Laborteaux ("Little House on the Prairie") is 47. Guitarist Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel is 41. Actor Dominic Monaghan ("Lost," "Lord of the Rings") is 37. Actor Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries," "Lost,") is 35. Singer Ingrid Michaelson is 34. Singer Chrisette Michele is 31. Singer Kate Voegele (VOH'-gehl) ("One Tree Hill") is 27.
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