Gore, Lipton to receive Emmy honors


Former Vice President Al Gore has been tapped to receive the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 2007 International Emmy Founders Award at the 35th International Emmy Awards Gala on Nov. 19 in New York. The award recognizes Gore's role in launching cable/satellite channel Current TV and his ongoing effort to alert the world to global warming. Meanwhile, James Lipton, host of Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio," will receive the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award during the Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards on June 14 in Hollywood. Lipton, who also serves as dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School, has had a long career as actor, director and producer in theater, film and television as well as choreographer, playwright, lyricist, screenwriter and published author.