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‘Butterfly in the Sky’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

LeVar Burton and his PBS favorite 'Reading Rainbow' get the documentary retrospective treatment courtesy of directors Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb.

Peabody Awards: Morgan Freeman, Jon Stewart, Melissa McCarthy and Riz Ahmed to Present Honors to Winners (Exclusive)

Melissa McCarthy, Morgan Freeman, John Legend, Kevin Bacon, H.E.R., Ethan Hawke, Jon Stewart, Hasan Minhaj, Riz Ahmed, LeVar Burton, Jenny Slate, Malcolm Gladwell and Amanda Seales are among the stars set to present the winners of the 2022 Peabody Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. All 30 winners of the 82nd annual awards will […]

‘Strange New Worlds’ Actor Adrian Holmes Talks Bringing Mythic ‘Star Trek’ Character to Life and Endearing Note From LeVar Burton

Adrian Holmes was stunned. The euphoria of being cast in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was still coursing through him as he began to do research into his character, Admiral Robert April. Not only was he the very first captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise in Star Trek lore, April was the lead when the legendary […]

Daytime Emmys Set Dates, Lifetime Achievement Honorees

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced dates, locations and lifetime achievement award honorees for the 2022 Daytime, News and Documentary and first-ever Children’s and Family Emmy Awards. The Daytime Emmys will take place on Friday, June 24, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and air on CBS, for the third year in […]

Grammys: How to Watch the Non-televised Premiere Ceremony

The 64th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place on Sunday, with a nontelevised Premiere Ceremony at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas occurring before the main broadcast. Most of the awards will be presented during the Premiere Ceremony, which will feature live performances and be hosted by spoken word album […]

LeVar Burton Addresses School Book Banning Campaigns in ‘Daily Show’ Appearance: “Read the Books They Don’t Want You To”

LeVar Burton urged viewers to “read banned books” in response to ongoing and growing challenges to books in public schools across the nation during Tuesday night’s episode of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Appearing remotely, the beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation actor dropped in at the backend of a Daily Show segment about […]

Grammys: Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K. Among Hollywood Stars Nominated

A myriad of Hollywood stars and some controversial figures are among those nominated at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, revealed by the Recording Academy on Tuesday. Dave Chappelle and poet Amir Sulaiman received a nomination for the Netflix special 8:46, in the best spoken word album category. Chappelle has previously won in the same category in […]

LeVar Burton to Host ‘Trivial Pursuit’ Game Show

LeVar Burton may not be the next host of Jeopardy!, but his love for quiz shows has landed him another gig: Trivial Pursuit. The Star Trek and Reading Rainbow favorite will host a new Trivial Pursuit TV game show that is being produced by game maker Hasbro and Entertainment One. A network is not yet […]

LeVar Burton Says He’s Over ‘Jeopardy!’ Debacle

LeVar Burton has left his quest to be the full-time host of Jeopardy! in the rearview mirror. And although he did not get the gig he and his fans wanted for him, he is grateful for the world of opportunities the situation has presented. The beloved Star Trek and Reading Rainbow star dropped by The […]

LeVar Burton’s ‘Reading Rainbow’ to Be Celebrated in ‘Butterfly in the Sky’ Doc

After making its debut in 1983, the famed television program Reading Rainbow went on to achieve a 26-year run, became the most-watched PBS program in the classroom and win over 250 awards including 26 Emmys, the George Foster Peabody Award, among other honors. Now the program will be celebrated in a new documentary called Butterfly […]