Day: July 16, 2015

2015 Primetime Emmy comedy nominees

The nominees for 2015’s Primetime Emmy Awards were revealed Thursday, and there’s plenty of honors and kudos to go around — from broadcast networks to cable channels to streaming online sites, everyone found something to be happy about. Even amid the snubs. But first, the congratulations! Twenty-five nominations for Comedy Central. Eight just for Saturday Night Live, boosted by its SNL40 primetime special in February. Transparent, on Amazon.com, led all comedies with 11 nominations, even if you quibble over the comedic content on that show it’s great. Funny or Die earned nominations via webseries, TV series and game show....

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President Barack Obama weighed in on Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom, rape allegations

That moment when the president of the United States takes a moment during a news conference about a nuclear agreement with Iran to weigh in on dozens of rape allegations against comedy legend Bill Cosby. President George W. Bush awarded Cosby the Medal of Freedom in 2002. Would President Barack Obama ask for it back? “There’s no precedent for revoking a medal,” Obama said. “We don’t have that mechanism.” “I’ll say this. If you give a woman or a man for that matter, without his or her knowledge, a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent,...

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