Nightly News Full Broadcast (July 23rd) In Saturday night's broadcast: Hillary Clinton makes first appearance with running mate Tim Kaine, more on the attack in Munich, and saving an island where horses roam free
PETER MACNICOL LOSES HIS 'VEEP' EMMY NOMINATION TO 'GIRLS' ACTOR Peter MacNicol is no longer nominated for a primetime Emmy this year. The former Ghostbusters 2 actor was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on Veep but it has been decided that the nomination violated the category rules.
The TV Academy stipulates that guest actors must have only appeared in less than half of the season's episodes to be considered for the category but Peter appeared in five of the 10 episodes that made up the show's fifth season. They said in a statement, "Upon review of the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category, the Television Academy has determined that Peter MacNicol unfortunately exceeds the number of episodes permissible for inclusion in that category. HBO's guest actor entry for Peter MacNicol was accurate at the time of the submission deadline, but he was subsequently included in an additional Veep episode. Unfortunately, that additional appearance places him in 50% of the season's episodes and makes him no longer eligible to compete in the guest actor category. This decision is in no way a diminishment of Mr. MacNicol's stellar performance on this season of Veep."
The Academy announced on Thursday (July 21st) that Peter Scolari earned a belated nomination for his work on Girls to fill the void.
HBO reacted to the news saying, "At the time of the May 2nd entry deadline, the late-airing episodes of Veep and, therefore, their credits, did not yet exist. The information we received from the production was that Peter MacNicol was 'eligible as a guest star' because he would appear in only four episodes."
The issue was first reported by GoldDerby.com after being discovered on Peter M's IMDB page.
MacNicol won an Emmy in 2001 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Ally MacBeal.
He has not addressed the situation on his social media.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SUSPENDED FOR USING LONELY ISLAND IN LESSON Saturday Night Live digital shorts are apparently frowned upon in the classroom. According to Pitchfork, a substitute teacher in Vancouver named Cory Rae Steeves was suspended for five days after showing the Lonely Island's "I'm on a Boat" music video to his class.
The video was part of a lesson about satire being taught to his 10th grade students. Mr. Steeves apparently warned his students that the video might be viewed as offensive and one student opted to leave the room.
The lesson also included Duck Sauce's music video for "Big Bad Wolf."
He was also asked to complete a course called "Reinforcing Respectful Professional Boundaries."
The incident happened back in December but the disciplinary consent resolution made the rounds online on Thursday (July 21st.)
HAYDEN PANETTIERE IS IN A LEGAL BATTLE WITH HER DOG SITTER Hayden Panettiere is dealing with some doggy drama. According to TMZ, the Nashville actress have been locked in a legal battle with a former dog sitter named Tia Brooks who is suing her for over $8,500 of unpaid services.
Hayden's lawyer, Marty Singer, has responded to the lawsuit claiming that Tia was hired to care for two rescue dogs, Zander and Xena, until Hayden found a permanent home for them but ended up giving them away on Craigslist last month. Tia and Hayden agreed on a rate of $30 per day which Tia apparently continued to charge even after the dogs were gone.
Hayden is being charged a total of $119,335.88 for six years of care as well as various other fees including vet bills, tick control, and other extras.
KRISTEN STEWART IS DONE HIDING HER RELATIONSHIP Kristen Stewart is done letting public scrutiny over her relationships bother her.
She explains to the L.A. Times, "I wouldn't talk about who I have sex with and how I have sex with them unless I was friends with you. That's weird. But then, at the same time, I've discovered a way to live my life and not feel like I'm hiding at all." Kristen added, "But I think that if you had been tracking it in any way, it's more apparent that I'm more relaxed than I used to be. Somehow, as I got older, I reoriented my mind. I've gotten better at assessing people's motivations. It's not something I have to overtly think about -- what I share and what I don't share. It's a natural thing. Whereas, when I was younger, I was like, 'You're gonna screw me over.' Now I'm like, 'Whatever. You can't.'"
Kristen was photographed by the paparazzi last year kissing her former assistant, Alicia Cargile. They have been spending time together again since attending the Cannes Film Festival a few months back.
She was also briefly linked to French singer Soko.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP GWYNETH PALTROW SAYS MARIO BATALI JOKES ABOUT HER TASTE IN MEN:Gwyneth Paltrow claims that her pal Mario Batali has never been shy about telling her how he feels about her boyfriends. She recently told Vanity Fair, "He was just teasing me about every boyfriend I brought to Babbo over the years. He liked Brad Pitt, if you want to know. Didn't like Ben Affleck that much." She did not share his thoughts on her recently official ex-husband Chris Martin or current beau, Brad Falchuk.
ZOE SALADANA REVEALS THYROID CONDITION:Zoe Saldana has revealed that she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto thyroiditis. The Star Trek star explained to The Edit, "Your body doesn't have the energy it needs to filter toxins, causing it to believe that it has an infection, so it's always inflamed. You create antibodies that attack your glands, so you have to eat clean." The 38-year-old went on to say, "I had a great time in my twenties. Then your doctor says you're losing calcium in your bones. What the f**k is that?! I would hear those conversations with my mom and grandma, thinking I'd never get there...'I'm going to live forever!' But all of a sudden it hits you. I s**t you not, it's from night to day."
LUKE RODGERS MAY HAVE SPOILED 'THE BACHELORETTE': There is a rumor circulating that Jordan Rodgers' brother Luke accidentally spoiled the show's finale during an interview with Womanista. He said, "JoJo was different in how she was able to just so easily come lockstep with our family and conversations and stuff, except for the fact that she is missing some crucial movies that we quote a lot, but we're going to catch her up." People are speculating that the "catch her up" comment suggests that Jordan is JoJo Fletcher's final choice.
LESLIE JONES BREAKS TWITTER SILENCE: Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones has ended her break from Twitter following her retweeting a barrage of hate messages she received earlier in the week. She wrote on Thursday (July 21st,) "Welp...a bitch thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!" Leslie received a ton of celebrity support after sharing the messages which prompted the company to say in a statement, "This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we've taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others. We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues."
ZELDA WILLIAMS REMEMBERS HER LATE FATHER:Dead of Summer star Zelda Williams took to social media on Thursday (July 21st) to honor her late father, Robin Williams, on what would have been his 65th birthday. She shared a photo of him and wrote, "Still not really sure what to do on days like today...I know I can't give you a present anymore, but I guess that means I'll just have to keep giving them in your name instead. This year, I tried to help three causes you cared about in one; rescue dogs, people suffering from disabilities, and our nation's wounded veterans, so I donated to freedomservicedogs.org. They rescue pups from shelters and train them so that they can be paired with someone in dire need of their help and companionship. Thought you'd get a kick out of furry, four legged friends helping change the world, one warrior in need at a time. Happy birthday Poppo. Shasha, Zakky, Codeman and I all love you and miss you like crazy. Xo" Robin took his own life in August of 2014.
IDRIS ELBA THINKS HE'S TOO OLD TO BE BOND
The competition to snag Daniel Craig's Bond role may have just gotten smaller. Idris Elba appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday (July 21st) to promote his role in Star Trek Beyond where he was also asked about the rumors that he is in the running for the 007 gig.
The 43-year-old said, "It's the wildest rumor in the world. I keep saying if it was to happen, it would be the will of a nation, because there's not been no talks with me and the studios about any of that that. But everywhere I go, people want that to happen. But if I'm really honest, man, I think I'm too old for that. I can't be running around in cars, with ladies and martinis. Who wants to do that?"
He also told E! News earlier this week, "I mean, look, I've said it a million of times: It's a great character and it's an honor to be asked, but it is just a rumor."
Spectre and Skyfall director Sam Mendes discussed all of the casting rumors with The Telegraph back in May saying, "It's not a democracy. It's not The X Factor, it's not the EU referendum, it's not a public vote. Barbara Broccoli chooses who's going to be the next Bond: end of story. I can guarantee whatever happens with it, it will not be what you expect. That's what she's been brilliant at, and that's how it'll survive. Public support for Daniel was zero. It was her saying 'that man over there is going to change the whole thing, I'm going to cast him.'"
INDUSTRY NEWS NICOLE RICHIE JOINS NBC COMEDY:Nicole Richie will be returning to TV in a new NBC comedy called Great News. The show follows a New Jersey mom who lands an internship at the cable news network where her daughter works. Nicole will replace Kimrie Lewis-Davis as a woman named Portia who co-hosts the news show.
FRED SAVAGE INKS DEAL WITH FOX: Fred Savage has signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox that will have him write, direct, produce and potentially act in projects for the studio. He recently co-starred in The Grinder which was cancelled after one season. It is rumored that this deal may take him out of the running to replace Michael Strahan on ABC's Live.
'THE VIEW' RUMORED TO BE DUMPING PAULA FARIS: Paula Faris is reportedly being dropped from The View before the show starts a new season in the fall. A source told Page Six, "ABC News was hoping she would bring a more conservative perspective to the show because she's a conservative Christian. But she doesn't own her opinions and the audience never connects with anyone who's pretending." Michelle Collins was recently let go from the show back in June and it is rumored that Raven-Symoné is on the chopping block as well. Sunny Hustin is expected to be hired as a full time host come September.
FOX NEWS ENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH ROGER AILES:Roger Ailes has officially stepped down as CEO and Chairman of Fox News. Rupert Murdoch said in a statement, "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years." He will continue to work with 21st Century Fox as a consultant until 2018. Roger has been in the news over the last few weeks for allegedly sexually harassing former anchor Gretchen Carlson.
VH1 IS BRINGING BACK 'DIVAS': VH1 is reviving its Divas special after four years away. The new concert will be holiday-themed and air in December. No talent has been announced yet.