severe weather


Oakwood-raised Allison Janney earns another Emmy nomination

Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 3:04 PM

Actress Allison Janney poses atop her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Staff Writer
Actress Allison Janney poses atop her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)(Staff Writer)

No parent is perfect, but it’s clear that Allison Janney plays America’s favorite imperfect mother perfectly in the CBS sitcom “Mom.”

>> Emmy Awards nominations announced in Hollywood with nods to newcomers and old favorites

The Boston-born, but Oakwood-raised, actress has been nominated for her eighth Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Bonnie Plunkett, a recovering addict struggling to regain the trust of her daughter, also a recovering addict. 

>> Allison Janney on Broadway, the ‘West Wing’ legacy and Trump

Janney — along with Pamela AdlonJane FondaEllie KemperJulia Louis-DreyfusTracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin — is up for the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

"Mom” has won two Primetime Emmys, with Janney being nominated in each of the show’s first four seasons, and winning  Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.

>> Daytonians who have made us proud at the awards

Other accomplishments?

Former Dayton resident Allison Janney is up for her eighth Emmy Award.(Kevin Winter)

Janney was a part of the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture winning casts of “The Help” in 2012 and “American Beauty” in 2000. 

She, along with fellow Daytonians Rob Lowe and Martin Sheen, were “West Wing” cast members when the TV show won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series awards in 2001 and 2002. 

The Miami Valley School grad won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on the show in 2002 and 2001.

In this image released by CBS, Allison Janney, left, and Anna Faris appear in a scene from “Mom.” Janney was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a TV movie or mini-series for her role. The 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will air on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 11. (AP Photo/CBS, Darren Michaels)(Darren Michaels)

Twitter has emotional reactions to beloved ‘Will and Grace’ character’s death

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 9:53 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 6:23 PM

The revival will premiere in fall 2017 with all four original actors reprising their popular roles.

R.I.P., Rosario Inés Consuelo Yolanda Salazar.

Karen Walker’s (Megan Mullally) beloved maid was laid to rest on Thursday’s episode of “Will & Grace.” Rosario (Shelley Morrison) hadn’t yet appeared in the revived NBC comedy’s ninth season, and when Karen went looking for her feisty sidekick, she discovered that Rosario was in the hospital, soon dying offscreen.

The end for Rosario was due to Morrison’s decision to retire from acting, but that didn’t stop fans from getting all the feels during the emotional half-hour. Mullally kicked things off earlier Thursday by posting a picture with her “fren” Morrison.

See more reactions below.

'Magnum P.I.' reboot in the works: reports

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:26 PM

Actor Tom Selleck stars as Thomas Sullivan Magnum on the CBS television series
Actor Tom Selleck stars as Thomas Sullivan Magnum on the CBS television series "Magnum, P.I." He is in a red Ferrari 308 and wearing a Hawaiian floral print shirt. Image dated January 1, 1984. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)(CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images)

CBS is working on a reboot of its classic show “Magnum P.I.,” according to reports.

>> Read more trending news

The first eight seasons of the original series aired on CBS in the 1980s. The show starred Tom Selleck.

The series reboot “follows Thomas Magnum (Selleck’s former role), a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin and Orville ‘Rick’ Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to,” Variety magazine reported.

The reboot has already been given a “pilot-production commitment” from the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s unclear whether Selleck will return for the reboot, but as he is currently under contract with CBS for the hit show “Blue Bloods,” it’s plausible that he could appear on the new “Magnum P.I.”

The reboot comes after a recent attempt to revive the series flopped.

Last year, ABC attempted to develop a sequel series, titled “Magnum,” which would have followed Magnum’s daughter who returns to Hawaii to take over her father’s P.I. firm. However, the show did not move beyond the development stage.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Jimmy Kimmel responds to critics of his health care plea

Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Reliving Story Of Newborn Son’s Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel delivered a tearful opening monologue last week on his late-night show about his son, who was born with a heart condition, and the state of health care in America. That monologue spurred an outpouring of support for the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host, but not everyone found him convincing.

>> Read more trending news

Kimmel spoke last week in support of the Affordable Care Act ahead of a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the bill and replace it with the GOP-backed American Health Care Act. The Republican bill passed the House last week by a slim margin.

"I made an emotional speech that was seen by millions, and as a result of my powerful words on that night, Republicans in Congress had second thoughts about repeal and replace. They realized that what is right is right, and I saved health insurance in the United States of America," Kimmel said Monday. "I didn't save it? They voted against it anyway?"

He dismissed critics who labeled him an elitist, responding to a story published by The Washington Times headlined, “Shut up, Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep.” 

“I cannot count the number of times that I’ve been called a Hollywood elitist, which I’ve got to say, I kind of appreciate,” Kimmel joked. “When I was a kid, we had to drink the powdered milk because we couldn’t afford the liquid, our orange juice came out of a can … my dream was to become a Hollywood elitist.”

Kimmel blasted the Republican health care bill and sarcastically apologized for speaking out.

"I'd like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care,” Kimmel said. “It was insensitive, it was offensive, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”

He played a clip from a town hall held by Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, in which the congressman said “nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.” 

Kimmel also brought on Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, to talk about the new health care bill that has moved into the Senate. Cassidy recently said during an interview with CNN that he’s looking for a health care bill from the Senate that will “pass the Jimmy Kimmel test.”

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Alton Brown bringing back 'Good Eats' in 2018

Published: Saturday, September 09, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

Chef Alton Brown attends
Chef Alton Brown attends "Meet The Author" at Apple Store Soho on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)(Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Atlanta food guru Alton Brown is bringing a revamped version of his “Good Eats” show back to the Food Network in 2018.

>> Read more trending news

“We’re restarting it. We’re bringing it back,” Brown told a cheering, standing-room-only Dragon Con audience in downtown Atlanta on Sunday. “We’re getting the band back together!”

He dubbed it “Return of the Eats.” The show will air for 30 minutes, like the original. Additional scenes will be available online.

The first generation “Good Eats” aired for 14 seasons, over 244 episodes, on the Food Network from 1999 to 2011. It was one of the few shows shot out of Atlanta in its early days, long before tax incentives came into play. His quirky, nerd-like obsession with food and his scientific approach toward everything from eggs to beef created a devoted following.

Brown has been a staple on the Food Network for years on shows such as “Iron Chef America” and “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

Lucky Yates, a regular character on the original “Good Eats,” said that he’s “absolutely thrilled to don the ol’ Dungeon Master’s robe again.”