Lynn Elber, The Associated Press

Lynn Elber

The Associated Press

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • KFOX14 News
  • Winnipeg Free Press
Past:
  • The Hill
  • KIMA Action News
  • ABC News 4
  • NBC10 Philadelphia

Recent articles by Lynn:

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash. By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer. → Read More

'Succession' tops Emmy nominations, 'Squid Game' also scores

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Succession” received a leading 25 Emmy nominations Tuesday, but the satirical drama about the rich and ruthless has a landmark rival in “Squid Game,” the first non-English language series to vie for television’s top honor. → Read More

‘Sopranos’ actor Tony Sirico, ‘Paulie Walnuts,’ dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Sirico, who played the impeccably groomed mobster Paulie Walnuts in “The Sopranos” and brought his tough-guy swagger to films including “Goodfellas,” died Friday. He was 79.… → Read More

'Sopranos' actor Tony Sirico, 'Paulie Walnuts,' dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Sirico, who played the impeccably groomed mobster Paulie Walnuts in “The Sopranos” and brought his tough-guy swagger to films including “Goodfellas,” died Friday. He was 79. Sirico died at an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said his manager, Bob McGowen. → Read More

Larry Storch, zany Cpl. Agarn on TV’s ‘F Troop,’ dies at 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Storch, the rubber-faced comic whose long career in theater, movies and television was capped by his “F Troop” role as zany Cpl. Agarn in the 1960s spoof of Western frontie… → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself. DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared memories and affection as "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" concluded its Emmy-winning, 3,200-plus episode run that began in… → Read More

First 'Jeopardy!' Gen Z super champ's streak hits 19 games

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reigning "Jeopardy! " champion Mattea Roach represents a new generation of the quiz show's all-star players. As of Friday, the 23-year-old Canadian has won 19 games and amassed $469,184 in prize money, putting her among the top 10 contestants for both consecutive victories and regular-season winnings in "Jeopardy! " history. → Read More

'Carpool Karaoke' king James Corden leaving late-night show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Corden said he will be bowing out of his late-night CBS TV show next year, calling it a “good time to move on and see what else might be out there.”Corden announced his decision during the taping of Thursday's “The Late Late Show,” which he began hosting in 2015.“When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. → Read More

Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishment the organization imposed.Smith in a statement released Friday afternoon said he will “fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. → Read More

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68.Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. → Read More

'Jeopardy!' champ hits $1 million; talks fame, trans rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history and the woman with the longest winning streak, on Friday she became one of only four “Jeopardy!” players to reach seven figures in regular-season winnings. → Read More

Chappelle special draws critics, boosters to Netflix walkout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday, with "Trans lives matter" and "Free speech is a right" among their competing messages. People began gathering in advance of a planned walkout by Netflix employees seeking to highlight their objections to Chappelle's stand-up special… → Read More

Emmys vow a 'good time' after bleak year; 'Crown' may rule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some. → Read More

Mike Richards is out as producer of 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and disparaging comments. Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” according to a memo to staff that was confirmed by Sony Pictures Television, which produces both of the shows. → Read More

'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' top Emmy nominations with 24 each

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.”The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with most of the top-nominated scripted shows on services that emerged in the past two years. → Read More

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort. → Read More

The unanswered 'Jeopardy!' question: Who's the new host?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” needed a host, and Lucille Ball had an enthusiastic suggestion for creator Merv Griffin: The smooth-voiced, debonair emcee of the “High Rollers” game show. → Read More

'Arrested Development' actor Jessica Walter dies at 80

LOS ANGELES - Jessica Walter, whose roles as a scheming matriarch in TV’s “Arrested Development” and a stalker in “Play Misty for Me” were in line with a career that drew on her astringent screen presence more than her good looks, has died. She was 80. Walter's death was confirmed Thursday by her daughter, Brooke Bowman, an entertainment industry executive. → Read More

Prince Harry: Split from royal life 'unbelievably tough'

LOS ANGELES - Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who had to find her way alone after she and Prince Charles divorced. → Read More

Film, TV Maker Joss Whedon Faces ‘Buffy' Actor Abuse Claims

Prominent film and TV creator Joss Whedon is facing criticism from actors who worked with him on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” → Read More