Emily Yahr, Washington Post

Emily Yahr

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Recent articles by Emily:

There’s another controversy about the lack of women on country radio. This time, it inspired change.

CMT is now guaranteeing that 50 percent of its video airplay will be for female artists. → Read More

We talked to Brad Rutter about that ‘Jeopardy!' tournament to ask: What happened, Brad?

Rutter, who has won millions from "Jeopardy!" over the years, was a good sport about his less-than-stellar performance. → Read More

‘There’s a problem with sexism in country music’: Why Samantha Bee’s late-night show went to ‘investigate’ Nashville

The late-night TBS show interviewed artists from Tanya Tucker to Margo Price about the genre's problems. → Read More

Ken Jennings talks James Holzhauer ‘feud,’ Brad Rutter’s losses and that brutal Bloomberg tweet

The “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time” champion said he almost turned down the opportunity to participate in the tournament. → Read More

‘Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time’: Here’s who won the fourth thrilling prime-time game

Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter competed again in another nerve-wracking competition. → Read More

How much did the British tabloids’ brutal coverage of Harry and Meghan impact their decision to ‘step back’?

Royal experts note that it’s complicated, but the U.K. press’s onslaught of negative coverage didn’t help matters. → Read More

‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’: Here’s who won the first wildly entertaining prime-time game

Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter competed in a highly-anticipated competition for $1 million. And it was thrilling. → Read More

The most scathing jokes from Ricky Gervais’s Golden Globes monologue

His targets included Jeffrey Epstein, Hollywood executives, Leonardo DiCaprio and Felicity Huffman. → Read More

‘Miss America can be a scientist’: Camille Schrier of Virginia wins after onstage chemistry experiment

The revamped show now emphasizes interviews and social impact intiatives over bikinis and evening gowns. → Read More

How this unusual season of ‘The Voice’ exposed a revealing truth about reality TV

Age matters, but not in the way youth-obsessed Hollywood might think. → Read More

‘The Voice’ finale: How Jake Hoot won the show after barely making it through the first round

The country singer triumped in the finale even though Kelly Clarkson was initially the only coach who wanted to work with him. → Read More

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ creator explains why the Lenny Bruce-Midge Maisel bond is so critical to the show

Luke Kirby's portrayal of the groundbreaking comedian has taken unexpected turns on the series, which was just renewed for a fourth season. → Read More

Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019: What time to watch and who has the best lineup

Celine Dion is on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, while the CBS broadcast will feature Miranda Lambert. → Read More

O-Town reunited just to see what would happen. Six years later, they’re still touring.

The boy band from ABC’s “Making the Band” has found a surprising second life after a long hiatus. → Read More

Why Hannah Brown’s win on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was somehow both shocking and very predictable

"The Bachelorette" star has been the subject of harsh critiques all season, leading to a tearful confrontation with judge Carrie Ann Inaba. → Read More

American Music Awards: 10 things you missed, from Taylor Swift’s speech to Billie Eilish’s message

Swift, whose battle with her former record label made headlines before the show, became the most-awarded artist in the 47-year history of the AMAs. → Read More

How Taylor Swift’s AMAs fight with Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta resulted in online chaos and death threats

Braun said the public dispute before the American Music Awards led to threats against his family. → Read More

Grammy nominations 2020: Lizzo leads with 8 nods, followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X

The nominations for music's biggest awards show were announced Wednesday morning. → Read More

Why an emotional ‘Dancing With the Stars’ episode ended in tears and angry viewers

Ally Brooke begged producers to give James Van Der Beek, who was sent home, her spot in the finale. The actor revealed he almost dropped out of the night's show because his wife had a miscarriage several days ago. → Read More

CMA Awards 2019: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments

“The female creative spirit, female energy, it’s really needed right now. It’s really important. And I feel like it’s something that earth needs,” Musgraves said as she picked up the trophy for female vocalist. Her Grammy-winning ballad, “Rainbow,” won music video of the year. ”So whether it’s me that’s up here or any of the other women in this category, I just think that it’s a beautiful thing… → Read More