Emily Yahr, Washington Post

Emily Yahr

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Recent articles by Emily:

July 4 fireworks live stream and on TV: What time to watch and who has the best lineup

From 'A Capitol Fourth' to NBC's "Macy's 4th of July Spectacular," here's everything you need to know. → Read More

Meet Delta Rae, the indie band unexpectedly launched to fame by the Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun feud

Right after Swift skewered Big Machine Label Group, her former home, Delta Rae announced they were also leaving the label — and "Swifties" rushed in with support. → Read More

‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ winners describe what happens after the show — including a gig on ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Laine Hardy and Maelyn Jarmon may have won different shows, but their experiences are very similar. → Read More

Mischa Barton and Perez Hilton’s fight on ‘The Hills’ reboot was a sad reminder of cruel celebrity coverage

Hilton, the infamous blogger who ruthlessly mocked celebrities, tormented Barton for years — and she finally got a chance to confront him. → Read More

Bewildered by the Taylor Swift situation that is exploding on social media? Here’s what to know.

A thorough breakdown of the battle between Swift, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta — and how Justin Bieber got involved. → Read More

These reality TV newcomers thought they were ready for fame. Then social media turned vicious.

From “Big Brother” to “The Bachelor,” cast members have little protection from ugly fan reactions once they leave the set. → Read More

No, you’re not dead inside if you didn’t cry at ‘Toy Story 4’

After the sob-worthy ending of "Toy Story 3," I braced myself. And then . . . nothing. → Read More

#DontMuteDC goes national again as the BET Awards turns into a tribute to Washington

Host Regina Hall, a D.C. native, filled the show with references to her hometown, including legendary go-go performers and a lesson about gentrification. → Read More

That scene about political jokes in ‘Late Night’ is probably way too real for actual late-night TV hosts

Emma Thompson's character is reluctant to share her personal views with her audience — which may ring familiar to some comedians. → Read More

Russell Dickerson spent years under the radar. Then one song changed everything.

The country singer’s career skyrocketed after his ballad ‘Yours’ became a wedding hit. → Read More

Why Kacey Musgraves, who keeps winning awards, still can’t get a country radio hit

Yet another single, “Rainbow,” tanks on the country charts, even as her career soars higher than ever. → Read More

CMT Awards 2019: Best and worst moments; Carrie Underwood wins big; Zac Brown slams ‘haters’

Everything you need to know, from the magical Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile collaboration to an ill-timed "Old Town Road" reference. → Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ producer: ‘Appropriate’ action planned in leak of James Holzhauer’s loss

After the "pirated" clip circulated on social media, executive producer Harry Friedman says the show has likely identified the culprit. → Read More

James Holzhauer was on pace to break a ‘Jeopardy’ record today. Then this happened. [SPOILER]

The seemingly unstoppable competitor was within a few dollars of breaking Ken Jennings's 15-year old earnings record. → Read More

Spoiler alert: Did James Holzhauer break the 'Jeopardy' record today? Here's what happened.

The seemingly unstoppable competitor was within a few dollars of breaking Ken Jennings' 15-year old earnings record. → Read More

‘Killing Eve’ finale: Did Season 2 seriously just end like that?

We have quite a few questions about the final episode. → Read More

‘The Voice’ finale: What Maelyn Jarmon’s victory over three country singers says about the show

The pop singer triumphed over a trio of finalists from Blake Shelton's team, not an easy feat on a show that loves promoting country artists. → Read More

The ‘American Idol’ finale ended in an upset. Katy Perry may have accidentally hinted at why.

How did frontrunner Alejandro Aranda lose to Laine Hardy? Do audiences prefer cover songs to original material? → Read More

Kelly Ripa called ‘The Bachelor’ franchise ‘gross.’ It sparked a feud among ABC stars.

Host Chris Harrison and creator Mike Fleiss didn't take kindly to Ripa's words — then Ellen Pompeo from "Grey's Anatomy" got involved. → Read More

Is your favorite TV show canceled? A guide to what's renewed and what's in limbo

It's that time of year again: Next week, executives and advertisers will gather in New York for the annual broadcast TV upfronts, where networks make the final call about which shows will be on their schedules next year. → Read More