Nielsen says 11.4 million watch Emmy Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company estimated that 11.4 million people watched Sunday’s presentation of the Emmy Awards, roughly equivalent to last year’s show honoring the year’s best in television.
Stephen Colbert hosted Sunday’s show for CBS. It competed with pro football and the beginning of Ken Burns’ lengthy documentary on the Vietnam War. Last year’s audience of 11.3 million people was the lowest ever for the Emmy Awards.
The Emmys featured a surprise appearance by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and a heavy concentration on Trump jokes and remarks. Hulu’s “The Handmaids Tale” won the Emmy for best drama, while HBO’s “Veep” was named best comedy.
Kate Walsh reveals battle with benign brain tumor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Kate Walsh says she had a benign brain tumor removed two years ago and is fully recovered.
The former “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” star tells Cosmopolitan she suffered physical and cognitive problems before being diagnosed with a tumor in her brain the size of a small lemon. She tells the magazine that after getting the news, “I just left my body.” Walsh had surgery to remove the growth three days later. It was later found to be benign.
Walsh says she took nine months off before going back to work.
Walsh is joining with other actors who played doctors on TV, including Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Dempsey and Donald Faison as part of Cigna’s “TV Doctors” campaign. The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to get annual checkups.
Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour
LONDON (AP) — Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour’s European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems, the tour’s promoter said Monday.
The six-week part of the Joanne World Tour was set to kick off in Barcelona on Sept. 21 and end on Oct. 28 in Germany. Lady Gaga was also due to perform in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Britain, Denmark and Sweden.
“Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform,” tour promoter Live Nation said. “She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement.”
The promoter said the 31-year-old singer-songwriter “plans to spend the next seven weeks proactively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body.”
Lady Gaga, whose hits include “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face,” also pulled out of a performance last week in Brazil after being hospitalized with “severe physical pain.” Earlier this month, Lady Gaga postponed a Montreal concert.
No new dates for the 18-gig European leg have been confirmed, but Live Nation said that the second leg of the North American part of the tour is scheduled to resume in November as planned.