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Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

This Feb. 28, 2004 file photo shows Oscar host Billy Crystal, center, and presenter Robin Williams, right, joking around after a writers' meeting for the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The producer of the Emmys says that Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams during the awards ceremony. Executive producer Don Mischer said that Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional “in memoriam” segment for industry members who died during the past year. Williams was found dead by suicide in his Northern California home Aug. 11.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week’s Emmy Awards.

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Nice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Andrew Rannells during a performance of "Hedwig & the Angry Inch," in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Rannells says he never dreamed of becoming a rock star while growing up. What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. Now he’s getting both at the same time — and a load of mascara as well.

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Review: Video blackouts impede baseball online

In this April 12, 2014 file photo, a television camera stands near the Toronto Blue Jays' on deck circle during a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore. Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: Television dominates and limits the Internet’s potential. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

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NYC mayor declares ‘Al Roker Appreciation Day’

This image released by NBC shows New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from left, presenting co-host Al Roker, second left, with a proclamation declaring it Al Roker Appreciation Day during a broadcast of the "Today" show on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014,  in New York. Joining the mayor and Roker are co-hosts Natalie Morales, left, Tamron Hall, center, Matt Lauer, third right, Meredith Vieira, and Willie Geist, right. Roker turned 60 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/NBC, Michael Loccisano)

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast.

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Seth Meyers prizes his new role as Emmycast host

This July 13, 2014 file photo shows Seth Meyers at the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meyers will serve as master of ceremonies when “The Prime-Time Emmy Awards” airs Monday at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.”

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