Baltimore Sun : 2020-08-01



5 NEWS ENTERTAINM­ENT SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020 | | THE BALTIMORE SUN CELEBRITIE­S Tribune news services Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said. Philbin was buried Wednesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the northern Indiana Catholic school’s campus after a private service at the school’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. “The Philbin family wanted to bring Regis back to the place he loved so much for a private funeral and burial. That occurred on Wednesday, and he is now resting in peace at Notre Dame,” school spokesman Dennis Brown said in an email. The genial TV host and personalit­y graduated from Notre Dame in 1953. Phibin died of natural causes on July 24. He retired in 2011 following a long television career. former show employees complained about issues including being fired after taking medical or bereavemen­t leave. One worker said she left because of comments about her race. Most of the complaints were tied to executive producers and senior managers, BuzzFeed News said, but one ex-employee said DeGeneres needs to take more responsibi­lity for the work environmen­t. Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms: It’s raining nomination­s for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. The two scored nine nomination­s each, including video of the year. Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, the secondmost nominated acts with six, are also up for video of the year with “everything i wanted” and “Blinding Lights.” Others nominated are Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” and Eminem’s “Godzilla,” featuring the late Juice WRLD. DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff: Ellen DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her daytime TV talk show amid an internal company investigat­ion of complaints of a difficult and unfair workplace. “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she wrote. Something changed, she said, “and for that, I am sorry.” In a separate statement, the Warner Bros. studio said the investigat­ion’s “primary findings” revealed what it called some flaws in the show’s daily management. DeGeneres’ memo and the probe by the studio’s parent company followed a BuzzFeed News report in which one current and 10 Cranston recovers from COVID-19: Actor Bryan Cranston said he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies. The actor made the announceme­nt in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday. Cranston, 64, did not say exactly when he was infected, but indicated that it was “quite early on” in the pandemic. He had mild symptoms, including a slight headache and loss of taste and smell, according to the post. TODAY IN HISTORY the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force. the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. Singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is 89. Musician Robert Cray is 67. Singer Joe Elliott is 61. Rapper Chuck D is 60. Rapper Coolio is 57. Singer Adam Duritz is 56. Director Sam Mendes is 55. Actor Jennifer Gareis is 50. Actor Tempestt Bledsoe is 47. Actor Jason Momoa is 41. Actor Taylor Fry is 39. Actor Elijah Kelley is 34. Aug. 1 birthdays: Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I. the United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). In 1914, In 1957, Associated Press Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I. the Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler. On Aug. 1, 1714, In 1936, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing the NSA leaker to leave the Moscow airport. In 2013, the U.S. Army Signal Corps establishe­d an aeronautic­al division, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; In 1907, In 1944, By Amy Dickinson askamy@amydickins­ Twitter @askingamy

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