‘SNL’ hosts Chappelle, McCarthy win Emmys

‘SNL’ hosts Chappelle, McCarthy win Emmys


Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on “Saturday Night Live.”

Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at Sunday’s creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for next weekend.

Chappelle hosted the first “SNL” episode to follow last November’s presidential election. McCarthy played host on another episode and also gave a manic impersonation of then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

The guest actor winners for a drama were Gerald McRaney for his role on “This Is Us” – his first Emmy award, coming at age 70 – and Alexis Bledel for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The creative arts ceremony, which was split over the weekend, honors technical and other achievements. Next Sunday’s ceremony will air on CBS with host Stephen Colbert.

Bell sings ‘Frozen’ tunes at Florida Irma shelter


Kristen Bell says she is “singing in a hurricane” while riding out Irma in Florida.

The “Frozen” star is in Orlando filming a movie and staying at a hotel at the Walt Disney World resort. She stopped by an Orlando middle school that was serving as a shelter and belted out songs from “Frozen.” Back at the hotel, Bell posted pictures on Instagram of her singing with one guest and dining with a group of seniors.

Bell also helped out the parents of “Frozen” co-star Josh Gad by securing them a room at the hotel.

Bell tells Sacramento, Calif., station KMAX-TV, where her father is news director, that the experience is her version of one of her favorite movies, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

‘Quantico’ star urges more help for refugees


Actress Priyanka Chopra says after meeting with Syrian refugees that the world must do more to help them, especially children displaced by war.

Chopra, a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. child agency UNICEF, told The Associated Press that individuals should step up if governments won’t.

She says that “the biggest and best way of doing that is just donations.”

Five million Syrians have fled civil war since 2011. Aid agencies supporting refugees routinely face large funding gaps.

Chopra, a Bollywood veteran who stars in the U.S. TV series “Quantico” and the movie “Baywatch,” chatted with refugee children Sunday at an after-school center in Amman.

Associated Press

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