Cardi B Leads MTV VMA Nods With 10; Beyonce, Jay-Z Nab 8

The year of Cardi B continues – this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations.

MTV announced Monday that the rapper is the most nominated act at this year’s show, which returns to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20.

Five of Cardi B’s nominations are thanks to her Bruno Mars collaboration “Finesse (Remix).” It will compete for video of the year along with Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana” and Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry.”

Beyonce and Jay-Z – who recently released a collaborative album – are nominated for eight awards, while Gambino and Drake scored seven nominations each.

Taylor Swift was shut out of the major categories, but did nab three technical nominations. (AP)

 

 

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Walter White may appear in ‘Better Call Saul,’ Creator Says

“Breaking Bad” is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television.

“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman will be in the show’s spinoff “Better Call Saul” at some point.

Gilligan, Cranston and Paul were joined by many of their fellow “Breaking Bad” castmates in the 6,500-seat Hall H to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show.

Gilligan said the characters will not appear in season 4 of “Better Call Saul” when it picks up in August, but that they’d be remiss if they didn’t show up before it ends.

Cranston also said that “Breaking Bad” will never be a feature film, but Gilligan countered not to rule it out. (AP)

Anthony Bourdain Receives Posthumous Emmy Nominations

Globe-trotting food chronicler Anthony Bourdain has received several posthumous Emmy nominations on Thursday.

Bourdain’s CNN series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” got six nods, including two personally for Bourdain as executive producer, host and writer. A seventh nod went to his “Explore Parts Unknown” on cnn.com.

Bourdain took his life in early June in eastern France, where he was working on an episode of his show. He was 61.

Also a celebrated author, Bourdain was known for using culinary traditions as a storytelling tool to explore cultures around the globe.

He won Emmy Awards from 2013 through 2016 for outstanding informational series or special for “Parts Unknown.”

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has received the most nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards, but the haul could not stop Netflix from becoming the most-nominated network atthis year.

Netflix is the network received 112 nominations this year, up from 91 last year. Its nominations were spread around numerous shows, including “Stranger Things,” ”The Crown,” ”GLOW” and “Godless.” (AP)

Robert De Niro to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway are among the newest group of celebrities who will be honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame selection committee has announced the class of 2019.

“Murphy Brown” star Candice Bergen, chef Guy Fieri and Alvin and The Chipmunks were among those selected for their work in television.

Pink, Michael Buble and Faith Hill were some of the music honorees.

Idina Menzel, Cedric “The Entertainer”, Judith Light and Paul Sorvino were picked for their work in live theater and performance.

Dates have not been scheduled for the star ceremonies. (AP)