Dick Van Dyke selected as recipient for SAG Life Achievement Award

By: Tucker HarringtonBeloved actor Dick Van Dyke has had a long-lasting career in film and television and his work will soon be honored. Van Dyke will be receiving the SAG-AFTRA's highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment."With Dick, it’s so much more than the proverbial 'triple threat.' He started his career as a radio announcer, game show host and come­dian, and was a spokesman for Kodak, among numer­...
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David Henry Hwang to receive Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award

By: Jonathan BennettWriter David Henry Hwang was recently announced as this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, Broadway World reports. The playwright was born in Los Angeles in 1957 to immigrant parents and graduated from Stanford University in 1979, then attended Yale in 1980, according to IMDb.His most famous work is M. Butterfly, which was adapted into a film in 1993, though he's written many other scripts that have gone on to be made into s...
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Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum to announce CMA nominations

By: Abigail RichardsThe Country Music Association Awards (CMA) may not be airing until November 1, but fans of the genre will soon be finding out who is in the running for the recognition awards. Great American Country reports country crooners Jason Aldean and the members of Lady Antebellum will be announcing the nominees for this year's show on September 5th during ABC's "Good Morning America.""The CMA Awards are 'Country Music’s Biggest Night,' and it's something tha...
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Richard Gere to receive Golden Icon Award

By: Tucker HarringtonRichard Gere has been a staple in Hollywood films for many decades, from "Pretty Woman" and "American Gigolo" to his Golden Globe win for his role in "Chicago." Now the actor is set to receive even more praise for his work, as it was recently announced he will be the recipient of a Golden Icon Award at this year's Zurich Film Festival.TheWrap.com reports Gere is not only being awarded for his work on film, but also his efforts as a philanthropist. Gere h...
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Survey finds employee recognition improves productivity

By: Jonathan BennettMost business owners and managers understand that people tend to give more to the job when they are recognized for the hard work they put in. Although not all employees can be honored with employee recognition awards for small improvements, ones who go above and beyond feel they deserve a bit of praise, a new survey finds.The survey conducted by Small Business Trends reviewed the U.S. employees' satisfaction levels over a six-month period. Overall, the ma...
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Golden Globe Awards have a date

By: Abigail RichardsThe Golden Globes are known as Hollywood's best party as the awards show brings together the biggest names in television and movies. E! Online reports the party now has a date, as the show will air live on January 13, 2013.Aside from learning the date of the actual show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark productions also released a variety of other dates important to the event. The nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globes will be...
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Comedian Stewart Francis wins Edinburgh Festival Fringe award

By: Tucker HarringtonCanadian Stewart Francis has won an award for having the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe. CBC News reports the comedian took home the top honors for his joke poking fun at David and Victoria Beckham.The Edinburgh Festival Fringe website reports the festival takes place for three weeks in Scotland. The first festival took place in 1947 when eight theater groups turned up uninvited to perform on the now formed festival grounds. The performers set up ...
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Fierce five to present at MTV Video Music Awards

By: Abigail RichardsThe fierce five may be done performing gymnastics on a global scale for a few years, but that doesn't mean their popularity has waned in the States. The Associated Press reports the fan favorite U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team will be presenting awards during the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross will be on hand to dole out the famous golden popcorn to some of...
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Do Something Awards honor celebs, teens who do good

By: Tucker HarringtonThe Do Something Awards recently aired on VH1 and many of today's hottest celebrities took home top honors for giving back in their own unique ways. Entertainment Weekly reports many fans tuned into the August 20 show to find out which stars truly do their part to make a difference in the world today. The event praises both celebrities and average young adults who strive to change the world one step at a time.Celebrity winners of the night included Ben A...
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Four winners announced for the Lapchick Character Award

Four coaches from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently received the 2012 Lapchick Character Award, which is given to people who have characteristics of Joe Lapchick, who coached St. John's and the New York Knicks. According to The Associated Press, the four people to receive the award include Cathy Rush, C.M. Newton and Morgan Wootten. The news provider reports Pete Newell will receive the award posthumously. Rush made a name for herself in women's college ...
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