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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are set to take place this Sunday and our Sonia Isabelle has all the latest news in today's Dish!


The show will be hosted by the legendary Cedric The Entertainer. Upon finding out that he was set to be the host back in July, Cedric joked "I ain't even a Jimmy!" With Cedric serving as the host, it would seem that all things are going as planned. However, due to the threat of the delta variant, some changes were made. First of all, guests will be required to show proof of vaccination as well as a negative COVID test. Rather than the event taking place inside the Microsoft Theater which houses one of the largest indoor stages in the country, the event will take place outside the theater. Also, the red carpet is not being rolled out quite as extravagantly as previously planned. Unfortunately, the spotlight had to be dimmed due to the restrictions.

Actor and Comedian Kenan Thompson is a frontrunner this year with not one but two nominations: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series. Thompson was recognized for his role on Saturday Night Live as well as his contribution to his eponymous sitcom, Kenan. Upon receiving the news, Thompson took to Instagram to share his excitement. Thompson's costar, Bowen Yang is also up for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series. Yang is making already making history as the first Chinese-American actor to get nominated in the category.

In other Emmy news, TV legend Debbie Allen is set to receive the Governors Award. According to the Emmys website, it is awarded:

"to an individual, company, organization or project for outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences or management of television which is either of a cumulative nature or so extraordinary and universal in nature as to go beyond the scope of the Emmy Awards presented in the categories and areas of the competition."

The 73rd Primetime Emmys air this Sunday on CBS at 8:00pm EST. The event will also be available to stream on Paramount Plus.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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