Winfrey FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of HBO Films' “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” at the SVA Theatre in New York. Winfrey, Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons are among the stars who will be handing out trophies at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Other presenters include Anthony Anderson, Nicole Kidman and Debra Messing. Stephen Colbert will host the Emmys, to air live on CBS on Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Matthews FILE - In this June 28, 2013, file photo, Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band performs onstage at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville on Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:00 am
Emmys announce presenters
CBS says Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons are among the stars who will be handing out trophies at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Other presenters include Riz Ahmed, Anthony Anderson, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel and Edie Falco; Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing and Lea Michele.
Rounding out this first roster of presenters, announced Wednesday, are Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracee Ellis Ross, Adam Scott and Reese Witherspoon. More presenters will be announced later.
Stephen Colbert will host the Emmys, to air live on CBS at 8 p.m. on Sept. 17.
CMT relief efforts
This year, CMT will use its annual Artists of the Year event to highlight Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts while also recognizing the biggest artists in country music.
CMT announced Wednesday that Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan will be honored Oct. 18 in Nashville, Tennessee, with special performances from other artists that will be announced later.
The live television special will also honor those impacted by the hurricane that hit Texas, and artists will be encouraging fans to support relief efforts.
Unity show planned
The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month.
A news release from the University of Virginia says the Dave Matthews Band, which got its start in Charlottesville, came up with the idea following violent demonstrations by white nationalists last month. The release says the Sept. 24 event at UVA's Scott Stadium is intended to energize and uplift the community.
Tickets are free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to a charity fund whose beneficiaries will include victims of the August violence and first responders.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 87. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 74. Singer Alfa Anderson is 71. Actress Susan Blakely is 69. Drummer Dennis Thompson is 69. Actress Julie Kavner is 67. Singer Chrissie Hynde is 66. Keyboardist Benmont Tench is 64. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 63. Actor Michael Emerson is 63. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 61. Singer Margot Chapman is 60. Actor W. Earl Brown is 54. Comedian Leslie Jones is 50. Model Angie Everhart is 48. Actress Diane Farr is 48. Actress Monique Gabriela Curnen is 47. Actor Tom Everett Scott is 47. Drummer Chad Sexton of 311 is 47. Actress Shannon Elizabeth is 44. Actor Oliver Hudson is 41. Actor Devon Sawa is 39. Actor Benjamin Hollingsworth is 33. Actress Evan Rachel Wood is 30. Actor Ian Chen is 11.