Entertainment Jean Smart Reveals the 'Really Special' Way 13-Year-Old Son Forrest Reacted to Her Emmy Win
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Forrest has almost everything to be an NBA point guard, but the one missing skill is a big hurdleThat re-signing came at the heels of Forrest’s great performance in the Salt Lake City Summer League. In three games he averaged 14.3 points and 9.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals. Later in the Las Vegas Summer League, he averaged 15.8 points, 6.8 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals in five games.
Backstage at Sunday's, reflected on what it meant to win after "such a difficult last six months." Smart, 70, took home Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on and, as she acknowledged onstage , the celebration comes in the wake of the death of her late husband, Richard Gilliland.
"He'd be very happy for me," Smart told ET's Lauren Zima on the Emmys' Winners Walk. The couple, who met as co-stars on Designing Women, married in 1987.at age 71.
With the Emmys marking her first awards show since his death, she brought along a special date: Her son, Forrest, whom she and Gilliland adopted in 2009. "I was thrilled to share it with my youngest, and he's ecstatic!" Smart told ET. "So that was really special."
Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer says stuffiness is banned
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood” and other projects, he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show. Then he sought advice on how to handle Sunday's Emmy ceremony, airing on CBS (8 p.m. EDT). “Steve Harvey, my good friend who’s hosted a lot of these ‘big nights,’ he had some great tidbits for me,” said the actor-comedian. Others on his call list for trade secrets: Billy Crystal, Anthony Anderson and Chris Rock, all veterans at emceeing Hollywood bashes.“And if you have a line on Tina Fey, I don’t have her number, but I would love to talk to her,” Cedric said.
Smart also gave Forrest and her eldest son, Connor, thanks onstage during the telecast, calling them "both very courageous individuals in their own right and put up with Mommy commuting from Philadelphia and back. But Hacks has been such a thrill. I can't even tell you."
She reiterated the latter point backstage. As a now four-time winner with seven additional nominations (including a second nod this year alone for her work on), Smart admitted that she's happy to be rewarded for something she can stand behind.
"If you did something that you thought was kind of OK, you didn't feel like it was your best and then you got rewarded for it, that wouldn't feel that great. But to be really proud of something and then get honored for it, that's extra special," she said. "Unfortunately, I have to go to work at the crack of dawn tomorrow so I can't party too much tonight."
Jean Smart gets candid about losing her late husband Richard Gilliland
Jean Smart opens up about losing her late husband Richard Gilliland amid career surge: 'It's changed every moment of my everyday life.'But the great reviews and seemingly endless chatter of a late career surge is still a bittersweet moment for the Washington State native, following the death of her husband, actor Richard Gilliland this past March.
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Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left .
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a tip about a job opening from a transplanted Disney executive whose new house he was landscaping. Earliene Anderson jumped at the chance to take a job at the new Disney theme park in Florida, having fallen in love with the beauty of Disneyland in California during a trip two years earlier.