People: Tambor's character killed off in 'Transparent' finale


Tambor's character killed off in 'Transparent' finale

There will be a death in the family when Jeffrey Tambor's character is killed off in the musical finale of the series "Transparent."

Tambor played the lead, Maura, a late-in-life transgender parent, until he was fired last year following allegations of sexual misconduct. Tambor has denied the allegations.

The finale will begin with Maura's death, and the episode will focus on how her family deals with it.

Amazon and "Transparent" series creator Jill Soloway told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that the series needed a different way of looking at the family and that "we did it through song."

The series stars Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffmann.

Amazon's "Transparent" debuted in 2014. A date for the finale has not yet been released.

Carey to receive Icon Award at Billboard Awards

No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it's only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar will also perform at the May 1 event in Las Vegas.

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Carey has 18 No. 1 hits, including "Vision of Love," ''Hero," ''Honey" and "We Belong Together."

Her duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," spent 16 weeks at No. 1, making it the longest-running No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 chart. Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" tied the feat in 2017.

Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Panic at the Disco, Sam Smith and Normani will perform. Cardi B is the leader with 21 nominations.

'Hannah Montana' costumes, props on auction

Costumes, props and tour items from the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" TV series are going up for auction.

The teen sitcom featured Miley Cyrus, who portrayed schoolgirl Miley Stewart by day and international pop star Hannah Montana by night. It helped launched Cyrus' career and the franchise included albums, films and concerts.

Highlights of the auction include items from Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds tour such as a black satin jacket, pink tank top and customized high-top sneakers. There are numerous costumes that she wore on the show, which ran from 2006 to 2011.

Julien's Auctions announced Thursday all proceeds will benefit the Wilder Minds charity, which aids the world's at-risk animals.

The auction will take place online and at New York's Hard Rock Cafe on May 18.

Today's birthdays: Actor Lyle Waggoner ("The Carol Burnett Show") is 84. Composer Bill Conti ("Rocky" film theme) is 77. Actor William Sadler ("Wonderfalls," ''Roswell") is 69. Actress-comedian Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch," ''The Biggest Loser") is 55. Actor Ricky Schroder is 49. Actress Kelli Giddish ("Law and Order: SVU") is 39. Rapper Ty Dolla $ign is 37.

— The Associated Press


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