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Singer Katherine Jenkins began the night in jeopardy after Monday’s trio dance, but was spared. She will be back next week for the semifinals to compete with actor William Levy, TV personality Maria Menounos and football star Donald Driver.

‘General Hospital’ gathers most Daytime Emmy nods

ABC’s “General Hospital” leads the way with 23 nominations for Daytime Emmy Awards.

The television academy announced Wednesday that the venerable soap opera will compete with NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” and the canceled “All My Children” of ABC for best daytime drama. CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” has won the trophy three years in a row, but it wasn’t nominated this year.

Other repeat winners are possible, though: Ben Bailey of “Cash Cab” was nominated for best game show host and Dr. Mehmet Oz as best talk show host.

“Sesame Street” and “The Young and the Restless” tied for second most nominations, with 16 each. ABC was the most honored network with 56 nominations. The ceremony will be held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 23.

‘Breaking Bad’s‘ Cranston playing softball for charity

At least he hopes to hit a breaking ball.

Emmy-Award winning actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White in the Albuquerque, N.M.-based TV show “Breaking Bad,” announced Tuesday that he will participate in a celebrity softball game scheduled later this month at an Albuquerque park.

Mr. Cranston said he expects his celebrity team, which is set to face members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team on May 19, to “get slaughtered.”

The celebrity lineup isn’t set yet, but Mr. Cranston said Lou Diamond Phillips has agreed to join the team. Mr. Phillips is shooting the A&E drama “Longmire” in Santa Fe, N.M.

Mr. Cranston said he is participating in the game to show support for returning veterans.

‘Laugh-In’ co-creator Digby Wolfe dies at age 82

Digby Wolfe, the comedy writer who cocreated the 1960s variety show “Laugh-In,” has died. He was 82.

Friends confirmed that the British-born writer, actor, singer and teacher died May 2 of lung cancer at his home in Albuquerque, N.M.

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