PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Glee' star Jane Lynch to host Emmys

‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch to host Emmys

NEW YORK — Get out the megaphone: ‘‘Glee’’ star Jane Lynch will be hosting the Emmy Awards.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Thursday that Lynch will host ‘‘The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards’’ honoring excellence in prime-time TV. The ceremony will be held at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and will air Sept. 18 on Fox.

Lynch stars as a megaphone-wielding cheerleading coach who bullies students on the hit Fox series about a high school glee club.

The actress said she’s ‘‘tickled pink’’ to be chosen as Emmy host.

Kid Rock to perform in hometown

DETROIT — Kid Rock stormed a Detroit riverfront beach with friends by paddleboard Thursday to announce a hometown concert at the city’s baseball park this summer.

Rock, Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and retired Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios used paddleboards to cross the Detroit River to Belle Isle. A bare-footed Rock then strolled to a beachfront microphone and lectern and said during a news conference that he’d be playing Comerica Park Aug. 12 with opening act Sammy Hagar and the Wabos.

The hit-making rocker said he decided to combine both activities after Chelios called him a day earlier and asked if he wanted to go paddleboarding

Clarice Taylor of ‘Cosby Show’dies at age 93

NEW YORK — Clarice Taylor, the actress and comedian best known for playing grandmothers on ‘‘The Cosby Show’’ and ‘‘Sesame Street,’’ has died at the age of 93.

Taylor died of congestive heart failure in her home in Englewood, N.J., on Monday, said her son, William Taylor.

During a career that spanned five decades, Taylor performed on radio and TV, in film and on stage, including in the original Broadway cast of the musical ‘‘The Wiz.’’

— From wire reports