CONGRATS TOM BERGERON!
So psyched that you won the Emmy for ‘Best Reality Show Host’ tonight for Dancing with the Stars.
Finally. So very deserved.
But don’t celebrate too hard. The season premiere of DWTS All-Stars is tomorrow night!
Oh, I’ll be there.
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I managed pretty well…until today.
Hadn’t thought about it much. Hadn’t talked about it at all, unless a friend brought it up, and I figured then I had permission. But now?
The gloves are off.
The Emmy nominations were announced. And even though Downton Abbey has been moved into the Drama category — and has to compete with some pretty heavy hitters –
The Brits got ‘er dun.
Outstanding Drama. Outstanding Actress in a Drama, Michelle Dockery. Outstanding Actor in a Drama, Hugh Bonneville. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, Brendan Coyle. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, Maggie Smith AND Joanne Froggatt.
Now we just have to wait and see how they do in the head-to-head competition. Actually, I’m not sure I can wait. I may need to watch the first two seasons.
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Modern Family and Melissa McCarthy may have taken home the Emmys this year, but my money’s on her in 2012.
This is one campaign I hope never ends. (Sorry, Ben.)
Do you watch Parks and Recreation? No?? Well, good Lord, man — start! It’s one of the funniest things on TV.
Here’s a sample quote from last night’s show:
Waiter: Would you like any wine to start?
Leslie: Yes, and I’m gonna be direct and honest with you. I would like a glass of red wine and I’ll take the cheapest one you have because I can’t tell the difference.
Woman after my own heart.
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A friend of mine was doing a bit of spring cleaning yesterday. She even posted pics on Facebook so we could choose from piles of ‘giveaway items’ that were forming in her apartment.
Of course, it’s not really spring.
But I understood her ‘urge to purge.’ I too was cleaning closets yesterday in preparation for…
The fall television season
Yesterday was the perfect day to do it, too. The Emmy Awards were last night, so I could put the previous TV season to bed. I was thrilled with some winners, and sad for some folks who were overlooked yet again (Steve Carell).
Then I shook it off and set the DVR for this week’s season premieres of the new and returning fall shows.
It’s a clean start. It’s hopeful. It’s new.
And it should be almost a week before the networks start cleaning house.
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Well, it’s over.
After all the anticipation and prognostication, the Emmy Awards are behind us. Even though I was happy with how they turned out — can we get a ‘woot woot’ for Jim Parsons winning Best Actor in a Comedy? — I still feel this enormous letdown that the awards are over.
I can only imagine how the stars must feel. They had their careers invested in the process — not just viewing parties and salty snacks — and I’m guessing they were up a bit later than I was, too.
So for everyone who’s finding it a bit hard to get started this morning, I offer this bit of entertainment news…because it certainly gave me a reason to live.
Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are going to share top billing in an upcoming movie.
That’s right. As if one of them isn’t enough eye candy for a film, the two will team up in what is being described as an “edgier, R-rated version of the Lethal Weapon series.”
What an embarrassment of riches. And you know it’s going to be hilarious, too.
Ryan and Bradley — if you’re listening — I thank you. I bless you. And I want to assure you…
I am so there.
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Could this be the story behind the story?
The Internet has been buzzin’ that this just might be the year that Steve Carell snags the Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy….especially on the heels of the announcement that he’s leaving “The Office” at the end of season seven.
When asked in interviews why he is exiting the show, Steve has used the age-old excuse, “I want to spend more time with my family.” Uh huh. But could the real reason be he wants some Emmy bling?
Could the nicest guy on television have evil Emmy envy in his good-as-gold heart…and know that his departure might elicit some voter appreciation?
He is human, whether we believe it or not.
Industry pundits — and popular poll results on several entertainment web sites — seem to be leaning toward Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” to take away the statute at this year’s awards ceremony…and I would have to agree. (Sorry, Steve.)
Jim’s portrayal of King Nerd Sheldon is spot-on brilliant, and now that “30 Rock” is no longer the new comedy sensation, I think Alec Baldwin’s command of the category is fading.
Who will win? Tune in and see!
The Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE tonight @ 8PM ET on NBC.
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I have been on the road for the past five days, which means I’ve heard the following phrase a lot:
“Do people tell you that you look like…Kathy Griffin?”
Why, yes…yes, they do. Pretty much every day. But especially when I am in airports or train stations or anywhere that people — gay men in particular — think Kathy might be out and about.
I think it’s the hair more than anything. I’m sure if we stood side-by-side, they’d notice I’m a good half-foot taller, eat more and curse less.
I really don’t mind. Even though Kathy’s show on Bravo is called “Life on the D-List,” let’s face it — the lady is an A-List celeb now. She’s won two Emmys and has been nominated for two more this year.
If you watch the “D-List,” which used to simply chronicle her attempts to promote her tour — you’ve probably noticed it’s morphed into something decidedly more high concept this year. Yes, she’s still a shameless self-promoter, but now she’s using her celebrity to draw attention to causes she believes in, like the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ovarian cancer awareness.
Her methods are uniquely Team Griffin, which means she is often cleaning up messes she made along the way. That’s what makes the show so hilarious.
That…and her toilet of a mouth.
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Awards shows? I’m a fan.
Even though the entertainment value is spotty at best, I still like to watch. You never know when an overexcited, drunk celebrity is going to say or do something really embarrassing.
Television at its best!
Last night I added a new awards show to my annual must-see list — the ESPYs, ESPN’s sports awards. I’ve never watched them before because, well, they’ve never been hosted by Seth Meyers of SNL. He was the draw. I thought it would be a fun show.
And it was. Ya know why?
The awards were almost an afterthought. The show was all comedy and musical numbers. When the ESPYs did focus on an award — like the Courage Award, for example — they did these amazing pieces of sports journalism that were beautifully written, photographed and edited. You couldn’t look away.
It was an awards show, but first and foremost, it was entertainment.
And as an awards show junkie, I just want to say thank you. And I hope the producers and directors of the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys were watching. You could learn something.
Oh — and I’d like to highlight my favorite acceptance speech of the night…from the Best Breakthrough Athlete, Chris Johnson of Tennessee, who so clearly defined our priorities in the digital age:
“First of all, I want to thank God, most of all. Without Him it wouldn’t be possible. I want to thank all the fans who voted for me, I want to thank all my friends and family. I want to thank Ustream and I want to thank Twitter most of all. And if you got a Twitter, follow me at ChrisJohnson28.”
Long live the awards show!
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