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Emmy flies on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

September 22, 2010 | 10:01 am

Our Gold Derby contributor Marcus Dixon sends us this alert:

On last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Emmy  herself made an appearance along with the cast of "Modern Family." Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen were all guests, and when they spoke about Stonestreet winning the Emmy, the award itself was lowered from the rafter, and Stonestreet took it arrogantly in his hands. Then he ordered Emmy to rise back up, and it disappeared -- but it hit the rafter and nearly broke away from its string, looking for a moment like it was going to fall on their heads. I was in the audience for this, and it was absolutely hilarious!

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My fearless, 100% accurate Emmy nominations predictions

July 6, 2010 | 11:35 am
Emmy Awards 12

Here's who I predict will score bids when Emmy Awards nominations are unveiled Thursday morning:

"Breaking Bad"
"Mad Men"
"The Good Wife"

ALTERNATES: "Big Love," "Friday Night Lights," "House M.D.," "Sons of Anarchy," "Treme"

"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Family Guy"
"Modern Family"
"30 Rock"

ALTERNATES: "Community," "How I Met Your Mother," "Entourage," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "Weeds"

Simon Baker ("The Mentalist")
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified")

ALTERNATES: Matt Bomer ("White Collar"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Matthew Fox ("Lost"), Peter Krause ("Parenthood"), Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Wendell Pierce ("Treme"), Kiefer Sutherland ("24")

Glenn Close ("Damages")
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU")
January Jones ("Mad Men")
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife")
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy")
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer")

ALTERNATES: Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters"), Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Holly Hunter ("Saving Grace"), Melissa Leo ("Treme"), Anna Paquin ("True Blood")

Steve Carell ("The Office")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Tony Shalhoub ("Monk")

ALTERNATES: David Duchovny ("Californication"), Joel McHale ("Community"), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men")

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Gold Derby nuggets: Joan and Melissa Rivers dish (diss?) Emmywear online | Emmy hosts' slugfest over salaries

September 19, 2008 |  1:54 pm

• Those tart-tongued terrors of kudosfest fashion, Joan and Melissa Rivers, are back. After exiting E! and TV Guide Channel, those rascally gals have done fashion punditry on line for VH1 and AOL. Now they're signed up to dish Emmywear for A five-minute webisode can be seen at the site soon after the Emmycast beginsJoan_melissa_rivers on Sunday night. It'll include their barbs on best- and worst-dressed stars plus an "Ooooh! Shoe Review" linked to online shoe retailer READ MORE

• Emmy-nominated writers of "Mad Men" (Matthew Weiner, Robin Veith), "Pushing Daisies" (Bryan Fuller), "Recount" (Danny Strong) and "John Adams" (Kirk Ellis) shared behind-the-scenes tattle on their TV shows during a panel chat at the Writers Guild of America headquarters in L.A. the other day. Revealed: what inspired the pigeon-shooting scene on "Mad Men" and the fact that it took poor Ellis longer to write "John Adams" than the tenure of our second U.S. president. Cynthia Littleton of reports the dish HERE.

• It's obviously all in fun, but fists flew and so did a few studio chairs when Jimmy Kimmel asked the five cohosts of the Emmycast how much money they're getting for their emcee duties. More of the interview can be seen on Kimmel's pre-show airing at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. (Yes, hosts of award shows do get paid, but dollar sums are always kept hush-hush.)

(, ABC)

Emmy-snubbed Jimmy Kimmel upstages the kudofest

September 16, 2008 | 11:51 am


Looks like ABC has found a nice way to placate Jimmy Kimmel for not being chosen to host the Emmys telecast by the alphabet web this Sunday night.

Often the hosting channel uses the awardscast as a PR platform for its late-night host (Conan O'Brien emceed two years ago when NBC staged the TV honors), but ABC decided to hand over the show to the five nominees for best reality TV show host: Tom Bergeron ("Dancing With The Stars"), Heidi Klum ("Project Runway"), Howie Mandel ("Deal Or No Deal"), Jeff Probst ("Survivor") and Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol").

Broadcasting and Cable reports, "The network will air 'Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars' Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. on both coasts, leading into the Primetime Emmys." READ MORE


Sarah Silverman gets an awkward date with Emmy just after breaking up with Jimmy

July 17, 2008 | 11:47 am

Though Sarah Silverman may have been snubbed in the race for best comedy actress for her role in "The Sarah Silverman Program," she did pick up her first three Emmy nods today. While the first — for her guest spot on the comedy series "Monk" — and second - for a web version of her show - are reason to celebrate, the third must be bittersweet. It is for co-writing that sassy satirical song, "I'm ... Matt Damon," for her suddenly ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel, host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Sarah Silverman's competition ranges from two folk tunes from "Flight of the Conchords" to another satirical ditty "Sad Fitty Cent' ("MadTV") to the kid-friendly "I Ain't Got No Rhythm" ("Disney Phineas and Ferb"). Last year, the equally ribald "... in a Box" ("SNL") won Justin Timberlake his first Emmy. How far the TV tune has traveled since the now oh so innocent theme to "Love, American Style" won the first such Emmy in 1970.

By the way, Silverman should be proud of herself for making it into the final six contenders for best guest actress in a comedy series. Among those she edged out were two-time guest drama series actress winner Shirley Knight, already a 2006 nominee in this category for her work on "Desperate Housewives," Oscar nominee Amy Ryan, whose guest spot on "The Office" was so well-received she will return for at least five more episodes next season, and TV comedy vet Annie Potts for her showy role as a psychic on "Ugly Betty."



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