That's the thesis of The Wrap's Tim Molloy, who questioned some of the choices made in the envelopes--and in the telecast itself--last night. For example, Molloy thinks it was weird to pick Two And a Half Men's Jon Cryer as Best Actor in a Comedy over candidates like Don Cheadle, Alec Baldwin, and ... More >>
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When awards shows get nominated for awards, it's a little like a dog sniffing its own butt. And sure enough, the Emmys have nominated the Tonys, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes, all of which will probably end up competing for a Pulitzer! It's all so creepily incestual it's like a cult in ... More >>
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
The award winner!UPDATED: Hold the presses! It turns out that another Scientology DVD also won a major award. More info after the break! We get some complaints in our comments from Scientologists who say that we're a little too hard on L. Ron H ... More >>
Todd English reveals how he feels about a not-quite-burgeoning music career: "I did a couple gigs, that was it. ... I certainly won't give up my day job for that ... nor should I because I don't think I'd go that far." [Zagat Buzz] London import Le Caprice has hired Ed Carew to helm the kitc ... More >>
Food NetworkLook at that flawless makeup on Sandra Lee!Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and, of course, James Franco helped lead General Hospital to a whopping 21 nominations, heading the pack. But those more culinarily-inclined were also honored.
Who? Oh, hush, I'm going to tell you. By the end of it, you'll be as certain that Ethel Waters deserves a star on the Walk of Fame as you are that Rin Tin Tin didn't. Here are her credentials, as lovingly forwarded to me by her band of supporters:
The worst thing that ever happened to Susan Lucci was finally winning the Emmy award in 1999. It suddenly made her less interesting than she was as a perennial bridesmaid, always longing for the validation of her peers. But she's still a legend--and really nice, despite the fact that her Al ... More >>
It's the lament of Hollywood: the Emmy Awards are dry country. Why is that, exactly? Well, the event was teetotal, that is, until Ricky Gervais came along... [via Huffington Post] Have a restaurant tip or other food-related news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here she is in her London Fog fall campaign, looking very alluringly Italian movie star-ish for an American TV star. And let's not forget that Esquire has named Hendricks "the best-looking woman in America" -- and some straight men were included in the voting! And she's even gotten herself ... More >>
A recent study reveals that most people -- 79 percent, in fact -- would dine at a restaurant that was "certified green" over one that wasn't. [Nation's Restaurant News] Nestlé, the maker of Nespresso espresso pods, is suing its rivals, claiming they are making cheaper versions of the Nespre ... More >>
Can't wait for Avec Eric, Season Deux? Get your Eric Ripert fix with the newly launched Perfect Pairings Wine Club web series.
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are big old troublemakers who finally had to face three hours in the clink. They had allegedly skipped out on their bill at a California inn. Then they brazenly missed court dates related to that case. And when they finally appeared in court, they flashed Rand ... More >>
What kind of people use Twitter? Horrible celebrities, political obsessives -- and, it now appears, people who actually care that the Emmys changed their broadcast so that eight of the awards will not be presented live. The affected categories are (deep breath) best drama-series writing, bes ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Michael Jackson's illustrious but weird life will surely be turned into a TV movie as soon as the sequins get cold. So I've been doing some imaginary casting and coming up with these fanciful yet mildly disturbing inevitabilities: As Michael: Usher. They can digitize the surgery. As the other memb ... More >>
That could actually happen, seeing as P.J. Brash, who's written for soaps for years and has won an Emmy and several Writers Guild Awards, has concocted a script with me as the central character! I'd play a bitchy gossip columnist who's basically hiding a lot of heart (a real stretch). My character m ... More >>
We have a trend, folks. First, Katherine Heigl announced that she had withdrawn from the Emmy race because the Grey's Anatomy writers hadn't given her material worthy of her talent. And then reports said actor/cowriter Edward Norton pulled out of promoting The Hulk and took off on a long, faraway tr ... More >>
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Conservative, gifted, and black: too different for 'diversity'?