Emmy Awards

In Defense of the Emmys’ Cory Monteith “In Memoriam” Montage

Nothing can be said to be certain when it comes to award shows except for one thing: the “In Memoriam” montage. It’s a somber note compared to the industry back-patting we enjoy hate-watching so much, and it’s usually paired with a performance of some sad song. And while the montages are never outwardly political, there is the common fact that some dead famous people get more applause than others. The quest for popularity doesn’t end in the afterlife. At last night’s mess of an Emmy Awards ceremony, we were treated to five bonus montages in addition to the usual one, each dedicated to a television luminary and each representing various levels of fame and experience. Unsurprisingly, it has caused some controversy that one was dedicated to the very young Cory Monteith. … Read More

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Jimmy Kimmel Is Hosting This Year's Emmys

ABC has announced that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, which take place September 23rd at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, news that we think bodes extremely well for the sometimes boring show — especially if he can find a way to work in some disappointed children… Read More

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10 of the Oddest Emmy Nominees of All Time

Earlier this morning the Primetime Emmy nominations were announced, and the internet is abuzz over who deserved recognition and who was outrageously snubbed. If there’s remotely the same kind of interest in the nominations as there has been in years past, then TV fans and critics are already having a field day. But before we weigh-in on what we think of this year’s crop, let’s take a look at some of the oddest nominees in Emmy history. … Read More

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Jane Lynch’s 25 Funniest Zingers as Sue Sylvester

It’s official! According to Entertainment Weekly, Jane Lynch will be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards on September 18th. Her official statement in response to the news (“I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys. I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit”) reminds us a bit of something her on-screen alter ego Sue Sylvester would say. Which makes sense — while Lynch has made a career out of playing quirky characters in films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Best in Show, and other TV shows, like Party Down, it’s arguably the multiple award-winning role of McKinley High’s masochistic cheerleading coach that made her into a household name. That’s why in celebration of the good news, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Sue Sylvester zingers after the jump. Be sure to add any that we’ve missed in the comments! … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Susan Boyle’s now infamous TV audition — her performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent — was auto-tuned. [via 9 News]
2. For reasons unknown Mission: Impossible 4 will not be called Mission: Impossible 4. And it won’t pick up where Mission: Impossible 3 ended. [via The… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. In case you’re the kind of Mad Men fan who cares for such details, Don Draper’s bachelor pad — 104 Waverly Place, Apartment 3B, just off Washington Square Park — does not in fact exist. There, we saved you the ridicule of NYU students. [via Vulture]
2. Watch the music video… Read More

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Video of the Day: The Return of Dr. Horrible

While last night’s Emmy Awards might have been short on surprises (unless you count Toni Collette’s win for lead actress in a comedy — did you see Sarah Silverman’s face?), there was one moment of the night that excited us to no end: The return of Neil Patrick Harris’ Dr. Horrible character in a new skit. (For the uninitiated, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was an online musical created by Joss Whedon last fall.) Check it out after the jump.… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Through no fault of host Neil Patrick Harris, we fell asleep during the Emmys, but it sounds like we didn’t miss too many surprises. [via LAT]
2. Thom Yorke collaborated with Banksy on the video for his new solo song “The Hollow Earth.” (Watch the embedded clip after the jump.) [via NME]
3. Barack Obama visits David Letterman for the first time since becoming president tonight. [via NYT]
4. Sorry boys: Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard married over the weekend. [via MTV]
5. John Grisham empathizes with Dan Brown because he doesn’t write “literature” either. [via Telegraph] … Read More

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Video of the Day: A Serious Interview with Tracy Morgan

Seriously. He talks about how he’s like Tracey Jordan, what Tina Fey said to help him get straight, and why he plans to direct a film one day. Our favorite quote of the interview: “T. Fey is down like four flat tires… she got wave from cradle to the grave.” What’s yours? [via TV… Read More

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