The early highlight of tonight’s 63rd Annual Emmy Awards came when Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara began announcing the nominees for the Best Actress in a Comedic Series nominees. After some mildly painful banter between these two ridiculously good-looking human beings, the two introduced the first of the category’s five nominees, Amy Poehler. Instead of sitting in her chair and nodding at the camera politely, Poehler got up from her seat and boldly strode on stage. For a moment there, it looked like a totally spontaneous incident, like Poehler was perhaps doing a bizarre nod to the opening moments of Zoolander, when Derek Zoolander mistakenly accepts the Male Model of the Year Award. Had Amy Poehler lost her marbles?
As it turns out, no. What at first glance seemed like something shockingly spontaneous turned out to be planned from the get-go, as the other nominees—Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laura Linney, Melissa McCarthy (who ended up taking home the Emmy) and Martha Plimpton—took to the stage in a show of female solidarity that we can only assume was a response to the whole “Are women funny?” controversy that’s been raging on the internet over the last year or so. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon executive producer Mike Shoemaker confirmed that the moment was pre-planned on his Twitter feed, writing “My brilliant friend Amy Poehler pulled that whole thing together. What a great moment.”
But was it actually a great moment? Well, for what it’s worth, we thought it was a pretty outstanding moment. It was bold, it made a statement, it shook up an otherwise blah show, Amy Poehler is a freaking LEGEND, and really, so what if it was an act that of “defiance” that Emmy producers actually knew about in advance? However, we can also see the flip side of the coin, too: What made these five ladies think that THEIR category was any more special or important than the rest of the night’s nominees, and therefore particularly deserving of a standing ovation? We’ll leave it up to you guys to decide if in our poll below.
Where do we even begin? To say that last night’s makeout sesh between Snooki and Deena on Jersey Shore was a trainwreck is a pretty apt description, especially considering that episode eventually ended with Snooki crashing into an Italian cop car. America’s favorite meatballs (and Italy’s least favorite meatballs) are at it again, but this time, it’s with each other. Literally. Check out our gallery to witness Deena and Nicole go at it at the club, the car, the house, and their room, with the grand finale being their reactions when their roommates clued them in about the events of the night before. As Sammi Sweetheart would say, “Not a good look.”
Sofia Vergara just gave an adorable interview to Advocate magazine and we just can’t get enough of her special brand of OTT. She describes her bombshell self to the reporter in a most unusual manner. “I look like a transsexual anyway,” she explains. “I’m a woman, but I’m super-exaggerated with my boobs, my ass, my makeup, and my accent. When I get ready for an event, I always look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I look like a transvestite!’ I love it.” Whether she’s playing Gloria on Modern Family or just being her kooky self in interviews, we can’t get enough of this woman!
She’s also revealed her celebrity girl crush and, well, we couldn’t agree more. “I have many, but I love Halle Berry. She’s perfection” she said, adding, “Every time I see her, I want to give her a standing ovation because she’s so flawless.” Ms Berry has some competition though, from someone a little closer to Sofia’s immediate circle. Close friend and co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson better watch out because Sofia explained, “He also has a very handsome boyfriend [Justin Mikita], and I always tell Jesse that I want him.” Arriba!
Anderson Cooper’s new daily one-hour daytime talk show Anderson is premiering September 12. And we’re totally excited to watch it especially because he’s interviewing Daniel Radcliffe and Snooki on the 13th! Anderson’s backstage blog has been giving us the dope on what to expect, including this promo photograph of him holding hands with a bikini-clad Kathy Griffin! What’s this business then? The blog says Kathy is a house guest and the segment is called “Summer’s Best with Kathy Griffin, Snooki & Daniel Radcliffe”. Are you going to tune in to watch? We will. There’s an Oprah sized void in our hearts that we have to fill with something!
If only we could wake up to something like this every day. As we were sleepily going through posts this morning, new promo shots of Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley popped up at us and all we can say is — who needs espresso? How ridiculously good do they look? (Pause to fangirl). The pictures also served to remind us that Season 3 of the show airs in just two weeks on The CW! As you can tell, we’re fans!
What we’re looking forward to is seeing Wesley’s character Stefan Salvatore go off on a nutty-killer spree because he’s normally the good one! He revealed, “In the first couple of episodes, there’s still a lot of one-foot-in, one-foot-out of this situation he’s in. Something’s gonna happen that drastically changes that, and then at that point, he commits and doesn’t look back. Then he can really enjoy it … To play a character who has absolutely no conscience, that literally felt like taking a load off my shoulders.” Now all we have to do is wait!
Hurray! The new cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced last night, and so another pack of semi-famous celebrities are now upon us, desperate to win the nation’s affection with their rumba-ing while losing a pound or ten. While we’re disappointed Lindsay Lohan is once again absent from the list (we’re still Secreting it) we’ve got some seriously strong contenders who are sure to win us over with their dance moves, their crazy, or both. Let’s take a look see, shall we?
So is she or isn’t she sweetness and light? Little Bobby Draper on Mad Men aka Jared Gilmore thinks January Jones— his TV Mom — totally isn’t. He recently told TV Guide, “She’s not as approachable as the others. She’s really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice.” The kid’s eleven! They normally don’t have any sort of filter at that age which means he probably meant what he said. Which, FYI, totally backs up Zach Galifianakis‘ claim that January is a meanie.
With all the reports pouring in about Ms Betty, her co-star’s done her a solid by leaping to her defense. Standing up for her, John Slattery has said of January, “Well, it’s an intimidating character. I mean, that’s the character. Betty Draper is an intimidating woman I suppose, if you were a 7-year-old boy [or] her so. No, she’s a sweetheart. We got lucky. We don’t have anybody like that. I have no doubts she’ll make a great mother.” Sounds sincere to us, but then again, she may have terrified him into saying that!
Such sad news to report. Lovely Uncle Frank Potenza from Jimmy Kimmel Live! died early yesterday morning. The silver haired guard was a staple on the show featuring in many comedic sketches. He was only 77 when he passed away and details around the cause of death have not yet been released. ABC‘s statement reads, “It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ mourn the loss of ‘Uncle Frank’ Potenza. He was beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all. His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone he touched.”
Before working on Jimmy Kimmel‘s — his nephew — show, Frank spent 2 decades as an NYC police officer. Kimmel tweeted, “thank you for your kind words about a very kind man – my Uncle Frank – who passed away this morning.”
There’s something about January Jones that just seems to rub people the wrong way. We’ve told you about Zach Galifianakis chewing her out for being rude, and now her eleven-year-old costar is doing the same! Little Jared Gilmore, better known to the world as January’s TV son Bobby Draper on Mad Men, is leaving the show after one season. But before he goes, he offered some cautionary words to whoever his replacement might be. “Be careful around January,” he told TV Guide. “She’s not as approachable as the others. She’s really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice.” Considering the fact that she plays a raging icy spiteful biotch-sicle on the show, perhaps she’s just really into her role? But the fact that Mad Men has gone through three actors for Bobby might be a hint. We hope Jared has happier days on the set of his next acting job, ABC’s new series Once Upon A Time. And we hope that January chills out!
She said no, people! Denise Richards was offered a Two and a Half Men guest star role for its premiere episode, but she’s turned it down! Not hard to imagine why, right? She’s still the mother of ex-husband Charlie Sheen‘s children so she isn’t touching the show with a bargepole. Not for altruistic reasons, though. Denise is of the opinion that Charlie would make life hell for her if she went anywhere near the Ashton Kutcher starring series!
Sources linked with the show’s production revealed that the deal fell through because, “She would never hear the end of it from Charlie.” Fair enough reason, we think. But we also think that the casting decision may have been Chuck Lorre having a bit of fun with his nemesis. Good thing that Denise is steering clear of the drama.