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Kim Kardashian Set to Appear at the Emmys, But Still Needs a Dress

by Kelly Woo, posted Aug 27th 2010 4:00PM
Kim Kardashian EmmysKim Kardashian recently said she's having trouble picking out a dress for the Emmys.

So, hold on ... that means, Kim Kardashian will be at the Emmys?

The star of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' and 'Dancing With the Stars' won't just be walking the red carpet, though. Nor is she listed as a presenter. Instead, E! Online UK reports the star will "get some fun screen time during the show."

Maybe she and Emmys host Jimmy Fallon will play drinking games?

But first, she needs a dress -- and in this video interview with E! News Now, she explains the problem.

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Emmy 2010 Predictions: Who Will Win?

by Kelly Woo, posted Aug 27th 2010 1:10PM
EmmyThe Emmys are finally here, which means it's time to place our bets on which shows and stars will take home that gold statue Sunday night.

Will 'Mad Men' win the Best Drama award for the third year in a row? Will '30 Rock' continue its sweep -- or be unseated by a newcomer?

See what the TV Squad editors predicted for the top categories, then vote for your choices in our polls!

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Oops! Most Embarrassing Emmys Moments

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 26th 2010 6:30PM
2008 Emmy hosts
Innuendo-filled speeches, missing glasses, boycotts and the ever-popular wardrobe malfunction ... all have contributed to this collection of 20 of the most embarrassing, weird and awkward moments in Emmy Awards history, including a pair that happened off-camera. Peruse our list and let us know what kooky Emmy moment you remember the most ...

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Watch the Emmys With TV Squad on Sunday

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 26th 2010 5:08PM
Emmy statueThe 2010 Emmys are shaping up to be a humdinger of a show. There are intriguing storylines all over the place. Will new shows dominate the major awards? Who will be the winner in the epic battle between 'Glee' and 'Modern Family?' What will Conan say if he wins an Emmy for his version of 'The Tonight Show?' Will Neil Patrick Harris finally win for playing Barney Stinson? And will Jimmy Fallon play beer pong with Bryan Cranston?

I'm looking forward to finding out, and we're inviting our loyal readers to watch along with us. On Sunday starting at 7PM ET, I'll be hosting a live chat via Cover It Live. We'll talk about the red carpet shenanigans -- who doesn't love to make fun of silly outfits and inane questions -- then have a discussion about the ceremony itself, which starts at 8PM ET / 5PM PT (remember: it's live to the entire country this year).

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Emmy Awards Seating Chart: Does It Give Clues About the Winners?

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 26th 2010 4:00PM
Emmy Award Seats
Could the organizers of the Emmy Awards be hiding clues about who will win in the Nokia Theater seating chart?

We won't know for sure until the ceremony this Sunday night, but judging from who's getting the prime spots, we can make some educated guesses.

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Cast of 'Community' to Shill for Infiniti During Emmys

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 26th 2010 11:00AM
'Community' cast to appear in Infiniti commercials durig Emmycast'Community' may have been snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced, but the popular freshman sitcom will be represented during the Emmy Awards broadcast on Sunday. Eight members of the cast, including Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi will be featured in a series of ads for Infiniti luxury cars, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There will be a total of three spots -- one 30-second ad and two 45-second ads -- featuring the cast driving in an Infiniti QX 56 on their way to an Emmy party. The Reporter gave a few details about the spots, including Chase saying he wants to put $100 on 'Glee,' which is nominated in several categories, and McHale turning up the radio to drown out Jacobs talking.

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If Conan Wins an Emmy, Here's What He Can Say

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 26th 2010 9:45AM
Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien's short-lived version of the 'Tonight Show' may have died a very well-publicized death, but the show may very well win the Emmy Award for outstanding variety, music or comedy series. If it does, what will Coco say in his acceptance speech?

Or, more pertinently, what can Coco say in his acceptance speech?

With his old NBC bosses sitting in the Nokia Theater, and the strained, to say the least, ending of O'Brien's relationship with the network in the not-so-distant past, viewers might be hoping that a Coco win will bring an acceptance speech filled with more clever jabs at his former home network.

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Emmy Picks: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 25th 2010 12:05PM

With the Emmy awards just days away, I'm continuing to pick who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.

Yesterday, I discussed the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy category. Today we look at some funny guys in the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy category.

Nominees:
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
Steve Carell, 'The Office'
Larry David, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
Matthew Morrison, 'Glee'
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Tony Shalhoub, 'Monk'

Who will win:
There are three two previous winners in this category (four, if you count David's Comedy Series win for 'Seinfeld,') so there are lots of places the Academy can go if they want to play it safe. I can see them giving it to Alec Baldwin again, even though '30 Rock' didn't have the strongest season, though Shalhoub might get the votes as a tribute to the end of 'Monk''s long run. But the Academy loves the fact that they can give a comedy award to a guy who is still thought of in some circles as a dramatic actor. So Baldwin will take it.

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Jimmy Fallon Wants Your Tweets For the Emmys Telecast

by Ryan McKee, posted Aug 24th 2010 4:30PM
In an effort to reduce the work of his writing staff (or maybe just to get rid of half of them?), Emmy Awards' host Jimmy Fallon is asking Twitter users to compose the introductions he'll use for up to 15 Emmy presenters. That is nearly half of the lineup. As payment, he will mention the user's name during their selected introduction tweet.

He offers this as an example: "@blahblahblah says Jon Hamm is the hottest guy of all time. Here he is, Jon Hamm."

The full list of Emmy presenters will be announced on NBC's website tomorrow, along with Twitter links to enter introductions. However, we know our readers will want to get a jump on this, so here are the celebrities that have already been announced: Anna Paquin and Stephen Mayer, Jon Hamm, Matthew Morrison, Eva Longoria Parker, Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, January Jones, Matthew Perry, Sofia Vergara, John Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Keri Russell and LL Cool J.

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Emmy Picks: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 24th 2010 11:25AM
The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 2010 Emmys
With the Emmy awards less than a week away, I'm continuing to pick who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.

Yesterday, I discussed the Best Lead Actor in a Drama category. Today we look at the comedy side of the ledger and the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy category.

Nominees:
Toni Collette, 'United States of Tara'
Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie'
Tina Fey, '30 Rock'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'
Lea Michele, 'Glee'
Amy Poehler, 'Parks and Recreation'

Who will win:
When I saw that Edie Falco had submitted the pilot for 'Nurse Jackie,' it hit me that she didn't get nominated for the show last year. Since the pilot aired about a week after the 2010 eligibility period started, the Academy has had well over a year to ruminate over Falco's strong out-of-the-gate performance in that pilot, where the entire web of lies Jackie has set up get revealed in a quick 30 minutes. Considering her Emmy history -- seven nominations, three wins -- it's very easy to see Falco standing on stage with the Emmy this year.

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The Emmy Awards Drinking Game

by Stephanie Earp, posted Aug 23rd 2010 10:05PM
So the Emmys are coming up on Sunday. I know, you're so excited you've probably already put a reservation sign on your couch and stocked up on microwave popcorn. (Um, that was sarcasm... It can be hard to get that across on the 'net sometimes.) The truth is, the Emmys are the most boring major awards show -- and that is saying something.

It shouldn't be this way. I like TV so much more than movies that there is no comparison, and unlike with the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, I've usually seen pretty much everything that gets nominated for an award, so I should be more invested. (My regular readers know I definitely don't lack for an opinion.) But the Emmys are so repetitive it's hard to get excited. And of course, the repetition is a function of how television is different from film.

TV is built to last, and the Academy voters seem to reward shows for sticking around. Why not? Great writing, great acting and great stories year after year are what make long-running television great. Unfortunately, it also has the side effect of making the Emmys really boring.

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Emmy Picks: Best Lead Actress in a Drama

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 22nd 2010 4:30PM

With the Emmy awards a week away, I'm continuing to pick who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.

On Friday, I discussed the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy category. Now come the categories for lead actress and actor, starting with the six worthy nominees for Lead Actress in a Drama.

Nominees:
Connie Britton, 'Friday Night Lights'
Glenn Close, 'Damages'

Mariska Hargitay, 'Law & Order: SVU'
January Jones, 'Mad Men'
Julianna Margulies, 'The Good Wife'
Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'

Who will win:
The temptation here is to say that one of the previous winners, such as Hargitay or Close, will take the award because of the Academy's lack of creativity with their picks. But Margulies is a known quantity -- she's been nominated six times for 'ER,' both in the lead and supporting categories, winning after the show's first season -- and 'The Good Wife' was widely-watched enough to make me think that she may get the award this year. She carried the first year hit on her shoulders and did a great job playing the wounded but resilient Alicia Florrick.

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Creative Arts Emmys 2010 Names Winners

by Kelly Woo, posted Aug 22nd 2010 11:24AM
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris and Betty White headlined the winners list at last night's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony. HBO walked away with a leading 17 awards, including Outstanding Casting and Oustanding Art Direction for its miniseries, 'The Pacific.'

The Creative Arts Emmys are a prelude to the Aug. 29 Primetime Emmys telecast and primarily honor technical achievements.

White and Harris won for guest acting in comedies ('Saturday Night Live' and 'Glee,' respectively). Their counterparts in drama series were John Lithgow for 'Dexter' and Ann-Margret for 'Law & Order: SVU.'

The reality show host category, which had been moved this year from the regular telecast, was won for a third time by Jeff Probst of 'Survivor.'

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Emmy Picks: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 20th 2010 2:40PM
The nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for the 2010 Emmys
With the Emmy voting closed and the awards just over a week away, it's high time for me to resume giving you who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.

I've already given my picks for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy awards. Now we move on to the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy category, where the competition is fierce... especially if you're on 'Modern Family.'

Nominees:
Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family'
Chris Colfer, 'Glee'
Jon Cryer, 'Two and a Half Men'
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 'Modern Family'
Neil Patrick Harris, 'How I Met Your Mother'
Eric Stonestreet, 'Modern Family'

Who will win:
This is an extremely tough category to handicap, mainly because pretty much everyone in the category -- except for Cryer, who should submit himself as a lead actor -- deserves the award. However, because of the Academy's tendency to keep giving the award to the same people year in and year out (this award should be called the John Larroquette Award for the number of times he won it when he was on 'Night Court'), I'm going to have to painfully say that Cryer still has a good shot of taking it this year, especially if the three 'Modern Family' actors split people's votes.

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Is News About Who's Going to Be an Emmy Presenter Really News?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 19th 2010 4:00PM
Jon HammBREAKING NEWS: Jon Hamm and Eva Longoria Parker will be presenters at this year's Emmy Awards (Aug.29 at 8PM ET on NBC).

Here's some more shocking news about the Emmys: John Krasinski and January Jones are going to present, as are Juliana Marguiles, Matthew Morrison, and Ricky Gervais! Can you believe it? TV stars are actually going to present at their industry's own awards show! There aren't enough exclamation points available to accurately portray how big this news is!

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Is this really news?

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