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Steve Jones Wants to Tear Off Rob Lowe's Face and Wear It (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 19th 2011 5:15AM
Rob Lowe, 'Countdown to the Emmys'Steve Jones is still a bit of an unknown commodity to most Americans, so having him host their special 'Countdown to the Emmys' (Sun., 7PM ET on FOX), was a great move by the network. It gives us some face-time with the man who will be the host of 'The X Factor.'

As it is likely to be the biggest show of the fall, he may be on the cusp of Ryan Seacrest levels of fame. On the way, though, he may have freaked out Rob Lowe a little bit. Luckily, Lowe's sons appeared to freak him out even more directly afterward.

First, after Amanda Byram was interviewing Lowe and his family in a very traditional way for a while, Jones interjected. "Rob, if I may," he said. "I would like to tear your face off and put it on my face."

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Matthew Morrison, Julianna Margulies and More Named 2010 Emmy Presenters

by Audrey Fine, posted Aug 16th 2010 4:41PM
Jimmy Fallon EmmysSeems that funny man Jimmy Fallon, himself a nominee, will be in good company when he hosts the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the end of the month.

The first six presenters for the live broadcast were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and, as luck would have it, there's not a schlub among them -- there are even four 2010 nominees on the roster.

Witness: There's Ricky Gervais, a three-time Emmy winner (once for acting in 'Extras,' twice for producing 'The Office'). There's January Jones, a first time nominee for her portrayal of Betty Draper on 'Mad Men,' and Julianna Margulies, whose performance as Nurse Hathaway on 'ER' snagged her a trophy back in 1995, and who's nominated this year for Lead Actress for 'The Good Wife.'

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Paley Center next in line to try and kill the Emmy elephant

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 21st 2009 2:29PM
Paley Center AwardsThe Emmys have been the reigning king of awarding television excellence and snubbing true television excellence since the dawn of the medium.

Many have tried to topple the immovable giant, but none have succeeded. That doesn't mean no one is willing to still try. The Paley Center for Media is shopping their own television awards show to the networks.

So far, none of the networks have made an official deal and the Center denies that their show is attempting to knock Emmy off the face of the Earth, but the timing seems to suggest otherwise. The Emmys' deal with the network runs out next year and has grown tired of its stale ratings and favoritism towards the cable shows. Well maybe if the networks stopped airing the Emmys, they would have more time for shows that are actually good.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 2nd 2007 2:15PM

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What's on tonight: Prison Break, Vanished, Saved, U.S. Open, Kyle XY

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 28th 2006 4:49PM
  • Life on MarsAt 7, USA has U.S. Open coverage, with Andre Agassi playing. USA has coverage for the next two weeks, from 11am to 5pm, then a dinner break, then 7:30pm to late night.
  • At 8pm, FOX has a new Prison Break, followed by a new Vanished.
  • NBC has a new special at 8, Katrina: The Long Road Back.
  • There's a new Kyle XY at 8 on ABC Family.
  • At 9, TNT has a new episode of The Closer, followed by a new episode of Saved.
  • Lifetime has a new mystery movie at 9, Circle of Friends.
  • If you missed the Emmys last night, Bravo reruns it at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Life On Mars at 10.

By the way, if you're wondering when the new season starts for all the shows, check out Rich's list here.

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The Five: Reasons why I don't care about the Emmys

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 24th 2006 8:03PM
EmmyI'll be perfectly honest with you folks: the Emmys have never done anything for me. From the nominees to the ceremony to the overall importance of the event, the Emmys pale in comparison to almost every other awards show, including the Grammys, the Oscars, the MTV VMAs, and even the Golden Globes. Heck, even the Tonys come close in the essential department, falling just short (Broadway shows aren't really my thing).

If it seems weird that I'm such a TV buff, but couldn't care less about the Emmys, you're right. But I've thought about this over the years, and there are five big reasons why I'm not one of those Emmy obssessives bitching to Matt Roush or other TV critics about why my favorite show got the shaft. Part of it has to do with the ineptness of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, but most of it has to do with the nature of the television beast:

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