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Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Emmy Hosts Brawl on Kimmel

Originally posted 09/18/2008 04:05PM



Peace and love may not prevail at Sunday night's 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, if Jimmy Kimmel's recent interview with the ceremony's five hosts is any indication.

With American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, Project Runway's Heidi Klum, Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron, Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel and Survivor's Jeff Probst all sitting before him, Kimmel makes the nearly fatal mistake of inquiring what they're all being paid for their emcee duties this weekend.

Suffice it to say, Klum steers clear of the brawl.

Kimmel's pre-Emmys show airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ABC before the Primetime Emmy telecast.
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Kathy Griffin, Cynthia Nixon Win Creative Arts Emmys | Kathy Griffin

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Kathy Griffin, Cynthia Nixon Win Creative Arts Emmys

Originally posted 09/13/2008 11:05PM

Kathy Griffin might need to consider adding another member to her staff just to carry around her Emmy awards.

The comedian won her second Emmy on Saturday, picking up the trophy for best reality program for her Bravo hit My Life On the D-List. And, true to form, she delivered another memorable – and bleepable – acceptance speech.

"Well, well, well! Here we go again, f-----ers," Griffin said, gamely accepting the award at the Creative Arts Emmys held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

"I'm not going to tell anyone to suck it," she said, referencing her speech from 2007 in which she infamously told Jesus to "suck it." "I would make love to this thing if I could."

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Billy Idol to 'Properly Rock' ET/PEOPLE Emmy Party | Billy Idol

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Billy Idol to 'Properly Rock' ET/PEOPLE Emmy Party

Originally posted 09/12/2008 05:35PM

Forget a polite thank you: Emmy winners can let out a rebel yell when Billy Idol performs Sept. 21 at the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party sponsored by PEOPLE.

"I'm looking forward to tearing the roof off of Disney Hall at ET's party," Idol says. "Get ready to be properly rocked!"

For the second year in a row, the A-list post-awards bash will be held in the famed concert hall. Confirmed celebrities include Eva Longoria Parker, David Cook, Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Fey and Paula Abdul.

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Christina Applegate Presenting at Emmys | Christina Applegate

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Christina Applegate Presenting at Emmys

Originally posted 09/11/2008 12:35PM

Christina Applegate, who underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, will make a high-profile public appearance as one of the presenters at the Emmy Awards, PEOPLE has learned.

Applegate, 36, who says she is now cancer free following the surgery, also is nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series for Samantha Who? on ABC.

Other presenters to be announced Thursday are Lauren Conrad, Kiefer Sutherland, Candice Bergen, David Boreanaz, Wayne Brady and Jimmy Kimmel.

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards air at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 on ABC.

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Samantha Harris Is Rooting for Her DWTS Co-Host at the Emmys

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Samantha Harris Is Rooting for Her DWTS Co-Host at the Emmys

Originally posted 09/03/2008 03:10PM

She may have been overlooked when it came to this year's Primetime Emmy nominees, but Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris is not bitter about the snub. She's rooting for her colleague.

"I think [co-host] Tom [Bergeron] should win because he's been in the game a lot longer," Harris told radio deejay Sean Valentine during an interview Monday on his MY FM radio show.

Of course, Bergeron faces tough competition in his category, top host for a reality-competition show. Also nominated: American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, who is also a colleague of Harris's from her work on E! News.

"I've got two guys throwing [the snub] in my face because I work with Tom and Seacrest," she said, joking. "Come on!"

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Julianne Hough Feels 'Blessed' By Emmy Nomination

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Julianne Hough Feels 'Blessed' By Emmy Nomination

Originally posted 07/18/2008 11:50AM

Two-time Dancing With the Stars beauty Julianne Hough was baffled when she woke up Thursday morning to find that several friends had left congratulatory messages on her cell phone.

"I was like, 'Congratulations for what?' " Hough told PEOPLE from Morristown, Ohio, where she was due to perform with Brad Paisley, Jewel and Chuck Wick – and the last thing on her mind were Emmy nominations.

So, when Hough's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, informed the 19-year-old – who this summer hung up her dancing shoes in order to tour and promote her country album – that she was nominated for outstanding choreography for Dancing (one of the eight Emmy nods the ABC show received), Hough was dumbstruck.

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Christina Applegate, Alec Baldwin Grateful for Emmy Nods

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Christina Applegate, Alec Baldwin Grateful for Emmy Nods

Originally posted 07/17/2008 03:00PM

While they gear up for their prospective acceptance speeches for when the Emmy Awards air Sept. 21, the freshly announced nominees for TV's highest honor are already sharing their reactions to the distinctions bestowed upon them.

Among what they have to say:

• "I am incredibly grateful and honored. But I am over the moon for Jean Smart, who is such a sublime talent." – Christina Applegate, nominated as lead actress in a comedy series for Samantha Who?

• "I'm flattered to be nominated. Congratulations to Tina [Fey] and everyone at 30 Rock. The writers do a wonderful job, and I hope we have some success in September." – Alec Baldwin, leading actor in a comedy series nominee, for 30 Rock

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Grey's Anatomy, 30 Rock in Contention for Emmy Awards

Grey's Anatomy, 30 Rock in Contention for Emmy Awards

Originally posted 06/27/2008 01:10PM

Could 30 Rock pick up the Emmy for outstanding comedy series for the second year in a row?

The final nominations will not be announced for another three weeks – but the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has offered a preview in advance of the July 17 announcement. In an unprecedented move, the organization revealed the top 10 finalists in this year's comedy and drama competition, TV Week is reporting.

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