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Originally posted 09/22/2013 11:45PM
There was an outcry when the Emmy producers announced that they were paying special tribute during Sunday's telecast to five people the industry had lost over the past year.
The rumblings were so loud about what some saw as favoritism that even Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris stepped into the fray to explain the reasoning.
"I always find the In Memoriam is just really interesting because sometimes it seems weird that they keep the audio on in the house, so some people get applause and some people don't, and it turns it into this weird moment," he told Access Hollywood. "And you want that moment to be honoring those people, and not a competition."
Originally posted 09/22/2013 09:45PM
It's a decision that every Emmy host has to make for him or herself – how low do you go with the blows toward your fellow entertainers in the audience?
Well, Neil Patrick Harris got right into it during his monologue, and he even brought along some former hosts to help him do it.
In case you missed it, here's a recap of the monologue's best zingers:
Originally posted 09/22/2013 02:00PM
For Jane Lynch, coping with the loss of Glee costar Cory Monteith is an ongoing struggle.
"I think that grieving comes in waves," she told PEOPLE at the Ciroq-sponsored Variety & Women in Film pre-Emmy event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday. "Every day that I go to work, I walk past his trailer, and every time I look at a call sheet I see that his name is not on there. Every time I do a scene with the kids I realize that he's not there, so you're reminded in every moment. It's hard, and it feels like such a waste."
But while Lynch admits "it's tough" as she and her castmates continue to mourn the 31-year-old – who died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol this past July – her heart goes out to his girlfriend and costar, Lea Michele.
Originally posted 09/11/2013 05:30PM
The cast of Glee said a final goodbye to Cory Monteith, who died in July, through his character, Finn Hudson, in a tribute episode they filmed recently that costar Jane Lynch says is "really beautiful."
"It was hard, and it was beautifully written," Lynch, 53, told PEOPLE at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino party Monday. "We grieved together, and it was so important for the crew to grieve as well, so we kind of all grieved as a big family."
"It was really hard to do, but it was a really beautiful episode."
Originally posted 08/23/2013 07:00PM
Jane Lynch's estranged wife Lara Embry is asking for attorney fees to be paid for by the Glee star, along with spousal support.
Lynch, 53, who has been separated from Embry since February, had sought in divorce papers to terminate the court's jurisdiction to award spousal support to her ex. Embry's requests came in her response filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Lynch said in July that their breakiup is "not dramatic," adding, "It's not a horrible thing. … It's two people who just decide it's better to go apart than stay together."
Originally posted 07/18/2013 08:15AM
"He was a really bright light in our family, and we've lost a really great guy," the actress, 53, said of her Glee costar, who died last weekend at age 31.
Lynch said Monteith was always grateful for having been given the chance to act on Glee, and he shared that good fortune with others.
Originally posted 07/16/2013 08:35AM
Jane Lynch says her divorce from Dr. Lara Embry after three years of marriage is about as drama-free as these things get.
"It's not dramatic. It's not a horrible thing. It's something that we're dealing with," the Glee actress, 53, said Monday on the web show Larry King Now.
"It's two people who just decide it's better to go apart than stay together," she added.
Originally posted 07/12/2013 08:15PM
Jane Lynch is officially ending her marriage.
The Glee star wed psychologist Lara Embry in Massachusetts in May 2010 and filed for domestic partnership in California days later.
They separated on Feb. 2, 2013, with Lynch filing for divorce on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking to terminate the court's jurisdiction to award spousal support to Embry.
Originally posted 06/10/2013 02:10PM
Glee star Jane Lynch and her wife, Dr. Lara Embry, are getting a divorce, the actress tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter," Lynch says in a statement.
Lynch, 52, and Embry, 44, met at a 2009 fundraiser in San Francisco at which Embry was being honored. Shortly after confirming their engagement, the women married on Memorial Day in 2010 in an intimate ceremony in Sunderland, Mass., one of the few states where gay marriage is recognized.
Originally posted 03/01/2013 06:00PM
"She happens to be an exceptional human being," the Glee star notes of wife Lara Embry's daughter Haden
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