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Alec Baldwin explains why he skipped Emmys

Why didn’t Alec Baldwin show up at the 62nd Emmys last night? Though it was previously reported the actor skipped after Fox cut a Rupert Murdoch joke he filmed for the telecast, Baldwin said he simply chose to attend a birthday party instead. In New York for Tony Bennett’s 85th birthday gala, the actor told reporters of the Murdoch report, “I didn’t skip the Emmys because of that … I skipped the Emmys because of this — because I wanted to be here.”

Baldwin served as host of the Bennett gala — a role he said he signed up for long before the Emmys show was scheduled — and told reporters he would catch the Emmys “on YouTube tomorrow.” On Sunday, reports claimed Baldwin was angry that Fox had decided to remove a bit poking fun at the News of the World phone hacking scandal in Britain. (Fox told EW that the joke was cut because the network feared it would be in poor taste to make light of serious allegations surrounding the scandal.) Baldwin addressed the situation later, tweeting, “Fox did kill my NewsCorp hacking joke. Which sucks bc I think it would have made them look better. A little.”

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Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher together at Emmys -- PHOTOS

Look who’s talking … After presenting an Emmy, Charlie Sheen tweeted pics of him talking with his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher at the Emmy Awards. “Giving the new kid a little advice..!,” Sheen wrote, “With @aplusk backstage at the Emmy’s…”

Here are your pics as posted by Sheen on WhoSay: READ FULL STORY

Emmys: The 7 best jokes of the night

The bar for “funny” on TV is rarely lower than on award shows, where only the most cautious of jokes tend to slip through. But this year, the Emmys seemed more cautious than ever: Alec Baldwin bowed out from the ceremony after his telephone hacking scandal joke was cut from the opening skit (Leonard Nimoy took his place). And the running gag behind usual award show rebel Ricky Gervais’ taped segment was about how he was not allowed to insult anybody. Still, some witty lines made the cut and here they are:

– “There’s Betty White, she’s the reason we start the show at 5 p.m.” — host Jane Lynch. READ FULL STORY

Emmys 2011: The complete winners list

Mad Men won its fourth consecutive Emmy and Modern Family claimed its second at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday that aired live on Fox.

Despite other predictable wins like Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce, The Amazing Race for best competition reality show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart winning for its ninth straight year, the three-hour ceremony hosted by Glee’s Jane Lynch featured plenty of first-time victors: Peter Dinklage won for Game of Thrones, Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights, Martin Scorsese for directing Boardwalk Empire, Barry Pepper for The Kennedys and veteran film and TV actress Margo Martindale for the FX drama Justified. “Sometimes, things just take time,” she said, fighting back tears. “With time comes great appreciation.” READ FULL STORY

Emmys 2011: We live blogged it!

Television’s big night may be over, but you can revisit the speeches, sketches, and fab red carpet looks by scrolling down and clicking Play on the live blog module below. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

Peter Dinklage wins Emmy for 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones picked up an Emmy on Sunday night, with Peter Dinklage taking the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.

One of the more eagerly anticipated acting races had the actor thanking his dogsitter, as well as his wife Erica Schmidt. “Wow, I followed Martin Scorsese,” Dinklage marveled, referring to the winner of the previous category. “I couldn’t do this without David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the producers, they were the first to call me and tell me about this part. HBO you’re quite simply the best place to work for you — you let artists create.”

Actual question asked of Dinklage backstage: “You just seem so perpetually cool, being badass, how do you do that?” READ FULL STORY

'Amazing Race' reclaims reality competition Emmy

For awhile there, it looked like the TV Academy may have changed course from awarding CBS’ The Amazing Race every year with the outstanding reality competition Emmy. Last year Bravo’s Top Chef broke the veteran travel competition series’ seven-year winning streak. But alas for rivals like American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, Top Chef and So You Think You Can Dance, tonight Race once again claimed the top reality prize.

“I just went around the world 55 times,” said Race executive producer Bertram van Munster. “It’s very uncomfortable. It takes a tremendous amount effort — every camera position, every detail … it’s a very complex operation.” For a full list of Emmy winners, see here.

Charlie Sheen presents Emmy, addresses 'Men' team


Charlie Sheen took the Emmy stage Sunday night and presented the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. The actor called the award “my old category” and then declared:

“I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men.” Sheen paused dramatically, then said: “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.” Fox and producers were reportedly pressured by Men showrunner Chuck Lorre to drop the actor from the telecast. But see, that wasn’t so bad, right? READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin walks out of Emmys after Fox removes Rupert Murdoch joke

Alec Baldwin has pulled out of tonight’s Emmy telecast after a joke about News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch was cut from a segment that he had recorded to open the broadcast. EW has confirmed the story, originally reported by Deadline.

On Thursday, Baldwin had tweeted “I did a short Emmy pretape a few days ago. Now they tell me NewsCorp may cut the funniest line.”

Apparently, Fox was uncomfortable including a joke that Baldwin made that had to do with Murdoch and the much-publicized phone-hacking scandal, and they had it cut from Baldwin’s script. READ FULL STORY

The Lonely Island to perform at the Emmys -- EXCLUSIVE

Get that seven-second delay ready: EW has learned exclusively that the guys from The Lonely Island will perform at the Primetime Emmy Award telecast on Sunday. The trio — Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — will do a medley of their gut-busting Saturday Night Live tracks featuring, we’re told by a source close to the guys, “some friends.” (Please, please let one of them be Michael Bolton!)

Members of The Lonely Island were nominated for three Original Song Emmys this year — for “Jack Sparrow,” “I Just Had Sex,” and “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” — but lost to Justin Timberlake’s musical SNL monologue (the award was handed out at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys). But it looks like Samberg and Co. might just have the last laugh.

The Emmy telecast airs Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Fox.

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Maya Rudolph and Ed Helms will be performing with Sandberg. I can now add John Stamos to that list as well.

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Emmys 2011: A recipe for a successful show

Good speeches, hot gowns, and a winning host are just a few of the ingredients EW’s Sandra Gonzalez hopes the Emmys will be cooking up for us on Sunday night. Watch her explain in the video below. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Rachel and Brendon talk 'Big Brother' and their big wedding. (Jordan a bridesmaid?) Plus: Our Emmy picks!

Image Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

Something finally came between Rachel and her man — a big check! The recently crowned Big Brother champion called into the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast to chat with Jessica Shaw and yours truly about her victory, and you’ll never guess who was with her? Of course you will. It’s Brendon! Big Brother‘s most controversial duo talk all about Rachel’s big win, whether she would have brought Jordan to the final 2 if put in that position, and how they feel about Adam claiming he would have won if he had made the finals. Also, now that Rachel is half a million dollars richer, how does that impact their big wedding plans? (Hint: They just got bigger!) READ FULL STORY

Emmy presenters: Lea Michele, Ian Somerhalder, Kaley Cuoco in second wave -- EXCLUSIVE

Here’s the second wave of celebrity presenters taking the stage at the primetime Emmy awards: There’s Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Rob Lowe (Parks & Recreation), nominee Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Lea Michele (Glee), and Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries). Big Bang, Parks and Glee are all nominated for outstanding comedy series this year, and McCarthy is up for comedy actress.

They celebrities join the first batch of Emmy presenters announced last week (Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Sofia Vergara, and Julianna Margulies).

Jane Lynch will host the 63rd annual awards show from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox. But for those who missed it this weekend, there were already a bunch of awards handed out at the Creative Arts ceremony, including Emmys for Futurama and Gwyneth Paltrow.
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