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'Lack of Credibility' Proving an Issue for Spicer

Major networks pass on exclusive paid contributor role

(Newser) - The Emmys helped Sean Spicer "rebrand," according to CNN —but apparently not enough. The five major news networks have passed on the opportunity to have the former White House press secretary as an exclusive paid contributor, reports NBC News . Spicer's representatives had brought the proposal to... More »

Spicer Is 'Absolutely' Sorry, Period.

Ex-press secretary says he regrets sparking debate about inauguration crowd size

(Newser) - Days before Sean Spicer appeared at the Emmys , Stephen Colbert suggested the former White House press secretary shouldn't be forgiven for lying to the public. "He wants to be forgiven, but he won't regret anything he did," Colbert said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday. "... More »

After Spicer's Emmy Cameo, the Knives Come Out

He thought it was 'kinda funny,' but critics aren't laughing

(Newser) - Sean Spicer's surprise cameo at the Emmys Sunday night continues to be a big talker, and it seems that all praise or criticism can be directed to host Stephen Colbert. It was Colbert himself who raised the idea at a planning meeting, reports CNN . The host then helped pitch... More »

And the Emmys Go to...

'Veep,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'The Handmaid's Tale' win biggest awards

(Newser) - After a song, a bunch of jokes about President Trump , and even a surprise appearance by Sean Spicer during host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue, the Emmy Awards were off and running Sunday night. The first award, for best supporting actor in a drama, went to John Lithgow for The ... More »

Nicole Kidman Appears to Forget 2 of Her Kids

She mentions her latest 2, not her 2 with Tom Cruise

(Newser) - While accepting her Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series for Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman specifically mentioned that she's a mom—to two little girls with husband Keith Urban. She wants her Emmy to go on their shelf as a reminder of what she was... More »

Twitter Not Happy With One Aspect of 'In Memoriam' Segment

Or incredibly happy, depending on how you look at it

(Newser) - The "In Memoriam" segment at Sunday night's Emmy Awards included one controversial name: Fox News founder Roger Ailes. A sampling of reactions on Twitter:
  • @seanoneal : "My favorite television moment of 2017 years is the cold silence that greeted Roger Ailes during the Emmys In Memoriam."
  • @Smoregasboredom
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Here's Why #DCPublicSchools Is Trending on Twitter

Dave Chappelle started it, John Oliver ran with it

(Newser) - For anyone not watching Sunday night's Emmy Awards and wondering why the hashtag #DCPublicSchools is trending on Twitter, a quick explainer: Dave Chappelle first offered a shout-out to DC Public Schools while onstage to present the Emmy for outstanding directing in a comedy series. "Now we’re going... More »

Sean Spicer Shocks Emmys Crowd

Appears onstage to 'trump up' the size of the audience

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert had more than just a song and a few jokes about President Trump up his sleeve for his opening monologue Sunday night at the Emmy Awards: He brought former White House press secretary Sean Spicer onstage to, as Entertainment Weekly puts it, "trump up" the size of... More »

Colbert Opens Emmys With Song, Trump Jokes

'Everything is better on TV,' he sings

(Newser) - Host Stephen Colbert opened the Emmy Awards Sunday night with a song urging people concerned about the state of the world today to just turn on the boob tube, because "everything is better on TV." The song featured cameos from quite a few TV stars including Allison Janney,... More »

The 2017 Emmy Nominations Are Here

22 nods each for 'Westworld,' 'SNL'

(Newser) - Emmy nominations are out, and Saturday Night Live and Westworld are in the lead with 22 nods each, the AP reports. One of the nominations for HBO's Westworld was outstanding drama series, a category that also included AMC's Better Call Saul, Hulu's The Handmaid’s Tale, NBC'... More »

5 Best, Worst Dressed at the Emmy Awards

'Bedazzled trash bag' topped many lists

(Newser) - Once again, the Emmy Awards are being talked about almost as much for the dizzying variety of fashions on display as for the awards themselves—with a few outfits controversial enough to feature on some best-dressed lists while being named as major misses by others. A selection of critics' picks:... More »

PB&Js for Everyone at Kimmel's Emmys

Some are wondering why he's never been asked to host the Oscars

(Newser) - USA Today recalls how Jimmy Kimmel's 2012 hosting gig at the Emmys didn't wow the masses, but the late-night host apparently redeemed himself Sunday at this year's awards show, earning an "affable" rating from the newspaper, which said "he hit the mark right all... More »

'Topple the Patriarchy!': Emmys Get Political

Talk of diversity, online harassment, and Trump infiltrated the awards

(Newser) - It's not surprising that, in a tense election year, politics and other weighty topics made a prominent appearance at this year's awards, per the AP . How they were broached, with both seriousness and a touch of levity:
  • First, the explicit shout-outs to Election 2016: Jeb (with an exclamation
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The Night's Biggest Laugh-Cry Moment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins, thanks her late father

(Newser) - Julia Loius-Dreyfus won lead actress in a comedy series yet again for Veep, and her acceptance speech "made us go through every emoji," one Twitter user noted . Per the Week , Loius-Dreyfus first apologized for today's current political climate, saying her HBO show had "torn down the... More »

Game of Thrones, OJ Simpson Series Win Big

The 68th Emmys are underway in LA

(Newser) - A beautiful night on the red carpet jump-started the 68th Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, followed by Jimmy Kimmel's exodus to the awards ceremony, with the cast of Modern Family, James Corden, and even Jeb Bush giving him a lift to the show. Kimmel's opening monologue... More »

Stars Reveal Unglamorous Sides Before Red Carpet

Vanity be damned for Amy Schumer, others

(Newser) - The Emmys red carpet is known for its glitz and glamour, but more and more celebrities have been taking to social media to show off what they look like before they get all dolled up, Us Weekly reports. And it seems like pore strips are a big prep item: Both... More »

Veep Actor's Emmy Nom Rescinded

Peter MacNicol appeared in too many episodes of 'Veep' to qualify as guest actor

(Newser) - Peter MacNicol's guest-starring role on Veep was apparently more "star" than "guest": The Television Academy announced Wednesday it was disqualifying his Emmy nomination for guest actor in a comedy series because he played Jeff Kane in one too many episodes for that category, CNNMoney reports. Emmy rules... More »

Emmys Spoil a Bunch of Shows, Outrage Ensues

Twitterverse not happy with one of last night's montage

(Newser) - Whoops: Viewers watching the Emmys last night were dismayed when a montage celebrating shows that came to a close this year gave away the endings of many of those shows, Sky News reports. Among the series spoiled: Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, and Boardwalk Empire. "Welcome... More »

How JLaw Congratulated Amy Schumer on Her Win

'Sweet text' said something only a BFF could say

(Newser) - Only good friends will point out things that no one else would, like if the guy you're dating is terrible, if you've got something stuck in your teeth, or how you looked onstage accepting your Emmy. Jennifer Lawrence had some definite opinions for Amy Schumer after Schumer took... More »

Viola Davis Makes History With Emmy Win

'The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity'

(Newser) - The most moving (and historic) moment of Sunday's Emmys came when Viola Davis became the first African-American to win for lead actress in a drama series for her role in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, Entertainment Weekly reports. "'In my mind, I see a... More »

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