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Sarah Silverman Throws Major Shade at Her Old Boss

Comedian gripes over $1.5K bill Hulu sent her after her show is canceled

(Newser) - "Emotions were still a bit raw" as Sarah Silverman sat down for her first big interview since the cancellation of her Hulu show, I Love You, America, after 21 episodes. "It came as a surprise … It is just so heartbreaking because I kind of feel cut off... More »

Early TV Ratings Are Bad News for Emmys

Telecast's TV audience was smallest in history

(Newser) - "We just want to say a quick hello to the thousands of you here in the audience tonight, and to the hundreds watching at home," host Colin Jost joked during his opening monologue at the Emmy Awards Monday night. He may have been off by a few million,... More »

Here Are the Big Winners From the Emmys

'Game of Thrones' is best drama

(Newser) - After a song-and-dance number celebrating Hollywood solving diversity , Henry Winkler won the first award of the night at the Emmy Awards Monday night. (Also the first Emmy of his career, prompting him to joke, "I wrote this [acceptance speech] 43 years ago.") The rest of the night'... More »

Host Michael Che Doles Out 'Reparation Emmys'

To overlooked black actors

(Newser) - Host Michael Che was keeping track Monday night at the Emmy Awards—"six awards, all white winners," he said early on in the show, per People . "One lady won twice ." So it's not surprising that the show later featured a pre-recorded segment in which Che... More »

Winner Uses Acceptance Speech to Propose to Girlfriend

Glenn Weiss' girlfriend said yes

(Newser) - After Glenn Weiss won the Emmy for outstanding directing of a variety special for his work on the Oscars, he used his acceptance speech time to propose marriage right there on stage, CBS News reports. Weiss noted the bittersweet nature of his win because his mom died two weeks ago,... More »

James Corden Makes #EmmysSoWhite Joke at Emmys

Because of Betty White, or because of all the white winners?

(Newser) - Before Regina King won an Emmy Monday night, there were an awful lot of white winners , which could be why James Corden declared upon taking the stage before King's win, "Let's get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite." Or it could be because Corden took the stage after Betty... More »

Most Buzzworthy Red Carpet Outfit Might Be This Sweatshirt

'black-ish' actress Jenifer Lewis dons Nike in support of Colin Kaepernick

(Newser) - Amid all the red carpet finery at Monday night's Emmy Awards, one unconventional outfit was making headlines: Jenifer Lewis of black-ish wore a custom Nike sweatshirt along with her leggings and black and white sneakers. "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his... More »

Emmys Opener Is a Song on Diversity: 'We Solved It'

Hosts Michael Che, Colin Jost are also here with the #MeToo-inspired jokes

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards were off and running Monday night, with Kenan Thompson announcing it was the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history before he and a group of his fellow celebrities launched into a song-and-dance number, "We Solved It," declaring diversity on TV solved. Unfortunately, at... More »

Tom Arnold: Mark Burnett Went Crazy, Choked Me

Confrontation allegedly happened at pre-Emmy party

(Newser) - As nominees prepare to duke it out at the Emmys on Monday night, a party on the eve of the awards show led to a more literal scuffle between two attendees. Per Us Weekly , an early morning tweet from actor and comedian Tom Arnold was the first hint that the... More »

'Tremendous Bittersweetness': Bourdain Shows Win 6 Emmys

(Newser) - If Anthony Bourdain were still with us, Sunday would have been one of the proudest days of his life. The chef, who died by suicide in June, was honored with six awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Variety reports. His CNN show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, won awards for... More »

Sandra Oh's Emmy Thrill Mixed With 'Sober Reminder'

She's first person of Asian descent to be nominated for lead actress in a drama

(Newser) - Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, and no one was more excited than Sandra Oh—not only for the honor of being recognized for her acting skills in BBC America's Killing Eve, but also for being the first person of Asian descent nominated as lead actress in a drama. It'... More »

Here Are Your Emmy Nominees

'Game of Thrones' leads the nominations with 22

(Newser) - Game of Thrones roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but facing a formidable opponent in The Handmaid's Tale, last year's top drama series, the AP reports. The latter series got 20 bids, while HBO's Westworld earned 21. The nominations for... More »

Jane the Virgin Star Has Unusual Use for Her Emmy Cash

Gina Rodriguez sets up scholarship for student's 4 years at Princeton

(Newser) - Right now, Gina Rodriguez could be spending the money doled out to her by CBS Television Studios to promote her Emmy run. But the Jane the Virgin star decided to use the cash for something else instead: setting up a college scholarship for an undocumented Latinx immigrant. Today and the... More »

'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 »

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