Lily Tomlin already has six Primetime Emmys and one Daytime Emmy, but that didn't make her nod as guest actress in a drama for Damages any less sweet. But she was just as deeply disappointed that the series, which has likely been canceled, did not get acknowledged in the best drama category. "I was just sick about that. That kind of took the steam out of it," she tells TV Guide Magazine. The best thing about playing her character, Marilyn, was "that she was not...
Why is Desperate Housewives' Mrs. McCluskey such a favorite of Academy voters? Joosten believes it's because "I'm relatable to every family. Everyone has one McCluskey in their family, but not everyone has a gorgeous Housewife." Joosten, who after six years of playing a recurring guest star will finally work this year as a series regular, submitted the episode in which her character...
What will supporting actor in a comedy nominee Chris Colfer (Glee) wear to the Emmys as a first timer? "If it was Kurt going, he'd probably wear something flashy and exotic—maybe a leopard print," Colfer tells TV Guide Magazine. "But I'm going to go...
Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse say the Academy had to weigh in on whether or not to allow them to submit the Lost series finale for consideration as Best Drama Series, since it ran longer than two hours. "The Academy had to have a special rules committee before approving it," Lindelof tells TV Guide Magazine. Adds Cuse, "There was enormous pressure on us as to how we were going to end the show, so...
As I first reported to you last month, The CW's Vampire Diaries is adding a new villain to its cast come September. Now that baddie has a face. And it's a sexy one. Sources have confirmed to me that actor Taylor Kinney has been cast as Mason Lockwood, whom Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec exclusively described to me as "the mayor's much younger and cooler brother, who has...
What a reaction Mad Men's Jon Hamm got to his nomination for best actor in a drama: "I was in bed with [girlfriend] Jennifer [Westfeldt] and my mutt Cora, who farted in my face. Not cool. She's sort of over it all." After that special acknowledgement, Hamm says, "there was a flurry of texts between John Slattery, Lizzy Moss and Christina Hendricks and I. And I sent a text to Miss [January] Jones, but have not heard a response yet. I am very certain she is still asleep."
Hamm's favorite episode...
After spending some time in Europe this summer, Glee's lead actor nominee Matthew Morrison has been in New York City, working on his album, which he describes as "Bubl-lake, a combination of Michael Buble and Justin Timberlake." The album is expected to come out in late fall.
Morrison had a morning congratulatory chat with Glee producer Ryan Murphy, who told him that next season will find is character, Will, single for a while. But Morrison can't wait to go head-to-head with John Stamos' new dentist character, aka Emma's new beau. "Wouldn't it be something if Stamos gave...
Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson—up for best supporting actor in a comedy— is spending the summer in New York City, where he's been performing Shakespeare in the Park. "I am sub-letting an apartment that doesn't have TV, so I didn't have access to the news," he tells TV Guide Magazine of not being able to watch the Emmy nomination announcements live. But then the phone rang with the great news, which left him stunned.
The first co-star he spoke with was...
Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill
Though the actors who announce the Emmy nominations are often awarded with one of their own, Modern Family's Sofia Vergara had no inkling that a nomination for best supporting actress in a comedy series was coming her way. "I'm so new to acting and America, so I didn't know it meant something when they invite you here," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "Somebody should have told me!"
There was, however, one nod she was expecting. "I was completely sure...
Glee - Lea Michele
This year's Emmy Awards will air on August 29—which will be Glee nominee Lea Michele's 24th birthday. "I'm so excited that everyone's decided to throw this party for my birthday," she jokes to TV Guide Magazine. "I think everyone felt really bad that my birthday was only at a sushi restaurant last year, so the Emmy committee decided to help me out this year."
Summering at her New York apartment, Michele was worried about her downstairs neighbors complaining...