Lee Pace by David Crotty/PatrickMcMullan.com Lee Pace by David Crotty/PatrickMcMullan.com

What is Lee Pace's good luck charm as he heads into Sunday's Emmy Awards as a nominee in the Lead Actor/Comedy race? "I brought my sister," the actor told TVGuide.com at Kate Somerville's pre-Emmys "White Tent Event." In fact, Pace saw to it that sib Sally was properly pampered with a facial from Somerville, whose star-studded clientele includes the likes of Kate Walsh and Felicity Huffman. However no such beautifying was on tap for Lee himself (yet). Asked if he might go in for a tweezing, he deferred, "My brows are what I got, so."

Pace then talked up Pushing Daisies' Season 2 opener (airing Oct. 1), in which the killer at large is offing people with bees. "It's a fun case," he said. "It throws you back to that Daisies style - fun, whimsical and totally romantic."

The pie-maker might be a busier baker this season, seeing as several cool guest stars are stopping by. In addition to Fred Willard (as a murdered magician) and David Arquette (as a bud of Ned's, "a misfit who has a hard time making friends"), Pace revealed that Mary Kay Place would be stopping by.

All told, he said, "This season has nice big story arcs that deal with their families, and every week there's a fun case to solve. It's really good TV." - Matt Mitovich

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