- ‘Queen of Mean’ Leona Helmsley’s former home hits market for $65M
- Florida beach-goers told to beware flesh-eating bacteria in water
- Lundergan Grimes uses ‘war on women’ strategy to attack McConnell
- Rep. Jeff Miller: ‘Ain’t no leash for VA’
- Al Qaeda nets $125M from ransom payoffs from Europe since 2008
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich cruising to re-election: survey
- Landslide hits Indian village; 150 may be trapped
- Albania bank loses $7M in theft; police arrest 2
- Gov. Mike Pence irked as Obama sends illegals to Indiana on sly
- Israel, White House say Obama phone call to demand cease-fire was fake
SHOW BITS: Keep the line moving; Daily celebration
Question of the Day
As he neared the two-thirds mark of his Emmy hosting marathon, Jimmy Kimmel hadn’t broken a sweat. Nor had he broken any records for laughter or hosting finesse.
Perhaps his most notable achievement was a prank: Inviting “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan to lie on the stage, then asking viewers to post on Facebook and tweet that Morgan “just passed out” and turn on ABC right now to see it. It worked, with the message going viral and maybe even boosting the Emmy audience for a few moments.
Otherwise, Kimmel keep the show moving, with a few forgettable jokes greasing the skids.
Oh yeah _ he offered up a parody of the “In Memoriam” fixture that’s a part of all awards shows. But this one was meant to salute someone still living, “to the life and work of someone everyone in this room admires, respects and loves.”
The person, of course, was Kimmel, who was displayed in slow-motion video clips while Josh Groban sang a sonorous song.
Too bad Kimmel’s best Emmycast moments were a practical joke and silly self-promotion.
_ Frazier Moore _ http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier
TIME FOR A NEW TATTOO
Damian Lewis was so over the moon at winning an Emmy that he says he’s thinking of having “Emmy Winner” tattooed on, well, somewhere on the back of his body.
“I’m overwhelmed that I am here!” said the winner of the best actor award for a drama series for “Homeland.”
When told backstage that he could have the trophy engraved with his name at the Governors Ball after the show, he contemplated complementing that with body art.
But first he had to sign for his award, and as he did couldn’t hold his hands still.
“It’s like my grandmother used to write _ all shaky,” he said.
“Just tell me what to do,” he continued. “I’m out of my mind.”
TWT Video Picks
- Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'
- Patent workers paid to exercise, shop, do chores: report
- Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone
- CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Obama mum on where illegal immigrant children are sheltered
- Smugglers, rainstorm combine to poke holes in border fence
- Defense lawyer: McDonnell's wife had 'crush' on CEO
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- Feds sue Pennsylvania State Police over women's fitness tests
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world