'True Blood' sprints towards season finale
August 30th, 2010
12:31 PM ET

'True Blood' sprints towards season finale

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, August 29 episode of HBO’s “True Blood.”

Welcome back, "True Blood" fans. The bulk of last night’s episode was devoted to setting up the season finale and, if we’re lucky, plotlines for the fourth season that already feels like a lifetime away.

Fresh off their inaugural V trip, Jesus was eager to once again fall down the rabbit hole with Lafayette to further explore their magical lineage. Lafayette warned Jesus that V could be deceptive, and shortly after had a hallucination of Jesus resembling the main attraction of the Jim Rose Circus.

Shaken, he sent Jesus home only to later be tormented by visions of characters from the Island of Misfit Folk Art Dolls. Methinks something wicked is coming Lafayette’s way and I. Can’t. Wait.

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Amy Poehler on the red carpet three weeks after giving birth
August 30th, 2010
10:40 AM ET

Amy Poehler on the red carpet three weeks after giving birth

My, how time flies when you’re a new mom.

It’s only been three weeks since we congratulated Amy Poehler on the birth of her son, Abel, but the mom of two still showed up on the Emmys red carpet last night alongside husband Will Arnett looking noticeably fabulous.

Poehler, who was nominated for a best actress in a comedy Emmy her work on “Parks and Recreation,” rocked a Max Azria dress and $500,000 worth of Stephen Russell jewelry to show off her post-baby glow.

To top it off, the 38-year-old actress and her husband were celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary Sunday, although the "Baby Mama" star did admit that she didn't get any copper or wool, which are the traditional gifts to mark the milestone.


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Nigel Lythgoe blames Simon for Ellen leaving 'Idol'
August 30th, 2010
09:28 AM ET

Nigel Lythgoe blames Simon for Ellen leaving 'Idol'

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is blaming Simon Cowell for Ellen DeGeneres's exit, claiming the talk-show host departed because she and the cranky Brit just weren't in tune.

"I'm sorry she's gone, to be honest with you," Lythgoe told Deadline.com, "because I think there's a place for Ellen DeGeneres on 'American Idol.' And that is being the voice of the people. She wasn't given a fair opportunity to serve that function. Ellen was constantly apologizing and overwhelmed, I think, by Simon."

According to Lythgoe, the 52-year-old comedian - who asked to be let out of her "Idol" contract a year before it expired - just didn't have chemistry with Cowell, 50, and fellow judges Randy Jackson, 54, and Kara DioGuardi, 39, though Lythgoe said it wasn't DeGeneres's fault. "She was misused," he explained. "And I'm sorry that turned out to be the case."

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What do you think of the Emmy winners?
August 29th, 2010
11:49 PM ET

What do you think of the Emmy winners?

Much like the nominations, the Emmy Awards may not have played out exactly as you thought they would.

The night was a celebration of first-time winners, such as "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet, "Big Bang's" Jim Parsons, "Glee's" Jane Lynch and "Temple Grandin's" Claire Danes.

"Modern Family" bested "Glee" in the outstanding comedy series category, and "Mad Men" dominated the best drama category over some other favorites such as "Breaking Bad," although it's fair to say the AMC show didn't dominate the evening. Matthew Weiner's retro program nabbed a total of four Emmys, including awards for outstanding drama series and drama writing.

Check out the full list below and let us know which of this year's winners caught you most by surprise:

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Tina Fey ("30 Rock")
August 29th, 2010
11:02 PM ET

Who wore it best?

Let’s talk dresses. OK, fine – we can also talk about a tux or two.

While a lot of what we've seen on the red carpet falls safely in the "meh" category, there were a few who stood out from the rest as being among the best-dressed or among those who should reconsider employing their stylist.

For the ladies who made a positive impression, two of "Glee's" stars, Lea Michele and Amber Riley, definitely showed up to show out.

But when it comes to January Jones, for better or for worse, her dress indeed will be one that everyone will talk about tomorrow, as Jezebel points out.

We're also not huge fans of Anna Paquin's dress, which does look a bit like it would be at home in a bullfighting ring, as one NBC announcer said. (Perhaps she doesn't like it either - anyone else notice how she kept her body turned squarely against new hubby Stephen Moyer?)

As for the men, we're once again going to express our "Glee" with the Fox show's cast: Chris Colfer's tailoring was impeccable tonight.

Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" looked swell as well, but he's also Jon Hamm, so to say he looked great feels a bit redundant. Sadly, we weren't in love with John Krasinski's suit and bow tie combo, but maybe some of you were?

Let us know in the comments!


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Emmys: The live blog
August 29th, 2010
08:01 PM ET

Emmys: The live blog

8 p.m. Emmys are on! And we're starting off with the cast of "Glee," who are too broke to afford to head to the ceremony. Awww ...

8:02 p.m. The answer: A "Glee" club competition! (And wait ... did Fallon just curse on live TV?)

8:03 p.m. Jon Hamm and Betty White, for the win. And, um, Kate Gosselin (thoughts? Did she not look vaguely unrecognizable?). Also - we're very happy that Jane Lynch is rocking the Sue Sylvester sweat suit.

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