There are only so many ways to say "thank you" to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a Primetime Emmys nod, but a few of these nominated stars did try to come up with creative ones.
From "Homeland" stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis to the Twitter shout-out from Zooey Deschanel to her category competitor Lena Dunham, take a look at a round-up of reactions from Emmy nominees after the jump:
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Sarah Paulson was not one of those actresses who was caught restfully unaware of her Emmy nomination.
"I wasn't expecting it to happen, but I wasn't sleeping peacefully either," said Paulson, who was nominated for outstanding supporting actress for her performance as Nicole Wallace in HBO's "Game Change." "I don't want to make it sound like I was cool as a cucumber. I was hopeful, but I definitely wasn't sure it was going to happen." FULL POST
So far, this season of "So You Think You Can Dance" has had the best start since season 5, or possibly season 4. I haven't been this excited about the talent in this year's top 20 in a long time.
Let's just get right to the bad news first. Four dancers were eliminated at the end of the episode, taking us down to 16 dancers. But I think America and the judges made the right decision in losing Daniel, Nick and Janaya.
When Brenda Strong ended her run as the voice of "Desperate Housewives" this year, she had to concentrate on not crying through her final lines.
"I sobbed," Strong recalled of saying good-bye to her character, Mary Alice. "It's hard to talk when you're crying, so I had to keep it together long enough to get through my final voice-over. Mary Alice has been such a magical part of my life, and it's such a unique role. I'm not a voice-over artist traditionally, so to have the opportunity to use one aspect of my instrument so specifically has been a challenge and a gift."
Here's a round-up of the latest confirmed reports from the CNN Entertainment Unit:
Publicist: Tom Cruise and Suri were *not* in high speed chase with the paparazzi:
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