How to fix the Emmys: Create an Emmy Hall of Fame

08.26.14 3 years ago

How to fix the Emmys: Create an Emmy Hall of Fame
How about one win and an actor, actress or TV show is elevated to the Hall of Fame and out of the running for future awards? PLUS: Why not divide shows into “new” and “continuing”?, and 2015 could be a shake-up year without “Breaking Bad” and with Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm departing.

TV”s inferiority complex: Quit obsessing over movie stars!
The Emmy obsession Monday night with names like Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts just goes to show that – despite this being the Golden Age of Television – TV hasn”t shed its second-class-citizen status. PLUS: TV is anxious these days as it deals with a lot of new issues, the Emmys “seemed bent on taking the piss out of TV” all night.

8 reasons why Emmy voters rejected “True Detective”
Was the HBO series and Matthew McConaughey too much of a sure bet?

Could “Full House” survive in today”s cynical TV landscape?
“Full House” was already a throwback sitcom when it premiered in 1987. So it would be even more out of place if it were to be revived.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus corrects Vice President Biden, who apparently doesn”t watch “Veep”
The vice president tweeted congrats to Louis-Dreyfus, “A fellow Veep with a great sense of humor, and a good friend.”

Why “Chelsea Lately” will be missed
Chelsea Handler officially signs off tonight with a live one-hour E! broadcast.

Homer Simpson tries the Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch “The Simpsons” star get splashed thanks to Bart. PLUS: Kate Middleton gets “Simpson”-ized, and here is the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Ice Bucket Challenge.

Watch Phil Hartman”s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
The “SNL” and “NewsRadio” star was celebrated today by fellow cast members Jon Lovitz and Kevin Nealon.

Why can”t Jon Hamm win an Emmy?
Is the “Mad Men” star too handsome? Or is it Bryan Cranston”s fault?

Who should host next year”s Emmys on Fox? Andy Samberg?
Jane Lynch and Ryan Seacrest were Fox”s two previous Emmy hosts. What about Fox”s Samberg or FX”s Louis CK? Or how about Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

Ex-NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall: I”m now a TV writer for an HBO show
Mendenhall, who retired at age 26 from the NFL in March, says: “I'm on the writing team of a new show that will air on HBO next summer.”

It was Billy Eichner”s “ballsy” idea to pitch an Emmys edition of “Billy on the Street”
“The idea actually started with me,” says Eichner. “It was kind of a ballsy email I sent. When I heard he was doing the Emmys, I actually emailed his showrunner Mike Shoemaker, who was working on the Emmys with Seth. And I almost didn”t send the email because it was a bit forward-it was a bit presumptuous of me to think this might be a good idea.” PLUS: The satirical genius of Eichner”s Emmy shtick.

“Bachelor”/”Bachelor in Paradise” teacher is back to work after her 3rd leave of absence was rejected
The school board didn”t know Elise Mosca was doing reality TV when the 3rd-grade teacher requested two unpaid leaves of absence.

Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne are reportedly a couple
The “Portlandia” star was spotted with the “Orange is the New Black” star at a post-Emmy celebration.

Markie Post joins “Chicago P.D.”
The “Night Court” alum will play Erin Lindsay”s mom in a multi-episode arc.

Jodie Foster might direct the “Hannibal” TV series
Last night, “The Silence of the Lambs” star bumped into TV”s “Hannibal” crew.

NFL on Fox creates a Telenovela promo starring Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Watch Buck attempt to speak Spanish.

“Parenthood” promo apparently confirms a pregnancy
Amber appears to be pregnant in the final season.

Ex-NBA star Rick Fox will play himself on “The McCarthys”
The former L.A. Laker has previously apperaed on “Single Ladies,” “One Tree Hill” and other shows.

Matt Lauer is upset with Howard Stern”s Ice Bucket Challenge
“It”s aggravating to me,” says the “Today” host, who challenged his shock jock friend in July, only to see him actually attempt it when challenged by Jennifer Aniston.

“Once Upon a Time” bringing back Kristin Bauer van Straten
The “True Blood” alum will reprise her role as Maleficent in the 2nd half of the season.

“The Walking Dead” boss' addresses Daryl's sexuality speculation, says a gay male character will be introduced
Showrunner Scott M. Gimple says Daryl”s sexuality isn”t addressed this season, but a gay male character will indeed be joining the cast.

Netflix has already renewed “BoJack Horseman”
The Will Arnett animated comedy debuted last Friday.

“Sons of Guns” star arrested again on child rape charges
Will Hayden is accused of molesting his daughter.

Meet the “True Blood” series finale mystery man
Actor/stunt performer was chosen because he was “the man with the best arms from our stunt crew.”

“Finding Carter”s” Kathryn Prescott joins “The Dovekeepers”
She”ll play a teenaged tomboy in the CBS miniseries set in ancient Israel.

See more “Sons of Anarchy” final season pics
Jax is an inmate with tape on his hands.

Please kill the MTV VMAs
What”s the point of MTV handing out awards for videos when it”s not associated with music acts?

Jess” lands a “New Girl” beau with a tiny penis
Alan Ritchson will guest as a good-looking guy Jess meets at a bar.

“Mr. Belding” won”t watch Lifetime”s “Saved by the Bell” movie
It”s all BS, says Dennis Haskins.

Showtime shows off a new teaser for “The Affair”
Apparently the affair will involve the authorities.

Lucy Punch to star in an FX comedy project
The former “Ben and Kate” star will play a Brit who marries a death row inmate to stay in America.

Google will let you visit famous TV sets using Google Maps
The website has put together Google Street Views for “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” and other Emmy-nominated shows.

Johnny Galecki is single again
“The Big Bang Theory” star split from his “Pan-Am” girlfriend Kelli Garner.

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