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2013 Primetime Emmys Sunday September 22


THE EMMYS ARE HERE!!!!! I love love love the Emmys. It celebrates my #1 love – television.  The 65th annual primetime Emmy awards go live this Sunday, September 22 at 8/5pst. This year CBS will air the award show hosted by How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris. This year’s show will look more and more like the Academy Awards with musical numbers from Harris and Dance Chreography nominees that include a plethora of So You Think You Can Dance talent. There will also be a special in memoriam which will spotlight 5 people that have passed including Sopranos star, James Gandolfini and Glee’s Cory Monteith.


Before the show be sure to catch E! Red Carpet coverage with Guiliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest beginning at 6/3pst.

The Green Mile’s Michael Clarke Duncan Dies

Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile

Michael Clarke Duncan, the actor best known for his Academy Award nominated supporting role in The Green Mile died earlier today. His death is due to complications that stem from a heart attack he had in July of this year of which he never fully recovered from. He was 54 years old His rep released a statement saying,

Michael Clarke Duncan passed away this morning in Los Angeles, said his fiancée, Reverend Omarosa Manigault. The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered.  Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.

This is so sad. The Green Mile is up there as one of my fave movies and he is the main reason for that. He was a pretty good actor and just always seemed so humble and full of life in all the interviews I saw of him. I hope that his fiance and family get some peace and privacy during this time and that he rests in peace.

Director/Producer Tony Scott Found Dead

Director/Producer Tony Scott was found dead Sunday afternoon from an apparent suicide. The Daily Breeze reported that Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge close to Long Beach, CA. They have suggested that police found a suicide not left his vehicle but that has not been confirmed.

Scott is best known for his directing duties in Top Gun with Tom Cruise, Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy, to Unstoppable and The Taking of Pelham 123, etc with Denzel Washington. He was also a major producing force in Scott Free Productions along with his brother Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Prometheus, Gladiator). Together they have been a major force in bringing so many great films (Days of Thunder, Man on Fire, Crimson Tide) and shows to television (The Good Wife, Numb3rs, Gettysburg).

So sad to see that things weren’t going well for him that he felt he had to take his own life. The 68-year-old is survived by a wife, 2 children and a brother.