Monday night (yes, Monday) was the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC and millions tuned in. Late Night host Seth Meyers gracefully took on the task of hosting. While the show might have been way too long, we found quite a few enjoyable moments that made us laugh, smile, and cry.
Seth Meyer’s Opening Monologue
Hosting any awards show is tough, but Seth held his own. He didn’t need a musical number, or heavy gag-jokes, to win over the audience. Seth was his usual charming self, with great delivery when it came to a friendly jab, or two.
Beyonce Showed Up
Oh you didn’t know, Queen Bey graced our screens last night? Amy Poehler AKA Beyonce, is half the reason we even tune into these awards shows. She’s either hosting, presenting, or just being fabulous, and that’s alright by us.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Matthew McConaughey Jokes
“Matthew McConaughey doesn't even own a television. I happen to know for a fact that he traded his television for a conch shell full of weed.”
The "Billy On The Street" Skit Was Surprisingly Good
"He's the host of the #Emmys this year!" "Um, Seth Macfarlane?" Haha.
— Yes/No Films (@yesnofilms) August 26, 2014
Usually, we're not too crazy about Billy On The Street, but his pre-taped skit with the Emmys' host, asking people on the street questions about the Emmys, was pretty hysterical.
Bryan Cranston’s Mustache
The guest of honor.
This Epic Makeout Sesh
Louis C.K.’s Simple, But Sweet Acceptance Speech
Nothing long-winded, just straight to the point, yet sweet. He also made sure to point out that Sarah Baker was the star and reason he won.
Retta Live-Tweeting The Whole Night
What is happening right now?? #Emmys pic.twitter.com/s9MsTYMOrj
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Poehlsy!!!! #JustLikeBey #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
I love how Jessica Lange is killing this “Ima let these fools know I’m still helluh sexy” saunter to stage. #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Retta, AKA Donna on Parks and Recreation and lover of live-tweeting, captured some of the most interesting moments from the night on Twitter.
When Joffery Confronted His Mother
When They Gave George R.R. Martin A Typewriter
And asked him to please write faster.
He was immediately on the case.
Ricky Gervais Just Being Ricky Gervais
"Now that is a television face. Not even really a television face. It's a Netflix face.” – Jimmy Kimmel
When Jimmy Fallon Seized The Day
Gwen Stefani messed up Stephen Colbert’s name, so Jimmy assumed that meant the Emmy was up for grabs. We’d all have done the same if we were there.
Billy Crystal’s Touching Robin William’s Memoriam
Which of these did you love the most? Tweet us your favorite moments from the night!
You might think that the guest of honor was an actor, who was nominated-than-won several Emmy Awards last night. You would be wrong. Last night’s guest of honor was not a nominee (but should have been). Last night’s star was Bryan Cranston’s Mustache.
Just look at how glorious it is:
An absolute star on it's own.
A gift to the world.
We are not worthy.
And it knows that we are not.
A wonder like this does not come easy, it takes work to be so increible.
How do you feel about this star and it's potential? Tweet us your love for the Mustache!
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
Sir Mick Jagger struggled to shoot James Brown biopic Get On Up while the Godfather of Soul was still alive, as the star was too difficult to work with.
Jagger had long wanted to bring Brown's life to the big screen but his dream only became a reality after the star's death in 2006. Now the Brown Sugar hitmaker has revealed the delays came about because the legendary singer was too difficult to work with, and there were further holdups when Jagger had to deal with the executors of Brown's estate.
Jagger tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, "It was very difficult when he was alive because he kept changing his mind and he wanted this and he wanted that and didn't want too much negativity, which I totally understand. And after he died his estate became very difficult to deal with because there were so many of them. I don't think I'm talking out of turn to say there were disputes."
The Rolling Stones frontman is producing the movie in partnership with Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, and Brown will be played in the film by 42 star Chadwick Boseman.
Queen star Brian May has paid tribute to the band's first manager following his death at the age of 74. Norman Sheffield, who managed the rockers during the early days of their career, passed away in Cornwall, England on 20 June (14) after a battle with cancer.
He began his career as a musician with his band The Hunters, performing with Sir Cliff Richard in the late 1950s, and he later opened the Trident recording studios in London where hits including David Bowie's Space Oddity and The Beatles' Hey Jude were brought to life.
Sheffield took on management duties for Queen in 1972 and remained with the band until 1975, but later reunited with them when one of his companies was asked to produce their iconic Bohemian Rhapsody video.
The band's guitarist May has now offered up a tribute in memory of the man who helped shape Queen's music career.
In a post on his website, May writes, "Sad to report the passing of Queen's first manager, Norman Sheffield. We had our differences of course, but, in the Grand Scheme of Things, all the water had long since flowed under the bridge. Our sincere condolences to his family. RIP Norman."
Actor Alexander Ludwig has landed a new role as a brand ambassador for jewellery and luxury goods company Bulgari.
The Lone Survivor star, who also played Cato in The Hunger Games, joined his fellow Bulgari spokesman, Eric Bana, and the design firm's muse, singer and former French First Lady Carla Bruni, at a party in Paris, France on Tuesday night (08Jul14) to celebrate his new appointment, which was announced during the city's haute couture fashion week.
Ludwig, 22, says, "I feel very privileged to be associated with such an incredibly prestigious brand. I've long admired its tradition of impeccable design and it is also very appealing to me because the product is very youthful and modern. "I am also proud of their fundraising work on behalf of Save the Children and look forward to working more closely on their humanitarian projects in the near future."
Oscar winner Jared Leto, The Vampire Diaries beauty Nina Dobrev and Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto were also in attendance at the party.
George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has suffered a miscarriage. The Italian model/actress was expecting her first child with her current boyfriend, spinal surgeon Brian Perri, this autumn (14), but she revealed on Friday (13Jun14) that she had lost the baby.
Taking to her WhoSay.com blog, she wrote, "Unfortunately, life gives you... a reality that you do not expect, and that is very hard to accept, even if you think you are strong enough and prepared.
"You're never really ready to be told that there is no more beating (heartbeat) and that it had already stopped long ago."
Sharing a note of encouragement to others who have suffered similar heartbreak, she continued, "I just want to say to all those women who are going through it to stay strong because life goes on and it is nobody's fault. Nature acts in incomprehensible ways."
Canalis split from Clooney in 2011 after 18 months together, and she went on to enjoy an on/off romance with Jackass daredevil Steve-O.
Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor have confessed their world tours with Free singer Paul Rodgers was "a stretch" at times because the rock veteran wasn't a natural fit for them. The duo joined forces with Rodgers a decade ago and toured the world twice as Queen with Paul Rodgers, and released the album The Cosmos Rocks in 2008, but, as May and Taylor prepare for a string of North American dates with new frontman Adam Lambert, they have revealed they're much more comfortable with their latest replacement for dead singer Freddie Mercury.
Taylor tells the Toronto Sun newspaper, "Paul has one of the greatest rock voices but it’s more blues and soul orientated I would have thought. I would say, with all due respect to Paul, that Adam is more suited to a lot of our material and, whereas we had great tours with Paul, I think Adam is more naturally at home with us."
May adds, "I think the styles match more closely in a sense. But we had a great time with Paul no doubt about it and it kind of stretched it to a new place and I think a thoroughly good experience. But Adam... has many, many colours, so we can explore some of those strange excursions that Queen likes to."
Meanwhile, May reveals the group's current tour with Lambert, who auditioned for American Idol with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, could be its last.
He explains, "I don’t know how long we’re going to be capable of doing this kind of thing. At the moment it is that feeling of 'Yeah, One last swing around, one last gallop', and we’ll see how it goes."
Gwyneth Paltrow has baffled fans by suggesting water can be upset by mean words. The Oscar winner left readers of her Goop.com website confused after detailing the work of Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto, whose experiments suggest the molecular structure of water can be affected by human emotions.
She writes, "I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter. I have long had Dr. Emoto's coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it."
She then enlists the help of Dr. Habib Sadeghi to explain the wacky theory, claiming that freezing water in vials labelled with kind phrases produces snowflake-like crystals, while specimens emblazoned with negative words freeze in "clumps".
He writes, "In his experiments, Emoto poured pure water into vials labelled with negative phrases like 'I hate you' or 'Fear'. After 24 hours, the water was frozen, and no longer crystallised under the microscope: It yielded grey, misshapen clumps instead of beautiful lace-like crystals. "In contrast, Emoto placed labels that said things like 'I love you' or 'Peace' on vials of polluted water, and after 24 hours, they produced gleaming, perfectly hexagonal crystals."
Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan were crowned the kings of the 2014 CMT Music Awards after they each took home two trophies at the TV network's annual prizegiving on Wednesday (05Jun14). Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard earned prizes for Duo Video of the Year as well as Collaborative Video of the Year for This is How We Roll featuring Bryan.
The Drunk On You hitmaker landed a second award, CMT Performance of the Year, for a separate duet with Lionel Richie thanks to their Oh No/All Night Long set from the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year TV special.
The trio dominated the show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee from the start of the ceremony, when they were joined by ZZ Top and R&B star Jason Derulo to sing and dance to a mash-up of his song Talk Dirty and Florida Georgia Line's This is How We Roll to kick off the programme.
It was also a big night for Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert, who won the Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year, respectively. This is the second year in a row in which the trio has taken the top honours.
The ceremony, which was hosted by three-time emcee Kristen Bell, also included sets from Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.
John Legend sang a special version of his hit All of Me arranged by Hunter Hayes, while Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles joined in with vocals, and Lee Ann Womack and Kacey Musgraves took on Alan Jackson's Livin on Love just before Underwood presented him with the first-ever CMT Impact Award.
The top winners are:
Video of the Year - See You Again by Carrie Underwood
Female Video of the Year - Automatic by Miranda Lambert
Male Video of the Year - Doin' What She Likes by Blake Shelton
Group Video of the Year - Done by The Band Perry
Duo Video of the Year - Round Here by Florida Georgia Line
Breakthrough Video of the Year - Wasting All These Tears by Cassadee Pope
Collaborative Video of the Year - This is How We Roll by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
CMT Performance of the Year - Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie for Oh No/All Night Long from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year
CMT Impact Award - Alan Jackson
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been plunged into mourning following the death of his mother last week (ends16May14). Barbara J. Warner passed away in Canton, Ohio on 13 May (14), aged 68, after a long battle with dementia.
Manson, real name Brian Warner, shared the news of his heartbreaking loss in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page on Sunday (18May14), writing, "Mother, to the first and greatest believer in me... I hope I see you again someday.
"But not now, because I have more things I promised I would do. I'll make you proud and satisfied that you know that you made the son you wanted. I love you."