The Good Place star D’Arcy Carden and Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong unveiled the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards Tuesday. This year, the nominations divvied up more than their usual share of snubs and surprises.
On a positive note, Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek earned some Emmy love in its sixth and final season. The show earned a nom in the Outstanding Comedy category, while Eugene Levy was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, and Catherine O’Hara was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress.
GOT TAKES 32!
Despite receiving blowback from fans, HBO’s Game of Thrones snagged an amazing 32 nominations, putting HBO in the lead for network with the most nods. Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke both earned nods for Outstanding Leads.
This is the most nominations any show has received in a single year. NYPD Blue held the previous record, with 26 noms in 1994. HBO snagged 137, with Netflix earning 117 for a distant second place. They were the only networks to break triple digits.
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Next up, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has 20 nominations, followed by HBO’s Chernobyl with 19, NBC’s Saturday Night Live with 18, and HBO’s Barry and FX’s Fosse/Verdon are tied with 17 apiece.
Other shows that faired well include The Handmaid’s Tale with 11, HBO’s Veep and NBC’s This Is Us with nine each, CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Netflix’s Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé with six apiece, and NBC’s The Good Place with five.
Several stars landed first-timin nominations, including Amy Adams(Sharp Objects), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Billy Porter (Pose), Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon), Sophie Turner(Game of Thrones) and Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon).
While NBC’s The Good Place snagged five noms, Outstanding Comedy, Ted Danson for Outstanding Lead and Maya Rudolph for Outstanding Guest, leading star Kristen Bell was overlooked again, as was D’Arcy Carden, who announced the noms.
The widely admired Penn Badgley was passed over for his role as killer Joe in Netflix’s You.
Another massive snub was CBS All Access’ Good Wife spinoff.
Julia Roberts, who was overlooked for her hit Amazon series Homecoming, addressed the oversight on Instagram. "Well, I’m in exceptional company at least," she wrote. She linked to a USA Today alert that read "Biggest Emmy nomination snubs: Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Emma Stone are among the A-listers shut out."
Clooney was expected to be nominated for his role on Hulu’s Catch-22, and Stone was considered a contender for Netflix’s Maniac.
The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, airing at 8pm ET on Fox.
Kylie Jenner is usually all about business on Instagram. But in a break from aspirational bikini shots, she shared a candid message about her struggles with anxiety, and the toll that celebrity life has taken on her life and identity.
She also alluded the loss of her friendship with BFF Jordyn Woods (who made out with her sister Khloe’s then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, eep!) and the emotional roller coaster she endured after welcoming her baby Stormi.
Kylie wrote: "I’m proud of myself, my heart, and my strength. Growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal. I’ve lost friends along the way and I’ve lost myself too sometimes. My first tattoo was 'sanity' to remind myself everyday to keep it. I’ve struggled with anxiety my whole young adult life and after my baby I dealt with all the internal ups and downs. I felt like I had to find myself completely again."
She continued: "I keep a whole lot to myself but just wanted to share and let you know I’m human. My life is not perfect and what you see here on social media is just the surface. Be gentle with yourself, move on, and let go. We are all capable of great things, worthy of love, and allowed to express ourselves. Do more of what makes you happy and be unapologetic. Now is your season. We all have a magnificent destiny."
HANNAH BROWN & LUKE PARKER DUKE IT OUT ON TWITTER: In the process of figuring out who she wants to giver her final rose to, Bachelorette Hannah Brown sent home one of the more controversial contestants, Luke Parker. The pair shared a heated debate about intimacy, and on Monday, when Parker basically said he wanted to marry a virgin. "Like I totally have all the trust in the world for you, but at the same time I just want to make sure we’re on the same page. Like if you told me you’re going to have sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home 100 percent," Parker said. At which point she showed him the door. But their story continued on social media. "The difference in how we view sin is seen in the response, I’m weeping at mine and you’re laughing at yours. All sin stings. My heart hurts for both of us," Parker tweeted at Brown, who shot back, "@luke_parker777 time and time again jesus loved and ate with ‘sinners’ who laughed. and time and time again he rebuked ‘saints’ that judged. where do you fall Luke?"
MIKE FLEISS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING PREGNANT WIFE: Laura Fleiss, the wife of Mike Fleiss, who created the Bachelor empire, is claiming he attacked her at their home in Hawaii after demanding she get an abortion, according to The Blast. She filed an emergency domestic violence restraining order Tuesday, the site reports. In it, she claims that on on July 4, "While we were at our house in Kauai, Mike demanded that I get an abortion. Our son Ben was in the house, seated in another room nearby. Mike told me, 'If you have an abortion, then we can just go back to the way we were.'" Laura says she is pregnant with their second child. She claims, "While Mike has frequently been verbally abusive towards me during our marriage, in recent weeks, he has become enraged, due to the fact I am pregnant with our second child. Mike told me many times that he did not want us to have a second child. He also repeatedly told me throughout our marriage, and prior to our marriage, that he knew he would 'have to have' one child with me because I was 26-years-old when we got married, did not yet have any children, and he knew I wanted to have a family. Mike, however, being 55-years old, did not want to have more than one child together."
IRELAND BALDWIN SAYS HER BREASTS CAME FROM THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY: Celebrities say the darndest things! Ireland Baldwin, the model daughter of Alec and Kim Basinger, credits her boosted bustline to the "brown bread at cheesecake factory," she shared in a recent Instagram post, along with the hashtag, "#lifehack."
BATMAN BEGINS ACTOR KARL SHEILS DIES: Karl Shiels, 47, has died. He rose to fame in Peaky Blinders and Batman Begins. "Karl was a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, lighthearted, funny, sharp-witted, outspoken and intensely powerful as an actor, director and artistic director of the Theatre Upstairs – where he was such a support and mentor for young writers, actors and directors – and of his own company Semper Fi before that," his agent Lisa Richard said. "Karl was a remarkable force in Irish theatre and hugely loved and respected by all who worked with him." The cause of death is unclear, though some reports say he died in his sleep.
Brody Jenner is getting real about his strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner. On The Hills: New Beginnings Monday, the 35-year-old said he was crushed when his father didn’t attend his weedding.
"Not having my dad at the wedding, it was a bummer," Brody said during a dinner with his wife Carter, 30, his brother Brandon Jenner, 38, and their mom Linda Thompson, 69.
Brody said: "Honestly, it really did hurt and I would have loved to have had her there. But she had better things to do. Apparently."
Brody and Carter got married in Sumba, Indonesia on June 2, 2018. At the time, a source told People had "work commitments that have been set up for months and couldn’t be changed in the end."
Brody admits that not being able to rely on his dad is hardly new. He said: "My dad and I have never really had a great relationship. Through all the ups and downs that my family has had, my mom has always been the rock."
Linda encouraged Brody to find a way to forgive Caitlyn. She explained: "I met your dad, married your dad. I had this great, normal life here in this little house in Malibu until that fateful day where Caitlyn said to me, ‘I want to transition.’ "
She later added, "My life just did like a 180. In my mind, I had lost my normal, my family, my wonderful husband that I had thought would be forever. I had lost my marriage and the father of my kids. I was devastated. But that was just a momentary reaction. My greater sympathy had to go out to Caitlyn."
Wendy Williams, 54, has had a crazy year, what with spending time in a sober house to address issues with alcohol and drugs, splitting from her husband and manager of 20 years Kevin Hunter, helping extract her son Kevin Hunter Jr. from an assault charge against his father and navigating multiple health issues, and it seems she is ready to put her health first.
The daytime talk show revealed last week that she’d been diagnosed with lymphedema, a disorder that causes swelling in the arms and legs. She mentioned purchasing a machine to help her deal with the symptoms, and now she is giving concerned fans a look at the treatments she’s getting.
"Just Wendy with lymphedema machine. 45min every day. #lymphedema #flexitouch #gethelp," Williams captioned a shot of herself with the machine on Instagram.
In addition to lymphedema, Williams’ Graves Disease, which she has been dealing with for 20 years started "creeping back" in 2018 when she passed out on-air mid-show. She later found out she’d been on the wrong dose, and she adjusted her medication and took time off the show this year to deal with complications.
Yikes! Social media drama took an ugly turn when Ben Simmons’ sister Liv appears to call Kendall Jenner a "ho" in a series of subtweets. Kendall and Ben were a thing for a while, but they are no longer. Now, she is rumored to be dating Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, but the supermodel is pretty tight-lipped about her dating status so at this point, it’s all speculation.
Liv tweeted: "I just wouldn’t ever wanna be known for dating athletes. Like imagine working your way through a league. Not a team, a LEAGUE!"
Liv was responding to a viral meme that claims Kendall dated D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Simmons, Kuzma and Blake Griffin.
After getting called out for slamming Kendall by fans, she continued: "Oh, f*ck you guys, I live under a tree #ShadyLife" and "I’d rather be crazy than be a hoe sic #Facts."
Kendall herself weiged in Tuesday, firing back: "2 out of 5 accurate, thanks," Jenner fired back on Tuesday, July 16.
While the 23-year-old did not specify who she was referring to, she has previously been linked to Griffin, 30, and Simmons, 22.
JENNIFER ANISTON, TIG NOTARO BOARD BUTTIGIEG BANDWAGON: Pete Buttigieg has a huge following in Hollywood, helping him lead the Democratic field in fundraising in the second quarter. In a filing released Monday night, Buttigieg disclosed contributions from several Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro, Spike Jonze, Kevin Bacon, John Stamos and Larry David.
ANTON YELCHIN DOC SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE HIS SONGS: A documentary about the life and career of late actor Anton Yelchin, who rose to fame for roles in Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation, will feature his journal entries, photography and original music. The project is directed by former editor Garrett Price, and will also be peppered with interviews with family, friends and colleagues, including J.J. Abrams, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage, Like Crazy director Drake Doremus, Jodie Foster, John Cho and more. The soundtrack to Love, Antosha releases digitally and via CD on July 16, with the film debuting in Los Angeles on Aug. 2 and New York on Aug. 9.
NETFLIX SET FOR BIG-BUDGET WILDLIFE DOC: Netflix is embarking on its first high-end wildlife documentary series, in partnership with Blue Planet II creator James Honeyborne. Dubbed Oceans, it will tell the stories of the oceans across the planet. Each episode will focus on a different ocean, and will explore its varied characteristics. Production will begin later this year.
TRAILERED TO CONNECT MOVIEGOERS: A new online search tool called Trailered has been designed to connect moviegoers with showtimes, trailers and tickets for all available films. The free service is launching in the U.S. and Canada. Fandango is a ticketing partner. "Until now, finding out where, when and what films are showing has tended to be a somewhat tedious and tricky discovery process. Trailered makes the entire journey a much more engaging, streamlined and simpler for moviegoers," said Ste Thompson, CEO and Creative Director of Powster, the creative studio and production company that created the new service. "Trailered makes finding which movies are playing at theaters nearby an effortless user experience. Simply load the site, and press play on any trailer listed. Those trailers listed are the current films in the movie theater that you can view that same evening."