Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki met up with their costars from The Big Bang Theory yesterday for a night of laughs and charity at the A Night at Sardi's gala in Beverly Hills. Kaley wore a strapless blue gown as she mingled with stars like Emmy Rossum, Jason Bateman, and Zachary Levi at the event. She got glammed up after sporting a more casual, but still chic, look when she celebrated Hollywood stylists at an event in LA last week. The Big Bang Theory cast and other funny actors and actresses typically perform skits during the event, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. We were live on the scene last night, so be sure to check back for more of our red carpet coverage!
Jim Parsons made it a repeat at the Primetime Emmys this evening, taking home his second straight statue for lead actor in a comedy. He stepped back to the press room to talk about being surprised by the win, since even his mother told him that Steve Carell had it in the bag this year. The The Big Bang Theory actor also revealed what it was like getting the award presented to him by Charlie Sheen. Here are highlights:
Did you know Charlie Sheen was going to be presenting? My first glimpse of Charlie was when they showed him right before the commercial when he was putting on his makeup. Then I started putting two and two together.
What are the statistical odds of you winning twice in a row? Apparently so bad that my mother didn't think I was going to. She told me it was going to be somebody else this year. Bless her heart. I'm very happy, but I'm a little flabbergasted, to be honest. Not that I expected anything ever, but I do manage to feel more shocked this year. Last year felt like more of a possibility for whatever reason, maybe because I was naive. But this year I felt pretty certain that I didn't have to worry about getting up there and I'm very grateful that I did.
Since you won last year, was the pressure off this time? Are you able to enjoy yourself more? Well, I did enjoy this year leading up to it this year more than last year, maybe because of last year having won. This year the whole show was nominated and Johnny was nominated — there's just so many more people involved in the process than there were last year. It felt like, even though everybody had to do all the things leading up to it, it felt like they were oddly taking away tasks from me. I didn't have to support a bunch of stuff — he'll do this, she'll be there. It was much more of a party atmosphere leading up to it this year.
What did Charlie Sheen say to you backstage? He just congratulated me and said "that's awesome." It was that sweet and that banal, I'm afraid.
Did you think it was Steve Carell's year to win? I did. That was what my mother had said along with other prognosticators. I just felt it would have been very richly deserved. He's just done such a wonderful job on that show for such a long time period. I really thought it would be anybody but me, and that Steve had a better chance.
He's done it again! Jim Parsons is this year's Emmy winner for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. He beat out his costar Johnny Galecki for The Big Bang Theory, Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock, Louis C.K. for Louie, The Office's Steve Carell, and Matt LeBlanc for Episodes. A lot of us had our fingers crossed for Carell to take it home for his final season as Michael Scott, but were you pulling for Parsons?
Following his Emmy win earlier this year, Jim Parsons is the Golden Globe winner for best actor in a TV musical or comedy for The Big Bang Theory! He beat out Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, Thomas Jane, and Matthew Morrison. Do you agree with this win?
Don't forget to weigh in on all of the winners by voting in my polls!
Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Bell, and Mandy Moore walked the red carpet on Friday before heading in to take their seats at the Stand Up 2 Cancer phone banks in LA. The hour-long telethon was broadcast on multiple major networks and streamed across the web, and the effort raised more than $100 million dollars for research in the fight against the disease. Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and mom-to-be Christina Applegate, both of whom battled cancer in the past, proudly modeled t-shirts that read "Survivor."
Gwyneth Paltrow arrived on the West Coast on Thursday, ready to add her support to the event after attending Fashion's Night Out in London last week. She caught up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, while Rob Lowe joined Diane Lane. Cindy Crawford, and Chuck's Zachary Levi helped in collecting donations, and fresh-from-Mexico Ryan Seacrest also lent his star power to the cause. Contributions to the charity are still being accepted, and they're even open to making good use of Facebook credits!
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While the Emmys are underway and trophies are being handed out, I'm live in the press room to hear the first words of wisdom from all the winners. Here's what The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons had to say about his win for best lead actor in a comedy series:
How do you feel about this win?
Jim Parsons: This feels absolutely dream-like and I mean that in the most literal sense of the word. Is this really happening? I don't understand. And I keep waiting for someone to wake me up.
How does it feel to be nominated two years in row?
JP: It's been a huge honor both last year and this year to be nominated. It just feels like being a small part of history. I'm a big reader of almanacs and I like lists . . . boy do I sound OCD. So I was oddly thrilled to be part of a list, a group like this. The winning is kind of beyond. It's a cherry on top. I'm thrilled, I'm honored, but I'm stunned too.
How do you plan on celebrating?
JP: What am I doing to celebrate? I am the lamest old man, tired, but I think this gives me the energy to make it to 10:30, 11 tonight. I could rock out with some ice cream.
What was your first acting role?
JP: I played the cola cola bird, and I only had one line I had to sing over and over again. [sings] I don't know that I was good, I have a feeling that I wasn't overly riveting. But I obviously caught a bug.
What other TV nerds have influenced you over the years?
JP: There's a little nerd in a lot of classic sitcom characters. Isn't Ted Baxter a bit of a nerd? Isn't Michael J. Fox or Alex P. Keaton a bit of a nebbish little nerd in his own way? The spirit of that is what I felt like and still feel like is helping form what I do.
Stay tuned for more updates from the winners in the Emmy press room!
This year, you're helping me break down the Emmy nominations and predicting who you want — and think — will win. Today I'm showing you what you guys think of the best actor in a comedy category. Take a look, and don't forget to also vote on who you think will win on my ballot — you could win an iPad!
For this year's Emmy nominations, I've been having you guys tell me why you think a certain actor deserves to take home the gold this year. You're doing an amazing job — and your arguments are figuring prominently in my Emmy breakdowns. For this round, I want you to tell me who deserves the statute for best lead actor in a comedy.
Interestingly, only one of the nominees is a newbie: Glee's Matthew Morrison. He joins veterans Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Steve Carell of The Office, Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory, and Tony Shalhoub of Monk, who have a whopping 23 nominations between them. It'll be Shalhoub's last chance since Monk is no longer on the air. Who do you think deserves to win?