Homer Simpson, the latest celebrity to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week! Now the longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS reside in the town of Springfield. HOMER (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; MARGE (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; BART (Nancy Cartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old LISA (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby MAGGIE conveys emotions via pacifier sucks.
And the Emmy goes to …
Best Drama Series
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Best Comedy Series
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Best Miniseries or Movie
Best Actress Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven”
One of the Emmy moments Monday night was Billy Crystal’s heartfelt tribute to his friend, Robin Williams, during the memoriam portion of the show. “He made us laugh hard, every time you saw him,” Crystal said, speaking in front of a large image of Williams. “His brilliance was astounding… I used to think if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds I would be OK.”
How do you know you’re real? Is existence all just a big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? James Zucker investigates all of these questions (and more) in this mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s “Meditations on First Philosophy.”
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rattled Northern California at 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning, the strongest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years since the largest quake since the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989, leaving dozens wounded, power outages everywhere and a majority of buildings damaged. Kelly Huston, deputy director with the California Office of Emergency Services, said there were no reports of fatalities, but that as many as close to 100 people were taken to local hospitals. Most injuries were from falling objects and debris.
NBC Late Night & now this year’s 2014 Emmy Awards Host, Seth Meyers tells you what to expect at this year’s big ceremony, airing live on NBC Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Motor Neurone Disease Association ambassador Benedict Cumberbatch does the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of MND. To support the Association, visit www.justgiving.com/mndassoc. For more information follow @mndassoc and @mndVIPteam
Believe it or not, this big, bad doggie wants a little, fluffy kitty, and gets a little frustrated with his owner about it!
At A TED conference, Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.
Chicken, the tiny hamster is back and this time a chance to follow her morning routine. Waking up, eating, eating some more and eating again and then more eating. Finally she then heads out in her tiny car. But Where is she going?
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, why life isn’t always fair, and how, on occasion, maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in charge) .
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I’m a Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
Been able to get some down time this summer yet? Since a lot of people are on vacation this summer, Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #VacationFail.