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Complete Winners List of Emmy Awards 2013

In case you missed it… Here is the list of winners announced during the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live Sunday on CBS from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

— Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

— Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom,” HBO.

— Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.

— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

— Directing, Drama Series: David Fincher, “House of Cards,” Netflix.

— Writing, Drama Series: Henry Bromell, “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO.

— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, “Veep,” HBO.

— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.

— Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock,” NBC.

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO.

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter,” Showtime.

— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX Networks.

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Shocked Celebrities Pay Tribute To James Gandolfini

Tributes to beloved actor James Gandolfini began pouring in as soon as news broke of his sudden death at the age of 51. Many of Gandolfini’s colleagues, including his Sopranos co-stars, released statements or expressed their grief on social media. See some of the tributes below.

“We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.” – HBO

“I am shocked and devastated by Jim’s passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague. My heart goes out to his family. As those of us in his pretend one hold on to the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I’ve ever known.” – Edie Falco

“Jimmy treated us all like family with a generosity, loyalty and compassion that is rare in this world.. Working with him was a pleasure and a privilege. I will be forever grateful having had a friend the likes of Jimmy.” – Michael Imperioli

“I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time. Maureen and I send our deepest sympathy and love to Deborah, Michael, Lily, and all of Jimmy’s family.” – Stevie Van Zandt

“Jimmy was a dear friend and like a brother to me. He was a great actor and a great father. I will miss him terribly. I am very sad.” – Steven Schirripa

“James is one guy who never turned his back on me. He was the most humble and gifted actor and person I have ever worked with, “He was a great man and I will forever be indebted to him.” – Joseph R. Gannascoli

Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.” – Steve Carell

“James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I’m so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day.” – Olivia Wilde

“I did a play with James Gandolfini 24 years ago in a basement under a bar in the west village. I’m pretty sure it was one of his very first acting jobs. The year I was first elected SAG prez he threw me in the air at the awards party. “My God I will miss that man. He was so loving and talented and funny. He lived a huge life. The wind is knocked out of me.” – Melissa Gilbert

“So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family.” – Susan Sarandon

“RIP James Gandolfini! Your iconic portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano gave soul to a monster and fostered perverse pride in the Garden State.” – Kevin Smith

Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and their 9-month-old daughter, as well as his 13-year-old son Michael from his previous marriage to Marcy Wudarski.

Liberace’s Ex Lover Freed From Jail By Bunny Ranch Owner in NYC on Monday

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra

Scott Thorson, Liberace’s ex lover and the subject of the new smash hit HBO original film “Behind The Candelabra”, has found new life in an unusual place: Dennis Hof’s “Bunny Ranch” legal brothel in Carson City, Nevada.

The movie, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, has received rave reviews and early Emmy consideration.

After watching the film’s debut, Bunny Ranch owner and star of HBO’s “Cathouse” series, Dennis Hof was shocked to find that Thorson had been incarcerated in the Reno jail since February, unable to post $125,000 bail. Hof put up the bail for Thorson, arranged for top defense attorney David Houston to represent him, and is even currently housing Thorson at his private residence, adjacent to The Bunny Ranch just outside Reno. While residing there, Thorson will be working as Hof’s personal assistant while getting treatment for colon cancer and undergoing rehabilitation for drug addiction.

Debbie Reynolds: We all Knew Liberace Was Gay

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star in “Behind The Candelabra.”

 In the new film “Behind the Candelabra,” veteran entertainer Debbie Reynolds has just three major scenes to flesh out one of the most complicated figures in piano-playing showman Liberace’s life: his loving but sometimes manipulative mother Frances.

The Oscar-, Tony- and Emmy-nominated Reynolds didn’t need to do any homework for the part. She knew Frances. Reynolds joined Liberace’s inner circle while both were doing stage shows in Las Vegas.

“I tell the story when Lee called me one night after work,” Reynolds remembered, using Liberace’s nickname. “I was at the Desert Inn, he was at the Hilton, and he said, ‘Debbie, I’ll pick you up after the show, and we’ll take Tom Jones. It’s his birthday.'”

“I have never had a better time than being Liberace’s date,” the 81-year-old Reynolds continued. “We all knew he was homosexual. That was a friend: You know what they love and the people that they love, and what they are.”

“Behind the Candelabra” picks up the story of Liberace, played by Michael Douglas, in the ’70s and focuses on his six-year relationship with the much younger Scott Thorson, portrayed by Matt Damon.

Reynolds, who also knew Thorson, highly praised both of the film’s stars. “They had to immerse themselves: two straight men, to make this come off as loving and real.”

Liberace died from complications of AIDS in 1987 at age 67. He never publicly acknowledged he was gay.

“I don’t want him to be remembered just for being homosexual,” Reynolds explained. “He should be remembered as a great entertainer and loved by so many. And this picture does do that.”

“Behind the Candelabra” premieres on HBO in the U.S. and on HBO Canada Sunday. On the heels of its theatrical world premiere this week in Cannes, the film begins a run in overseas cinemas starting in June.

Long-Awaited Inductions and Surprises at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tommy Chong, Chuck Brennan and Cheech Marin at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled to air on HBO starting May 18, included surprising outbursts, long awaited recognition and performances by some of music’s most iconic representatives. “It was everything you expect when you put such a widely diverse group of musicians, performers and fans in a room together,” said Chuck Brennan, founder of Rock and Roll Academy, Brennan Rock & Roll Academy and CEO of Dollar Loan Center. The Academy was one of two exclusive sponsors of the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Held at Hollywood’s Nokia Theatre last month, the event will be televised on HBO beginning this Saturday, May 18. “Viewers will get a chance to see truly authentic reactions and performances from some of the greatest musicians in history,” said Brennan.

Among the evening’s most memorable moments was the band Rush’s induction by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. Rush, a Canadian rock band that has been eligible for induction since 1998, “played upwards of 250 shows a year,” said Grohl. “No hype, no bulls**t. They did it from the ground up…without any help from the mainstream press. For 40 years.”

“Their influence is undeniable,” said Grohl. “And their devoted fan base is only rivaled by the Grateful Dead.”

During the evening Jennifer Hudson performed in honor of Donna Summer, Usher performed Michael Jackson songs for Quincy Jones and inductees Randy Newman, Heart, Rush and Public Enemy performed.

“It was an incredible evening filled with very diverse musical representation,”said Brennan. “It was a great thing for the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy to support, as it shows that music can be amazing and life-changing in all different genres.”

Brennan recently organized a series of rock concerts at the Academy, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to celebrate its grand opening. Performances from stars including Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, George Lopez, Louie Anderson, Vince Neil, Stephen Pearcy and many other entertainment icons helped raise $1.4 million for its students in the Boys & Girls Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy grand opening had its own surprises, with Gene Simmons of KISS surprising the sold out crowds by performing and donating to the event’s silent auction. Cooper performed with Robby Krieger of the DOORS and a Who’s Who of the rock industry including Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of KISS, Sebastian Bach and Joey Allen of Warrant.

The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy serves hundreds of children in the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire. “They learn to play instruments, vocals and about the band environment,” said Brennan. “I grew up six blocks from here and was a Boys & Girls Club member. It is a great feeling to share my love of rock and roll with future generations.”

Brennan has a lifelong passion for Rock & Roll music. Before founding Dollar Loan Center he opened and operated one of the largest Rock & Roll concert halls in the Midwest, The Blitz Ballroom. Iconic bands including Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Quiet Riot and Blue Oyster Cult all graced the stage at the Blitz.

‘Game Of Thrones’ And ‘Dexter’ Top Pirated TV Shows Of 2012

Game of Thrones” and “Dexter” were the two most pirated TV shows of 2012, reports file-sharing site TorrentFreak. HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was downloaded a total of 4,280,000, while Showtime’s serial killer suspense series “Dexter” was downloaded 3,850,000 times.

Other TV shows to make the top 10 include CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” which came in at number three and four, followed by AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” Showtime’s “Homeland,” Fox’s “House” and “Fringe” also made the Top 10.

TorrentFreak noted that roughly 80 percent of TV piracy comes from outside the United States where many viewers do not have the means to watch their favorite television shows. “Airing delays and HBO’s choice not to make [Thrones] widely available online are two of the top reasons why so many people pirated the show,” the site argued.

The site also predicted that illegal TV series downloads will decrease dramatically as networks continue to find ways to make in-demand shows quickly available online worldwide in a legal manner.