Monday Morning Entertainment Headlines


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A terrorism thriller captivated Emmy voters more than Madison Avenue did at the 64th annual Emmy Awards. "Homeland" won six Emmys, including best drama, beating previous winner "Mad Men." Five awards for "Modern Family" include a three-peat as best comedy series, although there was a minor backlash online as some Emmy watchers questioned whether the show had a deserving season.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Homeland" leaves "Mad Men" in the dust, taking over as best drama. "Mad Men" was not only denied a record-setting fifth best drama trophy, but it walked away without a single trophy after 17 nominations. "Homeland" took six trophies, including best acting honors for Damien Lewis and Claire Danes. Backstage, Danes said she especially appreciates one viewer. She says it's "way cool" that President Obama has said he's a fan of "Homeland." She says it speaks to the relevancy of the show. Lewis says he didn't expect to beat Bryan Cranston, who had won the best actor in the drama Emmy for "Breaking Bad" the three previous years. Aaron Paul, of "Breaking Bad," won best supporting drama actor. Maggie Smith won as best supporting actress for "Downton Abbey."


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Modern Family" has its third straight Emmy Award as best comedy. Among its five Emmys are supporting acting awards for Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen, who were competing against all the other adult cast members. Their show beat out two freshman series from HBO, "Girls" and "Veep." "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home the Emmy for best actress in a comedy. Jon Cryer won the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy series, a category he moved to after Charlie Sheen left the show.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There's no stopping "The Amazing Race." It won the Emmy for best reality show for the ninth time. After seven nominations, "Dancing With the Stars" host Tom Bergeron has his first Emmy as reality show host. He said backstage that it probably didn't hurt that "Survivor's" Jeff Probst wasn't nominated this year.


LOS ANGELES (AP ) -- Julianne Moore has Sarah Palin to thank for her Emmy. Moore was named best actress in a miniseries or movie for her portrayal of the former vice-presidential candidate in "Game Change." That HBO movie won five Emmys, including best miniseries or movie.


BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- Kelly Monaco squealed when she learned she'd be in the All Star edition of "Dancing With the Stars." Then reality set in. Monaco remembered she'd have to squeeze in her dance rehearsals while keeping her day job at "General Hospital." She says she usually tapes ten shows on Mondays and Tuesdays and has to learn 40-50 pages of dialogue a day. Monaco can be on the set as long as 12 hours a day. At least she has the comfort of knowing she's survived the schedule before when she was on the first season of "Dancing With the Stars." And she won that round.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three new movies bunched up tightly for the number-one spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office. Studio estimates put two movies in a tie for first-place with $13 million each: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena's police story "End of Watch" and Jennifer Lawrence's horror flick "House at the End of the Street." Not far behind was Clint Eastwood's baseball tale "Trouble with the Curve," which opened with $12.7 million.


MILAN (AP) -- Sharon Stone helped raise more than $1.1 million for AIDS research at a charity auction in Italy, hours after a brief trip to a hospital during Milan Fashion Week. According to the charity, Stone was having migraine-related symptoms after the Fendi runway show Saturday night, was examined as a precaution and was given a clean bill of health.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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