Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace Lead Emmy Noms
Desperate Housewives and Will & Grace rather unsurprisingly led the Emmy Award nominations yesterday, with 15 nominations each. But two HBO flicks, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Warm Springs, both got 16 nominations each. Among the Wisteria Lane housewives, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman got nods -- we're sure that's not going to cause ANY tension on the set with Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan. We were also happy to see our favorite show, Lost, lead the drama nominations with 12 nods. Recently ended Everybody Loves Raymond got 13 nominations, and other nominees included The West Wing, 24, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Arrested Development and Scrubs.
Judge Dismisses Michael Moore Libel Case
A federal judge has dismissed a $20 million libel and defamation lawsuit that was filed against filmmaker Michael Moore by the brother of Terry Nichols. Nichols was the conspirator in the Oklahoma City bombing of April 1995, which killed 168 people. The suit was filed in October 2003, alleging that statements made by Moore in Bowling for Columbine implied James Nichols was involved in the bombing. The judge said that Moore's "statements were factual and substantially true statements." Moore had interviewed Nichols at his Michigan farm, and noted that the brothers and Timothy McVeigh had made "practice bombs" there.
Cameron Diaz Takes the Stand against Photographer
Cameron Diaz testified against the photographer that she says blackmailed her over topless pictures. Diaz took the stand for three hours, noting that she "wasn't ashamed" of the photos. Photographer James Rutter is charged with attempted grand theft, forgery and perjury for trying to sell the photos to Diaz for millions of dollars. Diaz giggled about her early modeling career and laughed about the May 1992 photo shoot, which shows her topless in leather boots and fishnets. She thought the pics might end up in edgy European magazines -- one of her in a black bra did appear in a French magazine.
Christian Slater has rejected a plea bargain deal in his charge of groping a woman in Manhattan. Oprah, up for the Nobel Peace Prize? Stranger things have happened. We'd vote for her, but then again, we aren't really allowed to vote for Nobel Prizes.