• The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognizes the cream of the crop when it comes to behind-the scenes television professionals, so it's no surprise that among this year's presenters are some of the top players from the biggest TV productions of the past year.

    The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the first lineup of presenters for the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and everyone from reality TV darlings to epic miniseries producers is on board to announce this year's winners in categories that include art direction, cinematography, makeup, music, editing, special visual effects, and more. 

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    Presenters include "Project Runway" hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who are both nominated this year in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category. (It's also Gunn's first time as a hosting nominee, and he's feeling "numb" about it.) The duo will be joined onstage by the show's executive producer, Jon Murray.

    Also on the reality front: "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec will take a bite out of another award. (Let's hope they don't scare off the winner!)

    And they're reunited and it feels so good. In a highly anticipated

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  • Presenting ... Michael Douglas and Matt Damon at the Emmys! The "Behind the Candelabra" couple will reunite onstage as the very first Emmy presenters at the 65th annual ceremony later this month.

    But their presenting gig probably won't be the only time this dynamic duo will appear onstage. Both men — who are usually known as Oscar fixtures due to their movie star status — have been nominated for their roles in the TV movie "Behind the Candelabra." Douglas played Liberace in the HBO flick, while Damon played his longtime lover, Scott Thorson. The movie is up for a whopping total of 15 nominations. 

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    Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that this year's ceremony will mark the first time that Douglas or Damon has ever presented at the Emmy Awards.

    Michael Douglas's Emmy nominations date back to 1974 for his role in "The Streets of San Francisco." He's also been recognized for a guest-starring stint on "Will & Grace" and has racked up a total of five Emmy nominations over the past 40 years.

    Damon's Emmy nominations match Douglas's and include his guest-starring role on "30 Rock" as well as several noms for "Project Greenlight." 

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  • June Foray attends "Happy Feet Two." (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)The Emmys are all about honoring television's most talented actors: the stars whose faces evoke the dynamic characters we love, hate, or love to hate. But some of the most revered actors don't have a familiar face at all. Thus is the case with one of TV's most iconic and prolific voice actors of all time, June Foray, who's known as "The First Lady of Cartoon Voices."

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    But this year, Foray, 95, will certainly not be forgotten. The Emmy winner will be the recipient of the Creative Arts Emmys' prestigious Governors Award. She sat down with Theo Von, host of Yahoo's "The Yo Show," in her home — which she calls "a museum" dedicated to cartoons — to discuss her 80-year career and the most memorable characters she's voiced, namely Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on "The Bullwinkle Show," which aired from 1959 to 1964.

    When asked how she came up with Rocky's voice, Foray admitted, "I

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  • The best revelation from Wednesday night's New York Times-sponsored TimesTalk with Emmy-nominated "House of Cards" stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and series creator Beau Willimon: They're halfway through filming on Season 2, which will premiere in 2014.

    In the first ever on-set version of a TimesTalk, Spacey, Wright, and Willimon also talked about the real-life counterparts to their much-nominated series (nine altogether, including a best drama series nod), the comparisons between Spacey and Wright's Underwoods and the Clintons, and the significance of Frank Underwood's rowing machine.

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    Five things we learned from the TimesTalk, which took place on the "House of Cards" set in Baltimore:  

    1. Spacey knows people see parallels between "House of Cards" power couple Frank and Claire Underwood and real-life power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton (who admitted to Spacey that he had binge-watched the Netflix series):
    "I suspect while Bill and Hillary might be the most well-known, I think there are probably a lot of Washington couples that you could look at and say 'That is a marriage that works, that's a marriage about what they're doing and about what they care

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  • "The Yo Show" recently caught up with Tony Hale to chat about his Emmy-nominated "Veep" role, and the actor gave some new insight into his quirky character, Gary Walsh.

    When Michael Yo asked the 42-year-old "Veep" star about his Emmy nod, Hale admitted, "It's hard to digest. I mean, I see my name on that list, and I still have to kind of take a second look, because it's humbling and overwhelming and exciting. My wife and I, when we found out the news, we just kind of stared at each other for six hours and screamed. And then I had to take a nap, because it was too exhausting."

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    "That list" includes some pretty stiff competition. Hale is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — up against Adam Driver from "Girls," "Saturday Night Live's" Bill Hader, and nearly half the cast of "Modern Family." (Noticeably absent is last year's winner, Eric Stonestreet.)

    Of course, there's no time for power naps for

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