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  • Shemar Moore on the red carpet before the show. (Getty Images)Everyone has an off night, right? Right?

    Shemar Moore is known for being a smooth operator, but he didn't come off that way during the Emmys. The "Criminal Minds" star served as the "social media reporter" during the telecast, but he was more awkward than suave.

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    Despite nearly 20 years in showbiz, including a four-year stint as host of "Soul Train," the 43-year-old heartthrob was uncharacteristically tongue-tied and stumbled over his lines nearly every time the camera was on him. And while "The Young and the Restless" star is known for his playful banter and love of the ladies, his delivery was off and it felt very uncomfortable. The stars who appeared with him felt it, too, if the looks on their faces were any indication.

    That was no more evident than when he was teasing Carrie Underwood's performance, which was a somewhat somber tribute to the year 1963, including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He said, "Including a

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  • Michael Douglas collecting his Emmy. (Getty Images)Michael Douglas's Emmy speech elicited a lot of laughs, but it wasn't all jokes and jabs.

    The 68-year-old actor was named Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for "Behind the Candelabra" and playfully delivered some sexually laced one-liners in the direction of his co-star Matt Damon, who played his love interest in the Liberace biopic. However, the speech had a serious moment when the veteran actor mentioned his incarcerated son, Cameron.

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    Referencing his adult son from his first marriage to Diandra Douglas, who is a drug addict serving a prison sentence for methamphetamine dealing, the actor said, "I'm hoping I'll be able — and they'll allow me — to see him soon."

    For those curious what exactly he meant, Douglas elaborated in the press room, explaining that his son is in solitary confinement for further drug infractions while imprisoned, specifically smuggling and possessing cocaine and heroin. The "Last Vegas" star said he

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  • Mario Lopez on Emmy night (Getty Images/Twitter)

    Mario Lopez's Emmy night wasn't all glitz and glamour. It was more like illness and IVs.

    While you couldn't tell by photos, the new dad was under the weather when he reported to the red carpet for his "Extra" hosting duties. He still looked dapper in a tuxedo and smiled broadly, displaying those trademark dimples.

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    But the "X Factor" host, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend covering the iHeartRadio music festival, was battling an undisclosed bug. Shortly before the red carpet kicked off he tweeted, "Emmy Sunday! Feeling a bit run down & out of it...I'll rally. Let me know what u want me to ask ur favorite stars. I'll be on the red carpet."

    And while the 39-year-old did rally, conducting interviews with "House of Cards'" Kevin Spacey, "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet, and "Homeland's" Morena Baccarin to name a few, that hard work did him in. By 8 p.m., the "Saved by the Bell" alum was at home in bed getting

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  • Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale pose together. (Getty Images)There was no denying it: Rose Byrne was glowing at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, and it wasn't just her new 'do.

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  • "The Voice" host Carson Daly and producer Mark Burnett [photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

    Since the inception of the Outstanding Reality Competition Program Emmy category in 2003, "American Idol" has been in the running a whopping nine times…but it has never won. In 2012 and 2013, it wasn't even nominated — but rival series "The Voice" was.

    And then this year, in only its second try, "The Voice" was able to do what "Idol" never could: It beat out the Emmys' perennial favorite, nine-time winner "The Amazing Race," and actually WON the Outstanding Reality Competition Emmy. Somewhere in a penthouse office suite over at 19 Entertainment, Simon Fuller is probably punching a wall right now.

    One "Idol"-affiliated exec who was definitely less than pleased with "The "Voice's" upset victory was "Idol's" former producer, Nigel Lythgoe, whose show "So You Think You Can Dance" was also nominated this year.

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    The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards was a reasonably tight affair (only running 12 minutes over) with fewer song and dance numbers than you'd expect from host Neil Patrick Harris and a fair number of upsets. But despite Harris's reputation for keeping things upbeat, the night often slipped into a somberness that made the show feel longer than its actual 192 minutes.

    The show opened with Harris sitting down to watch an entire season of television in what must have been an editor's nightmare as clips from various shows talked to him and to each other. That led into a delightful traffic jam onstage as past Emmy hosts appeared to offer advice. Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O'Brien heaped on unhelpful help until they were upstaged by an aside from Kevin Spacey (as his "House of Cards" alter-ego Francis Underwood). "I was promised the hosting job this year and they turned me down," he snarled in a nod to the show that received nine nominations this year. The segment ended on

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  • Emmys 2013: The Best and Worst Moments

    Obviously, "Nurse Jackie" star Merrit Wever's uber-brief acceptance speech was a winner, and we salute the ladies in red and green and yellow, who brought some much-needed brightness to the otherwise blah color palette of Emmy's red carpet. On the flip side, a TV legend ruined a sweet presentation with the night's harshest moment, while CBS went a little overboard with their self-promos among presenters. And those are but a few of our best, and worst, moments of Emmy night 2013.

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    Michael Douglas Comes Out on Top

    While accepting his award for Lead Actor in a

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  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' crowned at Emmys

    Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, and Bryan Cranston attend the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Breaking Bad," the brutal, drug-fueled saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, denying the online series "House of Cards" a history-making honor.

    "I did not see this coming," said "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, tipping his hat to Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards," the first digital contender for top Emmy honors.

    Attention and acclaim for the AMC cable channel's "Breaking Bad" has built as it nears the end of its five-season run next Sunday, with the final eight-episode arc eligible for next year's Emmys.

    "Modern Family" won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series even though its oft-honored cast was shut out this time.

    Jeff Daniels won the Emmy for best drama series actor for his portrayal of an idealistic TV anchorman in "The Newsroom," with Claire Danes capturing top actress honors for her troubled CIA agent in "Homeland."

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    LOS ANGELES — At the Emmys, Tom Hanks received onstage attention for his mustache and his work as a producer for "Game Change," which won an award for best miniseries or made-for-TV movie. But when the TV cameras were off, the actor had some fun with the massive statuette he received. Hanks, proving he has [...]

  • Snubs and Surprises From the Emmys
    Snubs and Surprises From the Emmys

    This year's Emmys shook things up in the top categories with a few surprise wins… and some early favorites went home empty-handed. Read on to get the scoop on the night's biggest snubs and surprises. "Mad Men" (Snub) Emmy's love affair with AMC's impeccable period drama seems like it might be on the rocks. (Funny, [...]

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    Who had the best hair on the red carpet? Make your pick here and share with your friends!

  • Buzziest Moments of the Night

    The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards show has come and gone. We tuned in to catch the moments that made us sit up and take note. There were certainly plenty of those. Let's take a look. Julia Louis-Dreyfus's speech stunt "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler was up for Lead Actress in a Comedy. But so [...]

  • Sofia Vergara Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

    The Modern Family star was happy to show some skin at the Emmys last night, but she revealed more than she planned!

  • Mysteries of the Primetime Emmys Solved
    Mysteries of the Primetime Emmys Solved

    The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards moved along at a brisk pace, creating some memorable moments as well as raising a few questions along the way. What was it Tina Fey mouthed to the cameras? Who is Aaron Paul's stunner of a lady-friend? Did Tom Bergeron have ants in his pants? Read on for the answers. [...]

  • ‘Daily Show’ Continues Impressive Streak

    For the tenth year a row, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series. In his speech, Stewart had the guts to say what everybody was thinking: The category he and his team won for has gotten really bleepin' predictable. [ Photos: Red carpet arrivals [...]

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