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June 20, 2008

Stone cold sober


We'd had fairly high hopes for the Daytime Emmys, stoked by the head's up that there would be an open bar -- open bar! -- for all those jittery awards contenders.

Our kingdom for a sloshed acceptance speech!

Seems that no one partook (unless you count Sherri Shepherd, but then again, she's usually that loopy) and the entertainment value suffered for it.

Not that the show was without its moments, especially in the beginning with some rousing clips of soap stars crying and thrashing and emoting. We could swear there were more than a few of what Joey from "Friends" would call "smell the fart" moments captured on film. Nice work, all.

Upsets, there were a few: "Tyra" over "Dr. Phil," newbie "Rachael Ray" over "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Cristina's Court" instead of "Judge Judy" or "People's Court."

Other highlights:

References to God: 3

Taffeta quotient: more than would ever be found in a summer's worth of Southern weddings

How much of our collective time that Regis has wasted, according to a tribute from Jimmy Kimmel: 30 billion hours

Why women of a certain age hate HDTV: "It's a bitch," said winner Jeanne Cooper

Number of times Anthony Geary has now won best leading actor: more than anybody, including Anthony Geary

Hearing that these kinds of story lines exist: Clint goes back to the Old West, Vicky goes to heaven.

If only the show could've been as lively.


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  • So "The Dark Knight" didn't make it into the final five after all, never mind that critical and popular support. Let's just call the comic-inspired mega-hit "The Biggest Snubee."

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