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CBS Donates 'Mom' Emmy Campaign Budget to Planned Parenthood

Instead of spending money on an Emmy Awards campaign for the comedy Mom this year, CBS has announced plans to donate the budget to Planned Parenthood.

Allison Janney has joined forces with Mom co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre to help raise awareness for the organization amid the American Health Care Act’s threat to PP’s funding.

“In Los Angeles County alone, we answer approximately 2,000 calls each day from people asking us for help,” said Sue Dunlap, president-CEO of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “Across the country, millions of women and men are relying on Planned Parenthood health centers for their basic care — like birth control, life-saving cancer-screenings, and STD testing and treatment. We are committed to being here for them, no matter what. Generous support from our community fuels this work, and we are honored that the team behind Mom is launching this campaign at this critical time.”

Allison won Emmys for her work on Mom in 2014 and 2015.

Billions' Asia Kate Dillon Will Compete in Supporting Actor Category at Emmys

Asia Kate Dillon, the new gender non-binary actor starring on the third season of Billions, has come to a decision about eligibility for the upcoming 2017 Emmy Awards.

After questioning the gender-specific acting categories in a latter to the Television Academy, Dillon has decided to be considered in the Best Supporting Actor category.

“What I learned through my research is that the word ‘actor,’ specifically in reference to those who performed in plays, came about in the late 1500s as a non-gendered word,” Asia said (via Variety). “It applied to all people, regardless of anatomical sex or gender identity.”

The Television Academy allows anyone to submit under either the Actor or Actress categories for any reason.

“The Academy supports anyone’s choice to do that, and the Academy is not going to do any sort of check,” Asia said. “I found them to be 100% supportive. I really couldn’t have been happier.”

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Future EGOT Winners - These Stars Are One Award Away!

There are lots of stars who are just one award from achieving the coveted EGOT honor – a distinction given to those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony – so let’s recap who is almost there!

Lin-Manuel Miranda has the chance to become an EGOT winner at the 2017 Oscars thanks for his nomination for Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go” from the movie Moana.

Some of the other stars who are waiting to achieve the EGOT include Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Elton John, and Helen Mirren.

There are some celebs, like Barbra, who actually do have one of each award, but one of them was achieved through a non-competitive win, which doesn’t count for the EGOT.

Click through the slideshow to find out who might achieve EGOT in the future…

Stephen Colbert to Host Emmy Awards 2017!

Stephen Colbert will have a lot of time to prepare for his gig as host of the 2017 Emmy Awards because his participation has been announced nine months in advance!

The Late Show host will take over the Emmys for the first time for the show airing on Sunday, September 17.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” Colbert said in a statement. “Both in person and around the globe.”

“We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the Primetime Emmys,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment. “Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we’ve seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television. We look forward to honoring television’s best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert.”

Maggie Smith Responds to Jimmy Kimmel Emmys 2016 Lost & Found Joke

Maggie Smith has responded to Jimmy Kimmel‘s bit at last night’s Emmy Awards, where he claimed he was putting her trophy in the lost and found!

The 81-year-old legendary actress won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award for her work on Downton Abbey. Earlier in the show, Jimmy said he would be putting any award in lost and found if the recipient was not around to claim the prize. Maggie was not in attendance at the show.

“I was very astonished and pleased to win the award. I feel the Emmys have been overly generous to me. If Mr. Kimmel could please direct me to the lost and found office I will try and be on the next flight. Love, Old Maggie, ” she wrote.

Emmys 2016 Ratings Down 5% From Last Year's Show

The 2016 Emmy Awards ratings are in and they are down from 2015′s show.

Sunday night’s ceremony was watched by 11.3 million viewers, which is a 5% dip from last year’s numbers, EW reports. It is presumed that many wound up watching the Sunday Night Football game and coverage of the New York City and New Jersey bomb coverage.

The show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, did rank number one in “entertainment program of the night in adults 18-49.”

Social media lit up during the Emmys, with 2.7 million interactions on Facebook and Twitter.

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Leslie Jones Met So Many Stars at the Emmys - See Her Selfies!

Leslie Jones is not afraid to show off how big of a fan she is of her fellow celebrities and she took the opportunity to take as many selfies as she could at the 2016 Emmy Awards!

The Saturday Night Live actress presented on stage at the show during the Ernst & Young accountants portion and took the chance to comment on the hack of her social media accounts.

At the ceremony and the after party, Leslie met the cast of Game of Thrones – including Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and more – Liev Schreiber, John Mayer, Emmy winner Rami Malek, and many more. See her selfies in the gallery!

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