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Issa Rae Explains Checking Her Phone During Betty White's Surprise Speech at Emmys 2018!

Issa Rae stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night (September 19) and tried to explain what she was doing during the standing ovation for Betty White at Monday’s 2018 Emmy Awards.

The 33-year-old Insecure star was caught checking her phone when Betty, 96, hit the stage for a surprise appearance at the ceremony.

“Look, my phone broke! Right? It did,” Issa told Jimmy. “And I was hanging on to Betty White’s every word. First of all, I love Betty White, and I was hanging on to her every word. The cameraman was shady. My phone broke. My family was probably texting me because I had just lost. And so I was trying to silence it. I actually don’t know what I was doing, to be honest, but I was paying attention.”

“People were tweeting while they were going off on me, so they were tweeting during Betty White’s speech while being mad at me for checking my phone,” Issa pointed out.


Issa Rae on Emmy Nomination for ‘Insecure’ & Betty White Backlash

FYI: Issa is wearing a Caroline Constas jumpsuit.

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Issa Rae & Yvonne Orji Look Chic on the Red Carpet at Emmy Awards 2018!

Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji are looking chic on the red carpet at the 2018 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Monday (September 17) in Los Angeles.

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Issa is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She is also presenting during the evening’s ceremony.

SNL‘s Weekend Update comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost are hosting the show. Make sure to tune in on NBC!

FYI: Issa is wearing a custom Vera Wang dress. Yvonne is wearing a Georges Chakra dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Hearts on Fire jewelry.

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Issa Rae Takes Shots with Ellen to Celebrate 'Insecure' Emmy Nom - Watch Here!

Issa Rae makes her first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Monday (September 17)!

The 33-year-old writer-actress and Ellen take a shot of liquid courage before she heads off to the 2018 Emmy Awards where she’s nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her hit HBO series Insecure.

Issa tells Ellen she wants to be a combination of the talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, and Sean “Diddy” Comb, so Ellen created a photo of what that would look like.

The Emmys are set to air on tonight – Stay tuned for full coverage!


Issa Rae and Ellen Take Shots to Celebrate ‘Insecure’
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Issa Rae, Alison Brie & Tracee Ellis Ross Attend the Glamour x Tory Burch Women to Watch Luncheon!

Issa Rae, Alison Brie and Tracee Ellis Ross are celebrating!

The three stars were all in attendance at the Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Luncheon on Sunday (September 16) at the Tory Burch flagship on Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry hosted the annual celebration lauding this year’s top female talent in all aspects of television production.

Ellie Kemper, Gillian Jacobs, Logan Browning, Samira Wiley, Chrissy Metz, Busy Philipps, Channing Dungey, Madelaine Petsch and Hannah Simone also attended the event.

FYI: Issa is wearing a Madiyah Al Sharqi dress. Alison is wearing head-to-toe Tory Burch. Tracee is wearing Tory Burch with Lady Grey Jewelry.

80+ pics inside from the luncheon…

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Milo Ventimiglia Celebrates His Emmy Nomination at Audi's Party

Emmy nominee Milo Ventimiglia stops by Audi’s pre-Emmy celebration held at the La Peer Hotel on Friday night (September 14) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Also seen in attendance at the event were The Predator‘s Boyd Holbrook with Tatiana Pajkovic, Iron Fist‘s Finn Jones, Hotel ArtemisSofia Boutella, The Alienist‘s Daniel Bruhl, Insecure‘s Issa Rae (nominee) and Kendrick Sampson, Silicon Valley‘s Jimmy O. Yang, The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Amanda Brugel and Sydney Sweeney, Salem‘s Ashley Madekwe, Empire‘s Rumer Willis, Crazy Rich AsiansNico Santos, Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright (nominee), and Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar.

The Emmys are set to air on Monday (September 17) on NBC! Be sure to tune in.

FYI: Rumer is wearing a Silvia Tcherassi dress. Kendrick is wearing Ted Baker London. Issa is wearing Alexis Bittar earrings.

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