Sunday’s CBS telecast of the 65th Primetime Emmys jumped 33% from last year’s audience, with final returns giving the program 17.6 million viewers, the show’s biggest audience since 2005.
Jon Gosselin allegedly threatened a photographer with a gun after she followed him home in Pennsylvania last Friday.
The richest state in the country, according to the calculations of the Wall Street Journal, is Maryland.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Oprah all hung out together Sunday night. Not sure why…
Sofia Vergara was wearing $7 million worth of jewelry at the Emmy’s Sunday night.
Showtime’s series finale of Dexter on Sunday drew a series-best 2.8 million viewers, up slightly from last year’s finale.
“The Colbert Report” won the Emmy over the “Daily Show” Sunday night. Jon Stewart will never take another vacation again.
Some people theorize that Apple is purposely creating a gold iPhone shortage, to cause demand.
Bryan Cranston got a “Breaking Bad” tattoo… a mini-copy of the show’s logo, on his right ring finger.
The creator of Beanie Babies has been fined $53 million for tax evasion.
Disturbing Facebook fact: “Adolf Hitler’s political beliefs” has been “liked” by 15,202 people.
A new survey says that your friends will avoid you if you constantly talk about your ex. [Because they soon realize that it was your nonstop yammering and not letting anyone else say anything that drove your ex away.]
SPOTTING A BLUFFER _ Here’s the secret to knowing if the poker player across from you is bluffing — check his arms. A psychology experiment at Tuffs University discovered that players with good hands moved their arms smoothly, while bluffers moved their arms awkwardly. So forget the eyes, it’s in the arms.
$3 BILLION TO BRING GEAR HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN _ A year from now, the Pentagon plans to have shipped home, sold or scrapped virtually every weapon, truck and rucksack it has sent to fight the war in Afghanistan. About 1.5 million pieces of equipment ranging from armored trucks and ammunition to radios and rifles remain for the war that started in 2001. Shipping stuff home will total $3 billion.
The sole winner of last week’s $400 MILLION Powerball jackpot came forward yesterday. He’s a guy in South Carolina who’s choosing to remain anonymous . . . he’s only played the lottery TWICE . . . and he only bought lottery tickets last Wednesday because the convenience store didn’t have hot dog buns.
TV TONIGHT: PREMIERE: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (8p ET, ABC) _ In this new drama, Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: NOT HOSTING FOR LONG TIME _ Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Emmy Awards for the second time on Sunday — but it sounds like it could be his last time, at least for a while. On Monday, the actor tweeted, “Emceeing the Emmys was fun, but I’m sure glad it’s over. Looking forward to not hosting anything for a long time.”