There must have been a long line for the bathroom at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, as star after star chose to duck out the back door and use a trailer toilet in the parking lot outside the Shrine Auditorium.
To get there they had to pass through a cloud of smoke, as the bathroom was located in the midst of the outdoor smoking area. Those lighting up included Eva Longoria, Kiefer Sutherland, Denis Leary, Kevin Dillon and Charlie Sheen (who made two trips during the show's first hour).
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A little-known Emmy fact: The statuette that a winner is handed on stage is not the one they take home.
Once backstage, winners trade their prop Emmys for real ones, selecting from a table containing dozens.
Terry O'Quinn from "Lost" was taken aback when he saw about 40 Emmys waiting on that table after he became one of the first winners at Sunday night's awards show.
"Are these all mine?" asked the winner for supporting actor in a drama series.
Told he could pick whichever one he wanted, he grabbed one from the middle.
"This one was leaning towards me a little bit," said Jeremy Piven when asked how he decided which Emmy he would claim after winning for supporting actor in a comedy series.
The little plaque with the winner's name will be attached later, but Piven wasn't going to hold his breath: he said it took 10 months for him to receive his tiny nameplate after winning in the same category last year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arrivederci, Tony, it's been nice knowing you.
That was the sentiment Sunday at the Emmys, where the talk of the red carpet was the "The Sopranos."
"It was a big deal," comedian Wayne Brady said of the mob drama, which ended its acclaimed six-season run in June. "We as a people are always interested by the underbelly of life."
It was just that underbelly that attracted her to the show, said "Ugly Betty's" Judith Light. Not to mention the small guest-starring role it gave her husband, Robert Desiderio, who played Jack Massarone.
"He got whacked. He was put in a trunk," Light said.
The "Sopranos" stars themselves weren't quite ready to say goodbye.
Tony Sirico, who played Paulie, said those who weren't whacked in the show's waning weeks are hoping their characters might live on in a movie: "There's hopeful talk among us who are still alive."
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From "Gidget" to "The Flying Nun" to "Brothers & Sisters," people who like TV still really, really like Sally Field.
"Sal-ly, Sal-ly, Sal-ly," chanted some 300 people crammed into the bleachers outside Sunday's Emmy Awards when Field arrived to walk the red carpet.
The adoration paid off when she stopped and posed for pictures as the audience erupted in wild cheers.
Field, 60, was nominated for a best-actress award for "Brothers & Sisters," had her first starring roles on television in the 1960s shows "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun." That was something Emmy host Ryan Seacrest reminded viewers of at the beginning of the awards show, as Field nodded a thank-you.