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CBS Honcho Les Moonves

The Daytime Emmys


6/18/2013 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

061813_les_mooves_launchLes Moonves knows good TV when he sees it -- but he can also spot a turd ... and the CBS honcho told TMZ the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show was a bona fide stinker.

Les had his own table at the award show Sunday night ... where he watched disaster after disaster unfold on the stage ... culminating with producers giving Aisha Tyler the WRONG ENVELOPE to open during the Best Talk Show presentation.

"You know what ... it wasn't a very well produced show and you can put that on the air," Moonves tells TMZ.

But there was a silver lining for Mr. Moonves -- check out the video to see why Les was THRILLED after the show.



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HRH Prince Michael    

Get real: In 2013, Television is still only Black and White - and now Middle Eastern?

While, Mr. Moonves is a man of Intergrity, whom
I respect? In the words of T.V. Pioneer and Visionary Desi Arnza Sr.....Adios, industry.
Vaya con queso.

470 days ago


Les should be an authority on disasters CBS the biggest disaster there is.

470 days ago


Yeah and how about "Dr" Drew Pinsky thanking convicted murderer Jodi Arias, who slaughtered her ex bf... 29 stab wounds, nearly decapitated & shot him..he actually named & thanked the murderer for his high ratings! And wife Susan Pinsky did same on Twitter (now deleted)! Guess that's how he bought his $3mill NYC penthouse apt last month, blood money. What a sick famewh*re u are, Drew.

470 days ago


His wife was part of this fiasco!

470 days ago


Yes there were a few mishaps but I feel it was all in fun and enjoyed the show.

470 days ago


Oh please, it was so obviously staged, right down to Munchkin Moonvees' appearance on the sidewalk. What was he doing, signing autographs? What a joke. He couldn't pull off anything decent like last year's Grammys so he dumbed it down for publicity. It still backfired badly and gave daytime TV a brown eye it could ill afford.

I have no clue who Ausha Tyler is. My only Q is who did she screw to get that gig to make herself appear to be funny - which she wasn't. She noticed the 'mistake' a bit too fast, then came up with 3 one liners in rapid succession. Sharon Obsorne's gaping and posing was as sickening as it gets.

The topper was when they rolled out Carrie Fisher knowing she was fresh off the 'bi-polar' cruise disaster, hoping for an encore performance. She embarrassed Ozzy who is fighting a serious problem. You would think Ms. Fake C^ckney Accent would have been up in arms about it, but I guess her hands are tied, since she was in on the other ruse. Lol.

470 days ago


Who gets the credit? Who produced and directed the wreck? Fess-up!

470 days ago


Who crashed the train? Who produced and directed the show. Lets give credit where credit is due.

470 days ago


So lets give credit to the train wreck! Who Produced and Directed the mess?
We're a company town, we can take it

470 days ago


Maybe Mr. Moonves and CBS ought to step up and do the Daytime Emmy show next year.

470 days ago

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

News Flash! Biggest news since Weinergate. The NSA, FBI & CIA think Liberace may be gay. They're not sure yet, they're still listening to his phone calls.

470 days ago


I agree, it really was a train wreck.

470 days ago
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