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Emmy B.S.

Honor a Drug Addict

Diss a TV Legend

9/22/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The suits who run the Emmys had to make a hard choice in deciding which dead actor to honor-- a TV icon who has won multiple Emmys, or a young actor with no Emmys who is now as famous for being a drug addict as a TV star.  They chose door number 2.

It's interesting.  We've spoken with several people who have won Emmys who are upset with the decision to give a special honor to Cory Monteith but not Jack Klugman, and they're all too scared to speak out ... for fear of some sort of retaliation.

Jack Klugman -- who has won 3 Emmys and starred in TV classics -- "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy M.E." -- has been overlooked and disrespected for special mention during tonight's ceremony.  Instead ... Cory Monteith gets the honor.  Jack's son thinks it's ridiculous and disrespectful, and he's right.

The Emmys are honoring 5 TV types who died in the last year -- 4 of whom have earned their stripes ... Jonathan Winters, Jean Stapleton, James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg -- and then there's Cory.

BTW ... Larry Hagman was also overlooked. 


One TV type who has won multiple Emmys but wanted to remain anonymous scoffed and told TMZ, "Awards are like  hemorrhoids.  Eventually every asshole gets one."

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106.

Ati kh    

is not funny!!!

306 days ago
107.

Nicci    

ok, here is how i view it. it's tragic all these people died. but looked at it from the point of view that glee touches a lot of people...a lot. it went from just being a show to a concert tour..a movie...etc. Younger audiences don't know about The odd couple, and only know Dallas bc of it coming back. I understand older people are offended. but Corey's death was still tragic and heart breaking. NO ONE is perfect, stop harping on his addiction. he made efforts to get clean, but some people get so deep there is no way out. i am appalled by some of the self righteous comments being made. Yes they were reaching out to a younger demographic with his tribute. it's not about paying dues...he touched lives.

305 days ago
108.

Havana6    

Oscar is the man this kid would not even come close to jack ....Felix and Oscar in heaven makeing jokes

305 days ago
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