Cory Monteith's mom thinks Jack Klugman's son has it all wrong -- because Cory could have been the next Jack Klugman had he lived.
Ann McGregor thinks Adam Klugman is being unfair, telling TMZ her son is absolutely worthy of getting a special in memoriam honor at tonight's Emmy Awards ... even though Jack isn't getting one.
Ann tells us she believes you cannot judge worthiness by a person's age because her son was on a path of greatness -- not only with his acting and singing abilities ... but with the charitable work he did.
Ann tells us, "If he had lived 30 more years he would have accomplished much more."
Ann believes Adam Klugman is misdirected ... and thinks its coming from a place of a son who loves and misses his father.
FYI -- Ann isn't going to the Emmys tonight and won't even watch because she says it's too painful.
Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party
9/22/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Iovine threw the dopest party ever at his house in L.A. last night -- and here's the thing ... Oprah wasn't the big star there.
A star struck Oprah gushed that she got to meet Mick Jagger for the first time. But it doesn't end there -- other guests included Diddy, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Brian Grazer, Dr. Dre and a bunch more.
By the way -- Jimmy wasn't playing a mix tape for background ... R. Kelly gave an impromptu performance ... and we believe Diddy did too.
The way it looks to us -- this was a combo party during Emmy weekend, but also a bash to celebrate the birthday of Liberty Ross .. who he's rumored to be banging.
Not on the list ... Rupert Sanders.
Honor a Drug Addict
Diss a TV Legend
9/22/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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."
Red Carpet Rewind!
9/22/2013 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stars Who Are Emmy Free!
9/21/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
As the 65th Annual Emmy Awards gear up to pass out a thousand more of their awards that look like shiny golden angels holding hula hoops -- there are still a handful of stars that seemed to have been overlooked!
Check out what these awesome actors would look like if they got the chance to hold the trippy little trophies.
Persona Non Grata
9/20/2013 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Thorson -- a central character in the HBO movie, "Behind the Candelabra" which has 16 nominations -- is getting anything BUT fabulous treatment, because he's NOT invited to the Emmys.
An Emmy official tells TMZ -- it's simple ... Thorson -- who is played by Emmy nominee Matt Damon ... doesn't have a ticket and the event is sold out.
It's not as if Liberace's former lover -- who's currently in an outpatient facility for drug abuse -- didn't want to go. TMZ obtained a letter dated August 8th and written by Scott's drug counselor, asking a drug court judge to give him a weekend pass to attend the Emmys.
Rather than feeling snubbed, Scott now says it's a good idea that he stay away from Hollywood -- too tempting, and all that.
You may recall ... Scott recently tested positive for meth. He could have gone to jail on a probation violation but the judge showed him mercy and ordered him to continue outpatient drug counseling.
CBS Honcho Les Moonves
The Daytime Emmys
Were a TRAIN WRECK
6/18/2013 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Les 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.
At Daytime Emmys
6/18/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Envelope Mix-Up During Live Show
6/17/2013 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone's probably getting FIRED at the Daytime Emmys this morning ... because when Aisha Tyler went on stage to present her award, someone gave her the WRONG ENVELOPE!!!
Aisha's reaction when she opens the envelope is priceless -- because she quickly realizes the name printed inside wasn't even nominated in the Best Talk Show category.
What ensues is pure live TV gold ... with Aisha vamping like a pro while the producers scrambled to get her the correct envelope.
Ya gotta watch the clip.
Thanks Black People
for 'NCAA' Award
6/17/2013 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Lucas thinks he won an "NCAA" award for his movie "Red Tails" ... which is incredible since he neither rebounds nor shoots well from the paint.
Lucas was accepting his first Emmy for his animated series "Star Wars: Clone Wars" ... when he TRIED to reference the NAACP award he won earlier this year for his WWII drama about the Tuskegee Airmen.
He ended up making a worse mistake than "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
9/24/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sofia Vergara celebrated "Modern Family's" big Emmy win last night by shaking her ass like a CHAMPION in a tight sexy dress ... and TMZ has ALL of the incredible jiggly footage.
It all went down at the HBO Emmy Party at the Pacific Design Center -- when Sofia stormed into the place around 1 AM with the urge to dance her face off in her ultra-skin tight dress.
Sofia -- clearly excited her show won the statue for Best Comedy Series-- went straight to the center of the party and began gyrating to Gloria Estefan's "Conga."
With the crowd egging her on, Vergara requested the DJ play the Enrique Iglesias track, "I Like It"... and of course, he obliged.
Congrats to Sofia ... and whoever told her to wear that dress out last night -- you deserve a gold star.
Brought Her Cleavage
to the Emmys
9/24/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's awards season ... so naturally, Christina Hendricks' boobs dolled themselves up for a big night out at the Emmys!!
The boobs sat at a table with their "Mad Men" co-stars ... while sipping on champagne and snacking on some fancy desserts. They didn't win an award, but still a great time was had by all.
Sources say Christina was there too.