An Emmy's plug from Jesse Pinkman crashes 'Kind Campaign' website

Posted: August 28, 2014

THE EMMY Awards on Monday night were so dull and predictable that when Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" told viewers to check out his wife's website, the resulting traffic crashed it.

E! News says that in accepting his third Emmy as Jesse Pinkman, Paul gushed about wife Lauren Parsekian Paul and her cause.

"To my wife, my God, thank you for marrying me," Paul said in his speech. "Thank you for dedicating your life to spread kindness across the world. We all appreciate it."

"If you guys don't know what she does," he added, "look up 'Kind Campaign.' Do yourself and your children a favor: Kind Campaign."

Bam! Boom! Crash!

The nonprofit Kind Campaign brings awareness and healing to girl-against-girl bullying.

* NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in late August.

Broadcast on a nontraditional night before Labor Day, the television awards show nonetheless logged 15.6 million viewers. It was the second biggest audience for an Emmy broadcast in eight years, NBC said yesterday.

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* According to Rolling Stone and documents filed in San Mateo, Calif., way back on July 29, Neil Young and his wife, Pegi (a/k/a/ Margaret Morton Young), are divorcing after 36 years of marriage.

No reason was given.

Entertainment Weekly says Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' biopic about the groundbreaking comedian.

Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

The Academy of American Poets (whose awards show always finishes on rhyme, just remember to pay the meter) announced yesterday that Hass, 73, had been given the Wallace Stevens Award for "outstanding and proven mastery." Hass is known for such collections as Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema. Previous winners of the Stevens award include John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich.

The academy also awarded a $25,000 fellowship to Tracy K. Smith, who in 2012 won the Pulitzer Prize for "Life On Mars."

The academy is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934.

TV Guide and the Hollywood Reporter say Warner Bros. Television is working on reviving the old ABC sitcom "Full House."

Uncle Jesse ( John Stamos) is pushing the project with original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin. Most of the original cast is also involved.

What's the new show? "Full Assisted Living Community"?

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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