Robert Stack when you need him? Sure, the 2002 Emmys are history,
but the unsolved mysteries linger on. For example, who the heck
was Tom Hanks winking at while presenting Oprah Winfrey with
her humanitarian award? (Let's hope it was wife Rita Wilson.)
And what was Katie Couric whispering to Saturday Night Live
creator Lorne Michaels backstage in the press room. (We couldn't
get close enough to hear, but it appeared juicy!) Luckily, we
had better luck getting to the bottom of these brain teasers.
Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz really have four cars?
Well, he had four. While introducing the guest comedy actor
winners alongside Robert Wuhl, Muniz said he's the proud owner
of a quartet of automobiles. But according to a source close
to the soon-to-be 17-year-old actor, his collection is down
to three now. (The Jetta is allegedly history.) How do his parents
expect him to get by??
West Wing's big Emmy victory do anything to get Rob Lowe to
change his mind about leaving?
"The decision is not up to me," Lowe tells TV Guide Online.
"It's up to Warner Bros. You'll have to ask them. It's all up
to them." Martin Sheen doesn't seem content to leave it in the
suits' hands. "I've been trying to [convince him to stay],"
he says, "but I haven't had much success."
said Tony To would accept the Band Of Brothers directing award,
but Tom Hanks spoke instead. Last-minute change on the Road
Yep. According to witnesses in the audience, To pointed
to Hanks just seconds before he approached the dais. "I think
it was just a spur-of-the-moment switch," says an HBO rep. "It
was nothing malicious. There's no scandal here." Drat!
going on between Sex and the City exec producer Michael Patrick
King and Jon Stewart?
When King accepted the best direction in a comedy Emmy
from the Daily Show host, the two greeted each other like old
friends. Well, that's because they are! "Jon and I used to do
stand-up together," King confirms. "So it was great to get this
Matthew Perry's date?
No, Perry wasn't auditioning for The Graduate. He attended
the ceremony on the arm of his mom, Suzanne Morrison. Here's
an added nugget for trivia buffs: Morrison is the former press
secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada.
Friends victor Jennifer Aniston took a moment to thank
the show's longtime craft services head during her acceptance
speech. So, was the snack dispenser tuned in at the time? "Yes,
Inger was watching," confirms Friends producer Wendy Knoller.
Adds a fellow staffer: "She was excited and appreciative." Someone's
going to be getting some extra sushi rolls on her lunch plate!
have the day off Monday?
Viewers of the Today show awoke Monday morning to find
Katie Couric and Matt Lauer sitting on the set of Central Perk.
So, where exactly were America's favorite sextet? "They don't
work on Mondays," says a spy. "They work Tuesday to Thursday."
What do you expect for $6 million a week?