8:27 p.m.: Daily Show winner Jon Stewart hasn't visited us back here for a couple of years, and he has been missed. "Did they use when I said cock?" goes his deadpan response to a question about the telecast's several bleeped-out moments.
8:28 p.m.: Stewart's just getting started—and so are the questions about the bleeps. Asked to comment on the Katherine Heigl moment—the Grey's Anatomy star was caught mouthing "s--t" when her Emmy win was announced—Stewart confesses, "I looked in the camera [once], and my eyes said s--t."
8:29 p.m.: Unfortunately, we can't ask Heigl about her "s--t" moment, or her vigorous defense of costar T.R. Knight during the Isaiah Washington imbroglio—she's a pressroom no-show.
8:29 p.m.: Stewart, recently tapped to host next year's Oscars, is already working on a game plan for the show. "I'll probably lay off the Brokeback Mountain stuff," the emcee of the 2006 telecast says. "I don't know if that'll be nominated again."
8:34 p.m.: Is it an advantage to be a bilingual actress in Hollywood? Radiant but composed Ugly Betty winner America Ferrera wouldn't know. "I was born and raised in the Valley, so I'm as bilingual as you, probably," the Latina star politely informs a presumptive reporter.
8:35 p.m.: Ferrera just as politely declines to respond to an inquiry about her love life. Her position remains unchanged since last January's Globes, where she offered a similar noncomment.
—Filed by Joal Ryan