EMMY MANIA: Ratings powerhouses Lost and Desperate Housewives shut out in all major categories when the nominations for the 58th Annual Emmys were announced Thursday. 24 racking up 12 nominations and Grey's Anatomy earning 11.
DRAMA SERIES: Grey's Anatomy, House, The Sopranos, 24 and West Wing.
COMEDY SERIES: Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Scrubs and Two and a Half Men.
LEAD ACTRESS--DRAMA: Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under), Geena Davis (Commander in Chief), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and Alison Janney (The West Wing.)
LEAD ACTOR--DRAMA: Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Kiefer Sutherland (24) and Martin Sheen (West Wing).
LEAD ACTRESS--COMEDY: Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Stockard Channing (Out of Practice) and Debra Messing (Will & Grace).
LEAD ACTOR--COMEDY: Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Kevin James (The King of Queens), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Steve Carell (The Office) and Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men.)
OUTSTANDING REALITY--COMPETITION: The Amazing Race, American Idol, Project Runway, Dancing with the Stars and Survivor.
A FINE GIRL: Brandy scheduled to fill in as guest host on The View for the second time on Friday. Other upcoming guest hosts include Susan Lucci, Kelly Monaco and Katharine McPhee. A spokesman for the show stating that no actual auditions will take place until Rosie O'Donnell joins the show in September.
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's English country home scorched by flames Thursday morning, the result of a faulty lamp, according to the fire service. No members of the family were home at the time. It's the second time the mansion has caught fire; last year, the couple was forced to flee after a fire broke out in their living room. Crazy, but that's how it goes.
OFF THE WALL: Jurors in a lawsuit filed against Michael Jackson by his former business associate, F. Marc Schaffel, on Wednesday hearing increasingly frantic messages left by Jackson on Schaffel's answering machine. "Marc, please never let me down. I like you. I love you...I really want us to be friends and conquer the business world together. Please be my loyal, loyal friend," Jackson said in one message. We're guessing Schaffel was thanking his lucky stars for Caller ID.
APPRENTICE EMPLOYMENT: Donald Trump adding a Hollywood production company to his empire and appointing Apprentice 2 firee Andy Litinsky to run it. The new endeavor is as-yet unnamed, but Trump Productions seems a likely bet.
FELLED BY MCPHEEVER: The American Idols Live tour kicking off in Manchester, New Hampshire, without Katharine McPhee Wednesday and Thursday after the Idol runner-up was sidelined with severe bronchitis and laryngitis.
BACK IN ACTION: Tim McGraw rejoining Faith Hill on their summer tour in New Orleans Wednesday after canceling two appearances due to a bout of bronchitis. Seems to be going around...
ON THE MARKET: Dan Aykroyd selling the House of Blues chain to concert promoters Live Nation. How will this affect you, the concert goer? Not at all.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences risking the wrath of Rob Schneider by once again neglecting to invite the Deuce Bigalow star to join. Among the 120 lucky invitees: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger (but not Michelle Williams), Dakota Fanning and Joaquin Phoenix.