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Matthew Morrison, Sofia Vergara and More Tapped as Emmys Presenters

The first group of presenters for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards has been announced. Matthew Morrison and Sofia Vergara are tapped for the duty along with the likes of January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Ricky Gervais and John Krasinski.

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards is going to be held on August 29 at Los Angeles' Nokia Theaters. Jimmy Fallon is confirmed as a host, while Conan O'Brien allegedly has been approached to present an award, Kate Gosselin is rumored to appear in a sketch to open the awards show, and Laurence Fishburne reportedly will either be presenting or simply coming as a guest.

This year, "Glee" which stars Matthew Morrison takes in as many as 19 nods including Best Comedy Series as well as Best Comedy Actor and Best Comedy Actress for Matthew and Lea Michele respectively.
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'Mad Men' Spoof for Emmys Retracted

Not more than 24 hours after the launch of "Mad Men" spoof created as means of drawing viewers to NBC when Primetime Emmy Awards airs, protests about favoritism erupted. Rivals of "Mad Men" in the Best Drama category reportedly saw the promo as a campaign for the AMC show because it aired before the voting is closed.

"Are they kidding?," a rep of a TV network said as quoted by THR. "They're running basically ads for 'Mad Men' in middle of the voting process. That's like having a presidential campaign and running an ad for one candidate. It's outrageous." The promo, which can still be seen here, sees Emmys host Jimmy Fallon dressing up like Don Draper and Christina Hendricks in her character Joan.

The TV spot has since been retracted from the broadcast as well as online. No more "Mad Men"-style TV spot will be aired until the ballot
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