Backstage at the Emmys: Gift Bags

Some of the winners talked about the whole gift bag controversy with the IRS now requiring the celebrities, given these bags filled with very expensive goodies for presenting at the show, to pay taxes on them.

Winner Jeremy Piven: “The goody bag should be sent to New Orleans and given to Katrina victims. Wouldn’t that be great? But don’t tax them! Just give it to them.”

“My Name is Earl” writer Greg Garcia, who gave the funniest speech of the night, said: “I think you should get one if you WIN. I think everything in Hollywood is ridiculous and lavish and everything should go to a charitable organization.”

Winner Jeremy Irons: “When I did the Oscars last time, I went home with a very, very large suitcase. I don’t believe you should tax presents.”

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