Turner on 15-day DL after hamstring injury

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after leaving Saturday’s game against St. Louis with a left hamstring injury.
Turner sustained the injury while legging out a second-inning double in a game the Dodgers eventually won 9-1.
“We’re just hopeful it’s not one of those two- or three-month (injuries),” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before Sunday’s game. “He came in actually decent today, not one of those where he can’t walk at all. We’re just hopeful it’s just a regular (hamstring injury).”
Dodgers shortstop hanley Ramirez was held out of Sunday’s game with tightness in his left calf, also sustained during the second inning Saturday. Mattingly said his status is day-to-day.

Ramirez leaves game with thumb injury

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Saturday’s game with Colorado after the third inning with a bruised right thumb.
Ramirez brought in the Dodgers’ first run of the game with a ground ball to shortstop, scoring Dee Gordon, but didn’t come out for the next inning. Justin Turner moved from third to shortstop, and Juan Uribe replaced Turner at third.
X-rays of Ramirez’s thumb were negative, and he’s listed as day-to-day.

Dodgers suffering from hero complex in extra innings

The Dodgers fell to 1-5 in extra-inning games with Friday’s 5-4, 11-inning loss to Colorado. Manager Don Mattingly said part of the problem is players trying to end the game with one swing of the bat instead of stringing hits together.
“In my mind, and this may not be true, but in my mind I think we have enough guys that all want to win,” he said, “but they’re not willing to take a pitch, move the runner, you know.
“They all want to (win the game),” he continued, “and that’s not a bad thing, it’s just the (kind) of guys we have. Everybody thinks they’re gonna win (the game), you know. ‘I wanna win this thing,’ instead of putting three singles together, moving the runner over, something like that.”
Mattingly feels the problem may lie in a lineup that features several players who have been “the guy” on other teams and are used to coming through in clutch situations.
“You still have to do the small things,” Mattingly said. “I want them all coming to the park thinking ‘I’m gonna get that big hit.’ I think that speaks to the quality of our guys, and they’ve been the guy that’s carried their club. We have a lot of guys who have been that guy on their club in the past. There’s really no one ‘the guy’ here. We’ve got a lot of good players.”

America Ferrera wins for “Ugly Betty”

This was a no-brainer and so, so deserved: America Ferrera just won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy series to go along with her Golden Globe and SAG awards.
“It is truly an amazing wonderful thing that happens when your dreams come true. I just wish for everybody that they get to do what inspires them.
She paid tribute to the cast and crew and creators and writers and directors etc: “This is such an amazing wonderful acheivement and the award is getting to wake up and go to work tomorrow and see all your faces.”

Al Gore is backstage while Sally Field wins onstage…

BREAKING NEWS: Al Gore just told us that he isn’t running for president and congratulated the Academy for going green this year.

OK, back to the show: Sally Field has just won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for “Brothers & Sisters.” She plays Nora Walker on the ABC show, the mother of five adult children, including a son sent to serve in Iraq. Field was giving a terrific speech about motherswhen that damned orchestra ruined her flow. But she collected herself to finish strong: “Let’s face it, if mothers ruled the world, there wouldn’t be any goddamed wars in the first place!”

This is Field’s third Emmy.

Helen Mirren wins another Emmy!

Robert Duvall is sitting about five feet from me right now – waiting to face the press – and has placed his two Emmys on the ground. I feel like crawling over there, picking one up and sprinting to the men’s room and making a pretend speech. C’mon, you know you all have wanted to do that.

Helen Mirren has just left the press room with her second Emmy in two years – this time for “Prime Suspect.” She also won the Oscar this year and she’ll take it all: “Other years, I’ve sat out there and not won so I’m very familiar with that feeling as well.”
Miiren was asked if she has m et Queen Elizabeth yet, who she played in “The Queen” and won the Oscar for. the answer is no. The Queen had invited Mirren to the White House State Dinner this year but the actress was busy filming the sequel to “National Treasure.”
“It’s embarrassing. I felt mortified and very, very bad about it but there was nothing I could do.”

Memorable lines from Elaine Stritch and Brad Garrett…

I love Elaine Stritch, showbiz legend. She won the Emmy last weekend for her guest role on “30 Rock” and presented with Stanley Tucci. But as she struggled with the teleprompter she confessed: “I’m not faking this. I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing!”

Brought the house down.

As for Brad Garrett, his humore was more controversial.
He complimented co-presenter and “Til Death” co-star Joley Fisher on her revealing dress then said, as he towered over his much-shorter partner: “You should see it from up here! Note to self: ‘Buy milk.’ I think you just made Charlie Sheen’s ‘to do’ list.”

The camera panned to Sheen. He was not laughing

Backstage with the cast of “Roots”

They came back here and I had to know, what did they think of this year’s crop of nominees in the miniseries category?
Ben Vereen turned the question around and said to me: “What do YOU think?”
I didn’t say. Thankfully, they had taken the mic away from me by then.
They paid tribute to Alex Haley who wrote “Roots” based on his own family history.
This is what I found sad: while Mischa Barton works in film after film, the great Cicely Tyson told us: “I’m looking for a job! I feel like Bette Davis who put an ad in the newspaper…do you remember that? I’m presently unemployed – for most of my career I’ve been unemployed.”
She laughed when she said that. But this great actress, an Emmy winner and former Oscar nominee, still looks great and has that incredible voice.
Somebody hire this woman!

Funny moment: Tyson emphatically proclaimed that “Roots” was the first mini-series – ever. Burton tried to correct her by mentioning 1975’s “Rich Man, Poor Man,” but she would not budge. She was Miss Jane Pittman after all. But, I think she was wrong on this count.
Uggams seemed to sum it all best: “Alex Haley’s writing, i have yet to see anything that tops it.”

Jersey Boys pay tribute to “The Sopranos”

The audience is being treated to a medley of Four Seasons songs by the cast of the Tony-winning Broadway show “Jersey Boys” as they show clips from the show. Just an inspiring idea.
Now, the ENTIRE cast of the show has walked out and are getting the night’s first standing ovation. They weren’t presenting or anything…just stood there and basked in the ovation.
I think I’m gonna cry.

“Daily Show with Jon Stewart” wins! So does Tony Bennett and Judy Davis…

This wasn’t too hard to predict…
OK, Jon Stewart was juat getting warmed up and the damned orchestra started playing. OK, I know ya gotta stay on schedule but… Let. The. Man. Speak!

“Tony Bennett: An American Classic” just won for outstanding variety or comedy special.
I love what Bennett’s son, who produced, said: “Dad, because of you, I’m going to be reaching for the moon for the rest of my life.”
Then the orchestra starts to play as Tony himself takes the mic but for him, they stop. So what did he say? He just wanted to introduce his wife in the audience!
Well, when you’re an 80-year-old national treasure, you can do things like that.

I’ve made fun of “The Starter Wife” tonight but really, it’s biggest saving grace was the performance of Judy Davis who elevates anything she is in. She won best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie. Presenter Marcia Cross said to the audience: “She’s not walking down te aisle.”
Davis did not show up. Probably home in Australia.
I suggest you rent “The Ref” if you want to see one of the best performances by Judy Davis and I also loved her in “A Cooler Climate” opposite Sally Field.