Among the most talked-about fashions was Gwyneth Paltrow's Pucci dress. "I dream of Jeannie… I mean Gwyneth," joked Oprah's stylist and O magazine creative director Adam Glassman on Twitter. MS PALTROW AS A BELLY DANCER?" he added.
The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies caused awwws with her sweet acceptance speech line, thanking husband Keith Lieberthal by saying, "I love being your good wife." But her white Armani Prive dress drew snickers from some online who compared it to items including a space robot and a waste basket.
A behind-the-scenes controversy: Alec Baldwin was supposed to be in the Emmy opener but was yanked after he made a joke about Fox-parent News Corp.'s ongoing troubles in a telephone hacking scandal involving the company's now-shuttered British tabloid, News of the World. ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow walked the red carpet at Sunday's Emmy Awards in L.A. wearing a sexy see-through Pucci ensemble. The black and nude look exposed the actress' toned tummy -- and made fellow nominees envious.
"I can't stand next to her too long. She looks too good," Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler joked.
Unlike some stars, Paltrow didn't spend much time fretting over what to wear. "I tried on two dresses and I picked this one," she told E! News host Ryan Seacrest.
"My dress is a little see-through, I'm realizing," Paltrow added.
On September 11, the Glee actress won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She beat out fellow nominees Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock), Kristin Chenoweth (Glee), Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope) and Dot Marie Jones .