The nominees for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards are out . . . and “Game of Thrones” leads the way with 32 nods, which sets a new record for most nominations in one year. “NYPD Blue” set the previous record of 26 in 1994. “Saturday Night Live” has the most nominations of ANY show, with 270. Back to this year, Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is a distant second to “Game of Thrones” with 20, followed by HBO’s “Chernobyl” with 19, and “Saturday Night Live” with 18. “Game of Thrones” also helped HBO regain the top spot for the most-nominated network, with 137. Netflix was second, with 117. As for “snubs,” former Emmy favorite “The Big Bang Theory”, only got three nominations, and nothing in the major categories. Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was completely shut out, Showtime’s “Kidding” was shut out, and “Orange Is the New Black” only got one nomination, for guest actress Laverne Cox. Fox will air “The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards” live on September 22nd. There’s no word on a host yet . . . assuming they don’t copy the “Oscars” and go without one.
‘Bachelorette’ reject Luke P. feels used by the show and Hannah B., because we’re told viewers did NOT hear a conversation that ultimately sent Luke reeling … which led to him calling her out and allegedly shaming her. Luke was dumbfounded after Hannah B. told him she had been with another guy in the Fantasy Suite. He showed disapproval, implying she wasn’t the right kind of woman for him. Evidently Luke is upset producers did not air the full bible study conversation, which would have put his comments on Monday night’s show in context. He comes off as a heel. Luke, meanwhile, has already filmed the ‘Tell-All’ episode, and it didn’t go well – with Hannah and the other guys ganging up on him. He’s been met with love and support from his local community … and he’s moving on. In other Bachelor news, “Modern Family” actress SARAH HYLAND got engaged recently . . . to a guy from “The Bachelorette”. His name is WELLS ADAMS, and they’ve been dating for about two years. He was on the 12th season in 2016 . . . the one with JOJO FLETCHER. He was also the bartender on several seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise”.
If you’ve enjoyed hearing CARLY PEARCE get personal about her relationship with fiancé MICHAEL RAY, well . . . good news because you’re going to hear more. “I want to take fans along on my life because it’s easier for me to make everything one thing and it’s easier when you have somebody who does it too.”
“Live at the Opry” posted video of DARIUS RUCKER singing the Tracy Lawrence classic, “Time Marches On”. It’s from Darius’s show there last month.
GARTH BROOKS’ first Dive Bar show was Monday night in Chicago. But the fan who totally earned his spot at the “very center of the front row” was a guy named Nate Kinsey. He started standing in line Sunday morning . . . so by the time the doors opened he’d been waiting for nearly 30 hours.
HARRY STYLES is in talks to play Prince Eric in the “Little Mermaid” remake. Eric didn’t have any songs in the original movie, but he will in the remake . . . just like he does in the Broadway version.
These days, celebrities go to all kinds of weird places to stay healthy. KATY PERRY is into Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient Indian healing system that includes, “lots of enemas.” She says, “You definitely feel more energy, it basically like gets all the crap out of you, every pun intended.”
The new house that JASON and BRITTANY ALDEAN are building is still under construction, but Brittany posted an update on her Instagram story. It shows a few pics, but the one that stands out is the “concrete safe room.” Even though it’s totally bare right now, it still looks impenetrable, which is what they’re going for. You can check out a photo of the room on PopCulture.com. I totally understand because of what they both went through at the Route 91 massacre. Jason was performing when the shooting started, and Brittany was pregnant, and backstage. And then they got separated during the chaos for what must have seemed like an eternity. I’d want a safe room too. In other Jason Aldean news: The new “E3 Chophouse Nashville” that he co-owns with Luke Bryan and former Major League baseball player Adam LaRoche will be opening this fall . . . and “The Tennessean” has “Five Things to Know” about it.
JIMMIE ALLEN has found the love of his life. Her name is Alexis Gale, and they got engaged on Monday in front of the castle at Disney World. Both of their families were there to share the joy. Alexis is a nurse from his hometown of Milton, Delaware, and they started dating last spring. He said, “We had an immediate connection. It was like we’d always known each other. Her smile melts me, her pure heart challenges me to love better, the way she motivates and supports me is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It feels incredible to find the type of love I’ve been writing songs about all these years.” Jimmie has a five-year-old son named Aadyn from a previous relationship, and there’s already a family bond. He continues, “The way she loves me and my son is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.” Jimmie’s 33, and Alexis is 23.
Luke Bryan is 43
Craig Morgan is 55.
David Hasselhoff is 67
Camilla Parker-Bowles is 72.