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Trending today: Burger King agrees to buy Tim Hortons; Spinning Sofia Vergara causing Twitter backlash

Many people online have said Monday night's Emmy Awards took an uncomfortable twist when Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum asked Sofia Vergara to stand on a rotating pedestal. (Photo: YouTube/Hollywood Buzz) Many people online have said Monday night's Emmy Awards took an uncomfortable twist when Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum asked Sofia Vergara to stand on a rotating pedestal. (Photo: YouTube/Hollywood Buzz)
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Emmys: Big winners and spinning Sofia Vergara causes Twitter backlash

The 66th annual Emmy Awards honored television's best of the best Monday night.

Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" took home the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep."

"Breaking Bad" won for Best Drama.

But many online say the show hit a rather uncomfortable twist when Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum asked Sofia Vergara to stand on a rotating pedestal while he discussed the history and future of theTelevision Academy.

He ended the bit by saying, "What truly matters is that we never forget that our success is based on always giving the viewer something compelling to watch."  (Watch here: http://youtu.be/tZRkF2D9ipM)

While the Emmy audience chuckled at her charm, the skit was less tolerated on Twitter who felt it was nothing but sexist humor.

Vergara defended the skit to Entertainment Weekly after the show. "I think its absolutely the opposite [of demeaning]. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it's ridiculous that somebody started this—I know who she was—who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit."

Burger King agrees to buy Tim Hortons

Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, the Associated Press reports. It's a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.

The corporate headquarters of the new company will be in Canada, which stands to help lower Burger King's taxes. Burger King and Tim Hortons said the chains will continue to be run independently and that Burger King will still operate out of Miami.

Such tax inversions have been criticized by President Barack Obama and Congress because they mean a loss of tax revenue for the U.S. government. Weigh in on the discussion on the FOX19 Facebook page.

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