What a week I have in front of me!
Before I hit the gym today — because you know I have to get my fitness on in order to get my tux on and be red carpet-ready this weekend — we have our first script read-through for TV Guide Network.
The sassy Tanika Ray, the consummate Chris Harrison and I will be going over our scripts and talking about the general way things will happen during this Sunday's Emmys pre-show, the potential clips — plus which celebs we'll be talking to on TV's biggest night and all the fashion! It's never 100 percent predictable, but that's all part of the fun of a live telecast. Even with all the prepping and planning, you never know exactly how it's all going to net out once you hit the ground running and sweating. (It's supposed to be hot — yikes!)
So, with all the talk of "surprise," how about those wins at the Creative Arts Emmys this past weekend (first-ever Emmy wins for Neil Patrick Harris and my friend, Ryan Seacrest; first-ever Emmy win for Ann-Margret for her guest spot on Law & Order: SVU; Jeff Probst for best reality host; Old Spice gets best commercial)? Do you think the same can be predicted for the actual Emmy Awards? Hmm, could be. Who knows? Personally, I would love to see Jane Lynch win for Glee, and how great is Edie Falco on Nurse Jackie and that January Jones on Mad Men is pretty amazing.
In keeping with this "unpredictability" theme, I'm consumed with who's wearing what on the Emmys red carpet on Sunday, Aug. 29. Hello, Sofia Vergara! What's up, Lea Michele? What about the sexy cast of True Blood? (Have you seen the cover of Rolling Stone. Can you say hot?!) Will it be short and flirty? Long and dramatic? Pops of color in a sea of neutrals and black? Of course, I say always go for the sparkle, people! My "fashionable" gut tells me that it's going to be a throwback to the sophisticated styles of the '60s with Mad Men-inspired looks and statements. But that's just me.
As you know, after Sunday's big night you must join me for the best "post-game" fashion commentary on TV during Monday's Emmys Red Carpet Fashion Wrap on TV Guide Network... hosted by me! I can't wait and am so honored to be hosting the show this year. It's a dream gig. By the way, this year my stylish dream team will consist of Real Housewives of New York City's Countess LuAnn de Lesseps ("mah friends!"), hairstylist to the stars Kim Vo, Project Runway alum and designer Nick Verreos and celebrity stylist to the stars Jen Rade.
Not only will my eclectic panel dish on Emmy's hottest looks, everything from hairdos and don'ts, handbags, dresses and diamonds, we'll also pick our favorite fashion hits and misses of the night. (Don't tell anyone, but my money's on Lea Michele!)
Be there Monday, Aug. 30 on TV Guide Network for the best "post-game" commentary! Do not miss the fashionable fun! Seriously. Just don't.
OK, coffee is brewed and now the most important question of the morning: What's a fashion guy to wear? Gulp. The pressure.
Stay tuned and stay stylish!
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