Late Night host Conan O'Brien is thisclose to signing a deal to host the 54th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be telecast live Sept. 22 on NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. O'Brien would follow in the footsteps of Ellen DeGeneres, who earned praise for her hosting duties during last year's oft-postponed, post-Sept. 11 ceremony. For complete coverage of the 2002 Emmy nominations, click here.