Forget who'll win the trophies tonight at the Critics' Choice Awards. Everybody's wondering what will happen on stage during the ceremony (VH1, 9 p.m. PST/ EST). Last year, the awardcast was emceed wonderfully by Kristin Chenoweth, who crooned and charmed her way through the two-hour show, but there will be no host tonight.
That shouldn't really be a cause for concern, though. For more than 20 years the Golden Globes were staged successfully without a host. Ricky Gervais presides on the Globes stage nowadays, of course, but – let's face it – he's not really essential.
Instead, an inside source tells The Envelope that the Critics Choice Awards show will open with a guest appearance by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He'll address the audience with words to this effect: "I'm not here as your former governor, but as an unemployed actor looking for work."
-- Tom O'Neil
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