Is Jimmy Fallon stressing about the Emmys?
The Emmy Awards may be less than a week away, but Jimmy Fallon has yet to lose his cool over hosting Sunday's 62nd annual prime-time event.
"We're getting the final touches on the opening thing that we're doing. It's really fun," Fallon told us Monday night at the Hollywood premiere of "Going the Distance." "I’m at the Nokia Theater all day long now, from now until the Emmys. Just getting ready. It’s a long process, a lot of rehearsals, stuff like that."
(He didn't explain, why, exactly, he was on the red carpet for the Drew Barrymore/Justin Long romantic comedy, which he's not a part of. Maybe to support Barrymore, with whom he starred in 2005's "Fever Pitch"?)
Fallon was disappointingly tight-lipped about what audiences can expect from this year's telecast, saying only that a lot of our "favorite TV stars" will be "helping him out" during the show's opening segment. He also would not reveal which nominees he was rooting for.
But he did make one thing clear -- the Emmys won't share many similarities with his late night talk show.
"There's no Roots, sadly. The Roots didn't come with me from New York. Kind of miss them," he said, referring to his show's band. "I think if it’s too much me, it takes away from the fun of the Emmys. My job as a host is to keep moving fast and to let the other people shine, the nominees. Make it a fun night for everybody."
-- Amy Kaufman
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