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Jane Lynch of 'Glee,' a.k.a. Sue Sylvester, picked to host Primetime Emmys

June 2, 2011 | 12:08 pm

Janelynch Jane Lynch, whose portrayal of the acerbic cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester in Fox's "Glee" scored an Emmy award last year, will host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 18 on Fox.

The announcement of Lynch prompts one question: Will she be appearing as herself, or will she conduct her hosting duties as Sylvester? Lynch has appeared at several events, including the opening number at last year's Emmys and the recent Fox upfronts, as Sylvester.

One clue may have come from Lynch in her acceptance statement: "I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox. I'm looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit."

Mark Burnett, executive producer of the awards, said Lynch was "my first -- and only -- choice as the host for this year's Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said yes."

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Jane Lynch at 2011 Golden Globes ceremony

Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times