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Fallon Hopes to Keep the Emmys Classy

Source: Associated Press
by ALICIA RANCILIO

NEW YORK — Jimmy Fallon’s main goal for hosting this year’s Emmy Awards is to keep it classy.

The 35-year-old was named this week as the host of the Aug. 29 show honoring the best of prime-time television.

“I just want to make it a classy, fun event,” Fallon said. “I remember watching the Emmys every year at home. My mom would dress up in a gown and give acceptance speeches.”

The late night talk show host wants the telecast to be an event to get excited about.

“It should be fun. Have an Emmy party at your house,” he suggested.

Fallon has a lot going on. He attended the White House Correspondent’s Dinner on Saturday and was a guest at the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit on Monday night in New York.

Beginning Monday, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will do a weeklong tribute to the Rolling Stones, including a telecast of the new documentary, “Stones in Exile.”

“Between writing sketches with Mick Jagger, hanging out with the president and eating caviar with Anna Wintour, it’s been a pretty good week,” joked Fallon.

Soon he will turn his focus to preparing for the Emmys.

“I love television. I love show business. I think it’s fascinating,” he said. “The fact I’m hosting the Emmys is right up my alley.”

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It’s Official: Jimmy’s Hosting the Emmys

Source: deadline.com

Jimmy Fallon has been named host of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards which will air live on NBC on August 29. He succeeds his predecessor on NBC’s Late Night, Conan O’Brien, who hosted the awards show the last two times it aired on NBC, in 2002 and 2006. A high-profile gig like hosting the Emmys will raise the visibility of Fallon, who recently marked a year since taking over Late Night. Also, he is considered young and hip and can sing and dance, qualities the TV Academy has been looking for in a host since the overwhelming approval for MC Neil Patrick Harris last year. Fallon already scored points with this zinger from the announcement: “Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it.” Here is more from the press release: Continue reading

Jimmy’s Headed to the White House

Jimmy Fallon will be attending the White House Correspondent’s Dinner this Saturday.

SOURCE: usatoday.com

We already leaked to you the star guests that USA TODAY has lined up for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Now, here are some more stars who are said to be attending the soiree:

People magazine’s going for Bieber Fever with guests Justin Bieber, Gabourey Sidibe, Tom Colicchio and Kristin Davis. Continue reading

Jimmy in St. Louis

A couple images on Jimmy in St. Louis for the Bob Costas Benefit for Cardinal Glennon Hospital.

SOURCE

Television’ s Late Night personality, Jimmy Fallon, did a variety of skits, songs and stand- up comic routines for the annual Bob Costas Gala at the Fox. Vocal artist was Jennifer Hudson who entertained with her soul style of music. Proceeds of more than $800,000 benefited the Bob Costas Cancer Center at Cardinal Glennon Children’ s Medical Center, established ten years ago to help supply children and their families with the medical care and support services needed throughout treatment. Michael Neidorff, chairman and CEO of the title sponsor, Centene Corporation, spoke on behalf of the children, thanking the audience for their volunteerism and support. Costas chaired the gala, assisted by planning committee chairman Allen Allred, and co- chairs James Brennan, Julian Carr, James Castellano, Robert Merenda and Peggy Ritter.

Stepping in Conan’s Shoes

This is an old article from TV Guide Magazine that Katie has had on her wall for over a year and finally scanned. Not much new info in it, but love the picture. 🙂

College of Saint Rose

Jimmy graduated in May 2009 from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Last summer, the campus magazine had a fun article about him.

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Beer Pong > Swine Flu

Here is a neat post by New York Magazine. You can scroll through and find pictures of the panel that attended the Evening with SNL in New York City presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which Jimmy moderated.

Click on image to get to the page.

Swine flu has been proven to spread through beer pong. Will you stop playing beer pong on your show? “Never. I’d rather get swine flu than stop playing beer pong. I am not afraid.” —JIMMY FALLON

Is he game or is he GAME?! Oh, Jimmy, how brave you are! ❤