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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 @ Emmys Green Room

Jimmy Fallon in the Architectural Digest Green Room at the Emmys.

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