Jimmy Fallon will make Emmy's a fun night for everybody
August 27th, 2010
01:12 PM ET

Jimmy Fallon will make Emmy's a fun night for everybody

Jimmy Fallon isn’t saying much about his hosting gig, but what he has revealed makes this Sunday’s event seem a little more promising than usual.

For starters, Fallon had the idea to get some viewer involvement in this year’s show: If you haven’t already, head over to Twitter and and submit your 140-character suggestions for presenter introductions along with the #imontheemmys hashtag.

"Everyone can join in on the fun and get creative," Fallon said during a conference call Wednesday. "We've gotten some good ones already."

Judging from the number of retweets this line has gotten, we’re thinking you may actually hear Fallon read this on-air when Stephen Moyer walks out to present: “#imontheemmys Thank goodness the Emmy is gold and not silver.”

Betty White, who has been everywhere this year, from "SNL" to sweatshirts, will also present – and may even show up with Fallon in a comedy bit. She reportedly told Extra, "Jimmy Fallon is doing something at the beginning so we're all doing it together. I have no idea what it is yet."

And Fallon did name drop the 88-year-old star’s name a few times during his press call. “Betty White will be attending. Hopefully she’s not drunk... We were at a John Mayer concert and she was just a mess," he said, adding that she’s "a classy lady and a good sport."

One thing he will talk about is how he views his job as host. "I think if it’s too much me, it takes away from the fun of the Emmys,” he said. “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."

Perhaps to further ensure that there isn’t “too much” Fallon on stage, the “Late Night” host has also been watching his figure. “I’ve been keeping my weight down,” he said. “I got Spanx made. Tom Ford made my Spanx this year.”

Fancy. But a guy’s got to get like a Drake song when he’s got this many eyes on him, just ready to find a flaw.

“It’s a tough gig,” Fallon admitted. “You can’t do it for the reviews. But this is what I do for a living. It’s another hosting job, but at an uber level. It’ll be the biggest audience I’ll be hosting in front of. I’m excited about it! Everyone will get to know me a little bit.”

Make sure to tune in to CNN.com's live stream on Sunday night.


Filed under: Celebrities • Emmys • television

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  1. STAYSI

    HEY JIMMY: I LOVE YOU BUT WHY DO U ALWAYS SEEM LIKE YOU HAVE A NERVOUS ENERGY ABOUT YOU??! YOU'VE BEEN IN SHOWBIZ FOR A WHILE NOW............?! GOOD LUCK 2NITE

    August 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fwat

    Tell everybody how the new Emmy trophy is shaped like a giant s-e-x organ. And then demonstrate...

    August 28, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jimmy Fallon

    Everyone, I promise to keep my track record of un-funniness intact people, trust me.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeepers

      Your grammar is terrible, Jimmy Fallon...but you are still HAWT! : )

      August 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fay

      Jimmy,

      Let's do a non introduction of the emmys this year.....people are burned out on hearing how great these celebrities are....let them sit and sweat a little bit....keep your comedy fast and furious.....

      August 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |

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