Very Shiny Things
If there hasn't been enough hype about this year's Emmy Awards, then watch the red carpet coverage for tonight's presentation, which seems longer than ever before. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the show is what happens before and after as the Emmy Awards, like other award shows, has become increasingly more boring to watch. Tonight, besides all the very carefully groomed celebrities, you will see a tribute to Aaron Spelling, led by Joan Collins and Heather Locklear as well as a tribute to Dick Clark, led by Simon Cowell (on his best behavior) and Barry Manilow (singing the theme to "American Bandstand" on it's 50th anniversary). What you won't see are a lot of people who were shut out because the nomination process was changed this year. There were none for 'The Sopranos', 'Desperate Housewives' and for actors like Hugh Laurie from 'House'. Expect to see lots and lots of reality TV show folk from 'American Idol' to 'Project Runway' and the return of Conan O'Brien as the host of tonight's presentation. Should be a very, very long night.