I'm "switch-hitting" as the red carpet coverage of tonight's Emmy Awards gets under way in L.A. I'm flipping between E! (with its "Stiletto Cam" - yes, you read that right) and the TV Guide Network, where Lisa Rinna (pictured left, in an Associated Press photograph) and Joey Fatone make their debut as hosts of the fashion parade.
(Snarky aside: Ryan Seacrest must be getting mega bucks to not only host a portion of E!'s red carpet but also to host Fox's actual broadcast in, oh, less than two hours!)
Speaking of Ryan, he is joined, as usual, by Juliana Rancic, who recently wed "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic in Italy. (As a result, we hear lots about the nuptials!)
Two of the first stars to walk the walk included Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") and nominee Debra Messing ("The Starter Wife"). I loved Eva's Kaufman Franco beaded cocktail-length dress. The designer also created the gown Eva wore to her wedding reception in July in France. "It reminds me of my pageant days back in Texas," Eva said.
And, leave it to Lisa not to hold back on questions. Hers for Eva? "How is sex with Tony (Parker)?"
"He's a fantastic lover!" Eva said. FYI: Tony didn't accompany Eva to the shindig because he was playing with the French national team in Europe.
All the fashion experts were oohing and ahhing over Debra's Ralph Lauren strapless. For me, she needed, well, more of a bosom to fill out the top of the gown. Although the bottom was a hit.
So far, guys are wearing tuxes with ties and sweltering under the heat and the lights. Former vice president Al Gore, who is in Hollywood to promote the new "Current TV" network, looked like he needed a roll of Bounty.
Loved Sarah Chalke's ("Scrubs") pinky-poo gown from designer Monique Lhuillier and Joey's Gucci tennis shoes. Why not? A guy's gotta be comfortable on the red carpet!
There was someone in a red dress that at first I couldn't make out. Turns out it was "Heroes'" Ali Larter. I thought she looked fab.
Stay with me because the hits - and misses - will keep coming!