Producers find more ways to ruin the Emmys
As my late friend Adam Finley reported last month, Ryan Seacrest has been picked to host this year's Emmy Awards. I'm sure that most of you, like me, have already spent enough time lamenting the fact that Seacrest really has no business hosting a show like The Emmys. I guess the producers thought that after American Idol and America's Top 40, The Emmys were the next logical step.
Well, now the producers have decided that Seacrest hosting wasn't bad enough, there's a chance that he may do a number at the beginning of the show.
Think it can't get any worse? Read on.
This year, The Emmys felt compelled to pay tribute to the passing of The Sopranos. Not such a bad idea considering the impact that the show had on television. However, the tribute won't be a retrospective by a celebrity fan or collection of our favorite clips. Instead, the producers have decided to invite the cast of the Broadway show Jersey Boys to perform a few numbers. Get it? Because The Sopranos took place in New Jersey just like the musical. Oh and let's not forget that Frankie Valli played a small role on the show. Can there be a better reason to clutter up a perfectly good awards show with unwanted production numbers than two tenuous connections?
Another planned musical number will feature Tony Bennett doing a duet with Christina Aguilera. I guess they will be revising their famous duet from The Tony & Christina Variety Hour?
Last but not least, the producers are trying to get Justin Timberlake to recreate his duet with Andy Samberg in their Emmy winning song "Dick in a Box." I assume this is for the two people left in America who haven't seen it. In the pool for outraged letters in response to the performance, I am picking 55.
Timberlake has yet to sign on for the performance while Andy Samberg has answered yes over one thousand times.