Ellen DeGeneres to Host Emmy Awards
August 15, 2005

Ellen DeGeneres has a date with Emmy yet again, and she revealed that there'll be some big-time surprises in store for this year's awards show when she takes on the hosting duties.

"I can say this," DeGeneres said. "Nicollette Sheridan, Ty Pennington and a Cocker Spaniel. Enough said."

This marks DeGeneres' second turn on the stage as a solo host; her first was back in 2001. And she's no stranger to the statuette, dancing home with two Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Best Talk Show Host earlier this year.

Her grooving moves are certainly a fan favorite, but will DeGeneres get down at the Emmys? "Do the wheels on the bus go round and round?" Ellen responded. "Does Snoop Dogg like sipping on gin and juice? Enough said."

And not only will DeGeneres host her hit talk show live the day after the awards, she's taking it out on the road as her new season starts September 6.

And somehow, she'll find time to get that red carpet outfit together. "Time to dust up those Manolo Blahniks," she said. "Is that how you pronounce them?"

And Ellen revealed how she'll gear up for her big night: "I'm going to prepare for this the same way I prepare for anything: Wheaties and Tai Chi."

Sounds like a recipe for success for both Ellen and Emmy!

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