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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More from the Mailbox

I'm adding another Mailbox post because so many of you are mentioning Kathy Najimy on Andy's blog, and the great news that Tim Gunn will be serving as a Fashion Correspondent on NBC's "2006 Emmy Red Carpet Special." Here is the official press release - Thanks Maureen!

"PROJECT RUNWAY'S" TIM GUNN AND "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD'S" MARIA MENOUNOS TO SEE WHAT STARS CAN "MAKE IT WORK" ON NBC'S LIVE "2006 EMMY RED CARPET SPECIAL"

BURBANK, Calif. -- August 22, 2006 -- Tim Gunn, from Bravo's Emmy nominated hit series "Project Runway," will serve as a fashion correspondent on NBC's "2006 Emmy(r) Red Carpet Special," a one-hour event hosted by Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell ("Access Hollywood"), airing live on Sunday, August 27 (7-8 p.m. ET) preceding the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards." Gunn will join Maria Menounos ("Access Hollywood") and together the pair will critique all of this year's Emmy red carpet styles and see what stars are able to "make it work."

Gunn mentors the hot designers on the popular Bravo series "Project Runway" and is also Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design. For the very first time, Gunn will bring his strong fashion background and savvy eye to the Emmy red carpet as he and Menounos scrutinize all the nominees, presenters and special guests on their styles as they arrive and look for "instant trends."

In addition to the fashion coverage with Gunn and Menounos, special segments will be sprinkled throughout the hour-long, live pre-show, including "Fashion Rewind," a look at past Emmy fashions from the "Access Hollywood" archives.

The "2006 Emmy(r) Red Carpet Special" will be executive produced by Paul Cockerill ("Golden Globes Arrivals") and David Hurwitz ("Fear Factor") from a Room 403 production and Rob Silverstein ("Access Hollywood"). The special will be directed by Bob Levy ("Fox NFL Sunday").

The "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards," hosted by Conan O'Brien ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien"), will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, August 27 (8-11 ET) on NBC.