Neil Patrick Harris Official Host of Emmys; Shannon Elizabeth "Nude"

Neil Patrick Harris is now officially your host for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

“After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmys,” Harris says. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of the show — adding my own voice to it, while honoring the nominees and the entire year in television. But which voice to choose? I’m torn between gangsta, foppish Brit and robot. Really proud of my robot. We’ll see what happens on the night.”

In other news, actress Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie fame is going “Nude” at Showtime. She will host a late-night series called Live Nude Comedy.

The show will feature a mix of stand-up comedy, sketches and burlesque (which is where the “nude” part comes in). Comics Ian Edwards and Sam Tripoli will be featured in the premiere episode; Andy Dick, Whitney Cummings, Tig Notaro and Mike Faverman will also be part of future episodes.

Source: Zap2It