Question: Did you have any inkling that E! would approach you for the job?
Answer: Yeah, I did because I have a beeline to God and he always let’s me know when new things are happening my way. I have to tell you I sent a little message to the entertainment god that if I could pick any secondary job it would be doing the red carpet for some of the awards shows.
Q: Did you enjoy watching Joan and Melissa Rivers doing the pre-show in the past?
A: Absolutely. But my style is completely different.
Q: In what way?
A: I tend to celebrate an eclectic style rather than be critical of it. It is important to me to enhance the day for the nominees and the presenters and the participants in the Emmys and not do anything that takes away from their happiness. The fans are coming out to see their favorite stars and they are going to be screaming their names, and I want to add to that joy.
Q: Could you preview some of your questions?
A: Well, I will do everything from “What are you working on?” to “How is the baby?” I can’t wait to see if Courteney Cox brings a photograph of the baby. I am excited to see how fabulous Debra Messing looks. Anybody who just got married, you know I will be picking their brain for advice. I really want to watch for the outfits. I am going to be looking for the tidbit … that will make it interesting and fun. You have to remember I know a lot of these people because I see them. They have sat on the couch next to me. Unlike Joan, who encounters them just on the red carpet, I encounter them on “The View” almost every day. I want them to feel, “I can’t wait to get on the podium and talk to Star.” I don’t want them to go, “Oh God. I have to talk to Star.” I am just honored to be a part of their evening. It is not about me, but I will be fabulous and glamorous, let’s be clear.
Q: Do you have any favorite shows you want to win Sunday?
A: Well, I got to tell you I miss my girls on “Sex and the City.” I would love to see “Sex and the City” win. I definitely want Kim Cattrall to win because everybody knows she’s one of my best friends. She is actually one of my hostesses at my wedding.