News

Seth Myers hosting this year’s Emmy Awards

Seth Myers hosting this year’s Emmy Awards

SETH MYERS:Just months after kicking off his own late night talk show, the former "Saturday Night Live" star has more to celebrate as he was chosen to serve as presenter for the annual television prize giving on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press

Comedian Seth Myers has been tapped to host the 2014 Emmy Awards this summer.

Just months after kicking off his own late night talk show, the former “Saturday Night Live” star has more to celebrate as he was chosen to serve as presenter for the annual television prize giving on Thursday.

This marks Meyers’ first time as host of the Emmys, but he has previously compered the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards and the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Meyers, who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people on Thursday morning, follows in the footsteps of fellow comedians and former Late Night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien, who have previously hosted the Emmys.

The 66th Primetime Emmys will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Aug. 25.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Tom Cruise takes on Jimmy Fallon in latest lip-sync battle

17-overlay12

The Weeknd, the Righteous Brothers, and Meat Loaf are among the artists to get reinterpreted in this battle between "The Tonight Show" host and the "Mission Impossible" star.

in Music

Joe Jackson on the road to recovery after stroke scare

joejackson

The Jackson family patriarch suffered a burst artery behind his eye, which caused him to temporarily lose his vision, and then battled a trio of further health scares as his heart stopped three times.

in Music

DJ Ashba quits Guns N’ Roses

djashba

The guitarist has quit the legendary band after six years in the line-up.

in Entertainment

‘Empire’ co-stars reportedly engaged

gracegealey

Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are reportedly engaged to be married just months after reports of their off-screen romance surfaced.

in Music

Dave Grohl credits Led Zeppelin for helping him heal leg

davegrohl

The Foo Fighters frontman is regaining the strength in his broken leg with a rigorous physiotherapy routine.