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Controversial Comedian to Host Daytime Emmy Awards Celebrity Cafe

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the host for this year's 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and the selection may raise a few eyebrows. The Celebrity Cafe reports that lightning-rod comedian Kathy Griffin landed the job.

"The gig continues another successful year for the sometimes controversial comedian, who won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in January. She has also won two Emmy Awards and is a New York Times bestselling author. The Guinness Book of World Records recently recognized her for her 20 stand-up specials," the story reports.

In a statement, Griffin said: “I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year." She was apparently making fun of the fact that the Daytime Emmys receive far less attention than the Primetime Emmys.

Griffin added: “My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA.”

The event will take place June 22 at at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"CBS earned the most nominations with 61, while the network's 'The Young and the Restless' earned a total of 26 nominations," the report notes.

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