4:45 Welcome to the red carpet live blog!
4:55 Who are you guys excited to see on the Emmy’s red carpet tonight? We can’t wait to see what Nina Dobrev is wearing!
5:00 It’s STAAAAARTING!
5:07 Last year’s color du jour was red. Fashion experts are forecasting lots of neutrals this year. To that we say, bring back the color ladies!
5:10 “The Hills” girls look easy and breezy (to quote a Cover Girl commercial). Lo’s got a fabulous one-shouldered dress in a red floral pattern while Stephanie Pratt is rockin’ a sweetheart LBD.
5:13 Commercial time. So who’s throwing Emmy’s parties tonight?
5:19 Who are some of your favorite Emmy’s fashion winners of yore? Check ours out here.
5:36 Our girl Kara reports that the stars are just starting to hit the carpet—and that it is H.O.T. Some celebs are beating the heat by carrying umbrellas. Hope they’re color coordinated!
5:43 We <3 Sam Trammel! Check out his fashion philosophy (via Twitter): “Going bow tie so I can blend in w catering if need be.” We’ll take the fish please (with a side of TruBlood, natch), Sam.
5:45 Kara: Maria Menounos’ dress is sexxxxxy! (Yes, that’s 5 Xs) Sparkly and looooow back.
5:48 Kara: “ Twilight” and “Dexter” scribe Melissa Rosenberg is on her way!
5:53 And here she is (love the chic black and updo!):
5:55 “Modern Family”’s Sarah Hyland looks so grown up (yet age appropriate) in her shiny silver Pamella Roland gown and soft updo!
6:01 We have our first “Glee” star! Jane Lynch looks fab in her one-shouldered Ali Rahimi purple gown. And apparently Javier Bardem will be playing Jane’s ex boyfriend this season, and he may even serenade her!
6:05 Host Jimmy Fallon looks super-spiffy in his suit. Are the jacket and lapel two different colors? Hard to tell on the tube-ivision. His wife has a KILLER tan, which looks great with her coral gown.
6:14 “Dancing With the Stars” Carrie Anna Inaba and Kelly Osbourne are both sporting long, black gowns. Is black going to be the color of the night on this hot, hot red carpet?
6:15 Kara: “True Blood” cast trickling in! Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette) soon! Rutina Wesley (Tara) and Carrie Preston (Arlene) too!
6:18 “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell’s wife, Holly, has an, um, interesting gown on. The pink/black contrast is quite lovely, but what’s up with those big flowers on her sleeves?
6:20 Kara’s got “Glee” gal Amber Riley in her gorge white gown:
6:26 And we have our first “Glee” guy! How cute is Kevin McHale’s yellow bow tie? He says his celebrity crush is Sally Field. Go figure.
6:28 Costar Jayma Mays is lovely in her form-fitting navy blue gown. Which raises the question: How will she eat in that frock? It’s so snug!
6:32 Kathy Griffin is also in black. We smell a serious trend. Her shirred black gown is festooned with jewels on the bottom half, but where is she hiding the box of wine for her mom Maggie (who is clad in J.C.Penney, apparently)?
6:33 “Glee” guy Mark Salling looks smoking in his simple tux and tie. He thinks Amy Winehouse should be cast as Puck’s girlfriend. On the keying/egg drama: He says he’d prefer whomever it was to throw a cheeseburger instead. P.S. He just MAJORLY blushed when introduced to Kim Kardashian.
6:35 Kim is wearing a white Marchesa with gold detailing on the halter neckline.
6:36 It’s a meeting of the brunettes! Kim is meeting “Glee” star Lea Michele. They’re big fans of each other. Kim has stolen the mic from Ryan to quiz Lea on who she’s wearing. Her navy gown is an Oscar de la Renta. It’s very fitted, with lots of ruffle detailing along the bottom.
6:39 Oh la la! Claire Danes looks so pretty in her sparkly Armani Prive gown. Love the light, soft blush color!
6:42 Surprise! Surprise! More black! “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria Parker is flaunting a corseted Robert Rodriguez gown with a feather-detailed skirt. And in case you were wondering, hubby Tony Parker is in Brooks Brothers.
6:47 Kudos to “Modern Family” star Sofía Vergara for donning color! She’s strutting her stuff in a sparkly yellow Carolina Herrera gown. She calls it her “mermaid” dress.
6:48 “Mad Men” stud Jon Hamm and his girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt, are twinsies in Armani. Her green gown matches his eyes! Awwww…
6:53 His costar Christina Hendricks is lovely in lilac, though we’re not sure how we feel about the thingies dangling from her sleeves. They sort of remind us of Mr. Snuffleupagus’ eye lashes.
6:58 “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy looks like a ’50s crooner in his blue tux jacket by Tom Ford. Fitting, it seems. There’s lots of talk tonight about a “Glee” guy donning a gold, lame mankini next season. For reals, we can’t wait. Who do you think it will be?
6:59 Kara: Betty White! The crowd is cheering her name!
7:00 “Mad Men” star January Jones matches Ryan in her blue gown . She’s wearing Armani. It’s got tons of texture (her chest looks like it’s covered by two sea shells, no?). The hoop skirt is an interesting touch…
7:00 Not surprisingly, Tina Fey looks demure in her charcoal Oscar de la Renta dress, which has tons of black squiggly accents.
7:03 Ryan Seacrest totally went for the boob joke with Christina Hendricks. Really, Ryan!?! The zoom-in was also unnecessary. Boo! Anyway, she’s wearing Zac Posen.
7:04 “Dexter” star Julie Benz is rocking a bright white, one-shouldered gown and super-long ponytail. We love it!
7:10 And the newlyweds have arrived! “True Blood” couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are both wearing Alexander McQueen. Anna’s in black, though her gown has a bit of a gladiator feel with its gold chest plate detail (maybe she’ll battle some weres on the carpet!). They’re talking about covering each others’ “bits” on that sexy Rolling Stone cover. Oh to be a fly on that wall…
7:11 Heidi Klum put her own spin on the black trend with a short (SHORT!) ruffly Marchesa LBD. Husband Seal is wearing Dior.
7:14 “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez is lookin’ big pimpin’ in his black suit and red button-up. He was dressed by his mom and sister. Adorable!
7:15 We just caught a glimpse of Nina Dobrev! She looks AMAZING in her blush colored, fitted gown. So chic! She’ll definitely be in the running for our best dressed list tonight.
7:16 Such a bromance going on now between “Glee”’s Matthew Morrison and Neil Patrick Harris. NPH really needs to make another cameo on “Glee,” right?
7:24 A little over half an hour to go! Who are your faves so far?
7:26 Today is Amy Poehler and Will Arnett’s anniversary. What a great way to celebrate! Amy looks pretty great for just having a baby. She’s wearing a steel-colored Max Azria gown.
7:27 More black from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who’s in Narciso Rodriguez. The neckline is simply fabulous on her, and the sheer band around the waist adds interest.
7:34 We spot Alexander Skarsgård over Julianna Margulies’ shoulder. GET HIM ON CAMERA, LIKE, NOW!
7:35 Apparently Kara agrees: Oh Wow. Alexander Skarsgård on the carpet. Drool-ing…
7:43 Jane Krakowski is wearing another of tonight’s popular colors: navy. She complemented her drapy Escada gown with a chic updo and some majorly blingy earrings.
7:45 John Krasinski on who wife Emily Blunt is wearing: “Lavender.”
7:46 Dianna Agron looks so classy in her knee-length A-line Carolina Herrera with its sheer lacy overlay and adorable black bow at the waist. On who she’s dating: “I’m happy.” Does happy=Alex Pettyfer? We think so.
7:50 Only 10 more minutes of fabulous fashion. This carpet has flown by!
7:55 Paula Abdul will be forever our girl! She looks lovely in black, and we can’t help but be reminded how much we miss her on “American Idol.”
7:57 Kerri Russell looks ready for a tango lesson in her flouncy, bright pink halter dress, with a white flower in her hair.
8:00 And that’s a wrap! Thanks for joining us! Check back later for our full fashion recap!