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Kerri Rodden is shaking up the red carpet again

September 23, 2012 - Keri Rodden is at it again.

The star waitress from Kilbride, Newfoundland, now living and working in Ontario, has caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres of  “Ellen”.

Rodden has appeared on the show several times, the most notable being her roles as a red carpet correspondent at the Grammys and American Music Awards.

Right now, Kerri is back in Los Angeles, getting ready to shake things up tonight – Sunday night – on the red carpet of the Emmy Awards.

In an email message to friends and supporters, Rodden wrote the following:

“I am in a tizzy here and have no time. I am in LA. I am doing the red carpet at the Emmy Awards tonight for Ellen. HOLY MONKEY!!!! I just want you guys to know so you can set your PVRs. The show will air Tuesday or Wednesday. I think I am more excited than ever!!! God help the stars. Wish me luck.”

I replied with a couple of quick follow-up questions, such as when and how did this happen?

“I got the call Thursday night (and was) on a flight Saturday morning. The producers said they love me and can’t wait to see me again... MY HEAD IS SPINNING!!!! OMG!! I am more excited than ever!!”

I asked who she is most excited about meeting at the Emmys, which recognize the best and brightest in primetime TV programming.

“Steve Buscemi, Kristen Wiig, Adam Levine, Kathy Bates, Kevin Costner... so many I can’t choose. Nicole Kidman ... OMG.” 

The red carpet portion of the Emmys start at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Nokia Centre, with the awards show beginning at 9:30. However, you won’t see Kerri tonight.

“No, not live. You wont see me until Ellen airs the show Tuesday or Wednesday. I will know tomorrow night!”

I asked if she could provide a quick smartphone picture, with Los Angeles as a backdrop.

“No, I am in lounge clothes, no makeup or hair done. Stylist will be here in 5 minutes to get me ready. I am leaving for red carpet in 2 hours!”

I allow she’s not excited.

Kerri was profiled recently in this very blog. You can read that here:


As I said in that item, Rodden has her foot in the door of something bigger than she allows herself to imagine.

And slowly but surely, the door keeps opening wider.

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