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Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

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Is Simon Cowell ditching the Emmys on Sunday to avoid the possibility of having to witness Ryan Seacrest take home the award for Outstanding Reality Host?

"Simon has placed himself as far away from Los Angeles on Emmy night as possible, just in case I happen to get lucky enough to win one," Seacrest told us last night at Santa Monica's Huntley Hotel, where he was celebrating his new ad campaign for Scope Outlast and Crest Plus Scope Outlast toothpaste.

"He's confirmed he will be in London just so he's not there in case of the little possibility that I walk away with it," he said.

Even so, Seacrest has a plan in place to rub it in the American Idol judge's grouchy face…

Ryan Seacrest, David Beckham, Ellen K

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"I'm going to celebrate by Twitpic-ing my gold statue to him," Seacrest said.


And then he'll really get his party on.

"My mom and dad are here so I'll be hanging out with the family," Seacrest said. "I might stay up past 9:30 p.m. Yeah, I think I'm going to stay up past 9:30 p.m."

Meanwhile, Seacrest and his radio cohort Ellen K hung out with another Brit—David Beckham!—earlier this week. They were spotted at KIIS FM's Radio Lollipop fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County.

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira


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