Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live, SNL

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Now that the VMAs are over and out, we totally can't wait for the Emmys, an awards show Kanye West has zero chance of commandeering for his own attention-seeking reasons, thank heaven.

But there are a few other surprises certainly in store for Sunday's telecast, including some obvious, unfair treatment given to one specific celeb.

Can ya guess who the Academy's ass-kissing?

Guess the Gossip: Monday, Sept. 14, 2009
Which star is receiving special treatment from the Emmys?

Answer: The Emmys are totally butt-licking Justin Timberlake!

The Emmys' main honchos must not be too sure that Neil Patrick Harris as host will rope viewers in, so they're doing whatever they can to make sure ratings are higher than ever, even by ensuring a pop star (and his also-famous GF) are in attendance.

One slinky boob tube awards-attending source tells us the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category was moved from the Creative Arts Emmys, where it's usually handed out, to the main Emmys telecast just for this year. Why? Because Timberlake (who missed out on accepting his Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the "Schmemmys") expressed interest in going to the awards show...but why go unless he's got a shot at winning a trophy and giving a totally hilarious speech?

Is this any indication that J.T. will prolly nab this award again, just like he did last year with "Dick in a Box"? We hope so—and we really wish he'd bring Susan Sarandon as his date instead of boring Jessica Biel

The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, hosted by Kathy Griffin, will air on E! Friday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. ET/PT.

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