With all our talk of Kardashian craziness or royal baby madness, sometimes it's nice to just sit down with a legendary performer sans the hype, the chaos, and the umbrella of the tabloids. Yet last night at the Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences, you would have thought that Kate and William were about to show off their new son based on the crowds surrounding the Emmy HQs. But, alas, there was no royal baby to be seen: The only royalty in the house was the legendary Carol Burnett, who brought out a packed-to-capacity audience to witness "An Evening With Carol Burnett," moderated by Kristin Chenoweth (who gave Inside the Actors Studio's James Lipton a run for his money if I do say so myself). I caught up with Carol on the red carpet prior to the evening's festivities to talk about career advice, the new Annie movie, and whether she'd do another variety show. But first... 10 Things You Didn't Know About Carol Burnett 1) Jim Carrey wrote Carol a fan letter when he was 10 years old. Kristin Chenoweth wrote her one as well, but she didn't send it! [Pin It] carol-burnett-jessica-radloff-atas 2) Carol admitted to not watching much network television but being obsessed with cable TV. In fact, what is Carol watching right now? "Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards on Netflix. The Newsroom also." 3) One of Bob Mackie's most memorable designs from The Carol Burnett Show—the Scarlett O'Hara curtain dress—is in the Smithsonian. As for the other costumes? Carol has some of the sequined jackets in her closet. Oh, and how's this for size? Mackie designed upwards of 60 to 70 costumes a week! 4) Carol wanted her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to be in front of the theater she used to be an usher at. 5) She hates to shop! When Kristin Chenoweth asked her where she got her outfit, Carol replied, "Oh, I don't know! I think it's like 40 years old!" 6) Carol's signature send-off is tugging her ear at the end of every performance. So how did that get started? "It was for my grandmother, who always wanted me to say hi to her [on TV]." 7) Carol was not the typical show-off kid. "I was very shy and didn't really get started until I got to UCLA." 8) In fact, guess what Carol wanted to be. "I wanted to be a cartoonist, actually, and have my own comic strip!" I don't doubt that would have been funny, but I'm sure glad she ended up on the path she did! 9) Carol keeps her incredible shape (at 80 years old, no less!) by doing Pilates twice a week, swimming, and "not eating a lot. But what I eat is good." Whatever she does, it works. Her legs are incredible! 10) Her own mother didn't think Carol had a future in the business. According to Carol, "I think I knew I was funny when I was playing with my best friends. Then I would make all these faces in the mirror all the time. My mother would say, 'I don't know why you're doing that. Nothing is going to ever come of it.'" Sorry, Mom. I had to ask Carol: After all the success she's had, how did she deal with rejection when things weren't going her way? "You have to have the fire in the belly and don't take anything personally when they don't pick you. I remember auditioning in New York, and I was with another girl and it was between us. She got the role, and I said to myself, 'It was her turn. And my turn will come.' It was her time to get that job, and my job was waiting for me somewhere else. And it was." Meanwhile, one of our Glamour readers had a question for Carol: So what did Carol have to say? "Well, you can't go back again. We did what we did. You try to do something like that again, and it wouldn't work. I'm just happy I was there, the age that I was, the time that I was. I don't [necessarily] miss it, but I'm nostalgic at times when I think back to all the fun we had." And finally, because Annie was one of my favorite movies ever, I just had to ask, "With the news that Cameron Diaz is going to play Ms. Hannigan in the new Annie movie out next winter, would you make a cameo if asked?" Carol's answer: "I don't know what they'd ask me to do! I couldn't be one of the orphans, so I don't know!" [laughs] By the way, how great is this photo of Kristin greeting Carol on the red carpet?