So here we are on the red carpet with E!. How will they fill two hours with stuff to do, if the rumors are true -- that the presenters have to use a special entrance to preserve freshness for the actual show? That would imply that being on the red carpet this year is lame. There's Virginia Madsen. There's Anthony Hopkins (so tan)! What on earth will the E! Star Tracker track?
Giuliana DePandi has brought out the movie-hyper Ben Lyons for his predictions. Ryan Seacrest and Miley Cyrus discuss her dress. It's some kind of scalloped, sequined, scaled thing. The shell-buckled belt forces the issue. Not only is she seaworthy tonight. In that dress, she's sushi-worthy, too. "I'll have one Hannah Montana Dragon Boat, please."
In other news, Hugh Jackman just told told Giuliana about all the big surprises that he can't talk about - the intimacy, the spontaneity, the exclusivity ("whatever happens tonight can happen only at the Oscars"). This, of course, makes me think Mr. Jackman will be hosting the show from my living room. (Not that I'd want him to or anything. No, not me.)
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