The red carpet was swelteringly hot during the preshows, which is dangerous. Celebrities melt faster than normal people. But it also gave reporters anultra-smooth segue, as in “Speaking of hot, how ’boutthat “Breaking Bad”?
E! introduced a new gimmick, the Mani-cam, created to complement its exclusive Stiletto-cam and Glam-cam 360. The Mani-cam is a little box with a little red carpet that celebrity fingers can walk along while we study the magic of their manicurists. It was thrilling to see Julianne Hough and Kerry Washington’s cuticles up close. So carefully trimmed, so neat.
Heidi Klum was proud of the slits in her sea-foam colored dress, and she pulled a few Angelina Jolie knee moves as she made the rounds. Standing next to her, Ryan Seacrest looked particularly short and troll-like, a visual joke he made the most of. He’s a Social Sally, that guy, and he greets everyone with warmth and the promise of free publicity. He didn’t mention January Jones’s raccoon eyes, and he sent “a lot of good vibes” to Danes in her bump-friendly yellow gown. He didn’t even sweat. “I think he’s a Stepford Wife,” Ricky Gervais said as he walked away.
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