Golden Globes: A list of ridiculous red carpet moments
Others watch the Golden Globe pre-shows because they can't wait to see which celebrities (or, more likely, interviewers) make flagrant fools of themselves on live television.
Yes, during the glam-cammed, inane-question-filled, product-placement-o-rama that is your typical red carpet show, there is usually at least one "did that just happen?" moment.
As we prepare for more of those ahead of this Sunday's Globes -- which we'll discuss live in the blog starting that evening at 6 p.m. EST -- here's a rundown of five deliciously bizarre surprises from the Golden Globe red carpets of the recent past.
At the 2009 Golden Globes, Hollywood's high-glamour couple refused to talk to the E! host, starting an online debate about whether they were rude or right to blow off the Man of 1,000 Media Jobs. Seacrest may have been embarrassed, but the moment made for top-notch train wreck TV.
When Will Ferrell attempted to crash an interview with Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer in 2005, Rivers -- the first lady of red carpet coverage -- lost her cool. And, momentarily, she also seemed to lose all memory of who Ferrell was. "I have two big names here, so could you just wait?" she said. As if there's a bigger name than Ron Burgundy. (Sadly, I could not find video footage of this epic moment. Internet, you so disappoint me.)
During last year's Golden Globes, the E! hostess -- hardly shy about her affection for Mr. Debonair -- started trying to get Clooney's attention in the middle of an interview with his "Up in the Air" co-star Anna Kendrick. Later, Rancic screamed semi-manically in Italian in an attempt to score an interview. (The actor had already spoken to E!'s Seacrest.) When I spoke to her about the incident, Rancic seemed quite aware that she was making a mega-fool of herself and, in fact, was doing so on purpose. You can be the judge; she starts shouting for George in the video below at the 54-second mark.
The Golden Globes are known for their permissive atmosphere. But touching a woman's breast without her consent? That pushes the boundaries a bit too far. But that didn't stop then-E! interlocutor Mizrahi from doing just that in an attempt to check out the support system in Johannson's knock-out red gown. To the actress's credit, she didn't seem too thrown off by the moment, although she did ask the question that everyone watching also asked at the exact same time: "What is going on?"
1. Kathy Griffin announces that Dakota Fanning has checked into rehab, despite the fact that Dakota Fanning did no such thing.
In a 2005 red-carpet moment that was both inappropriate and, in retrospect, hilarious, Griffin announced that 10-year-old Fanning had entered rehab. Griffin made it a bit of a running gag throughout the telecast, causing confusion among other celebrities and, eventually, her ouster from E!'s subsequent red carpet coverage. Ridiculous on a variety of levels? Most definitely.
| January 14, 2011; 5:20 PM ET
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