E! Red Carpet: Seacrest is rude to Freida Pinto, Taraji Henson shows her girdle

I knew on Friday that E! Oscar red carpet was going to suck. As I tuned in to E! News on Friday, Ryan Seacrest was talking about how excited he was to stand behind his appointed E! hedge on the Oscar red carpet, I knew the red carpet show would be deathly. By the way, the hedge was totally dwarfing Dame Seacrest.

Isn’t there anybody at E! who can pull rank on Ryan and just tell him he has to sit out the red carpet stuff? He ruined it! (He always ruins it.) Three notes to E! producers: Seacrest doesn’t know how to do a red carpet interview. He always forgets to ask what designers the stars are wearing. He talks about himself and “American Idol” too much. Fire him. Soon.

So Ryan, continuing his rude tour of the red carpets, decided to do an “in depth” interview with the kids from Slumdog. They are very, very young, and several of them didn’t speak English. So, of course, Ryan shoved his microphone in front of their faces and asked them questions like “What has this experience meant to you?”

After the Slumdog kids came and went (with considerable grace, considering), Freida Pinto and Dev Patel came up. Freida was radiant in a gorgeous blue Galliano, but all Ryan wanted to talk about was if Freida and Dev were dating. He asked the question several different ways, and Freida and Dev tried to laugh it off politely, but Freida especially seemed annoyed. Ryan ended the interview by asking her how many men are calling her, and she shot back “You should call me, Ryan” and walked away. Very classy, Freida.

The other early highlight was Ryan’s interview with the always vivacious Taraji Henson. He asked her something about her outfit and she hiked up her dress like a good Southern girl and showed off her shoes – unfortunately, she hiked up her dress so far, she also showed off her girdle/Spanx thing. God bless you, Taraji!

When a white-jacket-clad Mickey Rourke stopped by to talk to Ryan, he pointed out Mickey’s locket. The locket seemed to be a small picture of Loki, Mickey’s dog that just passed away. Mickey said, “I’d rather have Loki back for another 2 years than an Oscar.” Sad.

Here are some of the other highlights from the Oscars Red Carpet “Dame Seacrest’s Bataan Death March” E! show:

*Angelina Jolie in tight, low-cut black! With no necklace (not even a $20 million one).
*Natalie Portman is pretty in pink!
*Miley Cyrus and Sarah Jessica Parker look like they’re wearing basically the same dress.
*Tilda Swinton is wearing make-up! It really doesn’t make a difference though.
*Meryl Streep is a grand dame. Eat your heart out, Seacrest.
*The era of big necklaces and bad hair is here!

Throughout the red carpet, various people keep on saying that they’re going to be singing. I hope this Oscar show doesn’t suck!

Picture note by Celebitchy: Here are preliminary red carpet photos. We’ll have more of a best/worst dressed tomorrow. Photo credit: WENN

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  1. Enonymous says:

    I though Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were pretty rude when they did not stop for interviews but continued walking and talking.

  2. debra77 says:

    He is such an ass.But Brad/Angie get critized for not wanting to talk to him. So rude. He needs his mike taken away for good. I can’t stand him, and will not watch E as long as he is there.. Finally he is showing himself for what he is. Many of us have always known this.. An ASS…

  3. Diva says:

    lol… Phoebe Cates looks like she’s there with her dad, lol, not her husband… poor Kevin Kline.

    SJP’s boobs are being suffocated and will want air at some time during the night.

    Miley Cyrus shouldn’t even be there, but she definitely shouldn’t be there in a Christmas tree skirt made out of dollar store holiday placemats.

  4. Diva says:

    Oh, and Angelina’s smile when Aniston and Jack Black were presenting was big, real and honest!

  5. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Uh, I don’t blame anyone who walks past Ryan Seacrest. He’s a douchenozzle. Why talk to him?

    And yeah, Sarah Jessica Parker’s boobs? I feel like they need an emergency intervention to get them out of there. As it is, it looks like her left one is trying to make a break for it from that wire corset thing. I love how Matthew Broderick is nuzzling her as if to say “see? We’re married!” Ug.

    When Jennifer Aniston came out to present with Jack Black and was just fine and professional, and the camera panned on to Angelina and Brad and they were both smiling really big, it occurred to me: what a joke that their supporters still fight about the divorce. I bet people not even involved in those relationships argue about it and feel more bitter about it than the people INVOLVED. Everyone just needs to let it go.

    Also, Phoebe Cates dyes her hair to cover the gray. She needs to not go quite so black, it doesn’t look natural. I know she was once VERY dark-headed, but at a certain point, you can’t keep that up.

  6. hmm says:

    Ryan is rude to a lot of people that he deems it okay to diss. I’m glad that Brangelina walk right past him because he often asks inane and intrusive questions that have nothing to do with while the actors are there. He should stop acting like a gossip reporter and simply do one of his 900 jobs, red carpet reporter.

  7. Jill says:

    ha, diva! i agree about miley’s dress. really ugly. and why exactly is she there? i don’t think it look’s like SJP’s at all, i actually kind of like hers.

  8. Ana says:

    I don’t know if this makes sense, but I think that Natalie Portman looks entirely too smart for the dress she is wearing.
    I loved Miley Cyrus’s dress until I saw a picture that showed what the bottom looked like. Why is she there?
    Love Angelina’s earrings but wish she would have wore something a little different.
    Poor Mickey….(sad face)
    Love Tilda! She doesn’t need makeup!

  9. DD says:

    Angelina got it right this time. She looked perfect head to toe. Freida Pinto, Kate Winslet, and Penelope looked amazing too. Jen Aniston was looking good but damn she needs to stop over tanning.

  10. kiki says:

    i thought Jennifer was tense up there, bradangelina were right there in the front row. its still gotta hurt

  11. czarina says:

    I loved Angelina’s dress (I am a fan of conservative, perfect-fitting red-carpet looks), but didn’t the bust-line seem just a tad low? Not showing off anything but just in terms of the symmetry of the dress, it seemed cut too low. I didn’t see it live, and it could be pictures I’m looking at: sometimes pictures really don’t capture the look.
    I loved Taraji Henson’s dress (and I’d need more than a girdle to pull that off–maybe intravenious liposuction!!).
    I admit a lot of the dresses didn’t do much for me.
    Too many of them just seem badly cut…or not sophisticated enough for this kind of event.

  12. RaraAvis says:

    Angie may not have had on an expensive necklace, but the ring and earrings made up for it.

  13. vic says:

    I felt really bad for Jennifer Aniston. She seemed really nervous having to present in front of perfect couple Brad and Angie. I would have killed myself right then and there to have to present right in front of my ex husband and the new woman he left me for. Hugh Jackman looked handsome as usual. I loved Penelope’s and Anne Hathaway’s dress and I could have lived without some of the musical numbers. And where was the drowning out music this year. Winners need to cut to the chase instead of taking forever to catch their breath and then thanking every single person that worked on the film.

  14. becca says:

    To those that asked. Miley was there to get the young peeps to watch. I couldn’t stand her dress, it looked like a bunch of seashells were sewn together with glitter thrown all over it.

    Though I must say, Rob Pattinson cleans up realllllly well. 😉 I bet he was thrilled that he was sitting so close to Tina Fey. I read he thinks she’s sexy.

  15. Hate these celebs! says:

    I wish people would get over the 5 yr. old divorce of Brad/Jen. All 3 parties have obviously moved on and have new babies, or a man-baby, to keep them happy. Move the F*** on people.

  16. Hate these celebs! says:

    I wish people would get over the 5 yr. old divorce of Brad/Jen. All 3 parties have obviously moved on and have new babies, or a man-baby, to keep them happy. Move the f on, tabloids.

  17. Ned says:

    Why were there those kids in the Oscars.

    They belong to Disney and to kids awards shows, not the Oscars.
    It wasn’t only Miley, there was that Zac and Venessa or whatever they are called.

    This is the Oscars. Not some teens award show.

  18. Ned says:

    Ryan Seacrest is not nearly as annoying and fake as Juliana Rancic (or whatever her name is).

    Why on earth do they have that completely fake person there?

    She is like a living parody of how fake some of these “reporters” might be.

  19. Ana says:

    I hope this doesn’t come off as being mean or trying to attack you but I’m pretty sure that Anison was invited to present and she didn’t have to accept.
    If I were her, I wouldn’t have presented because it’s kind of embarrassing that while Angie was nominated Aniston was just there to present.
    And I know a lot of people want everybody to move on, but it’s clear that Aniston hasn’t.
    She did seem very nervous up there. She looked like she was breathing hard.
    But what do I know? I’m drunk right now….

  20. Tori says:

    I just wish Aniston would get another stylist to work with her to reflect her age. I’m tired of the 20something sorority girl look. Actually, I think a 20something sorority girl would have had a much more sophisticated hair style. She’s too old for that, just came from the beach and my bff braided my bangs!

  21. J says:

    Ryan seacrest was asking taraji about her late father, she lifted her dress to show him the tatoo of her father she has on her ankle.

  22. CB Rawks says:

    I though Jennifer Aniston did a great job and she and Jack Black were funny. She didn’t appear nervous at all. It’s eyerollingly lame how so many people are still trying to stir up controversy, even going as far as to just make stuff up.

  23. Mairead says:

    Gawd you said it Rawks The Brange weren’t sitting that close to her.

    just watched the clip on YouTube – Jack was hilarious as usual, and JA was fine, not that nervous. I think what some of you are seeing is her usual gurning stuttery schtick (she managed not to leave a sentence hanging on y’knowwwwww or half-finish a sentence and pull faces at the audience, so well done there)

    You should read some of the comments on the YouTube clip though – the definition of “bravery” no less! It’s still a prestigous gig to be allowed to present as you’re probably going to get more screen-time than the winners, and certainly more than the nominees. Why shouldn’t JA present if she was asked?

    But on another note… would it f***king kill either of those two to wear a goddam colour? Angie’s dress is beautifully-cut, but would have popped in a jewel colour. The earrings were a nice touch, but a coloured clutch evern, would have made it more interesting.

  24. Autumm Leaves says:

    Aniston was nervous she couldn’t hide it. Taraji, Anne looked great. Seacrest is the very reason I stopped watching E!. He is annoying. Bragelina looked gorgeous. Phoebe hasn’t aged in 20 years and Kevin is still HOT (i forgive you for wild wild west) and loved SJP’S dress.

  25. Megan says:

    Angelina always wears similar dresses for everything, black black black, all the time! I agree that Jennifer Aniston needs to dress more for her age and less like a 20 something California beach look. I loved Miley’s dress actually, I want to get married in something like that, so gorgeous. I don’t think it was the same as SJPs dress at all!

  26. RAN says:

    What exactly should Jennifer Aniston wear to “dress her age”? So…she’s 40 now and should begin dressing like a matron, even though she looks younger than some of the 30+ year old women there?

    People who make statements like that are nuts. She looked beautiful – as always. A little too tan, but certainly not age inappropriate. Pamela Anderson… THAT’S age inappropriate. **eyeroll**

  27. RAN says:

    And I forgot to comment on my original thought. I didn’t necessarily think Seacrest was rude (per se) to Freida Pinto, but I did think he was obnoxious. Someone needs to advise him as to how to interview without looking like an awkwardly hyper terrior

  28. Mis says:

    Miley was there because of the movie Bolt.

  29. I Choose Me says:

    Kevin looks good to me. Silver Fox rowr! He and Pheobe make a great couple.

  30. Maritza says:

    Phoebe and Kevin look very good, his silver hair complements him but Mathew Broderick does not! His wife SJP, however is spilling out of that dress! Guess she wants his attention (it seemed to work). I see nothing wrong with Miley’s dress, she looks like a princess.

  31. the original kate says:

    silly freida pinto – ryan seacrest hasn’t EVER called a woman! and yeah – can we fire him now? worst interviewer ever.

  32. Obvious says:

    Ryan needs to quit or be fired.

    I can’t watch anything he’s even involved in anymore-i swear even from behind the scenes i can see him bouncing up and down saying “I’m relevant! I’m hip1 I’m cool! Look at me! look at me! look at meeeee!!!”

    it drives me crazy. And for once i applaud the Brange for doing what everyone wants to. Maybe if more stars did it E! would finally get the point that the only person more hated then their Golden Boy is Octomom (at least in the US)

  33. Lily says:

    Ryan Seacrest did a terrible job as usual. He is so rude and annoying.

    I don’t understand why he is still in the business. I hope he will get fired soon.

  34. elia says:

    Ryan Seacrest is HORRENDOUS! I was just watching clips from this years Emmy’s and he was walking all over the red carpet, “The Soup” made some jokes about it and compared him to “Where’s Waldo.”

    Ryan needs to remember he is where he is because of his agents and managers, otherwise, he is talentless. He seems to want to break away from his job as a presenter and thinks of himself as a pseudo celebrity. He has relationships/friendships with the Hollywood reality “stars” and he makes money producing all those atrocious shows.

    He is coming across more and more as a narcissist. He should never have gone beyond hosting American Idol, if that at all. He is obnoxious.