Rita Wilson’s hair and makeup person for the Globes showed up two hours late

The shot above is of Rita Wilson, one hour before she was set to leave for the Golden Globes at which her husband, Tom Hanks, would be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award. The reason Rita posted this shot is because this is absolutely not what she was supposed to look like one hour before the GGs. People attending awards shows get ready for them crazy early. I’ve been in hair salons where attendees are being dolled up at 9AM. Some of that has to do with getting any appointment they can, but a lot has to do with the time it takes to do hair and makeup and then getting into the actual outfit. Plus there’s a buffer for mishaps and, of course, the ever-present concern of LA traffic (not even celebrities are exempt for LA traffic). Lower ranking celebrities have to go to the salon but A-Listers have stylists come to them, like Rita did on Sunday, only her guy was over two hours late for their appointment.

Rita Wilson is trying to remain calm during a glam squad nightmare ahead of the 77th Annual Gold Globe Awards.

Just one hour before the red carpet is set to begin, the 63-year-old actress revealed she is having a major dilemma as her hair and make-up team appears to be missing.

“My hair and makeup person is one hour and twenty minutes late,” she wrote on Twitter, followed up by, “Hair and makeup still not here. Trying to be zen.”

She then added, “Booked this person in September. Hair and makeup still not here.”

The actress then shared a selfie (above) on Instagram featuring her semi-curled hair and natural face, updating her followers again about the dire situation.

“What you look like when your hair and makeup person for the @goldenglobes is one and a half hours late even though you booked him in September,” Wilson wrote on Instagram. “Will leave one hour to do hair and makeup.”

The star has yet to update everyone on whether her stylist finally showed up or not, but several fans and famous friends send her words of encouragement in the meantime.

“Omg I feel u,” fellow actress Julianne Moore commented on her post, while Chrissy Teigen wrote on Twitter, “I cannot go on until I know who, I have no life,” in reference to the MIA hair and makeup artist.

“Oh that’s the craziest feeling, you look gorgeous anyway though 😘,” actress Kate Bosworth added.

[Source People via Dlisted]

As the article points out, no updates have been given. On the red carpet, Rita told Mario Lopez that the guy ended up being two-hours late and she still seemed pretty ticked off about it. I don’t blame her, who needs that kind of stress? But it implies the guy did not have a justifiable excuse for being late. Or, his excuse was the diva before him wouldn’t let him leave, and Rita is pissed at the diva. I appreciate that she has not named this guy publicly, but I’m sure that information is traceable. And word of mouth is going to spread his name once Rita shares it with her inner circle.

I understand this is a real Ten Percenter problem, but this is the job on the night of these awards show. The world scrutinizes celebrities when they walk the red carpet. Rita was going to be especially visible because of Tom’s award so she wanted to look her absolute best. And not even selfishly because if she looked, you know, human, that would have been the story the next day, not Tom’s emotional speech. It could possibly overshadow Tom’s big night. So her son Chet overshadowed it instead.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Oooh I would be so ticked. That’s just unnecessary stress on a very big night for Wilson – in terms of how much she was going to be on camera that night. she looked great at the awards so I guess they did get there in the nick of time, but still. i’m glad she called them out, even if she didn’t name them.

    • (TheOG)@jan90067 says:

      Yeah, I’d be ticked, but damn woman, do your own hair and makeup! I’m SURE she knows how, and she’s done it before, many, many times before. Has she become “spoiled” (ie: “used to”) being pampered? SURE! Hell, I’d be “spoiled” too, but if they’re not there…and you’re on a deadline…get started! Surely she knows how to put her primer/foundation on. She’s been “done” for being on camera hundreds of times…I’m sure she could do it again.

      Would she/should she be “happy” about it? Again, hell no. BUT SHIT HAPPENS! EVEN TO PEOPLE LIKE HER. (And frankly, she is NOT a nice person, so perhaps this was a karmic bite).

      You KNOW she just put this H/M-UP person out of business with the “A-Listers”. Even not “naming” him… her circle will KNOW WHO she “booked back in Sept.”

      • Ana says:

        It’s possible she doesn’t own the right makeup and brushes, and was expecting the make up artist to bring his own…

      • tcbc says:

        I mean if the guy didn’t show on THIS night and he didn’t have a really good excuse, he should be out of business. This is his job. People who are bad at their jobs should lose them.

      • (TheOG)@jan90067 says:

        Ana, she’s an actress. And one that is always in the “public eye”. There’s no way she doesn’t have brushes and makeup. There is always an ever present PA to run and fetch them from home if need be (most actors, esp. the “biggies” don’t move w/out a PA. And yes, I have been “around the biz/actors” most of my adult life so I do know this is a “thing”).

  2. Jan says:

    Dear God, I used to love this woman and this has changed my opinion entirely. Big deal, her husband was getting an award! This is next to people literally dying in my feed. I’m really disgusted.

    • Tanguerita says:

      And what you are doing on the gossip site while people are literally dying in your feed?

    • Grumpier than thou says:

      Way harsh jan. People can feel multiple things at once. It was a big deal to her on the day (I’d be pretty ticked off if I had organised a service I’d be relying on months in advance and it wasn’t provided in good time) and she would likely also admit that other people have bigger problems. Shrug.

      • STRIPE says:

        I would also add that it wasn’t just making her night harder. Now their whole team is having to wait for her to be done. Everything is on hold until she can leave. And who knows what kind of scheduling this threw off for them and the Globes team. There is a ton that goes into these events.

        It’s a job and his being late was unprofessional and it was impacting her and her team‘s ability to do their jobs. She’s allowed to be upset. You are allowed to be upset about smaller things that happen to you even when big things are happening in the world, period.

    • joanne says:

      Jan, why are you wasting time getting disgusted over this story when there are people literally dying in your feed? Why are you feeling so many emotions at once? Is it possible you can feel more than one thing at a time? Can you care about more than one thing. This was a very big night for Rita and she was understandably perturbed, that doesn’t mean other things aren’t important.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      You’re disgusted by a woman being upset that her hair and makeup person was two hours late on the night her husband was receiving an award?? Girl, bye. If this bugs you so much perhaps you need to stay away from celeb gossip.

    • Mom2mom says:

      Sure, Jan

    • Marianne says:

      I mean I would be annoyed too, if I set up appointment months before and they werent on time. That’s poor management on their part and a waste of my time. Just because there are other worse things going on the world doesnt mean her feelings are less valid. Although if I were in her position, i would have just got to a point where I would have taken out the curling iron or hair straightener out myself.

      Also, if you’re so holier than thou…why don’t you focus on those people dying and instead of whining about a celebrity. Maybe, *gasp* you’re just as *bad* as she is.

  3. SM says:

    I feel genuinely sorry for her. It should have been such a special day for her with Tom getting the award and she had to stress for half of the day about this. And yet, she is classy for not throwing that person under the bus by not naming him/her (how do we know it’s a he?). If it was indeed Chrissy, I am sure there would be hell to pay. I think she would not hold back.

  4. Chickaletta says:

    The next Met Gala theme should be “celebs do their own hair, makeup and styling”.

    And Rita should feel comfortable and confident, so I am glad the guy got there and fixed her up, but I think the makeup job looks sorta awful……. not her, just the makeup. Bad color choices.

  5. Michael says:

    I can only imagine how stretched these celeb hair and makeup teams are during the big awards season. They probably have appointments back to back and all it takes is one person who makes a ton of demands to throw off the schedule. It is also likely their big earning season too so they have to get all the money they can. Just a guess of course

  6. Nola says:

    I wonder if some of Tom’s speech (be on time! You’re all part of the team, from grips to director; etc) was meant for Rita’s hair and makeup people. Or perhaps there was even more emphasis on those words because of Rita’s experience earlier that evening.

    • smcollins says:

      Interesting point. I’m sure his speech was written well in advance and he seemed to be referring specifically to filmmaking, but the whole stylist debacle may have added more weight to his message.

  7. Nibbi says:

    Mixed opinion on this. One the one hand, man that must have sucked and been really stressful in the moment…
    On the other, she did go on an awful lot about it. Several updates? Mentioning it on the red carpet?? Tom mentioning lateness in his speech? There is indeed a point at which one thinks, damn, there actually are bigger problems than this…
    People saying she’s “classy” for not publicly exposing the person’s name, too, overlook the fact that among the LA celebrity types, the name will for sure as hell be known high and low, and that this person’s career is probably over.
    Celebrities not being immune to LA traffic, mishaps, whatever- sure. Neither are the mere mortals servicing them.

  8. Cindy says:

    I can understand how frustrated she is. People like to shrug this off like “ugh, it’s just hair!” and “ugh, they are just getting awards!” but… no, it’s really not just that unless you live under a rock. Angelina Jolie took an unflattering picture of her leg in a dress and it became a meme. The whole point of the red carpet segment is people get to judge how the celebrities look, and if they look bad they’ll get mocked for it.

    You can think it’s all petty and stupid, because if you don’t like that you can just change the channel. But Rita can’t afford just looking like shit. And award show fashion aside, she booked someone to do a job and this person was 2 hours late. That’s unprofessional and she has every reason to be mad.

    • Sam Louise says:

      Rita’s is a B-list celebrity at best. Most of it comes from her link to Tom Hanks. I hardly think doing her own make-up and hair would be that noticed, don’t you? Yes, I know that being in front of cameras calls for special make-up, etc but she’s been doing this for years. I’m sure she knows how to do her face and hair. Awards shows and celebrities are nothing but fluff. Did any of you watch for more than superficial, light entertainment? Who cares what Rita Wilson will look like anyways?

  9. Mellie says:

    The rough part of it was that she probably couldn’t even do her own make-up if she wanted to because he/she probably brings all the stuff, so unless someone could run to the local Walgreens (haha) for her then she was SOL.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Oh Mellie, like Rita Wilson doesn’t own makeup or couldn’t have an assistant run get some. Lol.

      • Mellie says:

        What I meant was he/she probably brings the heavy duty ‘under the bright lights’ make-up, yeah, she probably has some Wet and Wild eye liner and a bottle of Cover Girl in the bottom of her purse (kidding), but not the TV ready $hit.

  10. Daisyfly says:

    When you hire out like this, you do so months in advance and put down a deposit. To show up late and without any heads up to make other arrangements is unprofessional. End of.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:


    • Tiffany :) says:

      The artists are also many times from an agency. I bet it was a traffic issue, but they should have sent out a replacement artist if they were that far behind. 2 hours is a really long time!

  11. Abby says:

    I would be EXTREMELY stressed if I was in her shoes. She ended up looking nice, thank goodness!

  12. lucy2 says:

    That must have been stressful!
    I can’t imagine being THAT late to an appointment and not calling to give an update.

  13. Veronica S. says:

    First world problem, yes, but we all know how frustrating it is to pay for something expensive and not have it turn out the way we wanted it to, particularly since she this was something she was excited to do for her husband.

    Kind of nifty that she had the guts to post that natural picture, though. You can really see her age there, something that I feel is important for non-celebs to see and understand how much work really goes into these faces on camera. She still looks good, but she looks her age, something that’s often anathema for women in Hollywood.

    • Cindy says:

      I think she looks gorgeous, and her hair even looks good if you consider she was just hanging around her house waiting for someone to style her.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was going to say the same thing. She looks 63 years old in that photo. It goes to show how amazing the lighting is at these events as well.

  14. Lisa says:

    I don’t blame her at all for being upset. This was not her trying to squeeze in some last minute emergency appointment. The person was booked months in advance with a deposit. The delay disrupts everyone’s schedule. It is extremely unprofessional and you should expect better given the amount that they probably charged her to do it.

  15. Dani says:

    I mean…I get it, but holy dramatics. With all the money and connections she has I’m sure she could have found an alternative while waiting two hours.

    • Original Jenns says:

      You really think there are many good artists available at a moments notice on GG night?? Most of them are booked months in advance, back to back. She was most likely stuck waiting.

  16. Tiffany says:

    But don’t a lot of these hair stylist and makeup artist have appointments back to back to back to back on award show days. So they are bouncing all over the city going to everyone and things like this are bound to happen.

    Am I reading this wrong or was the artist/stylist just late to be late.

  17. Other Renee says:

    Maybe the person had a serious personal problem come up and that caused delays all day due to a late start. Things do happen. I’m all for giving people the benefit of the doubt before bringing the drama to social media. Or not bringing the drama to social media at all.

  18. lobstah says:

    On the one hand, I get the pressure and nerves and excitement of wanting to look special on your husband’s big night.

    But, on the other, oh to have her problems….

  19. Jesys says:

    I got stressed on her behalf LOL. It’s a first world problem, yes, but she has every right to be upset. She came across as very patient and gentle to me, actually.I don’t get the “THERES PEOPLE DYING” thing at all. I’m quite aware rich ppl like Rita are rich bc someone is poor but I do not believe capitalism is her fault, so…

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Yeah, you can use that excuse about everything, oh no my Sephora package said was delivered but wasn’t! THERE’S PEOPLE DYING, DIEGOINSF.

      My Uber took the long route and is late!

      I’m sure the people saying this never complain about trivial things 🙄

  20. tealily says:

    The stylist probably over-booked himself. I would be pissed too if I booked ahead and was paying good money for the service.

  21. Hello kitty says:

    Not impressed. Annoying? Yes. But it’s something you bitch to close friends about, not tweet to the world. Especially when you’re a multi millionaire celeb. It’s called self awareness.

  22. Anonymous says:

    The fact that we haven’t heard an update seems strange to me. Maybe the guy was in a car accident on his way to her house?