Apparently Celebs Are Avoiding Ryan Seacrest On The Oscars Red Carpet
E! presenter and long time red carpet correspondent Ryan Seacrest is supposed to be interviewing all the biggest celebs on the 2018 Academy Awards red carpet - but so far he's been majorly snubbed.
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) March 4, 2018
So far he's interviewed drastically less stars than previous years - including Allison Janney, Christopher Plummer and Tiffany Haddish - and other Oscars attendees are speculating whether he's being avoided on purpose due to his recent sexual harrassment allegations.
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) March 5, 2018
The radio and television host has adamantly denied allegations of sexual misconduct between 2007 and 2013 from his former stylist, to which he explained he was being "extorted" and there was a lengthy investigation where his name was cleared.
It's very noticeable he us getting no interviews
— Andrew Davis (@andrew14ad) March 4, 2018
"Sadly, last fall I became one of the accused, which I promptly revealed pro-actively to the network involved and to the public," Seacrest told The Hollywood Reporter. "And to be equally clear, those accusations were then investigated by an independent third-party over the course of a two-month process and involved dozens of interviews that included me, the accuser and countless others. Ultimately, my name was cleared."
Ryan Seacrest's first hour:
One with Sofia Carson (a Disney starlet).
One with Diane Warren (A friend of Ryan's).
Both were pretty quick.
Other than that? A lot of delaying, a lot of cuts to Rancic, a lot of App/DotCom shilling, and a lot of commercials.#ERedCarpet
— Kevin D. Grüssing #IWillVote (@KevDGrussing) March 4, 2018
However many are not buying it, and were calling for Seacrest to not host the red carpet interviews considering the Time's Up and #MeToo movements. E! subsequently told Variety leading up to the broadcast that they supported him and, "Of course he is."
— Leigh B. Z. (@leighblickley) March 4, 2018
E! also denied that this year's red carpet delay was not to protect and on air slip ups.
E! is putting tonight's red carpet on tape delay so that if anyone says anything mean—or, you know, true—about Ryan Seacrest the viewers won't see it. https://t.co/W7Hdj4fsAE
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) March 4, 2018
But Taraji P. Henson manged to throw in some major shade when she said to Ryan, "The universe has a way of taking care of the good people, you know what I mean?" before pinching his chin.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 5, 2018
Hmmmm....even though not a lot was said on the red carpet this year, snubbing Seacrest might have made the biggest noise of the night.
— Hayley Call Carducci (@HayleyCardu) March 4, 2018
Everyone On The 2018 Oscars Red Carpet Looked Bloody Beautiful...
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