Everybody’s asking me about Brad and Angie stopping for me and not Seacrest.
It happens, especially with the big stars that arrive late, that sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t.
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Then, someone showed me this from an Us Magazine posting today:
“Jolie and Pitt did stop for NBC’s Billy Bush, but Seacrest said, ‘there’s an NBC deal there. NBC hosted the Globes, and they have a deal to talk to the people who come to the Globes.
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“Here’s what I realized when I went down there,’ Seacrest went on. ‘I realized quickly that it’s against the rules to walk down onto the carpet from the platform.”
Ryan must be assuming I was doing the official NBC pre-show, whose producers, like all those running official live telecasts, try as hard as they can to set up commitments from stars in advance.
I was not… Strictly Access duty last night — Nancy O’Dell did the NBC pre-show as she has for the last several years.
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By the way, Brad and Angelina did not do the pre-show either.
In the end, I left my platform and interviewed Brad (sans Angie) on the carpet in front of my platform. I gather Brad did ET as well. No “deal’… or “big deal” really. Just funny.
I have had stars pass by for one reason or another over the years… Maybe something happened they didn’t particularly love in the past, who knows… There are a lot of stars and it isn’t going to go perfectly every time. They’re all in different moods on different nights. You swing and hopefully hit as many as possible.
If you’re good, and Ryan is, then you take chances and risks… Thankfully, it works out more often than not for Ryan, for me and for most who are going for it.
Now, our Access Co-ed softball team has a game… We’re sleepless, but fired up for another win.
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