7. What Do You Eat At The Oscars?
Press gathered in a small alley just south of Hollywood Boulevard, and directly behind the Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel studios. Phalanxes of satellite trucks and RVs (known as “Star Wagons”) fill the lots. The Academy doesn’t cater for us press-folk, and sadly Wolfgang Puck’s Oscar cake is off limits to us.
So we’re kind of on our own in the way of food. Luckily our gracious VH1 crew order us a heap of burgers and fries from the iconic California chain, In-and-Out for our very own Oscar Noms. We chow down and head to the carpet. And that’s where I rapidly discovered many questions and answers. Starting with…
8. How Do You Walk On The Red Carpet?
We’ve all been there: It’s a super fancy occasion so you bust our the shiny patent leather Buster Brown’s you’ve only worn once to your cousin’s wedding three years ago. You’re feeling slick and good, but those smooth soles are out for blood and you fall right on your face. Yes, fancy shoes are slippery and pose quite the hazard. How do you keep yourself from falling flat on your face during Hollywood’s biggest night? Our very own Janell Snowden gave me the answer: duct taping the soles of your shoes. Brilliant! I do the same, and soon I can move without fear.