Toilet Floods Oscars Lobby

Pipe bursts just before ceremony starts
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2013 9:35 PM CST
Actress Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – It was a decidedly unglamorous beginning to the Oscars: About half an hour before the show kicked off tonight, a pipe burst in the women's bathroom at the Dolby Theatre and flooded the lobby. It happened when the mom of one of the nominees flushed a toilet, an embarrassing situation described by another nominee to The Wrap: "The poor woman came out looking like a scene from Carrie. She was drenched." (Read more Academy Awards stories.)

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