Ryan Seacrest Avoided, Insulted on Oscars Red Carpet

Just 21 people spoke to E! host amidst groping accusations
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2018 12:01 AM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2018 6:03 AM CST
In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Ryan Seacrest arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Amid allegations that he groped a stylist, E! host Ryan Seacrest was sure to have an awkward time attempting to interview celebrities at Sunday night's Academy Awards. Mashable says "practically no celebrities" talked to him and the Kansas City Star, which rounds up social media reactions to Seacrest's evening, says E!'s coverage "flopped." None of the five actresses nominated for Best Actress spoke to him, the Wrap notes.

Still, Deadline reports Seacrest was "not exactly snubbed"; he did score interviews with 21 people—and Entertainment Weekly has a list of names. Among them was Taraji P. Henson, who, Fox News reports, appeared to slam Seacrest to his face during their interview. "The universe has a way of taking care of taking care of good people," she said, while reaching out to touch Seacrest's chin. "Know what I mean?" She reportedly told the next person who interviewed her, "I'm great now that I'm in your company."

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