GOLDEN GLOBES: Hollywood Freaking Out Over Rainstorms
A blustery bad boy is set to crash Hollywood’s red carpets this awards season and he’s already taking the town by storm. Shows like the Golden Globes are putting proper protection in place, while celebs, of course, will be stressing about how they look.
“Celebs are freaking out,” a top stylist tells NAUGHTY GOSSIP. “They spend hours and thousands looking great for the red carpet, they are not happy about the rain.”
The world’s most beautiful people in their fanciest designer attire do NOT want to get wet before their close-ups. Nor do the masses of media folks, with their expensive equipment, who beam these gilded images around the globe.
“It is a big deal,” veteran Golden Globes producer Barry Adelman said of rain on show day — a slight possibility for Sunday’s 73rd annual Globes, say forecasters.
Adelman recalled the 2010 Golden Globes, when a storm arrived sooner than expected and soaked the red carpet just as stars were arriving.
“It was not a happy time with everybody trudging around under umbrellas,” he said. “We don’t want that to ever happen again.”
This year, plastic tents already stand over the Globes’ arrival areas, and Adelman said they would stay up through Sunday. “We’re not taking the tent down yet,” he said.
The Academy Awards suffered a minor rain-related mishap during arrivals last year when water pooled on the protective tent above the red carpet and came gushing down on a group of reporters. Organizers say a brand-new rain cover is being readied for February’s show, which will occur at the expected height of El Nino storminess in Southern California.
“Once the hair is wet,” Corby said, “everything goes to hell.”