E! is reportedly trying really hard to protect Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet
It’s… pretty gross
by Una Dabiero
According to Deadline, E! producers have asked NBC to delay the the Oscars pre-show by 30 seconds to avoid things getting awkward for Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.
The washed-up radio host and strong supporter of American Idol reboots (disgusting) was accused of sexual abuse by his former stylist, but is still being allowed to host E!'s red carpet show (!?!). A source told Deadline E! is trying to delay the show to allow them to edit the broadcast if he is confronted about the accusations.
But no matter how hard they try, it'll be hard to keep things quiet about Seacrest on-screen. Apparently, publicists have been telling stars to stay away from Seacrest and Access Hollywood hosts are planning to bring him up in every interview they conduct.
Honestly, E! doesn't even deserve to be home of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It's pretty gross to be protecting an alleged abuser from a few tough questions. Especially when it's his fucking job to talk in front of the public. Trust me, he's done lots of cringe radio interviews in his day.