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VIDEO: ET’s Kevin Frazier Flawlessly Asks Brad Pitt The Tough Question Hosts Dread Asking But Every Entertainment Show Wants.

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Frazier slid in with the Aniston / Pitt question, got his buzz headline, and moved on.

Here’s the thing – working on a red carpet is HARD. All the entertainment outlets want some JUICY scoop, which means they want their hosts to ask often, icky, tough questions – usually with about 2 minutes or less to do so.

Unlike a long sit-down interview, where you can warm up the guest with pleasantries and ease into what is eventually the ‘headline making’ question, red carpet interviews, if you’re lucky, will run about two minutes or so. (And that’s if you’re with a big network or syndicated show – far less if you’re working the tough section of the red carpet where every other press outlet from newspapers and internet sites camp out.) There you may get one minute.

For Sunday night’s Golden Globes, the ‘big’ entertainment story for entertainment shows was that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were both there. That’s right, a now divorced couple in the same ROOM! But this isn’t just any divorced couple – this is BRAD and JEN. Once married, the last time both were at the same GG ceremony was back in 2002 when they were still together. And while it’s been established publicly already by Brad’s attendance at Aniston’s 50th birthday party in early 2019 that they are not only civil but friendly, nothing seems to get the entertainment news business more excited than a story about Brad and Jen, even 15 years after their divorce.

While celebrities understand that the shows want a juicy exclusive, they also lean in to publicists who do what they can to nip those kinds of questions in the bud. So a red carpet journalist is tasked with the near impossible: appease your bosses, who want you to ask THAT question, and keep high level publicists (who represent not just your target, but also ten other big stars) happy too.

Enter Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, who is by all indications, the most friendly, non threatening guy you could ask to be interviewed by, who along with Sharon Osbourne got Brad up to the microphone.

Frazier’s honest, ‘the obsession… the whole world is waiting’ admission about what people are watching for, is a perfect approach. Literally, the first question, the potentially ickiness, diffused and addressed. Brad’s answer, one of self awareness – he knows that’s the deal, addressed it immediately and succinctly. (It’s also likely he fielded the question earlier with a far more clunky approach from another journalist.

“I’ll run into Jen, she’s a good friend. Yeah.” 

Clean, simple. and also, a headline. Watch Entertainment Tonight and I’m sure you’ll see that in their show open. Up high. You’ll know they got that byte, because it’s exactly what an Executive Producer wants.

Pitt seemed okay with the questioning, willing and comfortable with the chat. Arguably, Sharon Osbourne slammed the brakes on the dialogue with “Excuse me, excuse me, what about me?” as Pitt was answering. (cue the producers screaming at the monitors.)

But that aside, from there Frazier has his byte, and can transition in to the next question you have to ask every nominee and try and find a different way in every time: “what would it mean to win.” Another tough one, because there’s not really an answer, but it has to be asked. That’s why they’re there, and you need to ask because he’s nominated. (In Pitt’s case, the good news is that he won.)

So in a sense, for young, aspiring entertainment journalists, this is sort of a case study in what you’ll face on a red carpet for a big event. It’s not always going to be as fun as it looks when you’re watching it home. Frazier does it authentically, honestly, and briskly. You’re done, you got your headline, and you can move on.

 

 

 

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Watching Mayim Bialik Learn TikTok Dances Is Pure Joy

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It is so fun watching this mom’s viral dance moves blossom.

Nowadays you can’t go on social media without being introduced to some new viral dance craze and I am only salty about it because I was given the curse of two left feet. Once in awhile, however, I come across a video so entertaining that me and my sense of incoordination can’t help but to put our jealousy aside and let the amusement take over. And that has happened with Mayim Bialik’s latest post on her YouTube channel.

While we know the actress from her charmingly quirky roles in the hit tv shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, Bialik spends her days like most moms just trying to keep up with the latest trends that have her children so captivated. In her video entitled “My Son Teaches Me TikTok Dances” the mom of 2 makes it her mission to learn some of the viral dances sweeping the popular app from her teenage son. Bialik starts the video by calling the app “Tik-Toke” so you know we are in for a treat. The Ph.D (yes she has a Ph.D in neuroscience) then describes Tik Tok as being “impossible” to explain only for her son to quickly inform her that this is a very simple explanation of how the app works. It’s going well. Oh and Bialik is wearing a Pokémon t-shirt throughout the entire video…which should automatically make her TikTok famous imo.

Rather than just join the app and potentially humiliate herself and become a meme, Bialik decided to post her dance attempts to her own channel. Who would dare meme this queen!? The tv star then goes onto learn and demonstrate some of the most viral videos we’ve seen recently such as “The Renegade” and “Say So.” The video will keep a smile on your face for the entire 10+ minutes and is definitely worth sharing. We need all the good vibes we can get nowadays and trust me they don’t get much better than this!

Check out the charmingly quirky video below!

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You Can Now Purchase An Official Big Cat Rescue Mask From Carole Baskin

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More like Carole Maskin’.

Are you a cool cat? More of a kitten? Either way, you can now jump on the Tiger King craze and purchase an OFFICIAL Big Cat Rescue mask for yourself. Carole Baskin and her big cat organization took to Facebook over the weekend to promote their newest bit of merchandise. Capitalizing on the pandemic-induced need for masks, the Netflix star boasts two different color options available for purchase. For just $11 (before tax and shipping) you can choose between a black or leopard print mask emblazoned with Carole’s favorite tag line, “Hey all you cool cats and kittens.” Truly a steal for anyone obsessed with the buzz worthy docu-series.

In case you’ve forgotten, Carole is the arch enemy to Joe Exotic as portrayed in the Netflix docu-series Tiger King. She’s been making headlines lately as the series has launched renewed interest in the “disappearance” of her second husband. After watching the series, fans began speculating that Carole’s ex-husband didn’t disappear, rather that she murdered him. Just this week, reports were made that the signature on her ex-husband’s last will and testament may have been forged. Because of all these allegations, the case of Carole’s missing husband has been officially reopened.

But all that’s neither here nor there because there are adorable, trendy masks for sale! If you would like to jump on the craze and snag a mask for yourself, check out the post below!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Just Shared The Original Demo For ‘Moana’ Hit Song And It Features A Big ‘Hamilton’ Star!

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Another gem from the wonderful world of Miranda.

If there are two things musical lovers are forever grateful for it’s Disney and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Disney scooped up Miranda to write songs for the 2016 hit film Moana which told the story of a young princess chosen by the ocean to reunite an ancient relic with a powerful goddess. Unsurprisingly, the film’s standout song “How Far I’ll Go” won the Oscar for “Best Original Song” because everything Miranda touches turns to gold. What’s even more exciting than the award winning content Miranda creates, however, is the glimpses into the creative process he often shares with fans. After Hamilton became a smash hit, Miranda shared countless original demos and compositions of songs from the musical just to show fans the growth of his creativity. Well, moments ago Miranda took to Twitter to once again give us a peek into his process but this time it’s for the hit Disney film.

While Hamilton was still in it’s pre-Broadway run, Miranda was writing songs for Disney. He enlisted the help of his costar Phillipa Soo, the original Eliza Schuyler, to record the demo for “How Far I’ll Go” from their dressing room at the Public Theater. Finally after all these years, Miranda has decided to share the demo with us and it’s enough to make any theater geek freak out! In his tweet he apologizes for making the demo so “high” but applauds Soo because she “can sing ANYTHING.” And by the sound of this demo she really can!

Check out some Disney magic…or Miranda magic…or both(?) by listening to the original demo below!

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