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Jennifer’s BFF Laura Writes Open Letter About the Oscars


Still wondering who Jennifer’s date was at this year’s Oscar awards? (also the unfortunate soul who nearly joined Jen in falling!) Her name is Laura Simpson, Jen’s BFF, and she has written a terrific open letter on MySpace about her experience that is well worth reading (language warning).

In it, we get a glimpse into what it’s like to attend one of the biggest events in the world with one of the biggest stars in the world, which in reality doesn’t sound anywhere near as glamourous as it looks on TV!

Below are a just a couple of samples from the letter:

The fall:

“as we exit the car, my date…uses my freshly done Lauren Conrad up do to break her fall. The crowd goes wild. There are flashbulbs and people circling yet no one asks if I need any help because unless you are famous at the Oscars, you are completely invisible. I have never experienced anything like it. The only time anyone talks to you is if you are in the way of his or her photo.”

The seating, food and the atmosphere:

“The show begins and I am seated directly behind the camera’s crane, so unless people are to either side of center stage, I can’t see jack… They mount two maybe 32″ TVs on either side of the auditorium which are near impossible to see so basically everyone in the theater is just sitting in complete darkness during the categories. It’s around this time that you realize you are STARVING and haven’t had any food since breakfast at 9 a.m. It’s hot and you feel like you’re going to pass out. After waiting for my date’s category, her dad and I decide to hit the bar and just watch from the monitor behind the bar and slam a few drinks to make this tolerable. The Academy really needs to spring for more hors d’oeuvres options because now everyone is hammered. My date comes out after her category and we decide to watch the rest of the show in the greenroom where there is pizza. This is where the presenters and winners are hanging out and it’s pretty jarring.”

It wasn’t all bad though:

After the show we go backstage where I meet Brad and Angelina. Brad Pitt smells amazing, like nothing I’ve ever smelled. Eventually we ask what cologne he’s wearing and he tells us, “I don’t wear cologne, it’s just my musk I guess.” I have to choose not to believe him because it would just be unfair to mankind. Angelina is gorgeous and elegant and they are like The Sun and The Moon.

Though it’s not strictly Hunger Games news the letter is well worth reading for a chuckle, as well as a glimpse into what it is like for Jen to attend these events. How do you think you would have coped at the Oscars if it were you?


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Tash is a 28-year-old Australian currently working in communications and media. A keen WW2 history enthusiast, particularly when it comes to the airborne, Tash also enjoys gaming, car detailing and spending far too much time on the Internet.

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