Many of those who followed my live coverage of the Oscars on Sunday night have been asking how I managed to post insider reports as they happened while remaining at home in my pajamas, and nowhere near Hollywood. And until this photo was leaked on Twitter, I had no intention of revealing my secret. However, in light of this recent development, I feel the need to explain.
Yes, I was at the Oscars on Sunday.
Yes, I happened to walk into the original selfie Ellen took during the commercial break, before the actual selfie was taken that everyone saw on TV. It’s Hollywood; they rehearse everything.
And no, it wasn’t intentional. I was actually trying to keep a low profile until I had to use the restroom. When I came back, I had a hard time finding my seat and accidentally wandered into the shot. If the seats had just been numbered, the whole thing could’ve been avoided. Plus the seat filler threw me off. Literally; when I tried to sit down he threw me off.
I will be shocked if that happens again next year, especially since I will be back to sitting in my own living room. Not that it will keep me from reporting live from the Oscars again.