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February 24, 2008
Red Carpet Watch: Yellow not so mellow

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Yikes! What's up with John Travolta's spray-on hair?

How is he looking? "Fabulous," according to wife Kelly Preston (pictured). "The red carpet is for the missus," Travolta says. He calls Preston's Roberto Cavalli gown orange; I say it's caution-light yellow and yucky. Doesn't work with her hair color or skin tone - or anything else.

But more on George. Apparently, history was made tonight: Clooney's cocktail-waitress girlfriend (she worked at the Maloofs' Palms in Vegas) has been generally kept out of the awards-show limelight up until now. OK, so she appeared on "Fear Factor." So, she eats bugs. Big deal.

Meanwhile, lots of buzz about the upcoming film "Get Smart" (June). It stars Anne Hathaway and Ryan Seacrest's next guest: Steve Carell of "The Office."

What's it like waking up next to Brad Pitt? (A recycled red-carpet question). Carrell says he's real "hormonal" right now, and Seacrest continues to ask stupid questions.

But, back to the fashions: Lots of color, some plunging necklines (odd for the weather), and not as much jewelry as I would have imagined. Maybe there weren't enough bodyguards to go around.

Amy Adams (presenter) is wearing black, strapless Proenza Schouler (double-faced satin) and carrying a very impractical mesh handbag. I couldn't fit a lip gloss in there.

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