SHOW BITS: A rainy but still cheeky red carpet
Feb. 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even rain pouring down on the Oscar red carpet through gaps in the huge tent covering it couldn't keep stars from "The Voice's" Adam Levine to comedian Andy Samberg to "Birdman" star Michael Keaton from giving fans in the bleachers what they wanted: some cheekiness.
Levine, with his striking model wife, Behati Prinsloo, pointed to himself, mouthing "Me? Me" as fans screamed "Adam!"
Keaton smiled and saluted the crowd.
"You guys, there's a little bit of a drip, so mind the drip," joked Samberg.
Unfortunately, that drip turned into a waterfall next to television cameras on the red carpet. A blue tarp brought out to block the rain kept it from hitting coifed actresses such as Marion Cotillard and Zoe Saldana.
The downpour was big enough to impress even people from Ireland.
"We've had bad rain, but this is really heavy!" said Emma Cotter, 40, visiting from Cork, Ireland, with her sister Laura.
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