UPDATE: March four, 2018 11:41 PM: When Ryan Seacrest interviewed Taraji P. Henson on the Oscars crimson carpet and she or he made a remark in regards to the universe “taking good care of good individuals,” Twitter instantly took it as shade, given the current allegations in opposition to Seacrest for sexual assault. Nonetheless, Henson has lately spoken to Folks in regards to the feedback (and the now-infamous chin tickle), saying, “I did it to maintain his chin up. It’s an ungainly place to be in. He’s been cleared however anybody can say something.” She was additionally reportedly requested whether or not she supported Seacrest, to which she replied, “Completely.” And there you could have it.
Although Ryan Seacrest’s alleged historical past of sexual misconduct resurfaced final week, E! allowed him to maintain his long-held place as host of its pre-Oscars crimson carpet present. His interviews handed principally with out incident in the course of the 2018 present — that’s till Taraji P. Henson confirmed up. Though on the floor her interview appeared completely regular, Twitter shortly observed that the actress really might have thrown some delicate shade.
Henson was in attendance Sunday night time to introduce Mary J. Blige’s efficiency of her Oscar-nominated unique music from Mudbound, and in response to one in every of Seacrest’s questions on Blige, Henson mentioned, “You recognize what, the universe has a means of taking good care of the great individuals.” The drama comes within the type of physique language, nevertheless, when the actress stared deep into Seacrest’s eyes, gave him an enormous, virtually threatening smile, and tickled his chin earlier than saying, “You recognize what I’m saying?”
In response to some very attentive viewers, the Hidden Figures actress additionally might need thrown a dig Seacrest’s means in her following interview. She reportedly mentioned to her subsequent interviewer, “I’m nice now that I’m in your organization.”
The Web naturally went into shock. “I actually simply gasped out loud at Taraji bopping Seacrest on the chin whereas shading his character,” wrote one Twitter consumer. Others identified that even E!’s reported 30-second delay on the crimson carpet couldn’t have saved him from the awkwardness.
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