Golden Globes Red Carpet Turns to ‘Red Sea’ After Pipe Burst and Other Mishaps from the Night

Jan 12, 2014 5:37pm

Starlets beware, the glamorous red carpet for the Golden Globes award show has gotten a little soggy after a pipe reportedly burst, flooding the entrance to the auditorium.

According to EOnline,Beverly Hills firefighters moved to evacuate the area after a massive pipe burst so they could stop the leak, and a clean-up crew arrived to take care of the mess.

Video posted by the Insider on instagram also showed sprinklers dousing the area, as people in black tie left the area.

Plenty of reporters and other Golden Globe attendees were already lined up along the carpet and posted photos of the spill on Twitter.

 

A photo posted by Ryan Seacrest showed part of the carpet torn up to allow the water to drain out as workers tried to clear the carpet. It’s unclear just how successful the clean-up will be, with only a few hours to showtime.

“We can confirm that there was a malfunction with a sprinkler near the red carpet. The situation was quickly resolved,” read a statement from the Beverly Hilton, Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions. “Despite the incident the red carpet will open at its regularly scheduled time. As some of the biggest names in entertainment are scheduled to attend Golden Globe Awards tonight, we wanted to give the carpet one last wash before it opened.”

That wasn’t the last of the troubles plaguing the awards show. Not only did the seating arrangement make it difficult for stars to get to the stage in time (we timed it, and it took U2 43 seconds to get from their seats to the podium), but there was a miscue with the teleprompter as well.

As a result, Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie had to read their opener from a piece of paper.

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