ASL at the 2007 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when MTV invited me to cover their Movie Awards from the new “blogger’s room,” while ASL’s multi-media correspondents, Wayne Ford and Taleen Ananian, hit up the red carpet for some celebrity coverage, which you’ll be able to see up on the site later on.
I had my first celebrity sighting of the day, before I even got to the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios in Universal City, where the awards were being held. At the Starbucks where the three of us stopped to get some caffeine before we headed over, I spotted Mathew St. Patrick (Keith Charles) from Six Feet Under, which I coincidentally happened to be watching from my Netflix just before I left my apartment. Nice.
For a complete run-down of Lisa’s behind-the-scenes experience at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, follow the jump…
ASL at the 2007 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when MTV invited me to cover
their Movie Awards from the new “blogger’s room,” while ASL’s
multi-media correspondents, Wayne Ford and Taleen Ananian, hit up the red carpet for some celebrity coverage, which you’ll be able to see up on the site later on.
I had my first celebrity sighting of the day, before I even got to
the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios in Universal City, where
the awards were being held. At the Starbucks where the three of us
stopped to get some caffeine before we headed over, I spotted Mathew St. Patrick (Keith Charles) from Six Feet Under, which I coincidentally happened to be watching from my Netflix just before I left my apartment. Nice.
So, we immediately got split up into the red-carpet peeps and the bloggers, and luckily, MK from Popbytes, was in the latter group with me. I knew that at the very least, we’d get to catch up on some personal gossip, get caffeinated and watch the awards on the feed and complain about how we could totally be doing this from home.
However, word got out that talent were supposed to come into the viewing room with us, where a group of us were posted up and enjoying the use of the wireless network, power cords, a/c, snacks and couches. I, of course, proceeded to drink way too much coffee and eat too many salt and vinegar chips, effectively giving myself the worst breath imaginable. With my luck, now that I was stinking to high heaven, I was probably raising my chances that Sarah Silverman would stop by and actually to talk to my stank ass.
With all of this down time, it was pretty easy to start roaming around the room and converse with some friendly bloggers. Elina from the LAist was smart to bribe me with alcohol early on and also made me a happy camper by snapping a fun pic of MK and me in action. I must take this moment to brag about my sweet Flight of the Conchords t-shirt I was sporting. (It premieres June 17th on HBO at 10:30PM/9:30c. Watch it. Seriously.)
I also want to give shout-out’s to Kimmy at iVillage, Marjorie at MeeVee and Jared from JustJared. If I’ve missed anyone, it’s only because I have a horrible memory and was highly caffeinated at the time.
Then the show started with host, Sarah Silverman, looking absolutely fab in her black dress and grown-up hairdo. I was totally prepared to watch her attempt not to be completely inappropriate for the MTV Movie Awards, but she somehow managed to make it past the censors and sneak in a “Cisco Adler has enormous balls” joke. Rehab and exposed vagina jokes also did abound, much to this perverted blogger’s joy.
The room erupted in surprised giggles when we all saw Paris Hilton in the audience and even more when Sarah made the joke that the bars in prison would be painted to look like penises so that the heiress would be made to feel more comfortable. Needless to say, the reaction shot of Paris in the audience made my night. Well, that and the free food.
Soon thereafter, we heard an announcement that the cast of The Fantastic Four would be coming through the general press area and I was immediately annoyed that I might actually have to think of a question to ask them, should they decide to breeze through the blogger’s room. Because I actually hate talking to celebrities. Ha! Isn’t it just so ironic? Like a free ride, when you’ve already paid? Sigh. Luckily, though, it seemed early on as if nobody was planning on scooting through our hood.
Beyonce was conspicuously missing from the shindig, which I noticed during Rihanna‘s “Umbrella” performance. Her bondage baby-doll look was a little terrifying. I was kind of hoping for a pissed-off, bald Britney Spears cameo, with her running out during the song and beating the entire first row with her umbrella-ella, ella, ella, eh!
I’ll be honest, I zoned out, as I do during most awards shows, but I did manage to occasionally check back in to see Sarah Silverman breaking up with Brad Pitt. Also, I heard that John Krasinski, (one of my back-up boyfriends) had trouble getting recognized on the red carpet and apparently was shut out of EW’s Emmy party because of that same reason, bless his adorable heart. Maybe it was his new do. Or the fact that he doesn’t look like your run-of-the-mill Hollywood a-hole.
Bless Cameron Diaz‘s heart, when she went up to present the “Generation Award” to Mike Myers and attempted to be goofy, sexy, funny girl, it was really hard for me not to notice how much better Sarah Silverman does that shtick. At least her legs looked awesome.
It was at this point in the show that I realized that I had been in the “blogger’s room” for nearly six hours. MK and I made a pact early on to at least stay and watch Amy Winehouse perform before we could bolt. On that note, not a single “talent” had made an appearance up until that point. To console ourselves, we decided to pose and take pix with the random trophy that was floating around, pretending we’d won something.
Dammit. So, the one person they got to come in here was Dane Cook, interrupting the Amy Winehouse performance. But you know what? He was so sweet to come and chat with us and the TMZ intern, Hallie Anof, turned out to be a total natural chatting with him and she was so adorable, that she was actually shaking after her first successful celebrity interview.
Also, the winner of the Yahoo! Movie spoof came in and fielded questions, and it was pretty endearing to see that he was clearly excited out of his mind. Also, The Hills power-couple, Heidi Montag and that Spencer Pratt guy (I swear, he had on more make-up than her) also breezed through just long enough for us to make them uncomfortable with our boobies and engagement questions.
At one point during the show, I also remember Eva Mendes saying, “OMG, I love Jew sperm!” and making me smile. And really, that about sums it up for me.