SHOW BITS: Who was that celebrity?

AP News
Posted: Feb 22, 2015 6:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early on during Oscar evening the red carpet is likely as not be filled with publicists in search of some news media outlet that wants an interview with their not-really-that-famous client.

Some will hold up signs with a nominee's name and a list of film credits to help those reporters thinking to themselves, "That guy looks familiar, but ... "

Sometimes they are turned away with a curt nod by reporter or producer and they'll fade into the crowd. Moments later they'll be back, looking for another media pack to pitch.

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