Rinna’s red faces on the red carpet
WHEN former Melrose Place star Lisa Rinna gets behind the microphone on the red carpet at major awards shows, you never know what’s going to come out of her mouth.
This is the lady who, along with the usual ‘‘you look stunning’’ and ‘‘who are you wearing?’’ asked Eva Longoria how sex was with her husband Tony, and shocked Sally Field with inappropriate comments about plastic surgery at last year’s Emmys.
Earlier this year, she embarrassed herself and Amy Adams when she Emmy Awards Red Carpet Show Monday, 8am, Arena (Foxtel) TV awards arrivals Duration: 2 hours Emmys live telecast 10am-1pm asked what it was like to have her first Academy Award nomination for Enchanted. Trouble was, Adams wasn’t nominated for Enchanted and had actually been nominated two years earlier for Junebug.
For Rinna, set to work on the Emmys red carpet on Monday, the job is like being in the middle of a stampede. When you’re doing dozens of interviews at a second’s notice, some slip-ups are inevitable.
‘‘It’s really quick, but fun,’’ she says from her Hollywood home. ‘‘You don’t know what’s going to happen so you just have to be in the moment. If you can do that, you’re good.’’
Rinna names Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay, Grey’s Anatomy’s Katherine Heigl, Desperate Housewives’ Marcia Cross and The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick as best-dressed stars.
‘‘It’s big business. The people who get nominated get designers, dresses and jewellery thrown at them. It’s all about perception and working with designers who are brilliant,’’ Rinna says.
It has been 10 years since Melrose Place ended, but life has only become busier for Rinna, who played Taylor McBride on the hit soapie.
The 45-year-old has two young children to actor husband Harry Hamlin (daughters Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray), runs two Belle Gray fashion boutiques, and is set to release a Dance Body Beautiful exercise DVD in December.
Her presenting career started with gossip show Soap Talk in 2002 and continued with home makeover program Merge.