MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM THE RED CARPET
On Wednesday night I worked as an entertainment reporter, interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at a charity benefit in New York City.
Here are some of the memorable moments:
MEMORABLE MOMENT #1
I asked Elvis Costello what he would be if he weren't a musician.
"I'd probably be a landscape gardener," he answered.
I can hear it now. What's so funny about peace, love and underbrush?
Sounds like a hit to me.
MEMORABLE MOMENT #2
I asked Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, if she had an iPod.
"Yes!" she answered, surprised at my question. "As a matter of fact I do."
"What's on the Duchess of York's iPod?" I followed up.
"Jay Z!" she replied.
Then I asked the Duchess if her nephew, Prince William, would soon be marrying his girlfriend Kate Middleton.
"Oh behave!" the Duchess reprimanded me as she walked away.
End of interview.
When I thought the Duchess was safely out of earshot, I turned around to repeat her answer to the executive producer, who was standing behind our cameraman.
A moment later I felt someone tapping me on the shoulder. I turned around. It was the Duchess.
"Are you saying bad things about me?" the Duchess asked me, with mock indignation.
"Never!" I replied. "I was just, um, remarking on how lovely you look tonight."
A few hundred years ago I would have been beheaded for such insolence.