While E! is hoping for a smooth Oscars evening despite being in the midst of Ryan Seacrest’s newest sexual-assault allegations, their red-carpet competitors at NBC’s Access Hollywood will be taking a decisively different, more gung-ho approach: Bringing Seacrest up as much as possible. In an interview with “Page Six”, the show’s executive producer Rob Silverstein confirmed he’s prepping co-hosts Scott Evans and Kit Hoover to exclusively ask nominees and other attendees about the politics surrounding the #MeToo movement. “And then,” Silverstein added, “we will ask them whether or not they will talk to Ryan Seacrest.” As of now, Seacrest is still scheduled to be the go-to man alongside Giuliana Rancic for E!’s entire red-carpet experience.
Ryan Seacrest. Photo: Tony Barson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia