Monday, January 16, 2006

Awards Show Do’s And Don’ts For Celebs

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Although it’ll be the 63rd Annual Golden Globes Ceremony tonight (Jan. 16), apparently some celebrities still don’t know how to behave at the event.

Bill Lampton, who has a PhD in Communications, says whether hosting or presenting or accepting an award, the celebs should keep in mind that “Humor is a double-edged sword. It can accomplish a lot and do a lot of damage.”

To prevent hurt feelings, he suggests scheduled presenters like Chris Rock stop taking jabs at others and instead take cues from comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who always made fun of himself.

Dr. Kirwan Rockefeller, a Social and Behavioral Scientist, understands award winners are nervous, but thinks they should stop huddling over the microphones to give a speech. He points out, “There are mics all over that room, folks.”

He also thinks it’s a big no-no to for celebs to calm nerves with booze beforehand. Lampton agrees, adding, “People want you at your best, most lucid and rational state.”

Finally, says Lampton, “I think it’s wonderful when a celebrity gives the presenter a warm embrace instead of just running up there and grabbing the award.”

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