News, but not the serious kind
Oh, the gowns! Oh, the humanity!
What a glittering evening this is, folks. The celebrities are arriving now for our Lux Style Awards. With us here is a man who came all the way from Hollywood to help set up our arrival festivities, and he’s the best in the business. Sir, what should we call you?
Lamar. Just Lamar.
And what do you think of our venue here, Lamar?
It’s quite modern. You’ve got the red carpet, the whole nine yards.
Oh, I believe it’s longer than that, Lamar. So give us some inside information about how you set up this arrival event.
Sure. See all those photographers? I put our brightest spotlights just over the red carpet. I tied our Klieg Lights to those decorative prongs hanging overhead.
But Lamar, that is our heat-activated sprinkler system. I hope your lights don’t get very hot, or…. OH NO! Here it comes! It’s gushing!
People are screaming and flailing! Those gowns are coming right off. Oh! Who knew that was a wig? Lamar, you have caused mayhem here!
Relax, it’s just water. It would be much, much worse if you had one of those… Oops. I see you got the heat-activated vacuum cleaner and trash compactor too, huh? Boy, those things really work fast, don’t they?
Top: Staff lay cloth to stop water from spreading after heat from spot lights activated a hotel fire extinguisher over the red carpet at the Lux Style Awards in Karachi November 1, 2010.
Left: Pakistani model Aayan poses after arriving to attend the Lux Style Awards.
REUTERS photos by Akhtar Soomro