Here we are at the Shrine for the SAG Awards. I strolled around the red carpet as long as I could before the security bulldogs forced me into my spot behind the hedge. But I'm in good company – the New York Times' David "Carpetbagger" Carr on my right and the LA Daily News' Greg Hernandez on my left.

Before I was put in my place on the threat of being ejected from the game completely, I got a great glimpse of red carpet insanity from E!'s Giuliana DePandi. She was reading TelePrompter copy to pose insightful questions like this one to Mindy Kaling: "There's a rumor that you were named after Mindy from 'Mork and Mindy'?" Kaling, who looks fab ina low-cut blue number, assured her it was not so. And we learned that Mindy's real name is Vera.

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