[Blind Gossip] One major celebrity had a minor hissy fit at the prospect of sitting next to a seat filler at a recent awards show.
Briefly, when an audience member at a major awards show leaves their seat to use the bathroom or to present an award, an attractive “seat filler” will be assigned to occupy that seat so that the audience still looks full. Although they are not always paid, seat fillers go through a screening process as if they are employees of the venue, and provide their own formal wear, hair and makeup so that they blend in with the celebrity-filled audience.
Well, Celebrity 1 – who is a major star – absolutely REF– USED to let a seat filler occupy the seat next to her when her companion had to leave for a brief period of time!
She was rude about it, too. She pointed at the poor girl and told a producer that there was no way that she was going to have some random fan sit next to her (Yes, although there were hundreds of star there, Celebrity 1 assumed that the seat filler was a fan of hers)! So while the embarrassed seat filler stood there, the audience coordinators shuffled people around and pulled Celebrity 2 from another row to sit next to Celebrity 1 for a short period of time.
The ironic thing? Celebrity 1 and Celebrity 2 don’t even like each other! However, during that brief seating shuffle, the two sat together in one of the front rows and pretended to be BFFS, all just so that Celebrity 1 wouldn’t have to be subjected to sitting next to a random.