Live events are usually full of unexpected tidbits and this year’s Oscars were no different. Among the spicier items was the brief conversation between Kelly Ripa and Julie Andrews about the topic of spankings. Yes. Spankings.
The conversation began innocently enough, as E! Online reports, when the subject of Fifty Shades of Grey came up in Kelly Ripa’s interview with Julie Andrews. As Ms. Andrews confessed to never having seen the film, Kelly explained that the red room, as seen in the film, had been recreated at the Oscars.
“This is Gelman’s tribute to that movie,” Ms. Ripa told 79-year-old Julie Andrews. “This is the Red Room. We made a Red Room back here…We’re not gonna spank anybody here.”
Ms. Andrews’ reply seemed to imply so much with so few words.
“Oh, well. I’d like it if you would.”
Ms. Andrews was on hand as part of a tribute to The Sound of Music in recognition of the film’s 50th anniversary. The segment included a performance by Lady Gaga, singing the most memorable song from the film complete with an accompanying orchestra, according to Time magazine. The performance was memorable enough on its own, but the embrace Julie Andrews then shared with the performer, as she stepped on stage to announce the award for Best Original Score made the event that much more poignant.
“Dear Lady Gaga, thank you for that wonderful tribute,” Andrews said. “It really warmed my heart. It’s hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since that joyous film was released. I blinked and then suddenly here I am. I think that I do speak for everyone connected with the movie when I say we all really felt blessed to have been a part of it. And as for me, well, how lucky can a girl get?”
Apparently not lucky enough. She never did get that spanking from Kelly Ripa.
Kelly Ripa was filming interviews and segments for Live! With Kelly and Michael‘s annual after-Oscar special. The special aired this morning.
Inquisitr posted a more in depth article on the Oscars. Take a look.
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