This is a burning question that so preoccupies me even the morning after the Emmys that I’m doing what I have never done in four and a half years of blogging; I’m posting twice in one day.
The other post is on an equally timely subject —a just-published book that is #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
And though that’s fairly substantial news, I think this mystery surrounding the stars qualifies as even bigger news.
Because there obviously has been a major scientific breakthrough that no one has told us about.
In addition to plastic surgeons being able to remove years wrinkles and pounds, sculpt bodies and faces that are unrecognizable as their former selves, apparently the wizards of Hollywood have also discovered how to surgically remove or completely shut down the human sweat glands.
There was plenty of evidence displayed on the Emmy red carpet, on a blazing day in Los Angeles, where several announcers mentioned that the temperature under the lights was measured at 125 degrees.
Among a normal human population sample, this would mean maybe a few cases of heat stroke. In this crowd, there were not even a few beads of perspirtaion.
This can’t be attributed to any amount of deodorant; or to the amount of skin not covered in revealing gowns. 125 degrees is still 125 degrees.
The only concessions to the heat were a few comments about how hot it was; Nicole Kidman mentioned that she chose her gown out of two choices that morning because it would be cooler to wear.
Special mention goes to the night’s standout. In addition winning an Emmy for impersonating Sarah Palin, I think Julianne Moore deserves an additional award for wearing the night’s hottest color—in more ways than one.
Remarkably, Julianne is 50; and manages to not only defy age in her appearance.
Maybe the only hot flashes she endures are the ones from the cameras pointing at her. She lifted her arm secure in the full confidence that there would be no embarrassing sweat -stained armpits.
I’ve never been awed or intimidated by the celebrities I’ve known or interviewed. Because I’ve always believed that deep down they’re just like the rest of us.
Now I’m not so sure. It’s not just that they may have learned not to sweat the small stuff. They simply don’t sweat at all.