published Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Maria Menounos grab wet vac, helps dry the red carpet

Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars today at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars today at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

As the clouds slowly cleared from over Hollywood Boulevard and water still dripped from stands and scaffolds, one red carpet dweller took the fight directly to the damp walkway.

Maria Menounos, covering arrivals for Extra TV, noticed a puddle, grabbed a wet vac from a nearby crew member and sucked the water from a patch of red carpet, taking care not to catch her sparkling silver gown in the humming machine.

She got a round of applause from the fan bleachers and took a bow before using the newly dried carpet for a walking TV take.

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