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The 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards are in less than 24 hours and HipHollywood got a sneak peek behind one of the biggest awards shows of the season.

Of course there wouldn’t be an awards show without a red carpet — but have you ever considered what goes behind laying down the carpet masterpiece that every star walks across?

On Friday morning, crew members laid out the near 2000 feet of carpet and we were there to watch it all in action. The actual rollout of the carpet was tackled by none other than Underground star, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Black-ish star Marcus Scribner and SAG committee member, Grey’s Anatomy star, Jason George.

“We just want to have actors celebrating actors. It springs up an entire industry around this thing, the red carpet. Everyone wants to know who is wearing what.”

And while the night always starts on the carpet, it’s inside where the real magic happens. Following the coveted awards show, Hollywood’s biggest stars will make their way backstage for one of the biggest after parties of the year. This year’s theme: Paris.

“That’s going to be the most lit after party of all time,” Marcus told us while at the carpet rollout.

Black-ish is nominated in several categories, including Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series all thanks to Anthony Anderson’s role as Dre Johnson.

According to Scribner, the celebration will be non-stop if the multi-nominated sitcom pulls out a few wins. And yes, that includes a series of dance moves at the Parisian themed after soiree. “We’ve got dabbing, we’ve got hitting the folks, we’ve got popping locking, we’ve got the robot. It’s gonna be nice,” explained Marcus.

The SAG Awards air on TNT/TBS on Sunday January 29 at 5pm.


Exclusive Details: Trey Songz Arrested For Domestic Violence + Singer’s Public Response



HipHollywood can confirm that singer, Trey Songz, was arrested on Monday morning on domestic violence charges.

The Los Angeles Police Department tells us that Tremaine Neverson, the r&b crooner’s legal name, was taken into custody around 6:30am. The arrest stemmed from an alleged violent incident on February 18.

We are told the singer was let out on bail, which was set at $50k.

After being released, Songz took to Instagram to respond to the arrest, writing on Twitter:

“For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain”

He added, “I won’t be speaking too much more on this but would like to thank you for all the prayers and support.”

The singer was also clearly unbothered by the arrest because he went as far as to share a string of stories on Instagram, which included him raving about the beautiful day and blasting music throughout his home.

As previously reported, during All Star Weekend, a woman claimed Songz unleashed fury during a Hollywood Hills party after he spotted her talking to another man.

Following the incident, the woman went to the hospital where she was treated before calling police.

The alleged victim’s lawyer, famous women’s rights attorney Lisa Bloom, even took to Instagram earlier this month to ask for any witnesses. “Went with my client today for her second police interview re her allegations that Trey Songz choked and punched her earlier this month,” Bloom tweeted. “Many were present. We need just one to have a conscience and step forward as a witness.”

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