Why DJ was not on the red carpet
RADIO deejay Linda Onn was absent on the 79th Academy Awards red carpet because she was not allowed to wear the dress she wanted, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Quoting sources, the paper said some people were uncomfortable that a foreigner, Indonesian-born Jovian Mandagie, had designed and made the outfit Linda was to wear.
So, local designer Radzuan Radziwill was asked to hastily put together a dress and a Star TV official flew to Los Angeles to deliver it.
However, Linda refused to wear it and was said to have been very disappointed that she could not wear the dress she wanted.
Linda was to host a Star Movies programme together with Channel V presenter Dominic Lau. She withdrew from hosting the programme.
Jovian, who was contacted later, said that he and Linda had designed the kebaya and it had taken almost two weeks to complete.
Lau said Linda had lost a golden opportunity to interview top Hollywood celebrities.
Due to poor planning an oppurnity was wasted for Linda Onn…