Diane Warren Doesn't Shy Away From Seacrest on Oscar Red Carpet - NBC Chicago

Diane Warren Doesn't Shy Away From Seacrest on Oscar Red Carpet

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    Oscar nominee Diane Warren says she did not hesitate to stop to do an interview with E! host Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

    Seacrest is facing allegations of sexual misconduct and there have been questions around whether Time's Up supporters will stop to talk to him on the carpet in spite of that. Seacrest has denied wrongdoing, and E! says it conducted an investigation and didn't find any issues with the host's conduct.

    Warren says she knows Seacrest and has for a long time. She also says she's a big supporter of the Time's Up movement. Allison Janney, considered the front-runner for the best supporting actress Oscar, was among those who also spoke to Seacrest on Sunday.

    Warren is nominated for best original song for "Stand Up for Something" from the film "Marshall."

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    Warren has been nominated for nine Oscars, and her previous nomination was for the song "Til It Happens to You" from "The Hunting Ground," a 2015 documentary about campus rape.