The 10 Most WTF Red Carpet Disasters

America Ferrera “assaulted” at Cannes

Notorious nuisance Vitalii Sediuk had already taken on Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, and Leonardo DiCaprio in different “red carpet attacks”, but the Ukrainian prankster’s attempt to look up America Ferrera’s skirt at Cannes in 2014 was a step too far. Many called for the “journalist” to be charged with sexual assault after Ferrera was left visibly shaken by the incident, and he was fired by his TV network. (Credit: Rex)

Sacha Baron Cohen throws ‘Kim Jong-il’s ashes’ on Ryan Seacrest

Done up to the nines in his full military regalia as dictator Admiral General Aladeen, Sacha Baron Cohen approached a wary Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet, the most hallowed carpet in the world, carrying a suspicious-looking urn. In it was the “ashes of his tennis doubles partner” Kim Jong-il, the late leader of North Korea. Mr. Seacrest slapped on a fake smile when it was emptied on him, but you could tell he wasn’t best pleased at having his tuxedo ruined. (Credit: E!)

Zac Efron drops a condom

Someone’s feeling lucky. While attending the premiere of his Dr. Seuss flick 'The Lorax’, the squeaky clean star of 'High School Musical’ inadvertently let us in on his plans once the red carpet had been rolled up. He styled it out, mind, scooping up the offending article once he’d realised it had fallen out of his pocket, grinning at a fan before replacing his shades and skulking off. The saucy beggar. (Credit: YouTube)

Gary Busey goes weird

There’s no one quite like Gary Busey. Literally, no one. It’s a point he proved beyond reasonable doubt when collared by an ITN reporter on the red carpet at the pre-Oscars 'Night of 100 Stars’ gala in 2010. When asked what he’s up to, he retorts 'about a 195 pounds’, before going on to explain how his “projects are confidential, but very lovely” and twitching uncontrollably. It’s an astonishing, arguably Oscar-worthy performance in itself. (Credit: YouTube)

Dennis Pennis crushes Steve Martin

Paul Kaye’s obnoxious Dennis Pennis character was at the centre of many a red carpet take down. But his run-in with Steve Martin was particularly brutal. Coaxing Martin in with his BBC microphone, he shoots: “Steve, one question… how come you’re not funny anymore?” Martin walks away, clearly crest-fallen, and reportedly cancelled all other scheduled interviews. Kaye later said it was the one remark he made as Pennis that he regretted. (Credit: YouTube)

Tara Reid’s wardrobe malfunction

Watching the footage from Diddy’s 35th birthday party in 2004, the recurring question is 'when is she going to notice? Oh god, when is she going to notice?’ The answer, as it transpires, is never. She continues smiling for the paparazzi and film crews with her left breast entirely exposed for nearly 10 seconds before a nearby publicist scoops it up for her and pops it back in her silk dress. (Credit: Rex)

Tom Cruise and the water pistol

During one of Cruise’s walkabouts for the release of 'War of the Worlds’, a reporter collars the diminutive star for an interview. In fact, the reporter was one of a team making ‘Balls of Steel’ for Channel 4, squirting Cruise in the face with a false microphone. Cruise is furious. The stunt kind of backfired, however, with all four members of the crew being arrested on suspicion of assault. Surprise! (Credit: C4)

Steve-O pees

Perhaps mistaking the premiere of his own movie 'Jackass: Number Two’ for the premiere of 'Free Willy’, Steve-O, a man well acquainted with indecent exposure, pulled out his chap and succumbed to the call of nature on his very own red carpet at the venerable Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Some might deem this a childish display. They are quite welcome to their opinion. (Credit: Rex)

Tom Hardy’s bodyguard reveals tough side

The notoriously security-conscious Tom Hardy revealed he was taking no chances on the red carpet for ‘The Revenant’. His tough-looking security guard - rumoured to be an ex-military man - was photographed carrying a concealed knife and other dangerous looking implements, presumably in case anyone got too close to his boss. Not a good look, Tom. (Credit: FameFlyNet)

Shia LaBeouf goes bag crazy

In 2014, while Shia LaBeouf was in the midst of a full-blown public meltdown, the ‘Transformers’ star hit the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival wearing a brown paper bag emblazoned with the words "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANY MORE” on his head. The stunt proved to be more interesting than the film he was promoting, Lars Von Trier’s two-part 325-minute erotic dirge ‘Nymphomaniac’.

The red carpet is for strutting, po-faced modelling poses and general showing off. So when things go awry, and the mask rather awkwardly falls off, it’s brilliant.

Let’s relive some of the delicious moments when celebrities have looked at their most daft in front of their adoring public…