Published February 25, 2008
| Associated Press
Gary Busey lived up to his reputation by strangely crashing Ryan Seacrest's interviews on the Academy Awards red carpet.
While Seacrest was interviewing Jennifer Garner and Laura Linney on the live E! pre-show broadcast, Busey repeatedly interrupted.
After Busey warmly greeted Linney, Seacrest introduced him to Garner, whom he promptly gave a bear hug and a kiss. Garner was clearly annoyed, and was left wondering why "this man" had just grabbed her. Linney tried to usher them both out of the interview as Garner curtly replied to Seacrest's final questions.
As Busey continued to linger, Seacrest politely suggested they catch up later in the evening.
"I'll see you later at the party. You know the one," said Seacrest.
When an E! co-host asked Seacrest what had happened, Seacrest was dumbfounded and acknowledged he had never met Busey before.
The 63-year-old actor has parodied his out-there reputation on HBO's Hollywood insider comedy "Entourage."