On etalk we always joke that "red carpet run-ins" is one of our go-to stories leading up to major events. As Ben Mulroney just told me as we're shooting our links right now under the Oscar tent, it never happens. They never "run-in". They always avoid. There are a few avoid situations this year, including Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper.

It's not fresh, their breakup. Of course not. But their relationship was significant. Coop is currently single. Renee is now dating Doyle Bramhall and they were just in Hawaii together for a pre-Oscar holiday. On Sunday, Renee will join her Chicago co-stars Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones in a musical tribute.

Meanwhile, Coop's schedule for the last two months has been designed by Harvey Weinstein. He was at a Vanity Fair pre-party earlier this week with Jennifer Lawrence and has already said that he's taking his ma to the show.

Run-in or avoid?

How about civil?