Academy Awards host Ellen Degeneres is begging Oscar commentators to shift their attention from what she's wearing to how she does her job on Sunday (25FEB07).
The talk show host is already feeling the pressure of the showbiz ceremony because she's constantly interrogated about which designer she'll be favouring on the red carpet.
But DeGeneres is adamant she won't let fashion detract from her carefully prepared script.
She says, "Everyone's pestering me about wearing a dress but it's out of the question. I just don't feel comfortable in a dress... and I just won't do it.
"There's more pressure probably on what I'm going to wear than what my material is. I have a lot of really good jokes about Ben-Hur."