Amy Ryan
January 23, 2006 AT 07:13 PM EST

In the wake of Isaac Mizrahi’s touchy-feely performance on the red carpet at last week’s Golden Globes, the Academy is grumbling about E!’s plan to have Mizrahi manning the carpet at the Oscars as well. ”If they’re suggesting they would do something similar on our red carpet, we would have some good discussions with them,” Academy spokesman John Pavlik told the Associated Press. ”I can predict we would be extraordinarily angry if that happened on our carpet. I cannot predict what we would do afterwards.” Presumably, that means banning E! from future red carpet coverage.

Is the Academy making a big stink over nothing, considering that no celebrities have yet complained about Mizrahi’s manhandling? (Contrast this with the complaints from Dakota Fanning’s camp over Kathy Griffin’s joke at last year’s Globes that the child star was in rehab, forcing an apology and charitable donation from E! and probably also leading to E!’s decision not to hire Griffin again this year.)

Do you think Mizrahi will tone down his act for the Oscars? Should he?

addCredit(“Isaac Mizrahi: AP Photo/Women’s Wear Daily”)

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