Meet The Man Who Walks Stars Through Their Red-Carpet Meltdowns

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Remember when Cameron Diaz hit the 2008 Academy Awards red carpet, clad in a crazy-chic John Galliano gown? While her beau back then may have been model-slash-actor Paul Sculfor, she didn't bring him along as her date — instead, she had Christopher Gaida on her arm. Never heard of him? Well, that's sort of the point: He's the "Celebrity Whisperer," and coaches A-listers through red-carpet meltdowns during awards season.

Though his job requires he remain invisible, the escort has penned a tell-all tome (appropriately titled Arm Candy), and he's naturally dishing a ton of dirt. Apparently, back in 2007, when Megan Fox was just an up-and-comer, she panicked pre-onstage appearance and nearly avoided the podium altogether. However, it was Gaida who calmed her nerves and got her to take the mic like a seasoned star. But, not all recounts have a happy ending — Sharon Stone insisted he remain three paces ahead of her at the 1999 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards, and demanded he never glance back at her. Ouch!

Considering his client roster includes everyone from Jennifer Aniston and Mariah Carey to Taylor Swift and Nicole Kidman, are you booking it to Barnes & Noble to snag a copy? Or, does tabloid fodder provide enough content to feed your gossip fix? (NY Post)

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