The Kuciniches on the red carpet. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

You never know who you’re going to run into on the red carpet. Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich! What are you doing at the Oscars?

“I have friends in the Academy,” Dennis Kucinich told our colleague Dan Zak. The eight-term former congressman didn’t get more specific; since losing his Democratic primary last year amid Ohio redistricting, he’s stayed in Washington and recently signed on as a paid commentator with Fox News.

“Through the years a lot of members have supported me,” he added. “I was just talking to Dustin Hoffman and he said, ‘This is a lot like your business, isn’t it?’ I said, ‘Yeah, but your people are prettier.’”

His animal-rights activist/real estate agent wife was looking dazzling as always, in something long and blue and off the shoulder. What are you wearing? “No idea,” said Elizabeth. “Clothes.”

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