May 20th, 2011
10:49 AM ET
The arrival line for new L.A. photo exhibit "Beauty Culture" got a little awkward last night as some famous faces tried to avoid talking about Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
One TV reporter on the red carpet at the Annenberg Space for Photography event broached the subject of Schwarzenegger's marital drama with Jamie Lee Curtis - only to watch the actress abruptly walk away.
The last thing Emmy Rossum wanted to talk about was the Schwarzenegger-Shriver situation, and she too hurried away when the subject came up. Halle Berry's publicist said upfront that the actress wouldn't answer any question unrelated to the photography exhibit.
When CNN asked Jamie Lee Curtis about the op-ed piece she wrote for the Huffington Post in which she slammed the media for pursuing the children of celebrities, she responded, "I really probably shouldn't say anything." But then she expanded, "I'm urging the media to leave all of these children alone during this difficult time for all of them," obviously referring to both Schwarzenegger's children by Maria Shriver as well as his illegitimate son.
But Jenny McCarthy didn't mind going there. "All we can do is have deep sympathy for Maria and the family and hope that they can get through this," she told us. As she walked away, she whispered what she really thinks of Arnold, referring to him with a laugh as "that jerk."
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