is a party where everybody lets it all hang loose... It's time to
forget inhibitions, wear a wild costume, play a character, live
your fantasies. Carnival has a different effect on each person.
Some go too far, though, and when they are world celebrities, the
inevitable slips and funny stories make the headlines.
There was that time when a guy with a wicked sense of humor (or
very in the know) slipped across Rock Hudson's chest the banner
saying Princess of Carnival. Or when Prince Charles was confronted
with passista Pinah, and after doing the clumsiest samba steps
ever, ended up resorting to the Charleston.... Or when Grace Jones
started making out so enthusiastically with her Brazilian
boyfriend at the Samba Parade that the box security had to ask her
to cool off. And can you imagine Jean Paul Gaultier doing the
conga on the stage of a gay Carnival Ball? OK, blame it on Rio...
And now we come to ask: what do a president , a transvestite, a young
man in his birthday suit, three pink
poodles, and a bunch of gold balloons have
in common? Click on and find out!