Lindsay Lohan was left red-faced last night when her hosting duties at the
World Music Awards in London were met with boos from the audience.
The pop star/actress looked visibly upset by the frosty reception and
abandoned her duties halfway through the Earls Court ceremony.
Reports claim she tumbled down a flight of stairs backstage and had to rest.
Her role was taken over by individual awards presenters, who attracted
similar heckles from the audience in a largely confused and disorganized
Sir Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches was forced back on stage after announcing
an absent Shakira as World's Best Latin Artist. Peaches apologized for the
winner's no-show after five minutes of empty stage, informing the arena crowd,
"I just spoke to Shakira on the phone and she's thrilled."
Backstage, British girl band Sugababes had dressed in matching gold dresses
expecting to be presenting an award themselves, but never made it on stage.
Band member Keisha Buchanan said at the start of the
show, "I'm not sure exactly which one we're doing. We'll have to see."