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After the fun we had doing the premiere for Justin Bieber Never Say Never earlier this year, Paramount asked me to host the red carpet premiere in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Life really doesn’t suck sometimes. Former MTV Brazil VJ and current TV actress Carla Lamarca was chosen to co-host along with me and we did something kind of unique for a red carpet premiere by having Tiesto spin throughout our broadcast. The stars of the film Paula Patton and Tom Cruise definitely enjoyed. Have a look and see for yourself.
Quddus answers questions he was asked on Twitter and Facebook. Subjects range from his most memorable interview to his first kiss.
A trip to Rio De Janeiro to cover the premiere of FOX’s new animated movie Rio for Access Hollywood. Pretty sweet gig, right? It definitely was but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some unexpected twists. My first night I decided to venture a few blocks from my hotel, just steps away from Copacabana Palace right on the beach around 11pm to grab a bite to eat at the only restaurant bar that seemed open. It looked popular since it was packed and had some great music spilling out of it but as I walked closer my “spidey senses” started tingling. Once I walked in and saw how the women were standing around and how the guys were looking more like shoppers than anything else- it was clear that it was an institution for prostitution. I was so hungry I didn’t even mind and I took a seat anyway. The burrito I had wasn’t so good but the people watching was astounding.
The next night I ventured out was arranged by FOX. It was for all the members of the media they’d flown down and it was at a spot called the Rio Scenarium in a neighborhood called Lapa where I didn’t spot any prostitutes. After a round of drinks some drummers came out then some samba girls came out to dance and started the party right. Some of the sexiest dancing I’d ever seen.
We got extremely high on our last day in Rio. I mean that literally cause we went hang gliding! While prepping to make the jump, I got nervous about the fact that my instructor didn’t speak any english so he had to resort to miming what I’d need to do. I understood something about a push between us that would need to take place for the landing but when exactly that should happen wasn’t clear. He seemed unconcerned so I trusted that he’d make it clear when the moment came. When we ran off that ramp it was one of the greatest thrills of my life. Soaring out into the air with only a hang glide holding you up is a sensation I highly recommend. You actually feel like your flying. Only trouble was as we approached the landing beach I kept asking him, “Is this when I push?” But he wasn’t responding! So I did what most logical people would do and kept holding onto him. What resulted from that lack of push was a crash landing. Thankfully we’d been holding ourselves up straight to lessen the velocity so the impact wasn’t too bad but we still had to tumble into the sand. No one was hurt so once we got back on our feet we laughed in relief that nothing too severe happened.
Oh Rio, you thrilling mixture of danger and fun.
Quddus with an exclusive and candid all access look at the entire Jonas Brothers 2010 Tour in Latin America.