LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The award for first celebrity to take his seat inside the Dolby Theatre goes to Terrence Howard.
The actor, accompanied by his wife, was the first famous face to scope out the Oscar venue ahead of Sunday's show. He was followed closely by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who immediately walked over to greet the star of the TV series "Empire."
Howard didn't stay put for long. An usher came over to inform the actor that no glass was allowed in the theater and he'd have to dispose of his drink.
He quickly headed to the lobby to do so.
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