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Olympic champions Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin and Evan Lysacek shed their athletic garb and slipped on slinky duds to walk the red carpet at the Golden Globes.

“Evan put it perfectly,” Franklin said. “He said, `This is kind of like the Olympics for the celebrities.’”

Douglas, the all-around gymnastics champion, shimmered and shivered in a lime dress on the chilly carpet, where temps hovered in the 50s.

Franklin, the five-time swimming medalist, wore a black silk gown with a sparkly statement necklace.

Lysacek, the reigning Olympic figure skating champion, donned a black velvet tuxedo that would have looked equally as dashing on the ice.

“I want to see everyone,” gushed Douglas, who stopped to pose for a picture with Sean “Diddy” Combs. “I want to meet Emma Stone. I’m having so much fun.”

_ Beth Harris _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

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QUICKQUOTE: “When my name was called, my knees gave a little bit. Actually, I was sitting. My knees gave when I walked up there.” _ Christoph Waltz, who won a Golden Globe for supporting actor for his role in “Django Unchained.”

_ Anthony McCartney_ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mccartneyAP

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Golden Globe nominees Steve Buscemi and Louis C.K. shared some love inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom as they waited to find out whether they’d go home winners or losers.

“Thanks, it was fun,” the comedian said sheepishly after the star of “Boardwalk Empire” complimented him on his Globe-nominated performance in “Louie.”

Buscemi was nominated for best actor in a TV drama, while C.K. was up for best actor in a TV musical or comedy.

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