With her TV show in decline and her debut album tanking with critics and consumers alike, Lea Michele is doing everything she can to stay in the spotlight these days.
Naturally, she's fallen back on one strategy that's a time-honored favorite among fading starlets: showing some skin! Unfortunately, no one in Lea's camp bothered to tell her that a Nickelodeon awards show with a mainly pre-teen audience might not be the best place to show off the goods.
Lea's outfit (seen above) might not reach Lady Gaga levels of public nudity, but bear in mind, this is the Kids Choice Awards - a place grown-up celebs share the stage with tween sitcom stars who can't yet buy tickets to PG-13 movies.
Hardly the place for a Marilyn Monroe-style upskirt moment in a nearly see-through dress.
But hey, desperate times call for desperate measures and Lea certainly seems to be desperate these days. She's even been accused of exploiting the death of her ex-boyfriend Cory Monteith to raise her own public profile.
Showing some leg to a bunch of grade schoolers doesn't seem so bad by comparison. Let's hope her album sales pick up so we don't have to find out low Lea is willing to go.
So what do you think? Is Lea's red carpet look too revealing for a kids' show?