Stars are skipping red carpets to avoid talking about scandals

“A lot of people are skipping the carpet,” a top publicist tells us.

“The celebs are coming in side doors” to avoid the press. “It’s not just Harvey Weinstein, it’s Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, that country-music guy [Kirt Webster] . . . It’s playing six degrees of separation. Anybody can make a connection.”