By Daily Mail Reporter
Stars tend to believe they are above the law.
And at first glance, it looked as if Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were brazenly flouting California’s two decade-long smoking ban at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony.
But upon closer inspection, the stars were in fact puffing legally on electronic cigarettes during the awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Holy smokes! Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the stars who was seen puffing on an electronic cigarette during Sunday Night’s Golden Globes ceremony in LA
Leonardo, 39, who has been pictured puffing on the relatively safe alternative in the past, was seen taking a long drag of an e-cigarette while seated at the awards show.
While it looked like a normal cigarette, the tell-tale glowing end gave the game away.
Leonardo was no doubt smoking to calm his nerves before he won Best Actor in the musical or comedy category.
There she glows: Julia Louis Dreyfus also puffed on a battery-powered device as she took part in a skit
Looks like the real deal: The star was seen exhaling steam as Reese Witherspoon giggled alongside her
Julia, meanwhile, smoked the battery-powered device as part of a skit during the ceremony.
The 53-year-old was seen wearing black cat-eye shades as she casually blew the steam out her mouth, while Reese Witherspoon giggled alongside her.
The actress, who was up for two nominations in TV and film, was called out by hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for being ‘too cool’ to sit with the other television actors now that she was nominated for her role in film Enough Said.
Feeling hungry: After she lost in the film category, she was then seen biting into a large hotdog after Amy and Tina joked that the star had ‘slithered back to the TV section
Julia – who is the daughter of multi-billionaire Gerard Louis-Dreyfus – then played along, adopting the haughty persona.
After she lost in the film category, she was then seen biting into a large hotdog after Amy and Tina joked that the star had ‘slithered back to the TV section.’
Smoke break: Courtney Love was seen puffing on a cigarette outside the Sunset Tower during a Golden Globes after party
Not surprising: The Hole singer was seen leaning over to grab a light from man, before inhaling while chatting animatedly with friends
But perhaps not surprisingly, one star who opted for the real deal was Courtney Love.
To be fair, the 49-year-old didn’t smoke at the ceremony, but outside the Sunset Tower Hotel during one of the many after parties.
The Hole singer was seen leaning over to grab a light from man, before inhaling while chatting animatedly with friends.
He’s a fan: Leonardo is regularly seen inhaling on electronic cigarettes, pictured on a film set in LA in 2011
In 1995, California was the first state to ban smoking in most indoor spaces.
E-cigarettes have grown in popularity, but concerns have arisen as to how safe the devices really are.
In 2009, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention did a study of two well-known brands and found they contained potentially dangerous chemicals, according to CBS.
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