His pants almost burst at seams

Bradley Cooper, 39, has less than a month to get a new suit for the Oscars.

The US actor, who's up for best supporting actor for American Hustle, recently shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show how his tuxedo pants almost burst at the seams while he attended a State Dinner at the White House.

"I'm prepping for a new movie and I'm trying to gain weight fast, so I've gained about 15 pounds (6.8kg) in four weeks and nothing fits me any more," said Cooper, adding that he tried his best to greet people while staying seated.

"I couldn't stand up, really...it was a nightmare. But I made it through."


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