By CHRIS JOHNSON
In the spotlight: Selena Gomez looked stunning in a pair of black hot pants teamed with a white top and strappy heels at the premiere of The Thing last night in Hollywood
Selena Gomez played a starring role on the red carpet last night at the Los Angeles premiere of The Thing.
The 19-year-old singer and actress doesn't appear in the movie - but was the main attraction at the event in a pair of impossibly short black glittery hot pants.
Gomez, who dates fellow teen star Justin Bieber, teamed her look with a floaty white top and strappy heels for her night in the spotlight.
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Legs on show: The singer and actress, who doesn't star in the movie, lent her support to the event held at Universal Studios
The Thing is a prequel to the 1982 horror movie of the same name and is released in theatres on Friday.
Also at the event was the movie's female lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who arrived in a stunning floor-length red dress and a shock of red lipstick.
Her co-star Kim Bubbs opted for a demure black ensemble while other celebs in attendance included Eli Roth and Marilyn Manson.
How does my hair look: Gomez sweeps her hair behind her ear as she poses in front of the army of photographers
Lady in red: Female lead Elizabeth Winstead turned heads in a floor-length red dress
Showing their support: Teams of fans crowd behind a barrier and watch on as the actress walks the red carpet at the premiere night of the horror film
The Thing is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., and written by Eric Heisserer and Ronald D. Moore.
It was decided to give the film the same name, despite it being a prequel to the 1982 film.
The story follow a team of rival scientists who discover an alien buried in deep ice in Antarctica.
Demure: Her co-star Kim Bubbs opted for flowing black while NCIS star Daniela Ruah went hell for leather with skin-tight black trousers and patterned top
Dapper: Cast member Eric Christian Olsen stands in front of a poster advertising the flick
Posing: Olsen and his other half Sarah Wright, who wore a pretty turquoise dress to the event
But they realise too late that it is still alive and kicking.
Last night's event was held at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
The movie opens in cinemas in the U.S. on Friday and on December 2 in the UK.
Acting up: Actor Eli Roth and Marilyn Manson strike a pose for the cameras
Here's looking at you: The duo larked around in front of the crowds
Fright night: Winstead and Joel Edgerton in a scene from The Thing
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