Sandra Bullock was the big surprise at tonight's Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards.
In her first public appearance since the devastating news of husband Jesse James' many infidelities, Bullock popped up onstage with representatives of the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and the US Coast Guard and Robert Downey Jr. to accept the "Troops Choice" Entertainer of the Year Award...
Ms. Bullock looked stunning in a tight black leather Elie Saab knee-length dress, Casadei heels and Cartier jewels.
After a video montage of her countless career highlights, she walked onstage to thunderous applause?and, of course, a standing ovation.
"Let's be honest here, just for a moment. We're all going to be honest, right?" Bullock cracked. "Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. [improvised explosive device] explosion that became my personal life?"
She said that the troops "deserve something much more than some actress in a tight dress talking about herself.
"I would sing," she continued, "but you've seen enough pain in your lifetime."
Proving she's still the funnygal we've always known and loved, Bullock said with a laugh: "I would dance. I'm a pretty good dancer, but as I mentioned, the dress is a little tight."
The awards air on Spike TV on June 20. Bullock also thanked the troops for their service. "Having a dad that's a veteran, I see the sacrifices you made for this country," she said. "I'm so lucky everyday to wake up having what I have and I thank you guys for that."
Bullock made no other mention of her recent private troubles. However, her estranged husband did star in a reality show on Spike called Jesse James Is a Dead Man.
Bullock is also expected to accept an award at tomorrow night's MTV Movie Awards...so stay tuned!
(Originally published June 5, 2010, at 10:46 p.m. PDT)