Award Winning Women
Best Actress winner for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep, has just honored her fellow nominee, Viola Davis, by donating $10,000 to a school in Central Falls, where Viola grew up. The founder and director of the Segue Institute for Learning, says the check from Meryl’s foundation arrived yesterday with a note that said it was on behalf of Viola Davis. Both women were nominated for the best actress Oscar this year but Meryl took home the golden statue on Sunday night.Some people were surprised that Viola didn’t win it, and Meryl acknowledged in her acceptance speech that many people might be disappointed with her win. What do you make of Meryl’s charitable offering in honor of Viola? More »
Posted under: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis
Did He Know Or Didn't He?
The saga continues… but hopefully this will be the end of it. Yesterday we heard all about Sacha Baron Cohen’s Oscar stunt on Ryan Seacrest in which he “accidentally” poured the “ashes of Kim Jong-Il” all over him. Today, the talk has been all about whether the Academy and Ryan Seacrest were in on the joke. Yes, Ryan coincidentally had an exact Burberry tuxedo ready to go, which he immediately changed into. Yesterday, Ryan discussed the incident on his radio show and said that he had no idea what prank SBC was going to pull. As for the jacket, he said that his mom always told him to have a spare jacket when he was working the red carpet. Hmm… I don’t know. Have a listen to Ryan and see whether you’re convinced… More »
We Saw Some Extra Bling
This morning there was lots of reports going around about whether Natalie Portman has in fact already married her fiance, Benjamin Millepied because they were both seen wearing wedding bands on Sunday night at the Oscars. Now, we have extra information that Natalie’s jeweler, Jamie Wolf, has come out and said they they “designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. They were made with recycled platinum and conflict free diamonds.” On Sunday night at the Oscars the gorgeous, Natalie Portman, presented the award for Best Actor dressed in a stunning red polka dot Christian Dior dress, and many people didn’t notice that she actually had quite a bit of bling on her ring finger. Natalie has been engaged for a year already, but on Sunday it kind of looked like she might also be wearing a wedding band next to her engagement ring. This time last year she was pregnant and engaged to handsome Frenchman Benjamin Millepied, who she met while filming Black Swan. There hasn’t been mention of a wedding, and nothing has been confirmed but could they have wed in secret? More »
Exactly As Planned
Last week there was a bullshizz story going around that actor Sacha Baron Cohen had been BANNED from attending the 84th annual Academy Awards for fear that he might cause controversy either on the red carpet or on the show itself. Seemingly — as if he expected to be BANNED in the first place — Cohen in character as General Aladeen from his film The Dictator released a video message in response to the alleged ban. Then, miraculously, the Academy relented and told Cohen he could walk the Oscar red carpet. AND TO EVERYONE’S SURPRISE (but not really), he pulled a stunt on Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet last night by accidentally pouring the “ashes of Kim Jong-Il” all over him. SHOCK! Click below to watch the orchestrated farce, in case you missed it the first time. More »
Top 12 Dresses
Yes, last night was all about the Oscars and we will hear from Trent about who won, who lost, and what shenanigans went down… first off, who looked the best?? It is Hollywood’s biggest night of the year and what you wear is never more important than on the Academy Awards red carpet. Stylists go into overdrive, haute couture designers sew into the night, and the stars pull the look off effortlessly and magnificently. So, who was your BEST DRESSED from the 84th annual Academy Awards? More »
Posted under: Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer, Rooney Mara, Rose Byrne, Sandra Bullock, Tina Fey, Viola Davis
'The Artist' Becomes the First Silent Film to Win 'Best Picture' in 83 Years
The stars came out last night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA last night for the 84th annual Academy Awards in order to celebrate their own and heap praise and awards on the best of the best in Film from the last year. By pretty much all accounts, last night’s Oscars telecast was not the best show to watch ever. From the endless sound problems, to the geriatric jokes to the ceaseless montages one after the other, all night long … the 84th annual Academy Awards show can only be described as tedious at best, unwatchable at worst. Click below to check out some of the fashions that made their way down the Oscar red carpet last night and find out who won some of the big Oscars. You will be happy to know that there are no montages, awkward acceptance speeches or lame Billy Crystal jokes to be had at all in this post. More »
Posted under: Angelina Jolie, Christopher Plummer, Emma Stone, Jean Dujardin, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer, Rooney Mara, The Academy Awards, Tina Fey, Viola Davis
It's Not Just About The Oscars...
Today is all about The Academy Awards, the biggest awards show of the year. As the major red carpet is rolled out, we shouldn’t forget that the Indie Spirit Awards took place last night. In true Oscar fashion, it sadly casts a shadow of the smaller, independent awards, so lets look at who took home the penultimate trophies the day before the “big day”. Do you think the indie winners have any bearing on the Oscars? More »
The Big Day
We are mere hours away from the worldwide live broadcast of the 84th annual Academy Awards — the biggest night in Hollywood — and even less hours away from the point where the first person will step foot on the famed red carpet. This weekend, workers have been toiling furiously to get the Kodak Theater all spiffed up for the big event. As Pink writer Melissa has reminded us, comedian Billy Crystal will be hosting today’s awards show for the 8th time so … I think we pretty much know what to expect from Oscar night tonight. But, before we get to all of night’s big fashions, big awards and big afterparties, let’s take a look at some of the preparations that are taking place still this weekend in Hollywood for tonight’s Academy Awards. More »
Looking Through The 'Crystal' Ball
Out for brunch yesterday with a friend, the conversation naturally turned to Oscars. My friend, Jonny, commented how he could think of 10 people who he would prefer to host the Oscars next year. I thought this would be an interesting question to put to you all. Billy Crystal is back tonight as host of the Academy Awards. This will be his 8th time as host. By now, the 63-year-old comedian is an Oscar host veteran. Is he a reliable, familiar choice who’s beloved and admired or is he outdated? Who would you rather see as host next year? More »
Posted under: Billy Crystal
Was This An Academy Orchestrated Publicity Stunt?
The last 2 days has been on ongoing saga about Sacha Baron Cohen… first we heard that he was being barred from attending the Academy Award red carpet if he comes dressed as his character from his new film The Dictator. The day after, Sacha released a response to the academy as General Aladeen, and yesterday we found out that SBC will indeed be walking the red carpet in character as The Dictator and then attending the Oscars show tonight. There is talk now about the whole saga being a publicity stunt for both the SBC film and the academy. There has also now been backlash about the Muslim-Jewish issue it has created…. More »