Higher Than The Academy
One day ahead of the biggest award shows in the industry, The Academy Awards, we have found out that the real winner, of the award of the year, is Seth Rogen. He has taken home the trophy for Stoner of the Year by High Times magazine. He has already won this award twice before, and once lost to James Franco, but this year Seth is the proud winner. He doesn’t want an Oscar, he would rather host it than win an award, and Seth is enormously proud to have walked away with his gong this year. Do you think Seth is deserving of this prestigious award? More »
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Uptight Academy Or Publicity Stunt Taken Too Far?
Yesterday we heard about the academy’s reaction to Sacha Baron Cohen’s plan to walk the Oscars red carpet in his new character, General Aladeen, from The Dictator, his upcoming film. The academy is against the idea of a publicity stunt at the awards show and are saying that SBC is not allowed to come dressed in character. This morning, Sacha has released a video response to the Academy Awards organizers, issuing a statement as his character. Watch the clip, it’s pretty funny…but do you think that SBC is taking this publicity stunt too far? More »
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'The Dictator' Stir Up The Academy
Sacha Baron Cohen is the mastermind behind film pranks and antics, but now it seems the conservative academy is not a fan. Sacha is due to be attending this year’s Oscars on Sunday night for Hugo, one of the films up for the best picture award. The creator of Borat is also currently promoting his new film, The Dictator which sees Sacha take on a new character, General Aladeen, a political strongman working to ensure that democracy never comes to his oppressed nation. In typical Sacha style, word got out that he was planning to walk the red carpet in character. The academy, anxious about an actor using the Oscars as a publicity stunt, have informed the studio distributing the new film that this would be a “very bad thing to do.” Could they prevent Sacha, the ultimate prankster and character-driven actor from attending the Oscars? And more interestingly, do you think Sacha will take heed of the Academy’s warning or come in disguise anyway? More »
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Guess What? No Big Deal.
Remember earlier this month when M.I.A. started a shizzstorm of “controversy” by flipping her middle finger during Madonna‘s halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI? Yeah, well, British singer Adele did the same thing last night at the 2012 Brit Awards and guess what? In the UK, it wasn’t really a big deal at all. Adele was presented with the Brit Award for Album of the Year and when she was cut off by producers while giving her acceptance speech, Adele flipped off “the suits” with her middle finger. While M.I.A.‘s finger flip caused about a week of controversy, I sincerely doubt we’ll hear about this Adele flip past today. Click below to watch video of Adele‘s cheeky finger flash. More »
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The Most Stylish Athlete
Earlier today we learned that Britney Spears was in attendance at the IOC World Conference On Women And Sport — which is devoted to the advancement of female athletes — and right now we learn that one of our fave male athletes, David Beckham, was in attendance at a different sports award event. Becks and his youngest son Cruz David made an appearance at the 2nd Annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards so that Becks could collect the Most Stylish Athlete award. Becks and his sons — Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz — also attended this weekend an LA Lakers basketball game at the Staples Center for a bit male bonding while Victoria and Harper Seven Beckham are in England for London Fashion Week. Yep, it’s been a bizzy weekend for the Beckham boys. More »
Miss Piggy Or The Tightrope?
The exciting lead up to the Oscars has definitely already begun. Feb 26 is just one week from now and we are seeing mentions of gowns and of course presenters and entertainers on the big night. The latest news is that Kermit and Miss Piggy will be presenting. There was a bit of a commotion after the producer of the main awards show decided to cut the Best Original Song performance segment (my fave part!), which would showcase The Muppets, so it seems they have been consoled by meeting them halfway. The Academy also announced yesterday that it is going to be making time for a brand-new performance from Cirque du Soleil. More »
Should Chris Brown Have Been At The Grammys?
When Chris Brown performed at the Grammys on Sunday he caused a bit of a stir because a lot of people are still very uncomfortable with him since the whole Rihanna beating incident. We heard a couple of weeks ago that he was on the performance list, and a lot of Pink readers were dismayed and disappointed. It didn’t help that last week we heard that Chris was told by the courts that needs to stay under the watchful eye of his probation officer as he completes the remainder of his sentence. When the RUMORS started a couple of weeks ago that Chris and Rihanna have been hooking up the past couple of months (none of which were ever confirmed) the comments out there sent a pretty clear message – ‘How could she? Once a hitter is always a hitter’. It seems to me that most people cannot forgive the unspeakable thing that Chris did to his then girlfriend (almost 3 years ago). A lot of people seemed to feel the same way about him being back on the Grammys stage. The Executive Producer explains why they invited Chris back… More »
"You Chew Me Up And Spit Me Up"
There have been a lot of Grammy stories today, as to be expected… and here is one more for ya. There are a few reports going around about Katy Perry’s performance last night because her new song (which was leaked a few months ago) seemed to be a direct reference to her divorce from Russell Brand. The song, and performance, did appear to be an empowerment anthem, in what was her first performance on TV since they split. Watch the performance again and notice the lyrics this time…it is a very timely release. Girl power or girl damaged? More »
Do You Predict Similar Results From The Academy Awards?
It has been all about the Grammy’s over here, but over in our European counterparts there has been another big awards show, The BAFTAS, which stands for The British Film and Television Arts Awards. These trophies were also handed out yesterday, and are a good predictor for which stars could take home the coveted Oscar trophies in just a couple of weeks. The big standout from the U.K. awards was clearly, The Artist, which had a whopping 12 nominations. We have come to expect this from the silent black-and-white film…. but will the Academy agree with all the hype? Last night they received Best Film, took home awards for best director, screenplay, cinematography, music and costume design. Leading man, Jean Dujardin, also nabbed the award for Leading Actor. Do you think this is what will happen come Oscar night? More »