Oscars

Amber Heard Spotted With Sean Penn: Out of Frying Pan, Into the Fire? 2

Amber Heard Spotted With Sean Penn: Out of Frying Pan, Into the Fire?

Amber Heard, who just went through an allegedly abusive relationship with Johnny Depp, has been spotted at what tabloids are calling a “flirty dinner” date with Sean Penn, who is known for his hair-trigger temper and alleged abuse. After Heard filed for divorce from Depp, her husband-of-15-months, she made shocking claims that she was physically abused and produced photos of a bruised face to back it up....
Jimmy Kimmel Schools Trump on Oscars Ratings; Not About You Donnie (see!) 4

Jimmy Kimmel Schools Trump on Oscars Ratings; Not About You Donnie (see!)

Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist snapping back at Donald Trump’s Tweet about the Oscars’ television ratings. He schooled the president and reminded him that, hey, it’s not about you. Trump apparently couldn’t wait to comment on the show. “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” he Tweeted at 8:25 am yesterday (Mar. 6)...
Just Kidding! Jimmy Kimmel Rips Trump, Pence at Oscars; Fox News Squeals 6

Just Kidding! Jimmy Kimmel Rips Trump, Pence at Oscars; Fox News Squeals

Jimmy Kimmel promised a kinder, gentler Oscars. But the host still had a few barb comments about President Trump, Vice President Pence and even Fox News viewers, causing the network’s right-wing commentators to squeal about liberal Hollywood bias. Hey, he was just kidding! Fox News talking head Michelle Malkin slammed celebrities for “lecturing” on gun control while being protected by a “phalanx” of armed guards at the 90th Academy Awards....
Kristen Stewart Ex St. Vincent to Sing at Oscars; Oh, Oh... Could be Awkward! 8

Kristen Stewart Ex St. Vincent to Sing at Oscars; Oh, Oh… Could be Awkward!

St. Vincent will perform at the Oscars, but that could proved to be awkward! Kristen Stewart is likely to be in the audience. She once dated the singer-songwriter but has since moved on to model Stella Maxwell. If Kristen attends the ceremony Sunday (Mar 4), Stella could possibly be by her side. St. Vincent, 35, real name Anne ‘Annie” Clark, will perform with Sufjan Stevens....
Will Ryan Seacrest Be Radioactive to Stars on Oscars Red Carpet? 10

Will Ryan Seacrest Be Radioactive to Stars on Oscars Red Carpet?

Ryan Seacrest will hit the red carpet for E! News at this Sunday’s Academy Awards, but it remains to be seen whether celebrities will shun him because his facing allegations of sexual harassment by his long-time stylist. The same questions were raised about Woody Allen at the 2014 Oscars after step-daughter Dylan Farrow’s compelling letter to The New York Times detailing sexual abuse allegations against him when she was seven years old....
Alicia Vikander Shocking Oscar Win Has Her Rocketing to A-List (photos!) 22

Alicia Vikander Shocking Oscar Win Has Her Rocketing to A-List (photos!)

Alicia Vikander scored a breakout role in “The Danish Girl” that catapulted her to an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress last night at the 88th Academy Awards. With a film resume as thin as a razor, she did the near impossible. Now, she’s Hollywood’s newest A-Lister. On Oscar night, she was up against Winslet again. Other nominees included veteran actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight,” Roonery Mara in “Carol,” and Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight.”...
Oscars: Awful Moments, Cheesy Jokes, Preening Celebs... And Lady Gaga 24

Oscars: Awful Moments, Cheesy Jokes, Preening Celebs… And Lady Gaga

The Oscars pretty much had everything you could want from a cheesy, social media and celeb-obsessed awards show. Racism, racist jokes, Lady Gaga, lots of awkward moments, a three foot tall Kevin Hart, global warming expert Leo DiCaprio and some serious right-wing bashing! Lastly, kudos to Leo for finally taking one home! Whether or not you thought his performance in “The Revenant” was Oscar worthy, you have to admit, there’s few actors around today with DiCaprio’s body of work who don’t possess a golden statue....
Jennifer Lawrence Sassy n' Sweet; See Her Advice to Pre-Teen Fan (pics, video) 26

Jennifer Lawrence Sassy n’ Sweet; See Her Advice to Pre-Teen Fan (pics, video)

Jennifer Lawrence, the Hollywood actress known for her ribald sense of humor and potty mouth, recently gave some advice to a 10-year-old fan and it may surprise you. It’s simple, direct and makes a lot of sense for pre-teens who are just entering those awkward years. Vanity Fair’s multi-generation group of 13 actresses includes Helen Mirren, 70, and Cate Blanchett, 46, Saoirse Ronan, 21, Brie Larson, 25, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, 32, and Swedish breakout star Alicia Vikander, 27, among others. ...
Oscars Still Rolling in $$$ Despite Lack of Black Nominees, Boycott 28

Oscars Still Rolling in $$$ Despite Lack of Black Nominees, Boycott

The Oscars have taken a beating over the lack of African-American nominees for the second year in a row, but the show’s advertisers appear to be shrugging off protests and a possible boycott by sympathetic actors. So far, none are willing to pull their ads, according to a new survey. Director Spike Lee, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and activist Al Sharpton are leading the boycott and urging others to do the same....
Oscars Have Become Like the Golden Globes, Meaningless, Self-Destructive 30

Oscars Have Become Like the Golden Globes, Meaningless, Self-Destructive

The Oscars are doing their best to become The Golden Globes, another meaningless award to Hollywood egoism and self-importance. Nothing says it more than this year’s flap–for the second year in a row–over the lack of minorities among Oscar nominees. Talk about self-entitlement. But first, let’s start with the Golden Globes. They’re doled out every year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a sketchy group with a long, tainted history....
Jennifer Lawrence Ducks Critics Choice Awards After Golden Globes Flap 32

Jennifer Lawrence Ducks Critics Choice Awards After Golden Globes Flap

Jennifer Lawrence was a no show at the Critics Choice Awards, even though she was up for an award for Best Actress Award. She also seeing BFF Amy Schumer with for Best Actress Comedy, and take home the MVP award. Lawrence was stung last weekend when a seemingly innocuous exchange with a Golden Globes journalist turned into a major social media storm. Last night, Brie Larson, 26, won the Critic’s Choice Award for best actress for her role in “Room.”...
Patricia Arquette Signals New Era of Hollywood Activism at Oscars (watch!) 34

Patricia Arquette Signals New Era of Hollywood Activism at Oscars (watch!)

Patricia Arquette used her Best Supporting Actress Oscar speech to make an impassioned plea for equal pay for women, marking a new era in Hollywood political activism not seen since before the Red Scare of the 1950s. Arquette, 46, drew rousing applause from the audience and caused some celebrities to stand in appreciation. From Miley Cyrus’s “Free the Nipple Campaign” to George Clooney advocating on behalf of Darfur, celebrities have used their star power to publicize pet causes....
Anna Kendrick Wins Grace Kelly Award for Sexy Oscars Glamour (photos!) 36

Anna Kendrick Wins Grace Kelly Award for Sexy Oscars Glamour (photos!)

Anna Kendrick captured the essence of Golden Era Hollywood glamour and Young Hollywood sensuality in a stunning coral gown by Thakoon. She appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “Into the Woods” and recalled a young Grace Kelly on the red carpet. There is no Grace Kelly award at the Oscars, of course, but if there were, she would have won it hands down. Since her Best Supporting Actress nomination for her breakout role in the 2009 film, “Up in the Air,” with George Clooney, she’s matured into an A-List actress. ...
'Birdman' Win, 'American Sniper' Loss Sparks Oscar Uproar on Social Media 38

‘Birdman’ Win, ‘American Sniper’ Loss Sparks Oscar Uproar on Social Media

“Birdman,” the offbeat Alejandro G. Iñárritu film, won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards today (Feb. 23) and immediately sparked a backlash on social media by fans of “American Sniper,” including ugly racial remarks. The controversy also took on political overtones. Protesters were mostly conservative, pro-military types who were fanned by Fox News and Sean Hannity. Protesters blamed everyone from President Obama to “liberal Hollywood” for what they saw as “American Sniper’s” snub....
Dakota Johnson Hot '50 Shades of Grey' Sexuality at Oscars (photos!) 40

Dakota Johnson Hot ’50 Shades of Grey’ Sexuality at Oscars (photos!)

Dakota Johnson vaulted onto the A-list of Hollywood actresses after starring in “50 Shades of Grey,” the hottest movie of 2015 and she looked the part on the Academy Awards red carpet tonight (Feb. 22), accompanied by her mother, actress Melanie Griffith. Dakota told Ryan Seacrest that her mom and dad, actor Don Johnson had yet to see her erotic film, co-starring Jamie Dornan....
Sesame Street Lampoons Oscar Movie 'Birdman' in Hilarious Spoof (see!) 42

Sesame Street Lampoons Oscar Movie ‘Birdman’ in Hilarious Spoof (see!)

The Sesame Street Workshop, producer of the kinder, gentler puppet show for kids, is also capable of wicked satire. It’s released a video that’s rapidly going viral, lampooning the Oscar-nominated movie “Birdman.” It stars… who else? Big Bird. The gentle giant is joined in the video by Caroll Spinney, who has voiced Big Bird on television for almost 50 years. The clip is a take-off of a scene widely featured from “Birdman,” in which star Michael Keaton has an existential conversation with his alter-ego superhero character....
Oscar Uproar Overblown Over Lack of Racial Diversity Among Nominees 44

Oscar Uproar Overblown Over Lack of Racial Diversity Among Nominees

This year’s Oscar nominations have touched off a firestorm of criticism over the lack of racial diversity. To the contrary, the fact that no minorities were tapped is actually an affirmation of the selection process. Critics say the failure to nominate “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, or the movie’s star, David Oyelowo, reflected a racial bias. Criticizing Academy choices has become an annual blood sport, and social media has only increased the bloodletting. This year though, a pack mentality has seized on the race card....
Oscars: What's the Message in This Year's Best Picture Nominations?  46

Oscars: What’s the Message in This Year’s Best Picture Nominations?

Top Oscar nominees “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Birdman,” “Boyhood” at least four other Best Picture nominees share one thing in common. They are all fairly low budget indie movies. This year’s big-money pictures have been scorned,, again. The Oscars have never been about the money (supposedly), but about film artistry, craftsmanship and stellar acting. But in recent years it almost seems like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, is trying to prove to the world that Hollywood really is too cool for school....
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