It wouldn’t be a Tuesday (or Wednesday…or Thursday…or Friday…) morning without a clip of Bill O’Reilly saying something in that special Bill O’Reilly way. This particular Tuesday, it’s a snippet of the Fox News pundit addressing Angelina Jolie‘s figure (but inexplicably, nother much-discussed leg) which was on display at the Oscars on Sunday.
“Is it just me, or is she looking mighty slim these days? Emaciated even?” O’Reilly pondered, while showing footage of Jolie at the Academy Awards. He continued, “I was kind of taken aback. Look at the arms on her! Once again the media largely ignoring Ms. Jolie’s physical profile, but she is a role model for some women. Something’s going on here. I mean, she is slight. Let’s hope it’s nothing unusual.” READ FULL STORY
It was a busy night for the American Idol gang at the Oscars on Sunday night: Ryan Seacrest found himself on the receiving end of a Sacha Baron Cohen stunt, Jennifer Lopez brought the dreaded “wardrobe malfunction” back into our lexicon thanks to an alleged nip slip, and Randy Jackson cheered on Uggie from the comfort of his own home. (“You’re a dog, dawg!”)
So their AI cohort Steven Tyler, a former Academy Awards attendee and performer himself, had plenty to talk about during his visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, including his own experiences with Oscar, Oprah, and areolae. (Not at the same time, mind you.) READ FULL STORY
Three years ago my frame of reference for hard-hitting journalism was covering sweaty, Lower East Side indie bands for NYU’s student paper, and two years ago I spent my days hawking Italian linens in Downtown Los Angeles, so it’s fair to say that covering the red carpet at last night’s Oscars was a career high point for me. Since I started at EW last June, I’ve already had a vast array of “Holy crap I have to call Mom and tell her about this” experiences, but none can match up to last night’s glamour. I mean, I had to buy a formal gown. According to my official Academy email, it had to be “tea length” or longer — something I clearly needed to Google, as they don’t have “tea length” sections at H&M, and I usually watch award shows in pajama couture. READ FULL STORY
If you watched last night’s Academy Awards, you might have seen two new Hyundai spots directed by Royal Tenenbaums helmer Wes Anderson. If not, we’ve got you covered. “Modern Life” displays the director’s signature ’70s nostalgic set dressing, while “Talk To My Car” has echoes of Anderson’s 2004 feature The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (but alas, no Bill Murray). Jeff Bridges, a 2010 Oscar winner, does provide voiceover, though. Check out both ads below. READ FULL STORY
The Academy Awards found this year’s frontman in veteran host Billy Crystal, who helmed the Oscar ship for the ninth time last night. But next year, the field is wide open. (Though, we’re guessing Eddie Murphy is out of the running.)
If Twitter is any indication, the show’s producers needn’t look any further than the crop of talent who took the stage last night. Unscientific research (aka, the kind done in fuzzy slippers over a bowl of Skinny Cow) concludes that it took all of 20 seconds after a memorable presenter moment for Tweeters to make hosting pleas. So here are some of the faces who made a mark last night — and who we think might be good for the job. (One Oscar winner is in the mix!) Be sure to tell us what you think, too, by taking our poll.
Robert Downey Jr. - We didn’t need a “documentary” bit to remind us what a wicked sense of humor RDJ has, but it certainly helped make him a buzz topic on Twitter, with many hailing his ability to keep a straight face (no laughing at your own jokes, hosts!) and charisma. Our only concern? He might be too damn cool for the gig.
The cast of Bridesmaids -This ensemble of funny women came armed with the comedic timing that is their hallmark — and a little Grey Goose tucked in their brassieres, both of which go a long way during a three-hour show. Also, who can forget Melissa McCarthy’s awesome special effects award intro with Crystal? We could get on board with this pick — if you throw in a little semi-nude Jon Hamm.
Jean Dujardin (who won for The Artist) – The language barrier might be an issue. The glaring benefit to that, however, is that he could drop as much profanity as he’d like and not a single one of the monolingual souls in the control room would know the difference.
Emma Stone - Stone sold her first-time-presenter bit alongside Ben Stiller like a pro, but some were quick to retort to calls for a hosting gig. Playing host to a live show is tough even for some of Hollywood’s most renowned acting talent. Perhaps we should let her be.
When it came to re-watching memorable moments from last night’s Academy Awards TiVo-ers couldn’t get enough of star pairings on the Oscars stage. The top TiVo-ed moment from the ceremony was, unsurprisingly, when unexpected BFFs (who knew?) Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez presented the Oscars for Best Makeup and Costume Design and viewers pondered whether J.Lo experienced her own dreaded costume malfunction. (The consensus today is that no nip was slipped and the only thing that needed to be censored was a lively acceptance speech from the Best Documentary Feature winners.)
Much like the half-time show and the commercials have become the main reason many opt to stay tuned to the Super Bowl, Jimmy Kimmel‘s post-Oscar episode may very well become the best excuse to sit through the Oscars. And, as expected, the late night funnyman certainly made it worth the while for viewers who endured the three-hour-plus Academy Awards last night.
One-upping last year’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! After the Academy Awards bit Hottie Body Humpilates, the host managed to get just about every single celebrity in Hollywood to participate in the spoof Movie: the Movie. Combining every movie genre imaginable with every star imaginable in every scenario imaginable (Tom Hanks as a robot lawyer, John Krasinski as a blind prince, Charlize Theron as a no-nonsense judge, Daniel Day-Lewis as Tyler Perry as George Washington, George Clooney as a brilliant but disabled scientist, Gary Oldman as a senator/centaur, Matt Damon as a humiliated grape, Gabourey Sidibe as Black Hitler, and Meryl Streep as Meryl Streep with a mustache, to name just a very few), the trailer for the movie was the montage we’d all desperately wanted all night. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY
A star is born! It’s not Oscar-winning Descendants screenwriter Jim Rash, but he was the prophet who ushered in the latest (and leggiest) meme of 2012. The Community star was the first to pay homage to fellow nominee Angelina Jolie, who took no small amount of delight in showing off her exposed right gam (thanks to a velvet Atelier Versace gown) at last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards. Following Rash’s lead, slew of Inter-nutters have joined the chorus of approval and/or mockery for Jolie’s sartorial statement. READ FULL STORY
But the big question the morning after the madness is, did you find yourself laughing or wincing at the whole thing? (Cohen, that is. Though that might be applicable for the telecast itself.) It’s safe to say that red carpet liaison Ryan Seacrest was none too amused by the antics of Cohen’s latest troublemaker General Aladeen, particularly when he dumped the “ashes” of late dictator Kim Jong-il all over his tux. Watch it again to be the judge, and because there’s no way you weren’t going to watch it again: READ FULL STORY