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Oscars 2014: Pharrell (and his hat) get everyone dancing to 'Happy' -- VIDEO

Pharrell’s hat made its first Oscars appearance when the musician glided onstage to perform the first song of the night, Despicable Me 2‘s “Happy.” But seeing the little star in the giant hat wasn’t even the highlight of the performance: Pharrell joined a group of very enthuasiastic dancing kids onstage for the performance and made his way off the stage to enlist some of the lady nominees to dance along with him. First was Lupita Nyong’o, who jumped up out of her seat and showed off some moves that made America swoon over her for the millionth time. Next came Meryl Streep, who shimmied away — she was only a few seats away from Jennifer Lawrence, who made one of those “please don’t pick me” faces and unfortunately for us didn’t get a turn, but Amy Adams did and it was delightful. Then Jamie Foxx and his daughter showed up onstage, because if you’re Jamie Foxx and related to Jamie Foxx, it’s totally cool to just crash Pharrell’s Oscars performance. Thanks for a “Happy” start to the show, Pharrell.

Check out the performance below: READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres' best jokes -- Read 'em here! VIDEO

Despite the rain storms in Los Angeles earlier today, the show must go on! And it has. Kicking off the 86th Academy Awards is host Ellen DeGeneres, who graced the stage for the second time and once again proved why she belongs there. (And not just because she was wearing an amazing sparkly blazer.) Aside from her many awkward pauses and glances that can’t be described in words, here are a few funny highlights from her opening monologue; check back for an updated list of jokes as the night progresses.


Oscar behind the scenes: What you're not seeing on television

EW has reporters covering tonight’s Oscars from every angle: on the red carpet, backstage, inside the theater, in the press room, and at the parties. Keep checking back throughout the night to find out what they’re seeing and hearing—and what you’re missing on TV. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence trips on the red carpet this year -- VIDEO

Whether or not Jennifer Lawrence takes the stage to accept an Oscar for American Hustle, she’s already gotten her annual Academy Awards spill out of the way. The actress tripped over a cone at the start of the red carpet Sunday night. Watch it below courtesy of E!’s livestream. You see a cop try to help her up. (At last year’s ceremony, it was Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman.) What you don’t catch is how Lawrence laughed it off afterward. She was filmed telling more than one person about it. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: Toast tonight's awards with these Academy-inspired cocktails

It’s Oscar night, PopWatchers! Time to celebrate in style with with a host of cocktails inspired by the movies the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has anointed from the past year. Sip these cultural concoctions at your own pace (the ceremony will be more than three hours long, after all) or spice things up by playing our original drinking game. The Best Picture race may be tight, but EW’s bar is wide open. Cheers to Hollywood!  READ FULL STORY

Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'Philomena'

Name: Philomena

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2013 (limited)

DVD Release: Unknown

Run Time: 98 minutes

Box Office: $33.7 million domestic; $51.6 million foreign

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92 percent fresh

Movie Math: (The Handmaid’s Tale minus the dystopia) + The Catholic Church x (The Trip minus the impressions) x (Driving Miss Daisy minus Morgan Freeman) divided by Philadelphia.

Tweetable Description: Sweet, old Irish lady and arrogant journalist team up to find her long-lost son, taken from her by evil nuns. Tears ensue. READ FULL STORY

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Will it be 12 Years a Slave or Gravity? Will people enjoy Ellen DeGeneres’ performance, or will we be wishing it was Anne Hathaway and James Franco again instead? Will Jonah Hill end the night as an Oscar winner? So many questions, and in just a few hours we’ll have the answers.

Right now, we may not know every crazy future meme that will happen during tonight’s ceremony (airing on ABC beginning at 7 p.m. ET), but we made some educated guesses about things that could go down during the DeGeneres-hosted telecast, including some sure things: Tears, rambling speeches, a Charming Jennifer Lawrence. And now we’ve turned the fun into a bingo game!

Grab some friends, and print out the different game cards below to break out during the awards. For some additional silliness, check out our Oscar drinking game, also below. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: The Oscars go live, 'Bates Motel' premieres, 'True Detective' ends, and more

I sincerely hope your DVRs aren’t full, because this week has quite a few must-watch events. For starters, tonight features the most glamorous evening of the year — the Academy Awards. Speaking of which, be sure to check our site around showtime for all of your coverage needs.

And come Monday, it’s time to welcome back the Bates family for another season of mystery and general creepiness. Add in a new Pharrell album, Wes Anderson’s latest film, and the True Detective season finale, and we’d say your week is looking pretty good right about now.

Here your entertainment plan for the week:


Razzies 2014: Will and Jaden Smith, 'Movie 43' dominate; 'Grown Ups 2' wins nothing (Is that good?)

You may be busy plating your charcuterie or putting gold frosting on sugar cookies in preparation for a loaded Oscar bash, but don’t forget that there’s another major movie awards show going down in Hollywood this weekend.

On March 1, the winners of the 34th annual Razzie Awards were announced in a ceremony at IgnitedSpaces in Hollywood. Honoring the worst films of the year with a prestigious Golden Raspberry statue, the annual awards call out the year’s biggest stars to “Own Their Bad,” which occasionally happens when folks like Sandra Bullock actually show up at the ceremony to collect (like she did in 2009 for All About Steve).

This year’s crop of nominees was dominated by the Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups 2, which led the pack of Worst Picture nominees that included other mega-embarrassments like Movie 43, The Lone Ranger (also nominated for an Oscar), After Earth, and A Madea Christmas. What does it mean for Sandler, then, that Grown Ups 2 earned the most nominations and yet went home completely empty-handed at the ceremony?

Movie 43 and After Earth each won three Razzies, while The Lone RangerA Madea Christmas, and Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor earned one award each. The full list of nominees is here, and check out this year’s winners below: READ FULL STORY

'Philomena' QuickDraw: The never-ending story -- VIDEO

Judi Dench is endearing as Philomena Lee, the title character from the Oscar-nominated film. A role that also earned her a nomination for Best Actress.

Her portrayal of the woman eager to find her long-lost son is just as wonderful in stick-figure form — even if she can’t tell a story that well.

Watch the QuickDraw below: READ FULL STORY

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