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The top TiVo'ed moments from last night's Oscar broadcast: Cameron and J.Lo (and guest?), plus Gwyneth and RDJ's stunt

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.)

TiVo-ers also couldn’t get enough of watching Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow presenting said award for Best Documentary (pictured). Was it real tension? Was it a riff on Joaquin Phoenix or, more likely, last year’s ubiquitous host James Franco? What happened to Gwyn’s cape that she’d worn on the red carpet? So many questions!

Why so much Sherlock? It's elementary...

Everyone loves a good mystery, but it seems lately there’s only one detective that fits the bill: Sherlock Holmes. There have been more than 200 films about the quirky resident of Baker Street since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books were first published in the late 1800s; Sherlock made his first onscreen appearance in a 1916 silent film. But lately the detective and his sidekick, Dr. John Watson, are having a bit of a comeback.

So far, there’s the popular BBC series Sherlock, which imagines Holmes in modern times, solving obscure cases around London and the Continent. Creator Steven Moffat confirmed on Twitter recently that there will be a third season of the series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. And of course the popular Guy Ritchie films Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows envision the detective as a master street fighter in a dark, dreary turn-of-the-century London. This week, CBS threw its deerstalker hat in the ring, announcing plans for a new series, which would bring Holmes to modern-day New York.


What's your favorite Robert Downey Jr. movie?

Robert Downey Jr., has played many characters over his decades-long career in Hollywood, but his role as box office juggernaut is a relatively new one. Prior to starring in 2008′s Iron Man, which raked in over $300 million in the box office, Downey mostly starred in artsy projects, or as a standout supporting character alongside the likes of Woody Harrelson and (believe it or not) Tim Allen.

That’s not to say Downey doesn’t deserve acclaim for his less popcorn-y projects. Even though we look forward to seeing the actor in films like the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, Downey unleashed some of his best work pre-Iron Man. Just see the fascinating, quietly funny Chaplin and the appealing, uproariously funny Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. But, looking at the actor’s long resumé, which was Downey’s best film? READ FULL STORY

Behind Robert Downey Jr.'s tribute brainstorm: How do Mel Gibson and Charles Manson fit in? -- VIDEO

In a new video, Funny or Die video goes “behind the scenes” with Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx, and Garry Shandling as they gathered to toss around ideas for a Robert Downey Jr. tribute at last month’s 25th Annual American Cinematheque Award Ceremony. Foxx quickly highjacked the meeting, going off about Downey’s Oscar-nominated role in Tropic Thunder before offering a Downey impression complete with the actor’s trademark gesticulations. Along the way, Downey’s checkered past was addressed, Jodie Foster got a shout-out, and Gibson even offered a few winks at his beleaguered reputation with an “Oy vey!” and a throwaway line about RuPaul that’s worth the price of admission alone. Check out the full video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Watch the Scream Awards with EW tonight on ViEWer!

Hope you have some lung power. That’s because the 2011 Scream Awards are airing tonight on Spike at 9:00pm. Those full-throated yells you’re likely to hear are more geeky squeals of delight when the casts of The Dark Knight Rises and Game of Thrones appear before their legions of fans to accept awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Studios. This is the kind of show where Colin Farrell can recite a poem to honoree Robert Downey Jr., then cede the floor to Darth Vader. Where Samuel L. Jackson can introduce Daniel Radcliffe for a Harry Potter tribute.

If you couldn’t have been in Tinseltown for the taping Saturday night, we’ve got the next best thing: watch the Scream Awards with EW! Log on to EW.com/viewer tonight to follow our live-blog of the event on ViEWer and chat with me and fellow sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-book fans. (Haven’t used ViEWer yet? Here’s how you can get involved.) Think of it as a virtual Comic-Con, but with red carpet footage and exclusive behind the scenes interviews with the stars of Game of Thrones, True Blood, and American Horror Story. It’ll be a, you know, scream. See you there!

Read more:
Scream Awards: Paul Wesley, Pee-Wee Herman, Chloe Moretz and more on Spike TV’s red carpet
Daniel Radcliffe makes fans ‘Scream’ at ‘Harry Potter’ tribute — SNEAK PEEK
Join Harry Potter himself in New York City this Friday for Spike’s Scream Awards tribute — EXCLUSIVE
‘Harry Potter’ special farewell tribute planned for Spike’s Scream Awards

'The Hunger Games': Now that we have the main three, who should play Haymitch, Effie, and Prim?

With Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth joining Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games movie adaptation, all three vertices are now in place. To those who haven’t yet read Hunger Games (what are you waiting for, the movie?), Katniss, Peeta, and Gale are the series’ equivalent of Andie, Blane, and Duckie, except, you know, fighting other teenagers to the death instead of going to prom. But just because they are at the center of the story doesn’t mean they’re the only characters fans are interested in casting. (Actually, one of the best aspects of Suzanne Collins’ books is that there is so much going on beyond the Team This and Team That mooning and fawning.)

Moving onto the next tier of roles, we have Haymitch, Effie, and Prim — three prime spots that still need to be filled. READ FULL STORY

Who should host next year's Oscars?

next-oscar-hostImage Credit: A.M.P.A.S.We know, some of you aren’t done debating how well Anne Hathaway and James Franco did, but considering commenters in our Oscars live blog were already looking ahead to 2012 during last night’s ceremony, we think it’s a fair question: Who should host next year’s Oscars? READ FULL STORY

Oscar Twitter stats: James Franco feels the online love/wrath

James Franco may not have won the Best Actor Oscar, or the hearts of Oscar watchers (save our Ken Tucker), but according to Tweetbeat, which tracks the most talked about things on Twitter, he was by far the most tweeted about personality during last night’s Academy Awards. Of the estimated 400,000 Oscar-related tweets logged — half as many as the Super Bowl — 21,117 of them involved the actor/cohost. Anne Hathaway was the second most mentioned person with 14,530 tweets — though users were kinder to her than Franco. See the full Top 10 list below, along with other fun stats such as: the Top 3 most tweeted designers during the red carpet, the moments that caused “unexpected spikes of tweets” (hello, Melissa Leo!), which films were referenced the most (and whether those sentiments were positive or negative), and who Kirk Douglas bested… READ FULL STORY

'Due Date' DVD/Blu-ray Giveaway

Due DateAh, the road movie — that noble genre that’s brought us everything from Thelma & Louise to Tommy BoyDue Date, the Robert Downey Jr./Zach Galifianakis vehicle that was just released on DVD and Blu-ray, is an exemplar of the form: An unlikely duo embarks on a cross-country trip with a deadline in mind, encountering a host of wacky and wonderful things and people along the way. Anyone who’s a fan of Galifianakis’s particular brand of offbeat, bearded humor will find lots to love here — as will anyone who’s still celebrating Downey’s fairly recent return to the A-list.

We’ve got 10 copies of Due Date on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack — which includes a digital download of the film — to give away, courtesy of Warner Bros. The discs are available while supplies last.

Want to win one for yourself? Here’s how to enter: READ FULL STORY

Vanity Fair's Top 40 Hollywood earners include zero of this year's Oscar acting nominees: Are we surprised?

Johnny-Depp-CameronImage Credit: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images; Juan Naharro GimeneJames Cameron tops Vanity Fair‘s carefully calculated list of Hollywood’s Top 40 earners in 2010, with an estimated $257 million (all but $4 million of it tied to Avatar, and that does not include $50 million of Avatar money from 2009). Johnny Depp comes in at No. 2 with an estimated $100 million comprised primarily of his paychecks for Alice in Wonderland, the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, and The Tourist. Check out the full list – limited to creative types (stars, directors, and producers) and the money they earned from movies — and tell us what you find interesting. It’s not really a surprise — we all know Oscar noms don’t typically align with blockbusters — but none of this year’s Oscar acting nominees make the cut.

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