Oscar Theory #11: Whoever Wins The BAFTA Gets The Oscar

When it comes to the acting awards at the year’s Oscars, it looks things could get very British. No, not because the world has gone mad over Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Because Brit Colin Firth looks like an almost shoe-in to win Best Actor for his performance in “The King’s Speech,” while his fellow countryman Christian Bale—who in all honesty, I didn’t realize was British until just a few weeks ago—is the favorite to win Best Supporting Actor. While we were too busy with the Super Bowl to watch the BAFTA Awards—that’s the British Academy of Film and Television Arts—maybe we should have been paying more attention. Back in 2000, the British award show moved to February so that it would it would precede the Oscars. Ever since, it has become like looking in a crystal ball. Last year, 12 of the 18 major BAFTA winners went on to win Oscars. [EW]

The predictive powers of the BAFTAs get even more impressive when you limit it to the top six categories—Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. I crunched the numbers and, over the past few years, 80 percent of the winners have overlapped. After the jump, take a look at the BAFTA effect played out in the past few years, and what it could mean for this year’s Oscar hopefuls. Keep reading »

James Franco And Anne Hathway Feeling Grease Lightening For The Oscars?


T-minus three days until the Oscars, and people are starting to wonder—what do hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway have up their sleeves? Yesterday, James posted this 19-second clip on Twitter, which shows him and Anne recreating “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease.” In it, James has his hair slicked back a la John Travolta and Anne looks just as dope as Olivia Newton-John in the iconic shiny leggings. And they appear to be on a carnival set. So will they be performing this number at the Oscars? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. [People]

After the jump, another new promo for the big show. Keep reading »

Poll: Whose Wedding Would You Rather Attend — Hugh Hefner’s Or Prince William’s?

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8 Guys We Thought Were Sweet — Until We Found Out They Weren’t

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Who knew that pretty, little Alex Pettyfer was someone to be terrified of? When he and “Glee”‘s Diana Agron announced their split just days ago, we weren’t sure why. I mean, it was news to me they were even dating. She supposedly dumped him because he is a scary psycho. Us Weekly reports that he he went off on Diana at a Hollywood club and made vicious phone threats. Now she is frightened of her loose cannon ex. So much for him being easy on the eyes. Run, Diana, run from the angry man! After the jump, some more men who seemed really sweet until they turned out not to be. [Celebitchy]

Quickies: Is Lindsay Going Back To Jail & Which “Teen Mom” Is Pregnant Again?

  • Lindsay Lohan is probably going back to jail. But maybe it’s all part of God’s plan, like Dina Lohan said? (Killer side-eye, BTW, Lindz.) [PopEater, The Superficial]
  • Rumor has it Beyoncé, Usher and Mariah Carey have played for the Libyan dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, which means they may have lined their pockets with what is politely referred to as “blood money.” Oof. Get your publicists on that one, stat, guys. [Oh No They Didn't]
  • The date is set for Hugh Hefner’s blessed union to Playboy model Crystal Harris: Saturday, June 18, at the Playboy Mansion. We await our invites. [Hugh Hefner Twitter]

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Report: Rihanna and Ryan Phillippe Heat Things Up

Hot off the heels of her breakup with Matt Kemp, it looks like someone new is making Rihanna feel like she’s the only girl in the world.

According to Us Weekly, the “S&M” singer has been getting cozy with actor Ryan Phillippe, but is trying to keep things quiet for now.

Phillippe, who most recently dated Amanda Seyfried, has been dogged by breakup rumors recently, which Seyfried has adamantly denied, saying, “That Rihanna story is not true. That is so f**king not true!” Read more… Keep reading »

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