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Oscars To Nominate 10 Films For Best Picture This Year

Too bad you weren’t released last year, “Star Trek,” because the Best Picture Oscar is going to be twice as hard to win at the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony. From now on, 10 movies will be nominated for the Academy’s top nod. Why? So that any type of film—be it a drama, a comedy, a documentary, or a cartoon—has a better chance of being recognized for its greatness. This is something of a return to old Hollywood—from 1931 to 1943, anywhere from 8 to 12 movies battled it out for the statue. Keep reading »

Beyonce Works Booty To Win An Academy Award

Beyonce tells Self that her dream of winning an Oscar is what keeps her in shape. She has a painting of the golden statue in her gym, she explains. “I look at it, and I’m like, OK, I have to stay in shape,” she said. I don’t get the connection between winning an Oscar and staying in shape. Jennifer Hudson proved that smaller sizes aren’t the ones winning Academy Awards. Maybe Beyonce was trying to take a dig at Hudson, who didn’t look her best when she won the Oscar for her role in “Dreamgirls,” which costarred Beyonce. Let’s face it, B. isn’t a great actress — she’s slightly better than mediocre — so she should probably give up her dream or at least stop talking about it. Her performances as a singer/dancer to be more entertaining. Saying her love of unitards forces her to stay in shape would have made more sense. [E! Online] Keep reading »

Sean Penn Omitted Wife From Speech On Purpose

No need to freak out: Sean Penn purposefully didn’t mention wife Robin Wright Penn in his Oscar acceptance speech. Penn told Access Hollywood that they had discussed it ahead of time and Robin knows how he feels about her. Wright Penn went on to say that they knew there wouldn’t be “enough time.” Pretty cool that the couple thought Penn’s time in the spotlight would be better used raising awareness about important issues, especially if they feel that secure about their relationship. Keep reading »

The Five Funniest Oscar Moments

The movie business holds the Academy Awards in such high regard it can make or break a distribution deal. Luckily, actors don’t (always) take themselves so seriously. Aside from the over-the-top gushing that came when past winners introduced the nominees for the acting awards, there were plenty of LOL moments from last night’s Oscars (not including the moment when the camera caught Angelina Jolie laughing at Jennifer Aniston['s joke], above). From Styx lyrics in speeches to Steve Martin’s ego mania, here are our five favorite funnies…

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Are Sean Penn And Robin Wright Penn Breaking Up?

At last night’s Academy Awards, Sean Penn won Best Actor for his performance in “Milk.” In his acceptance speech, he thanked everyone from screenwriter Lance Black to Harvey Milk, but he didn’t thank his wife, Robin Wright Penn. The two have had a rocky relationship, even filing for divorce in 2007 before reconciling in the spring of last year, but was his omission more than a simple mistake? After the jump, we look at four other Oscar speeches and their effects on the winner’s relationship. Keep reading »

Poll: Who Was The Worst Dressed Star At The Academy Awards?

Poll: Who Was The Best Dressed Star At The Academy Awards?

Quick Pic: Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer Show Up, Skip The Red Carpet

But when Jen presented, the camera cut to Angelina Jolie. Check one off your bingo cards! Keep reading »

Liveblogging The Academy Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show!

Starting tonight at 7:30 pm EST, some very Fetching ladies, Jessica, Robyn, and Sasha will be live blogging the Academy Awards’ Red Carpet pre-show on ABC. Let’s face it — aside from the initial few big awards given away at the beginning, and the big awards handed out at the end, don’t we all tune in for this nonsense to see what the ladies are wearing? Oh, and remember, if you decide to stick it out for the entire Oscars, you can play Frisky Oscar Bingo when you get bored… Anyway, check back with this post at 7:30 to get the lowdown on the red carpet happenings as they occur. — Editor Keep reading »

Poll: Who Will Win Best Actress At The Academy Awards?

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