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Here Are All The Celebs On The 2016 Academy Awards Red Carpet!

Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar? (Yes.) More importantly, will Leo thank the Pussy Posse in his acceptance speech? (If there is a God, yes.) Will host Chris Rock shout out #OscarsSoWhite? (Please, oh please!) Will Jennifer Lawrence win her billionth award for being adorably overrated or will Brie Larson snatch the Oscar she so… More »


The Oscar Goody Bag Is So Ridiculous It Might Just Be Trolling Hollywood

Look, we know that we’re playing right into the hands of Distinctive Assets by writing about the ludicrous gifts the company puts together for Oscar nominees every year. We know it. But we can’t help it, mostly because the gifts themselves are practically trolling the nominees themselves. The vampire breast lift, which uses the same… More »


White Academy Members Find Every Possible Excuse For #OscarsSoWhite Debacle

White members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are finding every tired excuse possible to dismiss claims of racism in the Academy following a lily-white slate this year More »


The Hollywood Reporter Justifies All-White Actress Roundtable With 1200-Word Shrug

Every year, The Hollywood Reporter puts together various roundtables of actors and actresses on the big and small screen as part of the promotional cycle leading up to award season. Those who are selected are generally at the top of their game and in contention for nominations at the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, the Emmys, and the… More »


Chris Rock Returning To Host Oscars

Chris Rock will host this year’s Oscars, the Academy Awards announced Wednesday. It’s actually a return gig for the 50-year-old comedian and actor, who hosted 11 years ago. The Los Angeles Times recounts that he received “wildly divisive reviews” on that first go-round. Read more on Newser…More »


Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Communicate With “Looks” Not Words

Plus, I have a theory about where their bromance might take them next… More »


Lupita Nyong’o’s Academy Awards Dress Was Stolen

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 pearl-covered Calvin Klein Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel yesterday. Hmm, Amelia has been missing from her office for the last few hours… [ABC News]
Can we please not have a Spongebob Broadway musical? [Broadway.com]
Raven-Symoné will guest star on “Black-ish” as Dre’s gay sister. [EntertainmentMore »


Zendaya Clapped Back At Casual Racist Giuliana Rancic And It Was Perfect

Last night, human Pez dispenser Giuliana Rancic was on E!’s “Fashion Police” dissecting all the Oscar fashion that paraded down the Oscars red carpet in a modern-day bonfire of the vanities. While channeling her best Joan Rivers, Rancic offered up this delightful little bit of analysis on “Shake It Up” actress Zendaya’s dreadlocked look:
“I… More »


Roundup: Fox News Reacts To The Oscars

Several times yesterday, I quite nearly posted about a thing someone on Fox News said about the Oscars. Then, before I could even get something together, another person on Fox had said an even more ridiculous thing about the Oscars. So you know what? I decided to just do a roundup.

The main… More »


Patricia Arquette Tweets: “Wage Equality Will Help ALL Women Of All Races In America”

Patricia Arquette has clarified her comments that the LGBTQ community and people of color should be fighting for equal pay for women. More »


Get The Look: 5 Stunning Oscar Beauty Looks To Snag Now

Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa isn’t going to make you a custom pearl-encrusted gown like Lupita Nyong’o’s and you probably will never get to wear a $1.5 million Van Cleef and Arpels necklace like Margot Robbie, but if you break open your piggy bank and dig beneath the couch cushions, you’ll likely have enough to… More »


Academy Awards 2015: All The Additional Fashion Finery At Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

Not everyone scored an invite to the Academy Awards — luckily, the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is a solid alternative plan. More »


Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Comments Overshadow Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But backstage in the press room, Arquette continued her call to action, saying some things that were decidedly tone deaf.
“It’s time for women in… More »


The Oscars Were Super Boring, But We Watched ‘Em Anyway

Worst joke of the night: NPH saying that Gone Girl’s alternate title was “Bitches Be Trippin’, Yo.” What other treasures did you miss? Let’s find out. More »


LIVE! From The 2015 Academy Awards Red Carpet!

The next six hours of our lives HAVE BEGUN! More »


Richard Pryor’s Prescient Pre-Twitter Statements Regarding The Oscars

In advance of this year’s very white Oscars it’s sobering to read that infamous comedian Richard Pryor called it way back when.

In 1977, Pryor dryly exclaimed “I am here tonight. To explain why black people. Will never be nominated for anything.”

With Selma grabbing a Best Picture nomination but nary… More »


Plastic Jesus Wins The Oscars!

Which film is going to win Best Picture this year? Who cares when you have Plastic Jesus as your resident-shocking subversive installation artist! Banksy is SO 2014.

If you’re like me, you hold a contradictory position towards Hollywood and the Oscars. On the one hand, I LOVE the red carpet fashions, the beauty… More »


The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman]
The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio] … More »


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