Posts tagged "academy awards"

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…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 23, 2009

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!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 23, 2009

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

By: The Fetching / February 22, 2009

Will Hugh Jackman Be A Successful Oscar Host?

When we first heard that Hugh Jackman was hosting tonight's Academy Awards, we were confused. Don't they always have comedians host? In the past 20 years, the hosts have all been well-known funny people, i.e., Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart. But even if Jackman isn't a stand-u…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 22, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Frost/Nixon”

Oscar time and Hollywood goes all highbrow on us, taking cues for Tony Award nominated, dramatic the-a-ter. Sure, you saw the movie, but what do you know about the play? In "Frost/Nixon," Richard Nixon and David Frost (British satirist-slash-serious-news-guy who used to be huge in the '70s) face-off on national TV after Dirty Dick’s fall…

By: Deborah Stein / February 21, 2009

10 Most Outrageous Oscar Moments

What happens when you pack an auditorium full of attention whores…er, I mean actors? Oscar Night! The stars are all dying to shine at Hollywood’s biggest award night and the lengths they’ll go to to get some applause always make it worth watching! So, let’s take a tour of Crazy Tinseltown with the Top 10…

By: Simcha / February 21, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For February 21st-22nd 2009

Saturday "Project Runway" on Bravo from 8 am to 1 pm "E! News Weekend" on E! at 9 am "Big Love" on HBO2 at 10 am…

By: Annika Harris / February 21, 2009

Play The Frisky’s Oscar Bingo!

This Sunday is the 81st Academy Awards and, let's face it, after the red carpet action (a fashion lover's porn), and the initial few big awards are given out, the show gets way boring for about two hours. What to do? Play The Frisky's Oscar Bingo! Click here to print the bingo card...

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 20, 2009

10 Things To Know About Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queenie in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," but do you know anything else about her? Keep reading for some fascinating trivia about the 38-year-old D.C. native that will impress your friends when you're watching the Academy Awards this Sunday…

By: Annika Harris / February 20, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Milk”

Gus Van Sant’s biopic "Milk" is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but writer Dustin Lance Black drew heavily on "The Mayor of Castro Street," Randy Shilts’ 1982 biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official, played onscreen by the fiery Sean Penn. Something that sets this movie apart from the pack of plai…

By: Deborah Stein / February 19, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “The Reader”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads. "The Reader," by Bernard Schlink (1995) is a former Oprah-fave. Now it’s an Oscar-nommed movie starring Ralph Fienne…

By: Deborah Stein / February 15, 2009

Michelle Obama Hasn’t Worn Maria Pinto Lately, But Will The Designer Get Some Love From Oscar?

Maria Pinto, the Chicago designer who has dressed Michelle Obama on many occasions, is among seven up-and-coming designers competing to have their gowns worn onstage at this year's Academy Awards. Pinto's platinum-hued jacquard strapless gown is in keeping with the Old Hollywood theme of the night, which all the "Designer Challenge" contestants seem to have…

By: Annika Harris / February 11, 2009

Hattie McDaniel: An Oscar Legend

The Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and with that, and Black History Month in mind, we want to remember Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was an established radio and film actress before she played Mammy in "Gone with the Wind," but it was this role that made her career and cemented her as a…

By: Annika Harris / February 11, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Benjamin Button”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads. First up is "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Based on a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald story, it…

By: Deborah Stein / February 10, 2009

Kate Winslet On Airbrushing

“[Young women] look at all of us, myself included, on these magazine covers and they think, ‘my God, how does she get skin like that?’ And I can tell you, I have so many blemishes under this makeup that have been so fabulously covered. I promise you. I promise you. But I did realize a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2009
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