There is nothing in Hollywood, save for marrying Tom Cruise, that will boost your career more than winning an Academy Award.
That bald gold man ensures “Academy-Award Winning” is attached to your person for perpetuity in movie trailers, on posters, in commercials for probiotic yogurt and most importantly, in contracts—promising at least a 20% increase in your asking price for all future gigs.
Why then, would a young, up-and-coming starlet (let’s call her Anne Hathaway) want to lose out on this embarrassment of riches? Perhaps to save her relationship. Keep reading »
Still not sure who you think is going to win Best Picture tonight? Why not try a strictly mathematical approach. That is, our buddy Jesse David Fox’s vigorously researched Oscar Movie Pie Charts, which detail all the uh, details of each Best Picture nominee. For instance, did you know that “Argo” is basically 25 percent about “that week in college you pretended to be from Canada,” and another five percent “the child-hugging end of ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’”? I’m going to go ahead and pretty much guarantee you had no idea that’s what “Argo” was about. For that and more incredible filmic revelations, please enjoy a few more pie charts after the jump. For the whole slate, click the link. And don’t forget to follow @TheFrisky, @xoamelia, @havethehabit and the hashtag #OscarBuzz for all livetweeting action tonight starting at 6 p.m. [NYMag.com]
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Having a little gathering to watch the Academy Awards this weekend? Let your guests drink their champagne and eat it too with these fabulous pink champagne cake pops, made with a champange batter, frosted with a vanilla champagne icing, and dusted with edible glitter. So glamorous, right? And between bites of bubbly, don’t forget to follow Amelia and Julie on Twitter for all the dish on Oscar dresses, awkward moments, and Anne Hathaway’s inevitable acceptance speech! [Sweetapolita]
Our special guest* in this week’s episode is our friend Andy Scott from Celebuzz, who dropped by our office (down the hall from his) to talk about his recent revelation that he’s not so fond of Anne Hathaway. Then he stuck around to listen to us prattle on about the importance of having access to Plan B, and get nostalgic about the music of our youths. Check out the episode above and share your thoughts — do you dislike Anne Hathaway? have you ever taken Plan B? do you frown upon the music of today? — in the comments!
* Well, there are two special guests if you include Lucca, who wanted to show you guys her humping skills before we started the show. (To answer your questions before you ask: 1) she only humps soft toys, 2) yes, I’m sure she’s a girl, and 3) yes, I totally encourage it because I don’t want to shame her for expressing her sexuality/need to dominate.)
The Oscars are this Sunday, which means it’s time for snotty people who think they know better — i.e. moi – to complain about who should win but can’t because the Academy was stupid to nominate them. Here are 10 people who were completely screwed out of an Oscar nod this year, which blows because if I had my way, they would all win too. (Yeah, some of them overlap in categories, but in a world where I have a say in such things, there are tons of awards to go around.) Think I missed someone? Share who you wish was nominated in the comments!
Hollywood’s months-long celebration of itself comes to a close this Sunday with the Academy Awards, and we’ll be tweeting and drinking through the whole thing, as per usual. Starting at 6 p.m. EST, The Frisky (@TheFrisky on Twitter) will be tweeting the red carpet arrivals along with our fellow Buzz sites Celebuzz and Socialite Life using the hashtag #OscarBuzz and all you have to do is follow along to get all of our thoughts on what the stars are wearing. But for extra fun, have our Oscars Drinking Game rules handy — Julie (@havethehabit) and I (@xoamelia) will also be tweeting and drinking throughout the whole awards show. A grand time is sure to be had by all! See you Sunday!