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 »
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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…
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 »
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-up comedian, he does have credentials that seem to make him qualified. He’s hosted the Tony Awards three times, even winning an Emmy for the 2004 Tonys, and he can sing and dance better than Billy Crystal. And he has one more thing going for him: He’s lovely to look at. Not to put down Crystal, our favorite Oscar host, but Jackman is what we’d call “dashing.” We shall see if good looks, charm, and musical theater experience are enough to make our Sunday night enjoyable. Above, a video of Jackman hosting the Tonys to give you a taste of what to expect. Keep reading »
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 adopted. The winning gown, chosen by the public, will be worn by an award escort. To check out the other designers’ gowns, visit Oscar.com. Keep reading »
“[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 few years ago that no one actually talks about this retouching thing. It’s like a secret or something. I’m damned if it’s going to be a secret anymore. I really want these young women to know we don’t look like this.” – the gorgeous Kate Winslet to ABC News