Posts tagged "oscars"

Steve Martin’s Hilarious Oscar Hosting Advice For Eddie Murphy

Awards shows are always a little bit of a hit or miss affair. Jane Lynch happened to be a pretty stellar choice for this year’s Emmys, but we’re feeling kind of meh about the idea of Eddie Murphy hosting this year’s Oscars. Never fear, all-star funny guy Steve Martin is around to offer necessary hosting…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 21, 2011

Jennifer Hudson Is Prouder Of Her Weight Loss Than Her Oscar

“I can’t care about whether I’m too big for some or too small for others. It goes back to how you feel about yourself. I like me the way I am. For anyone who wants to lose: Dude, if I can do it, you can do it. And for those who want to stay the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 18, 2011

James Franco Didn’t Think His Oscar-Hosting Performance Was Very Good Either

“For three or four weeks we shot the promos and the little film that played in the opening. In the last week, when we really started focusing on the script for the live show and did a run-through, I said to the producer, ‘I don’t know why you hired me, because you haven’t given me…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2011

Oscar Fashions For the Four-Legged Set

When Wendy Williams isn’t smoking Slim Jims (no seriously, that’s her preferred snack of choice) she’s dreaming up ways to humiliate both Hollywood celebrities and animals. Hence, Williams created couture doggie gowns emulating several Oscar attendees on a recent episode of “The Wendy Williams Show.” Like this Shar Pei named Knox, who sports a stunning…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2011

Joan Collins’ Tight Dress Made Her Faint At The Oscars

“The truth was, I made the wrong decision to wear a very tight dress, and had something rather like a Victorian swoon. … We had been there for seven hours, and I started feeling dizzy. I tried to get some air, but I felt really faint. I wanted to leave in our limo, but Percy…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 3, 2011

Rachel Zoe Talks Dressing Anne Hathaway For The Oscars, While 9 Months Pregnant

“I found out when everybody else did. My reaction was, ‘Of course I’m pregnant. Why wouldn’t I be pregnant during this time?’ … It was exciting because this was the ultimate project. What we tried to do was be super diverse in the choices — from the Vivienne Westwood, which was a corseted ball gown,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 1, 2011

Heidi Klum Takes Off Her Undies For Jay Leno

What makes famous women take off their underwear? Jay Leno. In a sketch on last night’s show, Ross Matthew asked celebs at the Oscars to contribute something to Jay’s gift bag. Jamie Foxx relinquished his sunglasses; Hayden Panettiere kissed a napkin as a contribution; Tori Spelling talked incessantly about her crotchless Spanx—which, way…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 1, 2011

Madonna Skips Skirt At Vanity Fair Party, Lourdes Rolls Eyes

Madonna‘s get-up at the Vanity Fair Oscars party sort of reminds me of the sexy witch costume Kelly Taylor wore to that Halloween party on “Beverly Hills, 90210” where the cowboy tried to lock her in the bedroom to date rape her. Lourdes reaction to her mom’s ensemble choice? “Mum, do you have to?!” Thi…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 1, 2011

What’s The Most Inappropriate Time You’ve Dropped The F-Bomb?

Watching Melissa Leo drop the f-bomb during her Oscar acceptance speech made me feel a little bit better about my own f-bomb mishap. Sometimes it just happens at the most inappropriate moments. For me, it was back in my days as a high school teacher. It was 8th grade visitors night and parents and potential…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2011

The PS22 Chorus Was Cute At The Oscars, But Could’ve Been Amazeballs

Last night’s Oscars ended with a performance by the kids of PS 22 chorus, who we here at The Frisky absolutely adore. What makes this chorus so unique is their unusual song choices. So I don’t know about the selection “Over the Rainbow,” which sounded kind of pre-recorded and was, well, meh. A…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011

This Year’s Best Oscar Presenters Were Senior Citizens

Last night’s Oscars was billed as “young and hip” thanks to James Franco and Anne Hathway, so it’s interesting that my two favorite presenters of the night were ages 65 and 94. We’ll start with the baby of those two—Helen Mirren. While so many of last night’s presenters were stilted and visibly nervous, Helen appeared…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011

Natalie Portman Says Being Preggers Grounded Her During Awards Season

“Baby was definitely kicking a lot during the song portion of the show. Little dancer. … With my child, I think I will just thank them. It’s sort of been a protection. It feels like a protection against all the hoopla and the part that keeps you centered where your meaning is and what i…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011

Grading Oscar Hosts Anne Hathaway And James Franco

James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the youngest hosts of the Oscars, ever—it’s a stat that’s been repeated over and over again since it was first announced that the two would be taking on hosting duties. But, uh, how did they do? I’d give Anne an A- for being friendly and charming, and for taking…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011

Who Is This Oscar Guy, Anyway?

When you’ve been writing about the Oscars as much as I have been this week, an inevitable question pops into your head: why is an Academy Award called an Oscar? Apparently, no one is 100 percent sure. But the most accepted version of the story is that the first time the Academy librarian saw the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 25, 2011

Oscar Theory #11: Whoever Wins The BAFTA Gets The Oscar

When it comes to the acting awards at the year’s Oscars, it looks things could get very British. No, not because the world has gone mad over Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Because Brit Colin Firth looks like an almost shoe-in to win Best Actor for his performance in “The King’s Speech,” while hi…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 24, 2011

James Franco And Anne Hathway Feeling Grease Lightening For The Oscars?

T-minus three days until the Oscars, and people are starting to wonder—what do hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway have up their sleeves? Yesterday, James posted this 19-second clip on Twitter, which shows him and Anne recreating “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease.” In it, James has his hair slicked back a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 24, 2011

James Franco And Anne Hathaway Take Their Oscar Training To The Next Level

The Oscars are going down on Sunday night—yes, like this week—and James Franco and Anne Hathaway are totally ready. In the awesome promo above, James runs an Oscar-carrying obstacle course, knocking over mannequins in evening gowns to cross the finish line in time. And in the one after the jump, Anne completes her…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 22, 2011

Oscar Theory #10: The Academy Loves A Crazy Female Character

I’m not sure exactly how time is passing so quickly, but we are now only nine days away from the Oscars. To be clear—that’s one week and two days. As the big day creeps closer and closer, people seem to be feeling more confident that Natalie Portman will win Best Actress for her ballerina-gone-loco tur…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 18, 2011

Jesse Eisenberg Says Dressing Up For Awards Shows Is Like Going To A Bar Mitzvah

“I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews. … I have this general sense of feeling like I don’t belong, even though I’ve talked…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 11, 2011

Oscar Theory #9: Play A Real Person, Win A Statue

T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you’re America’s Sweetheart, you’ll probably win Best Actress. If you sings

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 10, 2011
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