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Today’s Lady News: Oscar Voters Are Mostly White & Male

Today's Lady News
  • The 5,765 Oscar voters are an overwhelmingly white and dudely bunch: almost 94 percent Caucasian and almost 77 percent male, according to a Los Angeles Times study. The median age of Oscar voters is 62, with just 14 percent of the membership under age 50. [Los Angeles Times]
  • To that end, Viola Davis talks about the scripts that she gets from black filmmakers. [IndieWire]
  • Author Douglas Brinkley actually called New York Times’ reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book about the Obamas “chick nonfiction” because, he wrote, it is “not about politics, it’s about marriage.” Really? Chick nonfiction? Because marriage is a topic only “chicks” care about? [Huffington Post]  
  • Five sexual health services that insurance covers for men, like penile implants and vacuum erection devices. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Eddie Murphy Steps Down As Oscar Host, But We’ve Got 16 Suggestions For Who Should Replace Him!

Big news! On the heels of director Brett Ratner’s resignation as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards, host Eddie Murphy has quit the gig as well. (Murphy, FYI, stars in Ratner’s movie “Tower Heist,” and the two are buds.) Ratner stepped down after taking heat for making controversial and homophobic comments while promoting “Tower Heist.” In a statement, Murphy didn’t really explain himself, but did say, “I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.” [Newser]

Whatever, consider us kind of excited! After all, we were never psyched about Murphy being tapped as host anyway It’s not 1987. In fact, it’s not even 1996, when Eddie staged his comeback with “The Nutty Professor.” So, while the Academy now has only a couple months to fill both roles, we think this is an excellent opportunity for them to actually hire someone fresh for the job, so that the broadcast doesn’t seem so stuck in the past. Naturally, we have some suggestions … After the jump, some folks we think would actually have been great Oscar hosts.

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The Daily Hotness: Casey Affleck

I have had a total crush on Casey Affleck ever since he played the dimwitted friend in Good Will Hunting alongside Matt Damon, brother Ben, and Cole Hauser. Since then, he’s totally come into his own as an actor, getting a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for his role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and as a man. Now a leading hottie with a wife (indie cutie Summer Phoenix) and his second child on the way, we’re pretty sure he’s the hotter Affleck — little brother’s revenge! Keep reading »

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