[Blind Gossip] During a post-show interview, one of last night’s Oscar winners was rambling on about fate and attitude and winning.
The philosophical mumbo jumbo was a bit too much for some onlookers. Several were rolling their eyes, and one said “What the f*ck is s/he talking about?” just loudly enough for » Continued
Good Morning, Blinders!
Did you watch the Oscars last night? Man, that was one tough gig for Seth McFarlane.
Blind Gossip readers went 3 for 4 in predicting the big winners! You correctly picked Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day Lewis, and Argo! Your only miss was for Best Director, which was given to Ang Lee. Overall, though, good job!
We have a BG12345 for you today… if we can get 100 of you to tell us what you loved or hated or what thrilled or annoyed or surprised you most about the 85th Oscars!
Let’s hear it, people!
UPDATE: Lots of interesting comments! Let’s start!
[Pop Bitch] Which VIP betting company were over the moon when they signed an Academy Award winner as a client, but are markedly less so now that he’s racked up a six-figure loss that he is unable (or unwilling) to cover?
Academy Award Winner:
[Blind Gossip] The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 pm PST on ABC.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Academy Awards voting process, here is a very brief description of how it works:
Each member of the Academy (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) belongs to one of 15 “branches” (e.g. the Directors branch). The members of each “branch” make nominations only within their branch (e.g. Directors nominate other Directors for “Best Director”). Then, once the nominees are selected by each branch, the entire membership votes for the winner.
You might think that if an Academy Member votes for a film, that they have actually seen the film. You might think that they select a Best Actress based on who they think gave the best performance that year. You might think that they can only vote for one film for Best Picture.
If you think those things, you would be wrong. This is Hollywood, people! Things don’t work in such a straightforward way.
With that in mind, here is an interesting » Continued
[New York Magazine] BG Note: This interesting story by writer Kate Van Syckle is about one of the producers who is nominated for an Academy Award this year.
Watching major sporting events, I always wonder what happens to the losers’ hats. By the end of the Super Bowl, the winning coach is covered in ice, his quarterback is grinning in a “World Champions” cap, and somewhere, I imagine, a team of waterboys are scrambling to hide the unused hats designed in case the other guys won.
I imagine something similar happens to famous people’s exes, the woman next to the man — until she wasn’t. And somewhere, languishing in a closet full of unknown hats, there’s a pile of women discarded by ambitious men. (And vice versa.) They’re the unknown Mia Farrows, Jennifer Anistons, and Taylor Swift dumpees. But because Taylor Swift won’t write a song about them, they will simply be forgotten. » Continued
[Village Voice] Which Oscar winner tried to take her kids backstage to meet the stars of a show they’d just seen, but was completely unrecognized by security, who told her she could just wait by the stage door like everyone else? (She huffed and replied, “Well, it’s just that I’m an actor, too” before actually announcing her name in hopes of gaining quicker entrée. Yes, she went there. Still, no dice.)
[Blind Gossip] This singer could have won a Grammy award last night.
But he didn’t.
He was restrained about the loss when it happened, but his real feelings about the winner surfaced at an after-party. » Continued
Good Morning, Blinders!
Whether you are digging yourself out from a pile of snow – or waking up with a Grammy hangover – we have just the thing to help make your Monday better!
Just tell us: What do you think was the best moment of The Grammys last night?
One hundred responses will get you a mixed BG12345 today with several music-related blinds and a SOLVED item at the end of the day!
UPDATE: You got it! Let’s get this circus started!
[Blind Gossip] Which two celebrities carefully avoided each other during the 2013 Oscar Nominees Luncheon and Class Photo? The two men have worked together, and everyone assumes that they are friends. However, one of the men had a brief affair with the other man’s Significant Other. The two got into a fight about it (no punches were thrown, although there was some shoving and a lot of yelling and name-calling), and have avoided each other ever since.
Here is a link to a full-size, clickable photo of the entire group.
[The Daily Mirror] Which TV star was sobbing in the corridor at the National Television awards? We’re always here if you need a hug…
[Celebzter] The paparazzi are in constant pursuit of this star, capturing her every move in L.A.
So can you imagine their surprise when she recently opened the door and a strong » Continued
[Blind Gossip] This Actress has found success in both TV and films. Some people think she is beautiful. Some people don’t. The one characteristic upon most would agree is that she presents as relentlessly cheerful, enthusiastic, and upbeat.
That’s just the presentation. She is actually » Continued
[Blind Gossip] We aren’t easily surprised, but this one definitely shocked us.
These two celebrity couples have been known to hang out together. The wives are especially close friends.
The first wife is a beautiful, award-winning Actress who » Continued
[Blind Gossip] One awards show is a little different from the others in that they make lots of calls before the show to ensure that the winning celebs will show up for the televised awards ceremony. They want them to walk the red carpet, make a nice speech on stage, and pose for the cameras with trophy in hand.
This method works, because the winners usually all do show. Just about the only reasons for not showing up are » Continued
[Blind Gossip] This celebrity showed up without their Significant Other at the Golden Globes last night. When people inquired as to their absence, the celeb said that the SO was sick at home… and then quickly changed the subject.
Maybe the SO was ill… and maybe not. The buzz at an after-party was that the two have actually separated but just aren’t ready to make an announcement yet. » Continued
[National Enquirer] Which A-list Latin couple is getting backlash from Spanish media for ignoring reporters from their home country while openly courting Hollywood outlets? The Oscar-winning couple has been branded snobs and, worse yet, traitors!
[Hollywood Street King] He’s a self-noted “God” who was recently awarded the Hip Hop Icon Award — yet some see him as nothing more than an ungrateful cr*ckhead j*nkie.
Our mystery man originally hails from a group which recently » Continued
[Downfront 2] Why are the stars fleeing from an opportunity to work with a legend? The Screen Icon is having a hard time getting his latest project off the ground. He’s an acclaimed award winner, but stars left and right are dropping out of consideration.
Could this be politics?
[National Enquirer] Which legendary songstress can’t resist taking home plush robes, towels and comforters when she stays at five-star hotels, where staffers have covered for her for years? The sticky-fingered, aging Grammy winner has even swiped Bibles!
[National Enquirer] Can you name the Emmy-winning funnygal who’s telling her series’ producers to count her OUT for next season because she can no longer endure the constant sniping and back-stabbing of her petty, green-eyed-monster co-star?