[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
[Mid Day] Now here’s some gossip from Mumbai about a mega star from Bollywood:
This veteran actor is known for his relationships in the industry and has ruled Bollywood for decades. He has starred in some of the biggest hits of his career helmed by a top director who passed away last year. The auteur was noted for his romantic films.
A production company invited this mega star to attend a felicitation ceremony for the director. Interestingly, the star » Continued
[E Online] Thandie Newton is opening up about a “horrific” casting incident she experienced as an up-and-coming actress.
The Good Deeds star revealed that she was sexually exploited by a director when she went to a second audition, a screen test, for a project at the age of 18.
“The director asked me to sit with my legs apart, and » Continued
[Downfront 2] Is this successful Filmmaker turning to the lowest common denominator to get you in the theater? A wild promotion and even wilder casting is not this Director’s usual M.O.
[National Enquirer] Which A-list star, who recently gave birth to her third child, is so desperate to get her supermodel figure back that she enlisted the help of a close pal/famous director to whip her back into shape? The leggy 40-something actress is using the quirky moviemaker’s nutrition counselor, who’s helping her come up with a raw diet plan.
[National Enquirer] Which handsome Oscar winner – also known for his profanity-laden outbursts – quit smoking cigarettes and has become even MORE impossible to be around? The actor/director made a grand entrance at a Malibu party by screaming: “I want to tear someone’s face off!” He then explained he’d been nicotine-free for two weeks and was just joking, but guests still kept their distance.
[NationalEnquirer] What actor/writer-turned-director has been texting and e-mailing a photo of his passed-out, n*ked ex-girlfriend to pals? The former medical drama star has a sick sense of humor and actually placed leftover food on the n*de girl’s body before he snapped the pic.
[NationalEnquirer] Which famous high-budget action director had a major meltdown on the Miami set of his latest film? The single and never married playboy – he only dates gorgeous models and actresses – fired an assistant director for dating an extra he had his eye on!
[BuzzFoto] At a dinner party a few months ago at a A list director’s house, this B list, married actor met a woman who was helping to cater the event. He claims it was “love at first sight,” and although he hasn’t yet physically acted on it, he’s developed a very intense emotional relationship with her. 761
[Hollywood Dame] This action star has been labeled a huge pain to work with and known for throwing temper tantrums on set. When directors push him to portray something other than a hard-nosed hero, he will argue and whine before stomping off to his trailer where he will refuse to come out until the director apologizes.