Topic: Oscars 2011

Oscar Statue Faces Its Greatest Enemy… a Toddler

Oscar Statue Faces Its Greatest Enemy... a Toddler

In an embarrassing (but still adorable) gaffe, the Oscar statuette presented to producer Simon Egan for his work on The King’s Speech got badly dented when Egan’s 15-month-old daughter Lara dropped it. It was the morning after the awards, with the crew relaxing at a rented Hollywood Hills home, when Lara’s little hands slipped. “I saw that horrific moment where the statue just fell,” her father said, “and it didn’t fall on the grass — it fell on the concrete. The horror was evident on everyone’s face as they all went, ‘oh s***.’” More »

Why Sci-Fi Films Never Win Best Picture at the Oscars

Why Sci-Fi Films Never Win Best Picture at the Oscars

It made a huge splash over the summer; it sparked many a heated debate, both in the world and on the internet; it made a soul-wrenching “BRRRRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWWWW” noise that we all felt coming up through the floor from miles away… There can be no denying that Inception was one of 2010′s Important Films. Innovative in myriad ways, it’s one of those movies that film students will undoubtedly study for years to come. And yet, there’s an issue, and that issue’s name is Oscar. Though Inception took many of the technical awards this year (as well it should have), after Sunday’s ceremony, it will now join the ranks of such films as A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., District 9, and countless others: all well-made, well-written, gripping, smart films that stood little to no chance at the “serious” awards like Best Picture. Why? It’s a science fiction film. Again: Why? Try this: When you get down to it, sci fi films are mostly about ideas, and therein lies the problem. More »

Crush Links: The Biebs and Selena Gomez Reportedly Shared a Hotel Room

Crush Links: The Biebs and Selena Gomez Reportedly Shared a Hotel Room

How do you feel about this? 16-year-old Justin Bieber and 18-year-old Selena Gomez shared the penthouse suite at a hotel for the Oscars. (Us Magazine)

Natalie Portman refused to wear Christian Dior gown to the Oscars and says, “as an individual who is  she will “not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way.” (Jezebel)

What do John Stamos, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck have in common? They all got better looking with age. (Celebuzz) More »

‘The King’s Speech’ Wins Best Picture, Gets Its Own Champagne

'The King's Speech' Wins Best Picture, Gets Its Own Champagne

Last night’s big winner at the Oscars was The King’s Speech, with the film picking up Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Colin Firth). But you know what’s way better than awards? Champagne. Geoffrey Rush may have lost out to Christian Bale for the Best Supporting Actor trophy, but he did score some special King’s Speech custom champagne, so I think it’s a safe bet he ended up having a pretty good night. More »

Crush Links: Mark Your Calendars – Charlie Sheen’s Going to Do an Interview

Crush Links: Mark Your Calendars - Charlie Sheen's Going to Do an Interview

In case you missed the Oscars, we’ve found a way to keep you in the loop. Here’s the full list of the 2011 Oscars winners. (People)

The only drug Charlie Sheen is on is “Charlie Sheen” … or so he claims. Here’s a video clip of Charlie’s upcoming ABC interview, which premieres on Tuesday, March 1, on ABC. (Perez Hilton)

Is it just me or does this friendship not make any sense? Vanessa Hudgens met up with Nicole Richie at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party. (Just Jared) More »

Oscars Photo Gallery: Who Invited Kirk Douglas?

Oscars Photo Gallery: Who Invited Kirk Douglas?

We’re not quite sure whose idea it was to invite Kirk Douglas to present at the Oscars this year, but his time on stage during the Best Supporting Actress Oscar was definitely the most memorable performance so far.

The question is this: Was his stand up bit on stage tonight a long plotted method of getting back at the Academy for not giving him a real Oscar any of the three times he got nominated? Let’s find out! More »

Academy Awards Coverage: Join Crushable And BettyConfidential For An Oscars Twitter Party

Academy Awards Coverage: Join Crushable And BettyConfidential For An Oscars Twitter Party

Whether you’ll be partying it up or sitting home alone on your couch, take some time out of your Oscar watching this Sunday night to join Crushable and our friends at BettyConfidential as we host an Academy Award-themed party on Twitter!

After the red carpet wraps up, and Anne Hathaway and James Franco have finished dancing and singing during their big opening number (we’re guessing), we’ll kick off our Twitter party at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST. For the next hour, (until 10 pm EST) join BettyConfidential and Crushable to answer questions, chat with fellow guests and — here’s the best part — you could win win big prizes just by participating. More »