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The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Original Song

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela

Best Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Best Director

David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese – Wolf of Wall Street

Best  Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chitwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.

Bradley Cooper Admits Drugs Almost “Sabotaged” His Life

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Bradley Cooper wasn’t always the big name he is today. At one point, he played a dude in Sex and the City who taunted Carrie for looking crappy on a magazine cover. Remember that? Yeah, that was him. I still think it’s his best role to date.

So while he’s moved on to bigger things and wants to settle down and have kids, he had to overcome a major drug addiction. He was very frank with QG (although declined to say which drugs exactly he was doing, hmmm). From GQ (their questions are italicised):

In 2006, he got married—to the actress Jennifer Esposito—and then divorced, four months later. A year or two before that, he’d gotten sober after a bad run with alcohol and drugs, the varieties of which he declines to specify. He was 29, confronting the fact that “if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.”

Did it ever have any effect on your work?

“I mean, it has to have. And to this day, of course, because it’s a life experience. And all I do is bring life experience. That’s all anybody really does. It’s inescapable.”

But it was never like, “Oh, I didn’t show up on set.”

“Oh no. No, no, no, no, no, no. No, never. No. You mean like, in a logistic point of view, like: ‘He’s late?’ No, no, no.”

So it was more of a personal thing—it wasn’t like work was getting f-cked up?

“No, I think work was getting f-cked up.”

This sheds some light on why he’s been living with his mom for over 2 years. Maybe she’s a really good anchor for him and keeps him healthy and sober. Whatever works, man.

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Step Right Up, Ladies: Bradley Cooper Wants Kids

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Bradley Cooper was apparently the fifth hottest actor of 2013, so he should have no problem fulfilling his desire to be a dad. His own father died two years ago, but he thinks having kids would make his dad proud of him and that he’d learn a lot from the experience.

From Look Magazine:

“I would love to be a father! And I know my own dad would have been very proud of me if I start a family.

“Raising me and my sister Holly was his greatest joy in life and I know that’s my next step.”

Well, good for him! Last I heard, he was perhaps maybe sorta dating Rachel McAdams but I think that ship has sailed since she’s obviously reuniting with Ryan Gosling so they can live their real life Notebook romance. I dunno, maybe Bradley can adopt with Gerard Butler? LOL.

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The 25 Hottest Actors of 2013

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Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?

25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine

Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper Were Wimbledon’s Best Couple

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Watching Andy Murray at Wimbledon was great for so many reasons – mostly because he won, but also because Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler were the couple to watch. I mean, look at these two! They’re wearing matching powder blue suits! They’re taking a selfie! What’s not to love here?

The photo went viral, of course, but apparently Gerard Butler has no idea and in fact… doesn’t use the internet and had no idea?

From Digital Spy:

“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t go on the internet, so I don’t know what [a 'selfie'] is.”

The 300 star also joked about the duo’s matching suits, saying: “Bradley and I are friends. [The matching outfits] was coincidence. It was a little embarrassing. We didn’t mention it at the time.

“We gave each other a hug, then looked down and went, ‘Oh, s**t’.”

I kinda don’t believe anyone that’s not a newborn or over the age of 80 doesn’t go on the internet, so I call bullshit on that one and kinda don’t understand the pont of that lie, but whatever. Also, Jeremy Piven was there and was looking on at this lovely spectacle and had something to say about it:

“I love both of them, they’re both great guys and they appreciate the attention.

“They were wearing powder blue outfits, they looked like they were groomsmen – they are the dream.”

They ARE the dream, you’re totally right, Jeremy Piven. I think that’s the only thing you’ve ever said that hasn’t made me want to punch you in the face.

LOL of the Day: Bradley Cooper Is Promoting Ice Cream Now

Listen, there’s nothing funny about ice cream, guys. Ice cream is extremely serious business. What is funny, however, is the fact that Bradley Cooper is promoting ice cream – Häagen-Dazs in particular. He’s already filmed an ad for the company (seen above) and might even do a few more.

I guess if you’re going to go down the route of becoming the face of a snack food, Häagen-Dazs is a pretty good direction to go in. Their Vanilla Bean is out of this world, I have to admit. It’s also about 90,000 calories and 650 grams of fat (because yes, I have to eat the whole pint in one sitting) and really preys upon my lactose sensitivity, so I’m not sure I can support this.

Häagen-Dazs president David Clark said:

“Bradley Cooper is the first celebrity to appear in a Häagen-Dazs campaign and is a perfect match for the brand, epitomising class and style.”

Well, okay. I’m just not sure what’s going on with Bradley lately. He’s living with his mom, dating 20-year-olds and now promoting ice cream?

Move Over, Bradley Cooper’s Mom, Rachel McAdams Is On The Scene

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Bradley Cooper‘s been living with his mom for two years, plus he’s been out of the dating game for a little while, which might make some people wonder if things aren’t going so well for him. However, it may be looking up for ole Bradley, as apparently Rachel McAdams – recently single after her split from Michael Sheen and her apparent unsuccessful wooing via text of Ryan Gosling – has been seen “flirting” with him when they had brunch together.

From Life & Style (so take it with a huuuuuge grain of salt):

Life & Style has learned that the Hangover star, 38, shared a very touchy-feely brunch with actress Rachel McAdams, 34, at Santa Monica’s Cora’s Coffee Shoppe on April 14.

“Bradley happily spent nearly two hours with Rachel, flirting and laughing over their meal,” an eyewitness says in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “He seemed very into her.”

Strolling into the eatery with matching motorcycle helmets in hand, the couple sat down at the counter. A fellow diner dishes to Life & Style, “Rachel put her hand on his back and he put his on her shoulder. They were laughing and talking, and Bradley would not take his eyes off of her!”

Although Bradley’s rep refused to comment, the onlooker confirmed to Life & Style, “It definitely seemed like they were a couple. At one point Rachel put her hand on his hips and he was talking very close to her.”

I love that a woman can’t smile at a man or laugh at something he says without it being classified as “flirting”. Who knows – maybe she was flirting with him? But chances are there’s absolutely nothing to this story but two friends getting together for some food. Then again, if it is true, they’d kinda make a good couple. I’m with it.