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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

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
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

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
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.

Jared Leto Makes A Pretty Girl On The Cover Of Candy Magazine

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Jared Leto is a beautiful man, so it’s not surprising that he makes a beautiful woman. Here he is on the cover of the summer 2013 edition of Candy magazine. People are saying he looks like Katy Perry or Zooey Deschanel. I’m getting more of a Goldie Hawn circa Laugh-In vibe. Terry Richardson is credited with taking the photo. Not surprised. This has his look all over it. I guess he is the only photographer left in the world, as I see his work pretty much everywhere for everything and everyone in Hollywood.

Here’s another photo of Mr. Leto in drag, from the magazine’s website:

jared leto candy magazine drag blonde wig

I’m lovin’ it.

Jared Leto Got A Tattoo For Twitter

jared leto twitter tattoo

Jared Leto told Twitter that when he hits 1 million twitter followers, he would get a tattoo. Well he did. And he did. He got this giant tattoo on his back. I’m still not convinced this isn’t a joke. But here it is. The photo was posted on his Instagram account and E Online picked up the story. When the hell did Twitter get this important?

He also seems to really want to show Zach Braff. On Monday he tweeted, “i will show you me showing zach my tat” What am I missing here? I know that they’re friends but do they have a…a tattoo thing?

I went to get more info on Jared Leto’s Twitter, but as of Tuesday night, 11PM, pacific coast time, it’s gone. Somehow we must persevere without Jared Leto’s Twitter account. Can we do it? Are we strong enough?

It will probably come back. Twitter accounts come and go; unfortunately that tattoo is pretty stuck on there.

Jared Leto Starved Himself for a Month to Get This Skinny

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Is this guy a class act or what? I mean, he’s just so totally method, and what better way to tell the world that you’re method than showing them the actual effects of being so totally method? Shia LaBeouf move over, we have another actor ready and willing to take your place—and this one’s actually a relatively talented thespian!

This photo is from a recent shoot with Terry Richardson, where Jared displayed the shrunken form that he worked so hard on for the role opposite Matthew McConaughey (the very same role that he obliterated his eyebrows for), in ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’. In the film, Jared plays a HIV-diagnosed transsexual woman who supports Matthew McConaughey’s efforts in procuring life-saving drugs from Mexico.

How much thinner can you get, Jared? Jeez Louise.

Love It or Leave It: Oh Jared Leto

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And here I was, thinking we’d seen Jared Leto at his absolute scariest. I was wrong.

I’ll tell you, though—one thing we can definitely say about this guy is that he really gets into character. Remember all that weight he put on? All that weight he lost? The time he did Kurt Cobain? Holy crow. I might not be a fan of his ultimate hipster music or his weird fashion choices (or the fact that he’s Scarlett Johansson’s meat puppet—it’s like, come on; sack up and demand the relationship you so obviously want), but there is absolutely no denying that he takes his craft pretty seriously. Unlike the general perception of some other actors and (ahem) actresses of this day and age.

What do you guys think of Jared and his missing eyebrows? Do you love it? Would you still hit it?

Jared Leto is All Political These Days, Too

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And why not? When you’re the alleged lover of Scarlett Johansson, you have to be, since she’s apparently the second coming of Sean Penn or whatever when it comes to being a political and social activist.

Here’s what Jared’s been saying on his Twitter account lately, and it’s mostly all politics-related:

“Please vote Obama so Romney doesn’t make us all go to Sunday school.”

“Dear Mitt. Running a country isn’t the same as running a business.”

“Anyone else starting to think Romney may be the antichrist?”

To note your concerns, Jared, I’ll address each of your Tweets one by one.

1—Now come on. That’s just silly. *I’m* voting for Obama for a variety of reasons, but I also affiliate myself with a religious group. Just because I, as a “religious” person, think that Mitt Romney’s full of crap, as is his demented take on religion and its place in government, doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with Sunday School, OK, boy?

2—What the hell are you talking about? For the past three decades, this country has been run as if it were a business. It’s gotten us this far, hasn’t it*?

3—Yes. Yes, it’s a definite possibility. Let’s shave his head and look for the 666. Oh. Wait. According to some radical, Republican conservatives, Obama’s got that one on lockdown. All that’s missing is the horns, which I hear he has to have filed down every three weeks or so.

Ah, won’t it be nice when all of this election business is over with? SOON.

*Please note the sarcasm there. It doesn’t always translate very well.