CNN is pretty psyched about the Oscars, so they’ve been doing a lot of promo for the upcoming ceremony, going behind the scenes into what makes the show come together and all that. Well, the other day they showed the plaques made for the award winners to be soldered onto their trophies, and the broadcaster held up one made up for Leonardo DiCaprio.
BUT HOW CAN THIS BE? Academy members haven’t even finished voting and the ceremony isn’t for another several weeks! Is this thing really pre-decided?! HAS LEO FINALLY WON AN OSCAR?
Well… maybe, but maybe not. Turns out, the explanation is that the Academy Awards organizers apparently have a plaque like this made for every single nominee, in the case that they do turn out to be the winner. I feel like that’s sorta silly (and perhaps outright bullshit) since it would take 24 hours at most for an express engraving job to be done for the winners once they DID know the results, but let’s go with it.
I do think this will be Leo’s year – I’ll be absolutely shocked if it isn’t. Do you think this is a spoiler, or is it really the case that everyone has a plaque like this made?
February 11, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Man, what’s with all the drug deaths lately? So awful. The victim this time is 37-year-old Nancy Motes, the half-sister of Julia Roberts (they have the same mother) – apparently from an overdose of prescription drugs, though the coroner’s office has yet to confirm this. She was found dead in her home in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter told CNN that Motes was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday. “She has a history of some medical issues,” Winter told CNN. “Some prescription drugs were found near her body.”
People reports that the family released a statement on Monday saying, “It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Motes … confirms that she was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday of an apparent drug overdose.” The statement adds that there is no official report from the Coroner and that they are “both shocked and devastated.”
Julia and Nancy have apparently had a bit of a rocky relationship in their younger years, though I think they managed to make peace in recent years. Really a shame to hear.
There’s an autopsy scheduled for this week which should shed more light into what happened, but it does seem pretty clear cut, unfortunately.
February 11, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
This is just a bit of a bonus story for today, as Lupita Nyong’o is seriously taking over the world – and for good reason! Her performance in 12 Years a Slave has really put her in the spotlight, and hopefully we’re going to see her career take off because of it. She’s a wonderful actress and seems like an incredibly bright, ambitious and charming woman, as well… not to mention she’s completely gorgeous!
Let’s all just take a few moments to appreciate some beauty when we see it, shall we? Photos are courtesy of NY Mag, who did a full profile on Lupita that you can read at their site.
February 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm by Jennifer
Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne have become best friends/lesbian lovers over the past few months, spreading their drunken glee around the globe and now… maybe to the big screen? Michelle is an actress and Cara wants to be one, and because of that there’s been talks that they might do a remake of Thelma and Louise together. Like, WHAT?
In what may be the most unsubstantiated rumour since the announcement of Miranda Kerr’s supposed segue into a singing career, The Sun has reported Delevingne and Rodriguez (best known for her role in the Fast and Furious film series) are in talks about co-starring as the duo in a modern adaptation of the 1991 cult classic film.
Despite the fact that the friendship is still a relatively new one (they first bonded at a Knicks basketball game in January), The Sun reported Rodriguez is requesting Delevingne as her co-star.
While Delevingne’s acting experience to date is limited, she’s made her ambitions concerning the big screen known, and has even been credited with having “natural acting talent” by director Michael Winterbottom, who cast her for his 2014 release, The Face of an Angel, which was inspired by the 2009 murder trial involving Amanda Knox.
Oh Lord. First of all, it begs the question: Why the fuck are we even remaking Thelma and Louise? Why is it needed? Honestly, I would like to know. Second of all, if we ARE redoing it, WHY IS IT STARRING MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ? No disrespect, but her acting is average at best and just… no. Second of all, Cara Delevingne as her co-star? So, basically we’re trying to ensure that this is a straight-to-DVD release, right?
February 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Oh great, Farrah Abraham made another porno [The Superficial]
Pussy Riot has been hanging out with the Gyllenhaals [Lainey Gossip]
Kristen Stewart can’t control who she falls in love with [Celebitchy]
Yes, everyone, Alicia Silverstone still has boobs [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Brandi Glanville is open about all her plastic surgery [Amy Grindhouse]
Julianne Moore’s daughter doesn’t recognize her Photoshopped pics [The Frisky]
Xenia Deli has stripped down to let you get through Monday morning [Popoholic]
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are on the rocks (again) [ICYDK]
Which celeb has the most hourglass figure? [theBERRY]
Which celebs were invited to Gwen Stefani’s baby shower? [I'm Not Obsessed]
Diane Kruger is not too fancy for Target [Bohomoth]
Candice Swanepoel is strutting her stuff at NYFW [Moe Jackson]
Justin Bieber is calling Selena Gomez a sloppy drunk, now [IDLYITW]
What’s going on with Jessica Alba’s outfit? [Celebslam]
Oooh, what’s Roisin Murphy been up to lately? [OMG Blog]
George Clooney is really mad at British museums [Celebitchy]
Mr Skin is hosting his yearly Anatomy Awards… [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Victoria Justice had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction [G Celeb]
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse don’t dumpster dive [Lainey Gossip]
Reese Witherspoon has some… interesting style [The Frisky]
Roger Ebert wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to play him [The Blemish]
LeAnn Rimes is still trying to pull off the “sexy” thing [Socialite Life]
Louisa Zissman is doing some bikini posing [The Superficial]
Here’s Miley Cyrus’ shoot for Vogue Germany [Amy Grindhouse]
Is Sandra Bullock dating Troy Aikman again? [ICYDK]
Do people still really want Ashton Kutcher to take his shirt off? [theBERRY]
February 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Kris Jenner cares about one thing in life: money. Oh, make that two things – she cares about publicity, too. They sorta go hand in hand, so if anything comes along in life to threaten that, she’ll be there like a bat out of hell to make sure every tabloid going has got her family’s face plastered on the front of it at all costs.
For this reason, poor Rob Kardashian has sorta fallen by the wayside, relegated to a life of designing an exclusive sock collection because he got fat. Like, real fat by Kardashian standards. While he’s been working on slimming down and getting his life on track, apparently that’s not good enough and Kris is ready to send his ass to fat camp so he can stop embarrassing the family.
From The Daily Mail:
Kris Jenner is reported to have told her son Rob Kardashian he is an embarrassment to the family.
The 26-year-old has battled a persistent weight gain since splitting with Rita Ora in 2012, and the momager is alleged to have said enough is enough.
Kris, 58, reportedly hit out at Rob saying his fitness struggle has made him lose ‘out on business opportunities’.
A source told the publication: ‘Rob is fatter than ever, and Kris finally flat out told him he’s an embarrassment to the family.
‘She called him a fat slob and said he’s losing out on business opportunities because no one wants someone as huge as him representing their products.’
And his sisters are alleged to be supporting Kris’ position: ‘They’re embarrassed to be photographed with him and bully him for being fat.’
The insider added: ‘They also tease him by leaving cakes and cookies around to tempt him.’
But that’s not all, as Kris wants Rob to go to fat camp: ‘She’s told him that if he wants to continue to be an active part of their family, he’s going to attend a camp and lose the weight once and for all.’
What a wonderful family to be part of. I’m surprise she actually suggested that he work out to lose weight, but I suppose there’s no plastic surgery for that, really (none that he’s big enough to qualify for) and that’s usually that family’s go-to for everything.
I dunno, Rob was always kind of a layabout who lived off his sisters’ charity when he was younger (from what we saw on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but who knows how that was edited), but I feel bad for him. He’s part of a family of harpy fame whores who care more about their “images” than they do about their actual family. I hate to say it, but it’s true. No wonder the dude has taken to eating for comfort. When you’re surrounded by people who literally starve themselves to make sure they can strip off for whatever magazine comes calling at the drop of a dime.