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Ellen Degeneres: Oscar Recap

OSCAR host Ellen Degeneres tweets live from the audience...

OSCAR host Ellen Degeneres tweets live from the audience…

The 2014 OSCARS have come and gone.  Jared Leto kicked off the evening with the first win of the evening for his part in Dallas Buyers Club and gave a speech no one will be left with any room to bitch about.

Kudos!

Pharrell Williams took to the stage, wearing his trademark hat, and made an audience of otherwise rigid networking “let’s do lunch” types (they really do say that shit out on the West Coast,) stand on their feet during a moment of Happy absentmindedness – YES, it was started by Lupita daring to break mold and stand to rock to his tunes, followed by Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, but it’s progress.

You see people, the world won’t end if you make it fun!  But for some, arguably, that was the highlight really… Read the rest of this entry »

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2014 OSCARS: The Nominees

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Its that time – again!  It seems that this January has been a fast track on the awards circuit but everything that has happened – to date – is precursor to the mother of all movie awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reese Witherspoon: Heres to Mud in Your Eye

Reese Witherspoon attends Mud NYC premiere post Georgia DUI and disorderly conduct arrest looking fresh faced and no worse for wear

Reese Witherspoon attends Mud NYC premiere post Georgia DUI and disorderly conduct arrest looking fresh faced and no worse for wear

This is sure to be a new take on facing your own humility!  OSCAR winning actress Reese Witherspoon defies the conventional going into hiding after her and her hubby James Toth were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for DUI, and embraces her humility by jetting to NYC to attend the Mud premiere at MoMA.

This brazen act of “mea culpa” is assuredly going to make a whole lot of folks think twice about letting their publicists take the lead in spin control.  And we love her all the more for it.

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Angelina Jolie: Women in The World Summit

Angelina Jolie attends the Women in The World Summit at Lincoln Center

Angelina Jolie attends the Women in The World Summit at Lincoln Center

It’s little surprise that when angelic Angelina Jolie rolls around all hell breaks out.  Folks not only clammer for a look-see but paps go into overdrive.  We are far from exempt from this phenom.  We LOVE her!  Tell us she is attending an event and we will straddle a barricade while professing our said love and pointing our well arched foot for a quick photo.  Such was the case at the Women in The World Summit event.

The PR played tricks with folks and only credentialed a handful of those seeking a slot.  To the PR’s disadvantage, the venue was slated for the Ed Koch Theater – formerly known as State Theater – and with all the open space an unofficial barricade for the horde of un-credentialed paps had to be created.

That’s where we came in – along with the horde. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shailene Woodley: The Amazing Spider-Man II Brooklyn Set

Shailene Woodley films scenes for The Amazing Spider-Man II in Brooklyn, NY.

Shailene Woodley films scenes for The Amazing Spider-Man II in Brooklyn, NY.

Shailene Woodley, of  The Secret Life of The American Teenager and The Descendants fame, can be presently found on the set of the currently filming follow up to the blockbuster creepy-crawley flick re-boot “The Amazing Spider-Man II.”  The role:  Mary Jane.  Co-stars:  Andrew Garfield and all around talent and beauty Emma Stone.  (Cheers, applause, accolades!)

It’s gotta be bittersweet for her right about now.

Sure, on the one hand its quite a coup to land yourself in the thick of a guaranteed hit.  No doubt something to be gleeful about. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emma Stone: The Croods NYC Premiere

Emma Stone attends The Croods NYC premiere at the AMC on the UWS.

Emma Stone attends The Croods NYC premiere at the AMC on the UWS.

We don’t always approve of what folks go and try to pull off but we certainly make concessions.  Case and point…  We love ourselves some Emma Stone.  She is runway beauty ready and has a raspiness to her voice that is just damn sexy.  She also happens to be talented to boot!  And that she is dating our beloved Andrew Garfield doesn’t detract in the least either. Read the rest of this entry »

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James Franco: Prof Jose Angel Santana Defamation Suit

James Franco takes a disco nap during a class.

James Franco takes a disco nap during a class.

Who could ever forget the photo of James Franco, currently starring in Oz: The Great and Powerful taking a disco nap while in the middle of a lecture “leaked” by a fellow student, some years back?  That vision will outlive us all.

And who can wash away the lawsuit that gave way when Franco mouthed off during an interview about being flunked with a big fat D, by an NYU Professor named Jose Angel Santana, for missing 12 of his 14 classes?  (You read that right!)

Well shortly after Franco’s oral diarrhea Prof. Santana was canned for acting like he didn’t know who Franco was and just how damn hard Franco works at lending his fame to an educational institution.

You read that right too!  He should’a recognized!

To Franco’s defense, the brooding star said he skipped the classes cuz Santana was an “awful” teacher.

That is one review heard around the world!

Santana, in turn, was unceremoniously dismissed for having standards the likes of mandatory attendance!

Yes, you and I barely got away with skipping out on the 2 to 3 allotted classes in a semester without being awarded a big fat F – but Franco?  He works harder than you and I so he should’a been afforded the extra time to film those big budget flicks, dammit!

Word was that the remainder of Franco’s professors all passed the matriculating celeb, but Santana apparently held his ground.    (See add’l pics after the jump!) Read the rest of this entry »

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Matthew Goode: Stoker NYC Screening

Matthew Goode attends the Stoker NYC special screening at Walter Reade Theater

Matthew Goode attends the Stoker NYC special screening at Walter Reade Theater

Who could ever forget the dreaminess of Matthew Goode alongside Colin Firth in Tom Ford’s A Single Man.  Not us, we don’t mind telling you.  That film is the representation of what it is to love.  Well, just imagine our reaction at laying eyes on the man that embodied the vision of the perfect boyfriend, as he graced the NYC special screening of his new film Stoker – which co-stars Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forest Whitaker: Frisked by Milano Market Employee

myownlovesongforestwhitakerHere’s one to top all Black History month postings.  OSCAR winner and all around talent Forest Whitaker, presently in NY filming Black Nativity, was stopped and frisked by a Milano Market employee on Friday, reports TMZ.  Like he was Winona Ryder’s alter ego.

Ain’t that some shit?

Story goes that Whitaker was stopped by a store employee as he made his way out of the grocer for being black while shopping and accused of shoplifting.

Wow! Read the rest of this entry »

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John Hawkes: Untitled Elmore Leonard Project in CT

John Hawkes films fight scene in Greenwich, CT for the upcoming film Untitled Elmore Leonard Project.

John Hawkes films fight scene in Greenwich, CT for the upcoming film Untitled Elmore Leonard Project.

For those of you who don’t know, John Hawkes is an OSCAR nominated actor.  He has co-starred in countless films and is presently co-starring in Untitled Elmore Leonard Project alongside Jennifer Aniston.

We think of her as being box office poison but that is an entirely other topic.

Our own thoughts of Aniston’s on-screen success – or lack there of, aside, it was truly with her in mind that we decided to pay the set a visit during their Greenwich, CT action scene shoot which was slated to spill out onto the street and escalate into not only a fight scene but give way to a chase.

(More pics after the jump…)

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