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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Hugh jackman, Oscars, _CARTOON, _CINEMA | Leave a comment

Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie gossip from the Oscars


CELEBRITY watchers have already started spreading gossip from the 81st Academy Awards: Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz and… loads of shrimp.

Barry Koltnow in Hollywood writes that backstage, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said she dedicated her award to all of her fellow actors in Spain, and to everyone back home watching the show on television.

“This award also belongs to them,” she said.

Cruz, who was directed by Woody Allen in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said the Woodman called her last week after her win at the British equivalent of the Oscars.

She said she planned to call the director later tonight to thank him.

She called Woody a man of few words, but added that all his words were honest.

“If he liked what you did, he’d tell you, and if he didn’t like it, he’d tell you.”

“I adore him,” she said. “He is funny and unique.”

The actress said she trusted Woody completely, even when she doubted that the film was funny.

She said she was insecure about the genre of the film until she saw the movie with an audience.

Only then did she realize that he knew what he was doing.

Didn’t she see “Bananas?”

So far, the two biggest reactions from the media have been toward the generous mounds of peeled shrimp on the buffet table, and the shot of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt while Jennifer Aniston was presenting an award on stage.

Aniston, the third wheel in the infamous tabloid triangle, was exchanging funny lines with co-presenter Jack Black when the camera suddenly showed the couple in the front row.
A collective gasp engulfed the press room.

Some people muffled shocked laughter.

Others shook their heads in amazement. Others whispered in a gossipy way.

I was standing by the shrimp and missed the whole thing. But I heard the gasp, laughter and whispers from the buffet table.

Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who gave a politically tinged acceptance speech on stage, continued his political bent backstage, calling on President Obama to repeal the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and then moved on to other subjects.

He said he never dreamed of winning an Oscar. In fact, his dreams were quite modest.

“When I started this screenplay, the only dream I had was not to screw it up.”

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Oscars, _CINEMA | Leave a comment

Huge Hugh Jackman critics

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HUGH Jackman’s Oscar-hosting efforts have won praise and scorn in equal measure, with one critic comparing him with a “cheesy cruiseship entertainer”.

Cruiseship entertainment. Mission unaccomplished. Just plain weird. That’s the verdict from US critics on Hugh Jackman’s performance as host of yesterday’s Oscars.

Despite a healthy improvement in ratings for the telecast in the US – they were up 6 per cent on last year – the media has savaged “Our Hugh”.

The New York Post said Jackman “performed like a cheesy cruise-ship entertainer to the endless hours of awards to dull men we’ve never heard of for categories we don’t care about”.

What’s your verdict on Oscar host Hugh? Tell us below, and vote in our poll if you think he should be invited back to host next year’s ceremony.

The Los Angeles Times didn’t like fhis “chorus boy spaz-out” and said it was “weird” when he sat on the lap of Frost/Nixon star Frank Langella.

New York’s Daily News said while Jackman did his best “his mission just wasn’t accomplishable”. They also didn’t like Jackman’s “human excrement” joke in the opening song, which was “gross”, “not entertaining”.

The Washington Post said Jackman was a “versatile and energetic talent” but called his opening medley of songs “pointless and flat.”

Herald Sun film critic Leigh Paatsch wasn’t a big fan, saying “Jackman’s genial, folksy style sometimes only added to the overwhelming blandness of the evening”.

“I’m not sure we’ll see Jackman again in the driver’s seat at the Oscars.”

But it wasn’t all bad. The New York Times said Jackman was a “shrewd, even thrifty choice for a recession-era Oscar night – the hosting equivalent of a value meal.”

The Toronto Star said Jackman turned the Oscars into the Broadway awards show the Tonys – which he has hosted in the past – and said it was “vastly more entertaining than it has been in years”.

Viewers seemed to like him. New York paper Newsday asked its readers to rate the Australian host’s performance and 65.5 per cent deemed it “excellent”, 21.5 per cent “good”, 8.1 per cent “satisfactory” and just 5 per cent gave him a “fail”.

Entertainment Weekly asked its readers if Jackman should return as host, with just over 70 per cent saying he should and only 29 per cent saying he should not.

Jackman was brought in to give the 81st Academy Awards a new look after years of declining TV audiences.

The traditional, joke-filled opening monologue was cut and Jackman performed two song-and-dance routines – one with actress Anne Hathaway and a second alongside singer Beyonce, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Beyonce Knowles, Hugh jackman, Oscars, _CINEMA, _COMEDY | Leave a comment

Dolled-Out Madcap Oscar Totty




Some of these chicks are sight impaired!

Some dressed in a dark closet.

Some of the sight impaired chicks dressed in a dark closet!

None of em as bad as Bjork wearing a half-dead swan, though!


Some of em are mighty fine actually!

All in all, far less boring than the never-ending Oscar ceremony and part time cheesy cruiseship “entertainer”, Hugh Jackman! Somebody please shoot that mad entertainment chimp!

And for f*ck sake, please have some respect for the deceased being remembered. Show their images slowly in full screen, instead of panning and zooming onto the awful Queen Latifah trying to warble some ditty!

Also why do certain deceased merit far more attention than others, and who decides who these should be?






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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Amanda Seyfried, Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Beyonce Knowles, Freida Pinto, Hugh jackman, Jessica Biel, Marisa Tomei, Oscars, Queen Latifah, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tilda Swinton, _BABE, _CINEMA | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan Oscar Acceptance Speech for "Things Have Changed"

This is a song which doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature


A wonderful moment for Bob. A wonderful moment for real music. A victory for true art amongst the morass.

Dylan rightly picks up the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2000 for the sublime “Things Have Changed”, a work we’ve written about before HERE.

The song appeared in the Curtis Hanson film Wonder Boys and was released as a single on May 1, 2000.

Dylan here gives a very modest, brief, intelligent and gracious speech. Just as it should be done. All those gurning actor nominees should take note!

It’s quite uncharacteristic actually of Bob to give such a “normal” speech. Tony Garnier seems to think so anyway. See him cracking up behind Dylan! He’s never seen “Normal Bob” before!

God bless you with peace, tranquility, and goodwill, indeed your Bobness!

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Curtis Hanson, Oscars, _BOB DYLAN, _CINEMA, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan’s Oscar Winnner "Things Have Changed"



All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I’m in love with a woman who don’t even appeal to me

This is how an Oscar winning song should sound!

Superbly crafted in classic Dylan mould, “Things Have Changed” saw Bob create a powerful, timeless song with lyrics imbued with great poetry and no little wit.

A beautiful existentialist blues-inspired odyssey!

Bob later described it as “a song which doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature”! Well, can’t put it better than that!

The song appeared in the Curtis Hanson film Wonder Boys and was released as a single on May 1, 2000.
“Things Have Changed” rightly won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 2000.

Catch Dylan’s gracious Oscar Acceptance Speech HERE.

Bob’s classic track was the first decent Oscar song winner since 1993’s “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen.

To see clearly the insanity of this Oscar category, take a gander how, sandwiched between Bob and Bruce, came a slew of garbage like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Colors of the Wind”,”You Must Love Me”, “My Heart Will Go On”, “When You Believe”, “You’ll Be in My Heart” from the likes of muzak monsters the ilk of Phil Collins, Tim Rice, Elton John et al! Oh the horror …. the HORROR!!

Around this period, having returned from some time in a creative wasteland with a few decent LPs, Dylan was really finding his Muse again. His next two albums would be the excellent “Love and Theft” and the sublime “Modern Times”, the latter a true magnum opus, up there with Dylan’s finest (and therefore with modern music’s finest).

The director of Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson, also created the video below for “Things Have Changed,” filming new footage of Dylan on the film’s various locations and editing it with footage used in Wonder Boys as if Dylan were actually in the film.


art by curlytops


Things Have Changed

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin’s eyes
I’m looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I’m well dressed, waiting on the last train

Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I’m expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

This place ain’t doing me any good
I’m in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain’t no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag
Only a fool in here would think he’s got anything to prove

Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don’t get up gentlemen, I’m only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I’ve been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I’ve been trying to get as far away from myself as I can
Some things are too hot to touch
The human mind can only stand so much
You can’t win with a losing hand

Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just don’t show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it
The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I’m in love with a woman who don’t even appeal to me

Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I’m not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed



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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Curtis Hanson, Oscars, _BABE, _CINEMA, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment