Lindsay Lohan is everywhere! (Well, everywhere except jail, but that’s another story …)
Brett Ratner’s apology for a gay slur he says heÂ inadvertentlyÂ and un-thoughtfully made in passing is eclipsing the fact that he also revealed before sleeping with Lindsay Lohan he made her get an STD test. We’re not knocking his desire to stay informed and healthy but this clearly would be a bigger deal if he wasn’t also trying to madeÂ amendsÂ for his previous comment, saying:Â “It was a dumb way of expressing myself. Everyone who knows me knows that I donâ€™t have a prejudiced bone in my body. But as a storyteller I should have been much more thoughtful about the power of language and my choice of words.”
Should he also have thought of the power of his language before revealing to Howard Stern: “Iâ€™m a hypochondriac. Before I go all the way, I send the girl to the doctor and check them for everything. My doctor has a test to tell if youâ€™re going to catch something in the future even.”
Perhaps based on both these comments, a campaign has been started to remove him from his role of producing the Oscars. Is all publicity truly good publicity?
If you missed the Academy Awards last night, don’t worry: it went pretty much how you expected it to go. Â The King’s Speech got the award for Best Picture, Natalie Portman won Best Actress, and Colin Firth took the Best Actor trophy. Â So no shocks there.
What was surprising, however, was that The Social Network won so few awards, after early expectations that it would dominate the evening. Â At least Christian Bale finally won something – that’s been long overdue. Â Oh, and Justin Bieber showed up at various after-parties with Selena Gomez as his date, so I guess they’re finally owning up to being together. Â As if we didn’t already know for months now!
The Fashion Police were out in force last night at the Oscars, and it’s clear that many fashion “experts” are depressed about the lack of taste infecting more of Hollywood.
“Every year it’s the same story, with the flashy getting flashier and the trashy getting trashier,” said Melissa Rivers, in a special post-Oscars report for the TV Guide channel. “If nothing is done to level the playing field, we may never see members of the fashion underprivileged, like Lindsay Lohan and Pamela Anderson, make the transition from sham to glam. We can’t just assume that because Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Winslet look amazing, everything is okay,” said Rivers, as celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch and In Touch fashion commentator Goumba Johnny shook their heads in agreement. “For every Sarah Jessica Parker, there’s an overdressed underclass of Mary-Kate Olsens and Paula Abduls.”
Moreover, a growing number of style analysts, including Melissa’s sidekick Jay Manuel, place blame for the current state of elegance squarely on the shoulders of the devastated celebrities themselves.
“It’s all about personal responsibility: pull yourself up by your own Choo straps,” Manuel said. “Courtney Love has her choice of any Versace gown she wants, but she chooses to look like she just stumbled out the back door of a methadone clinic. You just have to want to work hard and apply yourself.”
Melissa’s mom Joan Rivers defended the celeb slobs, insinuating they are fashion-disabled:
“I don’t believe for a minute that any of this is the celebrities’ fault. Who in the world chooses to present themselves like Sharon Stone? Who goes out and dresses like Tori Spelling on purpose? No one, that’s who! Gawd! It makes me sick!”
Meowch! Jessica Beil seemed to be the expert’s winner for female worst-dressed. Satin is rarely a good choice at any time, and her white Prada gown and messy hair made for a bad combo. Especially since she carried a black purse. FAIL.
Amy Adams got bad reviews for being boring, and for wearing a red gown with red hair. Yawn. There were far worse.
Snarkista thinks Beyonce should have won for the obvious House Of Dereon mermaid monstrosity she donned. Bee didn’t disclose the designer of the gown. We know why…it was Mama Tina. Thankfully we didn’t get a double-Dereon dose, as Solange was still locked in the basement. EPIC fail.
The men weren’t spared by Esquire, who gave Philip Seymour Hoffman their “worst dressed” for attempting a poor Mickey Rourke impersonation. Mickey himself did it better, earning him Esquire’s The “So Crazy It Just Might Work” Award:
There’s a secret method to Mickey Rourke’s off-white maverick play from Gaultier. See, his roguish, cavalier look follows a pretty standard blueprint: a scarf with a shiny iridescent shirt, glittering jewels (dog jewelry, to be specific), and the occasional rogue color. Nothing you’d let dad wear to a wedding, but when you’re a former boxer riding a huge comeback for playing a wrestler, you can get away with these things.
Stop holding your breath that Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen trolls, Pamela Anderson and Mickey Rourke will change their ways, fashion mavens. Some things are just meant to be.
Last night’s 2009 Oscars served up plenty of fodder for Snarkista, and patience, my dears, more will come (ahem, Sean Penn.) First up, though, is the excellent performance number starring Beyonce and the very talented Hugh Jackman. Although Snarkista’s not POSITIVE that Queen Bee isn’t lip-synching! She did give a big SPANK back to Etta Jamesby singing part of “At Last” again. Nobody tells the queen what to sing!
The nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards were announced this morning. On the first anniversary of his death, Heath Ledger received a huge tribute: The late actor is an Oscar nominee for best supporting actor for his role as The Joker in “The Dark Knight.”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” notched the most nominations with 13, including best picture, best director for David Fincher, best actor for Brad Pitt and a best supporting actress nod for Taraji Phenson. The other best picture nominees were “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Reader,” “Milk” and “Frost/Nixon”.
Sean Penn’s turn in “Milk” is shaping up as the a front runner in the best actor race. The Academy also acknowledged Mickey Rourke’s return from a decade-long career in “The Wrestler.” The other nominees are Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” and Frank Langella “Frost/Nixon.”
In the best actress category, there is plenty of star power among the nominees, including Anne Hathaway for “Rachel Getting Married”, Angelina Jolie for “Changeling”, Meryl Streep in “Doubt” and Kate Winslet for “Revolutionary Road”. Please God don’t let Anne and Mery TIE like they did at the Golden Globes, or we may get another cracked-out speech from Ann!Melissa Leo was a surprise nominee for her performance in the Sundance Film Festival winner, “Frozen River.”
“Doubt” produced two best supporting actress nominees for Amy Adams and Viola Davis. Penelope Cruz “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is considered one of the early favorites in the category, which also includes Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler”.
Robert Downey Jr. continued his year-long comeback with a supporting actor nomination for his role in the comedy, “Tropic Thunder.” Other nominees include: Josh Brolin in “Milk”, Philip Seymour Hoffman for “Doubt” and Michael Shannon for “Revolutionary Road”.
Heath Ledger, however, is the sentimental favorite among critics.
His performance as The Joker, however, didn’t carry over to the “The Dark Knight,” despite it’s $500-million haul at the box office. The picture was shut out of the best picture and best director categories.
The 81st-annual Oscars will be hosted by Hugh Jackman. The ceremony will be televised on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
source: NY Daily News