Channing Tatum was on Kimmel last night. He did a bit with his childhood imaginary friend and then announced the winners of the Team Oscar contest. It’s a thing with the Academy where they invite people to submit videos about the best advice they’ve ever received and if they’re selected to be a finalist, they get to be part of the Oscar telecast. And then Tatum revealed the winners. The goal is to support emerging talent.
So… can we assume then that Channing Tatum will be presenting at the Oscars?
Speaking of the Oscars and Channing Tatum, there have been some of you asking about Jupiter Ascending, which opens on February 4th, and whether or not it’ll be Eddie Redmayne’s Norbit. I don’t know. I feel like if anyone has to own that, it’ll be Tatum. And Tatum is so popular within the industry and, clearly, so embraced by the Academy, he probably won’t have to wear it either. If Jupiter crashes then, it’s likely on the Wachowskis. Unless, of course, someone else’s campaign takes it upon themselves to make it an issue for Redmayne. And I’m not sure that looks good either.
The Screen Actors Guild went with Redmayne over Michael Keaton. I mentioned last week that something seemed off to me about Keaton during the Critics’ Choice Awards, you remember? Click here for a refresher. That’s the sh-t the Academy pays attention to. You could say that “Alright, alright, alright” was 10-20% of why Matthew McConaughey took it over Leonardo DiCaprio last year. Right now, Keaton’s not giving us any of that. And he’s not giving us any Jeff Bridges either, leaving room for young Eddie to come in with his freckles and his gratitude and his British accent.
Yours in gossip,
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After Eddie Redmayne took the SAG award over the weekend, the Best Actor Oscar race is solidly Redmayne vs. Keaton, with Redmayne gaining an edge. That hasn’t stopped Benedict Cumberbatch from campaigning his ass off, but he probably just tanked whatever chance he had at an upset by making a really unfortunate, very troubling comment about the challenges faced by “colored” actors in the UK. Full Story
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Prince Albert and Serene Charlene were out last night in Monaco to celebrate the patron Saint Devote. Per tradition, they lit up a fishing boat. With candy cane torches. Look how pretty those torches are. I want one. As you can see, Serenity is as happy as we’ve ever seen her. Like, ever. Full Story
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She was already halfway there. Some people just have that “living cartoon” look, like they were drawn by Disney animators then stumbled out of Cool World on accident. Emma Stone has that look and Tom Hiddleston too—he’s a live-action Disney prince if ever there was one. Emma Watson also looks like a live-action Disney character, and it’s now official as she’s been cast in Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Full Story
Have you heard it? Do you like it? Do you LOVE it? I LOVE it. Bought it right away and have it on repeat while I’m working. FourFiveSeconds will be on both Rihanna’s upcoming R8 (whatever she decides to call it) and on Kanye West’s new album. And now everyone is speculating about what sound Rihanna will be taking since this is so raw and stripped in comparison to the heavy dance beats she gave us last time. Full Story
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Human cartoon Johnny Depp has had a bad run over the last few years. He's starred in a string of flops ranging from the ill-advised The Tourist to 2013's embarrassing Lone Ranger and now the disastrous Mortdecai, and he has scarfed his way out of the affections of many fans, myself included. Full Story
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The big show at Paris Fashion Week today was Chanel. Check out Karl with his long-time muse, Vanessa Paradis, and his current muse, Kristen Stewart, following the presentation of the new haute couture collection. The event however was polluted by the presence of a member of the Kanye West’s wife’s family. Full Story
You know how that meadow is a big f-cking deal to Twi-Hards? Well f-ck off Twi-Hards, because Tom Cruise meadowed first! So you’ve heard about Going Clear? The new HBO Scientology documentary that premiered at Sundance? Word is HBO assembled a team of 160 lawyers to cover their asses so that they could go ahead and make this movie. Full Story
Between the PGA Awards, the SAG Awards, Sundance, Paris Fashion Week, and blind riddle subjects filing for divorce, it was a busy weekend in entertainment. So it’ll be a busy blog today too, likely spreading out over two pages. Please refresh often and scroll down to click VIEW MORE if you’re joining us late.
You laughed. And then JLO’s The Boy Next Door exceeded box office expectations. “I like your mother’s cookies” WAS NOT A FLOP. That distinction belongs to Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai. Let’s repeat that:
Jennifer Lopez opened bigger in January than Johnny Depp.
As for the SAG Awards…
Inside a month to go until the Oscars and we now have two tight races: Birdman vs Boyhood and Keaton vs Redmayne for Best Actor. Read Full Intro
The real Best Dressed at the SAG Awards (Dlisted)
This is what gets Nick Jonas Jealous (TooFab)
Anyone can be a DJ (The Superficial)
The back of Jennifer Lawrence’s dress is better than the front (Just Jared)
I really want to go to this award show one day. Seriously. (Hollywood Tuna)
Ryan Reynolds at Sundance (Pop Sugar)
Naomi Watts’s dress was super boring at the SAGs (Cele|bitchy)
Handsome Hugh Jackman and the Empire State Building (Socialite Life)
Look what they did to Kate Middleton’s face on this magazine cover (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
How much it costs to look like Beyonce (OK!)
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Last week I was pleasantly surprised when Paddington turned out to be a sweet, adorable film. This week, after seeing Mortdecai, I was not similarly surprised. Because it was not good. Done in the style of pre-war screwball capers, Mortdecai is about Charlie Mortdecai (human cartoon Johnny Depp), an insufferable English aristocrat and art dealer of questionable ethics. Full Story
You’re here because you love the awards. And you remember. You might not remember what your boss told you five minutes ago, but you remember when Gwyneth wore white Tom Ford to the Oscars. You remember Cate Blanchett’s butterflies by Galliano. You can recall, instantly, everything that Lupita wore last year and when – the red caped Lauren at the Globes, the turquoise beading at the SAGs, the pale blue Prada for the Academy. Full Story