Oscars 2012 Articles

Most Oscar Try: Angelina Jolie

February 27, 2012 23:24:06 Posted at February 27, 2012 23:24:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’m in LA with an entire crew of people working in entertainment news. You could say we are professional celebrity watchers. And none of us can remember seeing Angelina Jolie the way she was last night, especially not the Angelina Jolie post-BBT.  The one who became a humanitarian and philanthropist. Full Story

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Gwyneth Paltrow: Best at the Oscars 2012

February 27, 2012 22:40:20 Posted at February 27, 2012 22:40:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If you read my site regularly you’ll know this isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned my obsession with capes. Here’s a recent example. Here’s another. So no, this isn’t just about my Gwyneth, actually; it’s also about the Cape first, and a Cape designed by Tom Ford was the closest we came to a game changer last night at the Oscars. Full Story

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Worst Dressed: Melissa McCarthy

February 27, 2012 21:59:49 Posted at February 27, 2012 21:59:49
Duana Posted by Duana
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It pains me to have to say it.  But you know that I'm right.  I looked at that dress, felt disappointed, and then went back to look at McCarthy's award season to see what I wanted instead.  I mean, it's hard to say. All her previous gowns have been a type. A jersey-esque long-sleeve with a v neck in a muted jewel colour. Full Story

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Ryan & The Dictator at the Oscars

February 27, 2012 21:34:16 Posted at February 27, 2012 21:34:16
Duana Posted by Duana
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Ryan Seacrest is so successful because he's the guy who gets it, right? He laughed it off when Simon Cowell mocked him and they became a comic duo. He sees what the world loves in the Kardashians and lovingly exploits their exploits all the way to the bank. He's trusted by all. He laughs in the face of almost everything. Full Story

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Jean Dujardin: Best Actor imitating Ian Somerhalder

February 27, 2012 21:16:50 Posted at February 27, 2012 21:16:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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He’s charming, yes. I am happy he won, totally. I love how much he appreciated his moment, 100%. And I know how much you all are into him. So I will apologise in advance. Sorry. But I am over his eyebrows and the eyecock and the face acting silent movie-ing. Because it is annoying. Do you hate me? I don’t think you should. Full Story

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The Chosen Dress At Oscar: Tina Fey

February 27, 2012 20:57:27 Posted at February 27, 2012 20:57:27
Duana Posted by Duana
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I did something very out of character for me yesterday. Before the show, before all the panic and craziness, I went for a hike. In LA, where people hike. This is not something I undertake all the time. In fact, people who know me and are reading this just spit out whatever beverage they were working on. Full Story

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Oscar Party Awkwards: Cruise + Beckham

February 27, 2012 20:50:59 Posted at February 27, 2012 20:50:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Cruise did not walk the carpet with Katie Holmes. Instead, he went straight inside and presented the final award of the night, a responsibility usually reserved for a big deal name. Thank you Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise keeps hanging in there. You do have to admire his tenacity, don’t you? He will never let you push him out. Full Story

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Oscar Afterparty Charm: Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt

February 27, 2012 20:34:23 Posted at February 27, 2012 20:34:23
Duana Posted by Duana
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I wasn't really worried. Not actually. Maybe just a little bit. Jon Hamm was out a few times this month without Jennifer and I started to get just a little...heightened about the whole thing. As the events grew more and more high-profile, the fact that she was busy working was both completely awesome - they don't have to be together all the time! She doesn't just exist to squire him to things! - and a little angst-making, because there's something about these two that is special to me. Full Story

Oscar Apocalypse

February 27, 2012 20:25:57 Posted at February 27, 2012 20:25:57
Duana Posted by Duana
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It is surely the apocalypse, because here I sit, in front of pictures of Natalie Portman, and I feel...fine. I have no rants here.  Are you still there? I don't know what to say, almost. I like the dress. Not on everyone, not to every event, but it was beautiful vintage Christian Dior, and the delicate polka dots work for me. Full Story

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Oscar slumming: Cameron Diaz edition

February 27, 2012 20:15:06 Posted at February 27, 2012 20:15:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’ll say this: I really like the Gucci she wore to the show. I walked past her on my way to the press room and the beading on the skirt as she moved was gorgeous. In person Cam really carried this piece beautifully. But I did not enjoy the harsh orange Victoria Beckham she wore for Vanity Fair. Because of her build, on her it just looks like gym attire, especially from the waist up. Full Story

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Oscar Slumming: JLo edition

February 27, 2012 19:52:04 Posted at February 27, 2012 19:52:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I didn’t hate the silver Zuhair Murad as much as some of you. Having said that...it’s Zuhair Murad. So not-hate will never become like or love. My feelings about JLo from last night though aren’t focused on her attire.How can they be when there’s so much other business to sh-t on. Like the body language she had going on with Cameron Diaz while they were presenting. Full Story

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Best Starmaking Moment - with a side of Deja Vu: Emma Stone

February 27, 2012 19:33:41 Posted at February 27, 2012 19:33:41
Duana Posted by Duana
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There are stars, and then there are stars, you know? Even though Emma Stone's had a good few years and a REALLY good 2011, she hasn't had that defining role... yet. The one everyone remembers as equal parts incredible acting and indelibly her. I'm sure she's getting scripts, but she's usually a variation on a Sassy Quirky Truth Teller. Full Story

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Best Oscar Energy: Jessica Chastain

February 27, 2012 18:48:41 Posted at February 27, 2012 18:48:41
Duana Posted by Duana
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What do you think she was singing? She was so upbeat and excited, you know she had some song in her head. Something upbeat and excited. "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"? I don't know.  This is the excitement that is appropriate for one's first Oscars. Or any Oscars.  It's a party, you get to be there, it's amazing. Full Story

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20 at Oscar: Shailene Woodley

February 27, 2012 18:28:40 Posted at February 27, 2012 18:28:40
Duana Posted by Duana
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I'm caught between empathy and irritation with Shailene Woodley. I'm not used to feeling these two things together so maybe if I explore the more benign one, the other will be slightly less annoying.I love vintage dresses. I have several that are, to me and my wardrobe, like, my clothing thesis. Please feel free to roll your eyes, I just did. Full Story

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