The Academy did a lot of things right this morning. And ... they also chose Rooney Mara over Tilda Swinton. So, you know, there’s that.
This open is being written three minutes after the nominations were announced. Everyone is scrambling to release their analyses now. I cheered for The Tree of Life. I bugged my eyes at Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. And then came the list of snubs. More observations to follow.
But let’s go back to the beginning:
Aloof will be at the Oscars on February 26. Can you stand it?
Yours in gossip,
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There’s Giambattista Valli and Chanel...and then there’s Armani haute couture. Also the “Less Than” Friend in LifeStyle.
Heidi thought Seal was too intense about his special room (The Superficial)
Is it the altitude because Dylan and I just lost our minds laughing over this video (Dlisted)
Is this about Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge? (Towleroad)
Nina Dobrev looks extra amazing when she’s styled properly (Hollywood Tuna)
Gwyneth arrives...to talk Cam away from Diddy? (Pop Sugar)
Sh-t or diarrhoea: Ke$ha or Lana Del Ray? (Just Jared)
This is not an old photo. But how many times have you seen Heather Graham in this red dress? (Popoholic)
Vanessa Paradis: coy, sexy, and still a mystery (Celebuzz)
This is way better than that sh-t David E Kelley came up with (Amy Grindhouse)
Where does Selena Gomez find these things? (Go Fug Yourself)
Right now, I really need Taylor Swift to give me a f-cking break. Here she is, in London today, taking a walk on her own in Hyde Park at the Diana memorial. You know, just a pretty girl with her umbrella, with her thoughts to keep her company, and the swans for inspiration.Are you kidding me with this? Fast forward six months from now and we’ll have to hear about a song she came up with on this very day, as she reflected on the life of a fallen princess. Full Story
Prince William and Catherine are currently in Mustique, on holiday with the Middletons, including Pippa, before he heads off to the Falkland Islands for work on an extended trip. Much has been made of how Kate will handle their separation, as much of the British media reports she’ll be lost without him, despondent and lonely, and that Camilla has reached out to spend time with her so she’s not sitting around the castle, all sad and sh-t. Full Story
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House Of Lies Season 1 Episode 3 recapOkay. I warned you. This show is too funny not to get specific, so we’re going to be a little more thorough this time. Marty sleeps while a woman in an ugly sweater rubs his shoulder. He wakes up all ‘Mom, OMG!’ But of course, as we remember from the previouslies, she committed suicide. Full Story
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. And it had nothing to do with Madonna. Remember when people, many months ago, were blowing it out their asses that she'd have a chance? Please. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a giant eyeroll. Here's Madge at the NY premiere of W.E. last night in Marchesa. Full Story
As I noted yesterday - click here for a refresher - Mark Harris predicted Rooney Mara would be on the list of five Best Actresses. Only he thought she’d make it in over Glenn Close. Turns out she made it in at the expense of Tilda Swinton. Because the Academy couldn’t bring itself to watch a movie about a mother and her serial killer son. Full Story
Happy 27th Birthday Victoria with love from Shannon wishing you a good year after last year. See? Misfits!!! For you by request: Barry Zito and Dolvett Quince. And for MB from Mel who says you’re not that happy about being your age - late twenty-something - here are Chris Martin, Simon Pegg, and Zach Braff to cheer you up, and it sounds like you need it. Full Story