Best Oscar ConCERN: Helena Bonham Carter

February 28, 2011 07:54:39 Posted at February 28, 2011 07:54:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Helena Bonham Carter was pretty intent on not pulling the focus last night which is actually rather charming. She knew it wasn’t about her. Yet – somehow she still managed, in her all black ensemble, to catch my eye – she was concerned. Full Story

Oscar Charcoal: Helen Mirren

February 28, 2011 07:44:30 Posted at February 28, 2011 07:44:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana and I just talked about Helen Mirren – she thinks it’s a big “samey”, she didn’t get “emotional” about this look the way she got emotional about Cate Blanchett’s. Didn’t we all get emotional about Cate Blanchett? We’ll get to Cate Blanchett later. Full Story

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Best Gracious Loser/Worst "Princess": Steinfeld

February 28, 2011 07:21:03 Posted at February 28, 2011 07:21:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Okay. I have an announcement to make. “PRINCESS” HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. Let me back it up a little bit. When I worked at etalk, we were writing a lot of stories about Christina Aguilera and Beyonce and so forth. Full Story

Oscar Breasts: Jennifer Hudson

February 28, 2011 07:11:01 Posted at February 28, 2011 07:11:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I am predisposed to not like this material. I don’t like taffeta. Ever. Taffeta often comes in offensive colours. Always loud. Always really mall prom. It doesn’t scream style to me. It certainly isn’t fresh. And on Jennifer Hudson, with her new Weight Watchers body that gets shoved down our throats all the time, I feel like it was a total disservice. Full Story

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Berry & Swank - Former Winners Wearing Metallic

February 28, 2011 07:00:25 Posted at February 28, 2011 07:00:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Now look, now. If anyone other than Halle Berry had paid tribute to Lena Horne, would it mean that we were less aware of the struggles she had had and the triumphs she had made over the then-totally-biased industry in Hollywood? If I started to talk about this, I might not stop, so let me temper what I’m trying to say. Full Story

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Love and Other Drugs on DVD March 1st!

February 28, 2011 06:38:00 Posted at February 28, 2011 06:38:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Oscar Failed Vintage: Marisa Tomei

February 28, 2011 06:32:00 Posted at February 28, 2011 06:32:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jessi Cruickshank reported on our etalk red carpet show that Marisa Tomei’s dress was some kind of 1950s gown that is so rare and so precious, they wouldn’t loan it to her so she had to buy it and it was tens of thousands of dollars, probably the only celebrity who had to do so last night. Full Story

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Worst Hathaway Imitation: Mandy Moore

February 28, 2011 06:18:34 Posted at February 28, 2011 06:18:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana The first reaction everyone had to Mandy Moore tonight was that she looked severe and kind of angry. This is factual, and though the part in her hair and the weird eyebrow (that a lot of people had going) didn’t help, there was something else at hand, and it took me a minute to realize what. Full Story

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Oscar Undecided: Melissa Leo

February 28, 2011 06:03:41 Posted at February 28, 2011 06:03:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I can’t decide about Melissa Leo on Oscar night. With anything. Like, I don’t know if I like this dress. I know I don’t mind the high collar. I know I don’t mind the beading. But there’s also something decidedly low rent about it. Or that may be because the taste of her embarrassing ads is still lingering in my mouth. Full Story

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Best Oscar Unsung Hero: Anne Hathaway

February 28, 2011 05:54:08 Posted at February 28, 2011 05:54:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana I have a lot of opinions, so, as always, buckle up. But first, a list of Anne’s outfits in order of how good I thought they were. Obviously these are not the technical terms. Red plastic sexy sequins – Atelier VersaceGold shakey shimmy – Oscar de la RentaBlue latex – Armani PriveWhite fussy bodice – Givenchy Haute CoutureTuxedo – unknown. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Host: James Franco

February 28, 2011 05:18:58 Posted at February 28, 2011 05:18:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It was a promising start. The montage was good. Alec Baldwin was good. Morgan Freeman was good. Their Billy Crystal-esque movie insertions were good. Kirk Douglas was good! More than good! So good he should have stayed! Because goddamn as the night went on, the good disappeared, only to be replaced by a spaced out James Franco who could not seem to look at the camera (do they not teach that at film school?) and a Hathaway who overcompensated for her partner’s indifference by trying way too hard. Full Story

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