Best Contract Fulfilment: Celine Dion

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 09:51:13 February 28, 2011 09:51:13

Written by Duana This woman. This – woman. She is so fantastic. She is not here because these are all her lovely celebrity friends – she is here because she was invited, requested to do a job. You know what her job is? Her job is “to sing the ‘Smile’ song to commemorate those who have died”. Full Story

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Oscar Fringe & Tail: Emma Stone

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 09:34:50 February 28, 2011 09:34:50

Duana saw these photos before I did. I was heading back from the press room when my Blackberry went off with a note from her that read “you’re not going to like Emma Stone”. She was right. Very, very disappointed. This is Emma Stone at the Vanity Fair party. The fringe ages her. A lot. Full Story

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Worst Biscuit Dress: Florence Welch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 09:13:38 February 28, 2011 09:13:38

Written by Duana Florence of Florence and the Machine – who’s informally Florence Welch - obviously has a lot to be happy about. Not the least of which is being invited to perform at the Academy Awards. But did she look like she was enjoying herself? Or – let me rephrase – did she look, even marginally, like she was able to raise her energy level above ‘barely conscious and watching reruns on the couch’? If you’re tired or ill or something, fake it. Full Story

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Oscar Bro-down: RDJ & Jude Law

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 09:00:33 February 28, 2011 09:00:33

RDJ should host the Oscars. Some of you suggested he should host with Sandra Bullock. Yeah I could get down with that. Neither of them needs it though. And they might be too big for it anyway. But sometimes it’s too short, you know? Watching him for 3 minutes, how he always hits the right note – funny, a little acerbic, but also self-deprecating – it’s much too short. Full Story

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Mila Kunis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 08:36:07 February 28, 2011 08:36:07

Written by Duana So about that dress. I stared at it for a long time. Oddly, the thing that got me wasn’t the cut but the colour, I’m generally not a fan of anything in that kind of candy-fied, pastellish hue. Anyway, as the show went on I told Michelle “Well, I think the colour is actually what saves it from being tacky”. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Hair: Reese Witherspoon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 28, 2011 08:16:00 February 28, 2011 08:16:00

Jesus. Who made this call? The only, only, only positive here are the earrings. Everything else is an Elle Woods homage to Julia Roberts. But it’s the hair that’s really the crime here. The dress is for a hostess but it’s the hair that really fills me with rage. Obviously the homemaker aspect of it is offensive in itself, but also… the fact that it requires a hairpiece to pull off, one of those tacky ass accessories you can order off the tv – WHY is this happening to Reese Witherspoon? She doesn’t usually f-ck it up so badly. Full Story

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Best Oscar ConCERN: Helena Bonham Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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