Monday, February 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I didn’t mind the pop-up Oscars. Was kinda fun reading those factoids. The thank you crawl, however, was totally classist. Basically it ended up being for the people who aren’t famous. Because it’s not like Leo or any of the winners in the major categories used it.  Read Full Intro

Kerry Washington: Oscars Best Dressed (Lainey)

February 29, 2016 23:59:00 Posted at February 29, 2016 23:59:00
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I feel like maybe the photos you’re seeing aren’t representing what this actually looked like in person. I was a few feet away from her and she was ON IT when she was posing at the photo wall. The construction of this dress, the way the leather weaves into the skirt, and how she wore it the way it was meant to be worn – as if she was going into battle. Full Story

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Brie Larson: Oscars Worst Dressed (Duana)

February 29, 2016 23:58:00 Posted at February 29, 2016 23:58:00
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I don’t know what I was expecting, in particular. Brie has had some choices I liked and some I didn’t and some, like her Golden Globes dress, that I grew into loving, surprising myself. But this dress did not feel loveworthy at all. It was just too MUCH. The blue and the pleats were okayyyyy, even though this colour is one that can be lovely and rich or completely basic with just a few adjustments in tone. Full Story

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Saoirse Ronan: Oscars Best Dressed (Duana)

February 29, 2016 23:29:11 Posted at February 29, 2016 23:29:11
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Do you remember my saying, a few weeks ago, that people were getting down on Saoirse Ronan for her apparently strengthening accent? Do you remember hearing that there was a bit of Tall Poppy Syndrome levied at her? Remember the unremarkable dress she wore to the Golden Globes in January? Forget everything you know. Full Story

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Mark Ruffalo’s Almost Oscar

February 29, 2016 22:55:45 Posted at February 29, 2016 22:55:45
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I said it last night on Twitter, but there’s very little that’s crueler than being up for an award with four other people if one of the people—the one who is CERTAIN not to win anything—shares three syllables of a name with you. “And the Oscar goes to…Mark Ru-“ (Time stops. Full Story

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Gwen Stefani’s Oscar Choices

February 29, 2016 21:40:32 Posted at February 29, 2016 21:40:32
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Gwen and Blake hit the Vanity Fair party, and as someone who stresses over outfits, I feel like this might be an even more stressful invitation than the Oscars. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence: the Oscar last

February 29, 2016 21:32:52 Posted at February 29, 2016 21:32:52
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I was still on the balcony last night finishing up some shots when we started hearing the commotion in our earpieces to try to time a standup for Jennifer Lawrence’s arrival. It was, literally, two minutes to show time. Literally. She came with David O Russell, took a few pictures, and then there was a scramble to hustle her all the way down the carpet, around the corner, and up the stairs. Full Story

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Cate Blanchett’s Ageless Oscars

February 29, 2016 21:19:22 Posted at February 29, 2016 21:19:22
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There have been some FUSSY emails today about botox or fillers or micro derma Sweet Potatoes and why we aren’t writing indictments of everyone suspected to use these things. I think 2003 has come and gone, you know? From what I understand, accusing most Hollywood performers of using these things is like accusing them of using deodorant. Full Story

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JT & Jessica at Vanity Fair

February 29, 2016 21:10:51 Posted at February 29, 2016 21:10:51
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“Who do you hate more – Justin Timberlake or Leonardo DiCaprio?” – what I just asked Duana a few minutes ago that resulted in a really fun discussion about who, really, is the worst. For her it’s Leo. And the difference is Saturday Night Live. In Duana’s mind, JT’s willingness to at least try it makes him more tolerable than Leo who, as we know, refuses to put himself out there. Full Story

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