Dear Gossips,

It’s Oscar weekend!

Have you submitted your ballot yet? The prize is $500 to spend at Homesense and an Alexander McQueen bag and a beauty products gift bag. All told, the winner’s getting almost $3000 in gifts. Click here to enter.

Am in LA this weekend covering the Oscars for etalk. We arrived yesterday just in time for the bomb scare. They had us on lockdown for hours while a robot bomb diffuser tried to save us all. It was like watching The Hurt Locker and Wall-E from our hotel window.

Happily, our lives were spared. And we’re live from the red carpet on Sunday night – click here for broadcast details. Danielle Graham and I will be reporting from the exclusive balcony position right before the stars enter the auditorium for the show. My dress is very sparkly. Which isn’t usually my jam. Check me on Twitter for updates through the weekend. And, as always, Duana and I will be blogging overnight on Sunday so come visit if you’re not sleeping either. We’re anticipating close to 50 posts, 10,000 words, and a LOT of pictures. Also, the LifeStyle page will be updated all weekend with Spirit Awards coverage.

This is the Gossip Super Bowl!

Have a great Oscar weekend!

Yours in gossip,