Dear Gossips,

The Hollywood Reporter posted a fascinating discussion with an Academy voter yesterday that went down as he was filling out his Oscar ballot. He completed it in the presence of THR’s Scott Feinberg, with commentary and rationale -- compelling insight into how Oscar happens and, once again, how it’s all a popularity contest. This dude is a crusty old f-ck. And he makes his selections not based on merit but, primarily, on who he likes and doesn’t and -- tellingly -- what happens OFF screen. Jennifer Lawrence isn’t getting his vote because of her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live. Emmanuelle Riva is because, um, she might expire soon. Now you know why the Afflecks keep taking their kids out for breakfast. Click here to read the entire article.


Who gives a sh-t about Oscar when...

Hot Harry is playing ski bunnies with a blonde!?!?!

More on this later.

Am blogging on the fly from LA today as we’re shooting a million pre-Oscar segments through the morning. Never hated the west coast time zone more than I do now. You’re always chasing, chasing, chasing.

Yours in gossip,