Dear Gossips,

Oscar weekend is here! Will it be a Brange weekend too?

Both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are confirmed as presenters on Sunday night. Mostly likely they were present individually. BUT…if they do take the stage together, come on, that becomes the moment, doesn’t it?

Jennifer Garner is on the presenters list too because of Dallas Buyers Club. Interestingly, Ben Affleck is not, even though his film Argo is the reigning Best Picture. You’ll recall however that Affleck did not take an individual award (ahem, he wasn’t nominated for Best Director – clue!) so I guess having him returning in an official capacity wasn’t an automatic. Still… does he just not show up at all?

But for all our talk of dress porn and who we might be falling over for, there is a dark horse that no one’s been paying attention: Penelope Cruz. She’s presenting. She’s kept a very low profile since the birth of her daughter. I can’t wait to see what she’s wearing. And if it’s a feathered skirt, I promise you will hear me rage.

etalk at the Oscars begins at 6pm ET/3pm PT on CTV – I’ll be live from the Dolby Theatre, hoping my dress still fits! I’ll also be live-tweeting from @LaineyGossip. And Duana and I will be pulling an all-nighter for Monday’s column. We expect a 10,000 word day, with more than 40 articles and A LOT of photos. Join us so that we can yell at each other…or agree. I’ve a feeling we’ll be disagreeing more though. Isn’t that the point?

Have a great weekend! Happy Oscars!

Yours in gossip,


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