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Oscar Night’s Top 15 Most Memorable Moments

Last night’s Academy Awards were apparently a hit – as 6% more people tuned in this year (as opposed to last) to be called “commie, homo-loving sons of guns” by Sean Penn. Trust us, it was worth it!

There were other highlights besides Penn’s gracious acceptance speech, including the “Jai Ho” musical number, Jennifer Aniston‘s awkward presenting work, and Ben Stiller mocking Joaquin Phoenix. Check out our massive gallery of the show’s best moments below.

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Screw The Oscars! Mateo Is Chillaxin’ In Rio

Oscars…whatever, man. Matthew McConaughey has a People’s Choice Award and an MTV Movie Award, but the bro has never seen no love from the Oscars. Not even for Amistad. Snubbed yet again despite striking performances in Fool’s Gold, Tropic Thunder and Surfer, Dude, Mateo spent last night enjoying the topless Samba dancers at Rio De Janeiro’s Carnival, Brazil’s biggest, most bombastic annual event. Kevin Spacey and Gisele Budchen also skipped the Hollywood ass-smooch to take in the festivities.

Naturally, Matt went for a shirtless jog on the beach before last night’s revelry. Check out his vacation from the unappreciative movie industry in the gallery below.

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Stripper Dad Should Keep His Day Job

Monday blues got you down? Watch the video above of a 47-year-old man struggling to perfect his stripping technique. His session comes to a close when his wife yells “Joel, dinner’s on the table!”

Need to see more? Check out PoleDanceFan‘s YouTube channel for 63 more videos of failed attempts at stripping, five hot tips about the sport of pole dancing, and a personal bio. [Source: BuzzFeed]


Flashback Lunch: Sophia Loren’s Oscar Night Outfits

Needless to say, last night was not the first time Sophia Loren attended the Academy Awards. The Italian won Best Actress for 1960′s Two Women (the first major award for a non-English performance) and received an Honorary Oscar for her contribution to world cinema in 1991, but she’s dazzled fans at ceremonies before, between and after these accolades. Who knows? The 74-year-old, who promised to striptease for her favorite Italian soccer team two years ago, might be back soon. Check out some of her greatest ensembles in the gallery below.

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Chris Gifts Rihanna Diamonds, IPod, After Beating Her Up

After violently assaulting Rihanna and violating every aspect of their relationship, Chris Brown attempted to get back on his girlfriend’s good side (and presumably assuage his own guilt) with a belated birthday present. In addition to calling the singer on her 21st birthday, Chris sent Rihanna a diamond necklace, diamond earrings and an iPod Touch.

As materialistic as we normally are, an iPod touch doesn’t quite make up for all that emotional and physical trauma. Chris is gonna have to do a lot better if he wants to redeem himself. Perhaps counseling and leaving her the eff alone might be a good place to start?

The shamed singer apparently also called his ex on her big day in an attempt to woo her with words as well. “Chris called Rihanna to wish her a happy birthday,” reveals an insider. “He’s absolutely trying to get back into her good graces. He knows he’s very much in the doghouse right now, and is doing everything he can to show her how sorry he is.”  [NYDN. Photo: WireImage]

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Oscars Fashion Face-Off: Brad’s Beauties

In case you missed every tabloid’s frantic reporting, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie were – gasp! – in the same room last night for over three hours! Luckily the world didn’t implode from their meeting, and we’re here this morning picking apart their Oscar fashion choices and wondering which of Brad Pitt‘s ladies brought it on the red carpet (‘It’ refers to style – not John Mayer).

Jen did her usual ‘California casual elegance’ thing, while Angie was dramatic and daring in a black gown with bold jewels. But whose outfit made you swoon? Make your opinion heard – and peep pics of all the best red carpet moments in our gallery below!  [Photos: GettyImages]

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Oscars News: Red Carpet and Winners!

Our news team was in Hollywood Sunday night. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Anne Hathaway, here’s some of the celeb action they discovered on the Oscars red carpet.

Check out lots of Oscar photo galleries, fashion news, winner’s list, and celeb gossip.

Check our news report on Slumdog Millionaire‘s sweep, and wins by Sean Penn and Penelope Cruz.

Watch more video news clips about the Oscars, the Grammys, the Fray and other subjects.


Nicole Richie Is Pregnant Again

Joel Madden still hasn’t put a ring on it, but he just put another baby in it. Madden announced on his band Good Charlotte’s web site that girlfriend Nicole Richie is pregnant again, a little over a year after the birth of their daughter Harlow. For reasons unknown he decided to tie the announcement to the weekend’s festivities.

What’s better than winning an Oscar? I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister! God has truly blessed my family. Hope your all feeling as good as i am right now………

If he’s jealous, maybe they could just name it Oscar. It’s almost been two years since Madden and Richie were allegedly engaged. Think baby #2 will get the pair to commit already? Hard to believe they could pass up the cash for wedding photo exclusives.

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Freida Pinto’s Ex Spills Tamest Relationship Secrets Ever

Bitter exes are nothing new for up-and-coming stars. Unsurprisingly, the widely-reported ditched ex-fiance of Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has sold his story for a bucketload of cash and poured his heart out to the British tabloids. However, unlike the usual warts-and-all tales of sexual deviancy, cheating allegations and bad behavior, poor old Rohan Antao’s revelations are a little more sedate. He tells the News of the World:

  • After meeting in 2007: “We spent all our time together, just the two of us. We were a modern couple, so we didn’t need a chaperone.” Oooh!
  • On their physical relationship: “Her embrace was amazing and you could forget about all your worries. That’s what I loved about her the most. There’s more, but we’re private people and that’s between her and me.” Oh.
  • On his growing anger with Freida and co-star Dev Patel: “I asked Freida to spend less time with Dev, but she refused. She was comfortable with him, and we were talking over the phone less and less. I was ticked off with Dev-and her.” Ticked off! Get that.
  • On their relationship now: “She is infatuated with Dev. I don’t know if they were having a sexual relationship but if I came face to face with him I would have things to say.” Grrr!

Bless. Actually, it’s nice to read a kiss-and-tell from an ex that neither kisses nor really tells very much either. At least we haven’t come away feeling dirty and can look at their cute Oscar photos with innocence still intact.