Seriously? The one thing that would have jazzed up an otherwise super-beige Academy Awards, and we didn’t even get to see it? Many who attended the Academy Awards reported Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem kissed at the Oscars, right before they broke into a romantic little two step on-stage. We wouldn’t know, because the most important moment of the 2011 Oscars never reached our television. “It [the dance and the kiss] was unscripted, and the plan in the truck was always to cut to Penelope [Cruz] in the audience applauding Josh’s and Javier’s introduction,” Oscars producer Bruce Cohen explains. Well, we’ll have to watch the show again; if Penelope’s eyes bulge out of their sockets and her tongue unfurls to the ground, then we’ll know we’re definitely missing something great.
The gay news site AfterElton questioned whether homophobia kept Brolin and Bardem’s kiss off the air, a claim Cohen denies. We should hope not; it’s the only thing that would have made up for Anne Hathaway‘s musical number. “So that is what happened, just as they were starting to dance. Josh and Javier’s moment…would have made a great TV moment, but since no one knew it was coming, we cut to the gorgeous Mz. Cruz as planned,” Cohen said. “By the time, we cut back from her close-up, Josh and Javier were walking to the podium.” Next year the producers are going to have to be on their game to catch precious moments like these. Either that, or they can script them into the show. In which case, we will welcome James Franco back with open arms…and lips.
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There was plenty of thanksgiving tonight when Natalie Portman win Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but a lot of it had more to do with Natalie’s ballooning waistline than with her amazing performance in Black Swan. Portman won the award over a group of stellar performers, including The Kids Are Alright’s Annette Benning, Rabbit Hole’s Nicole Kidman, Blue Valentine’s Michelle Williams, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Noomi Rapace, and Winter’s Bone Jennifer Lawrence. The glowing Portman thanked her fellow nominees, but saved a special acknowledgment for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. “I met you 10 years ago in a HoJo in Times Square. You were classy then, you’re keeping it classy now,” Portman teased.
Elegant or not, the actress praised her boss for helping her move up unto a new pant size. “I keep telling Darren, you made me very skinny and now you’re indirectly responsible for making me fat, since you introduced me to my love Benjamin Millepied,” Natalie joked. Luckily Darren’s not directly responsible, or Portman would have a lot of awkward explaining on her hands.
In a surprise appearance on the red carpet, Justin Bieber punks the beautiful people of VH1’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Deep in disguise, Bieber is grilling actors about how they much enjoyed the Justin Bieber Movie: 3D and what they really think about the Baby singer. Despite the fact that that JB:3D does not actually exist, we bet some celebs have to think loooong and hard about whether they loved it or not. We bet we would too, if it incorporated that mustache! Tune into VH1 now to watch Bieber own the carpet before the CCMAs start at 9:00pm!
See another vid of Bieber punking stars after the jump.
In 2010, movie-goers clamored for three things at the box office: family-friendly fare (Toy Story 3, Harry Potter 7), a movie about dreams within dreams within dreams, and seriously ass-kicking action films. From trashy, big-budget blockbusters to Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominees, every genre was chock full of bad-asses this year. While it was hard to narrow down, but we somehow managed to decide on our Biggest Bad-Asses of 2010: ten characters that are not to be messed with. Yes, Toy Story 3 made the list— even Pixar is capable of turning cuddly nursery toys into evil villains with no conscience.
Check out our complete Bad-Ass gallery below and let us know if we left any of your favorites off the list.
It can happen to the best of us. One minute you’re lounging in your silken dressing robes, sipping cognac while you stare into a fire made out of $100 bills, the next minute you realize, whoops, you forgot to make those lease payments on your private island! For the past 12 years! Oh, did we mention that you’re a famous actor in this scenario?
Rather than pull a Wesley Snipes (too soon?) and settle for homemade toilet wine while serving 3-5, most actors would instead start taking any role they can get to pump their bank accounts back into shape. And we do mean any: a filthy wizard, a GCI Great Dane, even a Katherine Heigl type. So we offer for your approval the Ten Biggest Hollywood Hacks of 2010, ten actors who seemed almost certainly to have been in it for the money, tax issues or otherwise. The economy might be in the gutter, but that doesn’t mean celebrities can’t get paid millions of dollars to star in awful, awful movies. By the way, are you going to finish that toilet wine?