Oscars 2009

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Oscars Dispatch: Jennifer Aniston To Present Award At Oscars

Her “Oscar boyfriend” John Mayer already dished that he will be her date, and now it has been revealed that Jennifer Aniston will be presenting an award with comedian Jack Black on Sunday.

This year’s Oscars will certainly be eventful for Jen, who faces a possible run-in with her ex Brad Pitt and his babymomma Angelina Jolie. [Source: E! Online; Photo: WireImage]

(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches in our Academy Awards Blog. Plus, don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)

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Hollywood Gossip Dispatch: Jennifer Aniston To Present Award At Oscars

Her “Oscar boyfriend” John Mayer already dished that he will be her date, and now it has been revealed that Jennifer Aniston will be presenting an award with comedian Jack Black on Sunday.

This year’s Oscars will certainly be eventful for Jen, who faces a possible run-in with her ex Brad Pitt and his babymomma Angelina Jolie. [Source: E! Online;  Photo: WireImage]

(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches and don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)

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EXCLUSIVE: Shauna Sand And Her Daughters Banned From Gifting Suite

Shauna Sand Lamas, the former Playmate and actress who has a penchant for stripper heels, stopped by the Platinum pre-Oscars gifting suite at the Pali Mansion today with a mission: get lots of free stuff! With boyfriend Greg Knudson in tow, Shauna popped into the ADA handbag booth and snagged fashionable goodies like a wallet from ADA and a red suede belt.

Shauna’s two young daughters must have seen mommy’s goodies, and they wanted some for themselves! She later came back with her two daughters, who were on a mission for some swag. The little girls stopped by the booth and started grabbing tons of merchandise. Our source reveals: “Shauna’s daughters proceeded to grab about five $100 leather wallets off the table and drop them into their gift bags, as their mom just stood there clueless. The kids being the savvy ‘shoppers’ that they are ended up getting away with approx $500 worth of product from ADA handbags & accessories!”

After their $500 shopping spree, the little ladies decided they wanted to come back for more. But a source exclusively tells Scandalist that an ADA representative “had to tell them that they already had enough, since clearly her mom was not about to try to control them.”

What’s in the future for these little ladies? First, copying mom’s swag-happy ways, next, riding on the beach in Segways wearing stripper heels?! Shauna is pictured above at Melanie Segal’s “Be The Change” Oscar Lounge. [Photo: WireImage]

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(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches in our Academy Awards Blog. Plus, don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)

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EXCLUSIVE: Shauna Sand And Her Daughters Banned From Gifting Suite

Shauna Sand Lamas, the former Playmate and actress who has a penchant for stripper heels, stopped by the Platinum pre-Oscars gifting suite at the Pali Mansion today with a mission: get lots of free stuff! With boyfriend Greg Knudson in tow, Shauna popped into the ADA handbag booth and snagged fashionable goodies like a wallet from ADA and a red suede belt.

Shauna’s two young daughters must have seen mommy’s goodies, and they wanted some for themselves! She later came back with her two daughters, who were on a mission for some swag. The little girls stopped by the booth and started grabbing tons of merchandise. Our source reveals: “Shauna’s daughters proceeded to grab about five $100 leather wallets off the table and drop them into their gift bags, as their mom just stood there clueless. The kids being the savvy ‘shoppers’ that they are ended up getting away with approx $500 worth of product from ADA handbags & accessories!”

After their $500 shopping spree, the little ladies decided they wanted to come back for more. But a source exclusively tells Scandalist that an ADA representative “had to tell them that they already had enough, since clearly her mom was not about to try to control them.”

What’s in the future for these little ladies? First, copying mom’s swag-happy ways, next, riding on the beach in Segways wearing stripper heels?! Shauna is pictured above at Melanie Segal’s “Be The Change” Oscar Lounge. [Photo: WireImage]

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A Fond Farewell To The Kate Winslet Nude Scene

In a recent Time profile, Oscar nominee Kate Winslet claims that, after her graphic sex scenes in The Reader, she’s considering retiring her naughty bits from cinema. “a) I can’t keep getting away with it, and b) I don’t want to become ‘that actress who always gets her kit off.” While the first reason is understandable, the second is wishful thinking. If you rent a live-action movie starring Kate Winslet, you currently have a more than 50% chance of seeing her naked (if you’ll settle for underwear or an “oh”-face, your chances skyrocket). For the entire latter half of the ’90s, you couldn’t see a movie she was in without at least one of her breasts saying hello. She was that actress who always got her kit off.

“I like exposing myself,” Kate said in 2002. “There’s not an awful lot that embarrasses me. I’m the kind of actress that absolutely believes in exposing myself.” For over a decade, Winslet was the nudest of cinema nudists, and its hard to believe she’ll be able to stay clothed for long. Maybe Helen Mirren could give her some encouragement.

Check out the gallery for a look back at her front and back.

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Oscars Dispatch: Slumdog Kids Flown In For Ceremony

The children who starred in the Oscar-nominated Slumdog Millionaire are being flown into glitzy Los Angeles from India to attend the 2009 Oscars. Two of them (Azharrudin Mohammed, 10, and Rubina Ali, 9) live in Mumbai slums, and all three are being put up in a five-star hotel so they can walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards. None of the children have ever been to the United States: “Not in my dreams did I ever think I will go to America,” Rubina says.

Although the children appear to be living a dream come true, there has been controversy surrounding their involvement in the film and their attendance at the Oscars. Rubina lives in a one-room hut, and her parents reportedly rejected the studio’s original offer to fly her to L.A., suggesting that the money could be put to better use in her life.

Makers of the film have been accused of producing “poverty porn” and exploiting the children as well as creating the term “slumdog,” which some slum dwellers find offensive. Director Danny Boyle says he cast the real slum dwelling children, as opposed to professional actors to give the kids an escape from poverty. The studio has reportedly set up trust funds for the children when they graduate and has assisted them in trying to find new housing in Mumbai.

The children seem unaffected by any controversy surrounding the film, and appear only excited to be rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite on Sunday. “I’m going to go and take a lot of pictures and show them to people over here,” Rubina said. “I have to buy clothes and shoes for the award ceremony.” [Photos: Fox Searchlight; Source: Times Online]

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(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches in our Academy Awards Blog. Plus, don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 8PM EST!)

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Hollywood Gossip Dispatch: Slumdog Kids Flown In For Ceremony

The children who starred in the Oscar-nominated Slumdog Millionaire are being flown into glitzy Los Angeles from India to attend the 2009 Oscars. Two of them (Azharrudin Mohammed, 10, and Rubina Ali, 9) live in Mumbai slums, and all three are being put up in a five-star hotel so they can walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards. None of the children have ever been to the United States: “Not in my dreams did I ever think I will go to America,” Rubina says.

Although the children appear to be living a dream come true, there has been controversy surrounding their involvement in the film and their attendance at the Oscars. Rubina lives in a one-room hut, and her parents reportedly rejected the studio’s original offer to fly her to L.A., suggesting that the money could be put to better use in her life.

Makers of the film have been accused of producing “poverty porn” and exploiting the children as well as creating the term “slumdog,” which some slum dwellers find offensive. Director Danny Boyle says he cast the real slum dwelling children, as opposed to professional actors to give the kids an escape from poverty. The studio has reportedly set up trust funds for the children when they graduate and has assisted them in trying to find new housing in Mumbai.

The children seem unaffected by any controversy surrounding the film, and appear only excited to be rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite on Sunday. “I’m going to go and take a lot of pictures and show them to people over here,” Rubina said. “I have to buy clothes and shoes for the award ceremony.” [Photos: Fox Searchlight; Source: Times Online]

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(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches and don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)

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Red Carpet Report Card: Kate Winslet

Welcome to Red Carpet Report Card, where the stars are put to the test on their red carpet fashion choices. In today’s episode, Scandalist‘s Fashion 101 teacher Libby Keatinge grades Kate Winslet on her awards show style. How will the Best Actress nominee measure up on fashion’s biggest test?

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Gossip Break: The Most Wonderful Weave In The World

  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are almost at the one-year mark of their marriage. Guess crazy people can make it work after all!  [DListed]
  • Halle Berry doesn’t shave her armpits well, but a little hair doesn’t make her any less hot.  [Seriously?OMG]
  • Kate Bosworth may not have acted in anything recently, but she’s still around and she’s still too skinny.  [Jezebel]
  • A woman was protected from a bullet aimed at her head by her hair weave.  [Buzzfeed]
  • The 100 Best Ever Lady Confessions. These are x-rated, so read with care (and in the privacy of your own home).  [FHM]
  • Lindsay Lohan spends $800 a week on her hair.  You can take the girl out of Long Island…  [CelebSlam]
  • Looks like our favorite redhead also got “shhh…” tattooed on her finger.  [PopSugar]
  • 20 Movies That You Didn’t Know Won Oscars. Pearl Harbor? Really?  [BWE]
  • Madonna is bringing her Brazilian boyfriend to the Oscars. Sorry A-Rod!  [I'mNotObsessed]

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Hollywood Gossip Dispatch: Jen, Angelina To Face Off

Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are rumored to finally be coming face to face at this year’s Night Before Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Although both ladies had RSVPd for the pre-Oscars bash in 2008, no showdown occurred, as Jen left the event after half an hour and Angelina and Brad Pitt never made it.

Insiders say this year might be a different story. Jen is reportedly prepared to face her ex-husband Brad’s babymomma in the flesh. “Jen has never been more ready,” a source close to the actress tells The Boston Herald. “It’s important for Jen to feel she can stack up to Angelina with her dress, her hair, and her date. And now couldn’t be better timing.”

Since Jen and Brad’s split, and Brad’s quick move to Angelina, the actresses have never come face to face. “It’s taken lots of time, but Jen’s getting past her insecurities about Brad and Angie and their huge, happy family. Though the meeting is sure to be difficult, Jen knows it has to happen sometime,” the source reveals.

If their face-to-face encounter at the party doesn’t go down, Angelina will reportedly be hard for Jen to miss at the actual Oscars ceremony on Sunday. The mother of six is reportedly shopping around for a $20-million-dollar necklace to wear to the event.

She’s been driving all the high-end jewelers of New York crazy,” a source tells OK!

(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches and don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)