Oscars 2009

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Top Ten Outrageous Oscar Moments

The Academy Awards ceremonies of years past have been littered with memorable outrageous moments. Some are heartfelt, like Cuba Gooding, Jr‘s energetic acceptance speech in 1999. Some are shocking, like when Angelina Jolie made jaws drop by smooching her brother James Haven. Some make your stomach turn, like a sex-scandal plagued Rob Lowe doing a duet with Snow White. Ugh – the horror! Check out our gallery of the top ten most outrageous Oscar moments of all time.

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Red Carpet Report Card: Angelina Jolie

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 Angelina Jolie on her awards show style. With six internationally fabulous children and Brad Pitt on her arm, Angelina always gets an A+ in life, but how will she fare on her Red Carpet Report Card?

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Million Dollar Oscar Winner Offer

Some lucky Oscar winner could not just go home with a prized statuette, but with an extra million bucks! The makers of Airborne have offered to give 1 million dollars to charity if any of the major winners lugs the product onstage during their acceptance speech.

The offer has been extended to all those in the Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress category.

Airborne co-founder Robert McDowell said of the big bucks proposal, “It just seemed to me, in this economy, charities are really struggling. It seemed like a good time to reward some charities, and, if it goes through, we’ll be thrilled to provide the funds to the charity.”

Who will bite at Airborne’s million dollar product placement offer? If Brad and Angelina sign up and get the dough, some very lucky orphans might be getting a new school. But if Best Actor nominee Mickey Rourke is the big winner, surely the The Wrestler star will ease the pain of losing “the love of his life” by purchasing a fantastic Chihuahua farm! [Source: The Sun; Photo: Getty Images]

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Flashback Lunch: Remembering Loki

Loki, the dog Mickey Rourke once called “the love of my life,” passed away on Monday. The eighteen-year-old pet was the daughter of Mickey’s first chihuahua, Beau Jack, who achieved infamy when Mickey dropped out of a movie over the dog being taken out of a scene. Rourke credits Beau Jack for keeping from killing himself during a low period in the ’90s.

Judging from how badly he took Beau Jack’s death in 2002 (“I gave him mouth-to-mouth for 45 minutes before they peeled me off. Depressed? He died at my home, and I didn’t go back for two weeks”), the actor must be pretty down right now. If he wins the Oscar for Best Actor on Sunday, expect one hell of a tribute.

“[Loki]‘s like a giant Xanax, you know? I’m not going to get religious on your ass, but I truly believe God created dogs for a cause. They are the greatest companions a man could ever have.”

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John Mayer Is An ‘Oscar Boyfriend’

We don’t know yet what designer Jennifer Aniston will be sporting at the Oscars, but she will have a very precious accessory – her boyfriend John Mayer!

John revealed, “I’m going to the Oscars. It’s my first Oscars. And it’s my first being an Oscar boyfriend. ”

Although John will happily serve as Jen’s plus one at the ceremony, where the former Friend is rumored to be presenting, after the big night John says he will become “invisible,” as he has to finish his next record. Will the twitter-happy John share any details of the biggest night of the year? [Source: PopSugar; Photo: Getty Images]

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The Best Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Of All Time

When it comes to the Oscars, it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you look on the red carpet! From Jessica Alba in gold Versace to Jennifer Hudson sparkling in Roberto Cavalli to Catherine Zeta-Jones waltzing down the red carpet as a vision in red, some stars really deliver on the big night while others don’t. Check out our gallery of the most fabulous Oscar red carpet fashion of all time!

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Slumdog Millionaire Star Has ‘Secret Husband’

It’s the underdog movie that looks like it could pick up Oscars galore this weekend, and Slumdog Millionaire actors Dev Patel and Freida Pinto have become global stars overnight. But reports now claim that far from having just broken up with her “boyfriend,” Indian actress Freida is actually married. It’s claimed she wed Rohan Antao in Goa in 2007, but kept the marriage under wraps to help her Bollywood career.

“Rohan was with her throughout her years as an actress when she was not at all famous. He supported her during the filming of Slumdog and the pair even celebrated the film’s success at the Toronto Film Festival together last year. However, she just stopped calling him around the time of the Golden Globes awards, when the film started to make waves internationally. He is completely shocked at being dumped and is heartbroken,” reports the Daily Telegraph

Hey, it’s just another stage in Fame 101. Lesson 7: Ditch your former friends and lovers to make it. It happens! As long as she doesn’t start doing it with Russell Brand and/or Brody Jenner instead. You’ve got to have some standards. [Photo: WireImage]

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The Worst Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Of All Time

Stars have hair and makeup people, trainers, and stylists. But even an army of experts cannot save some celebrities from showing up in horrifying outfits on Oscar night. From Bjork‘s infamous swan dress to Trey Parker and Matt Stone dressing in drag to costume designer Lizzy Gardiner showing up with American Express cards all over her body to Whoopi Goldberg‘s bizarre jumpsuit and cape getup, rarely does an Oscar ceremony pass without some crazy star wearing a red carpet tragedy. Check out our gallery of the worst Oscars red carpet fashions of all time! [Photos: Getty Images]

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Red Carpet Report Card: Tina Fey

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 funny girl Tina Fey on her red carpet style. Will the SNL queen go to the head of the class or flunk Fashion 101?

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New Mom M.I.A.: Performing From Bed At Oscars?

Even though she just gave birth to a baby boy less than a week ago, producers of the Oscars ceremony desperately want M.I.A. to perform at Sunday’s Academy Awards, even if it means singing lying down.

“She’s eager to perform,” said Oscars producer Laurence Mark, “We’ve said things like ‘We’re willing to have her enter on a large bed.’ We’ll make it as easy for her as we can.”

AR Rahman, her collaborator on “O Saya,” which is nominated for Best Original Song, insists M.I.A. is enthusiastic about being a part of the ceremony. “She wants to. In fact, she said she’ll do it with a hologram. She has all these ideas,” AR said.

If anyone can do it, it’s certainly M.I.A. This is the same woman who performed at the Grammys on her due date – and then popped out her baby boy just hours after her performance. She recently blogged that her baby boy was “the most amazing thing on the planet.”

He certainly has a tough act to follow! His mama never stops! [Source: Guardian; Photo: Getty Images]

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