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10 Oscar-Nominated Films Recast With Oprah Winfrey

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Every year, there are always one or two Oscars snubs (and upsets) that really hurt. In years past, it was Argo‘s Ben Affleck not getting nominated for Best Director, Sidney Poitier for In the Heat of the Night, or Jimmy Stewart’s emotional turn in Vertigo. This year, it was Oprah Winfrey‘s riveting performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Say what you will about the film, but there was no discounting Winfrey’s turn as Gloria Gaines. She carried the film but, sadly, could not do enough to earn the movie a single nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.

But that’s where we come in. With Oprah out for The Butler, we decided to recast her in several of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Damn the Academy! If they don’t want to recognize her for that role, then we’ll put in everything and see if they can get away with it. Because let’s face it: Every movie is made better with Oprah in it.

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Free Spirits: The Best Cleavage Styles Of The ’70s Are Making A Comeback Today

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Let’s not mince words here. American Hustle, more than anything, was a foray into the many and varied ways into which Amy Adams‘ cleavage could be exposed. From spangly dresses with plunging necklines to the more humble wrap around dress, Adams’ greatest assets were consistently and brazenly on display. Not that anyone is complaining.

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Oscar Nominations Remind Us Of These Much More Important Movie Numbers

OK, by now we’ve had these numbers hammered into our brains: American Hustle and Gravity have 10 Oscar nominations apiece, 12 Years a Slave has nine, Oprah Winfrey has zero. But after we’re done with the echo chamber of awards season, what are the stats that will really matter to us? Here are 0: The number of bras that Amy Adams wears in American Hustle 2: The number of times Sandra Bullock has now faced and Meryl Streep in an Oscar category 3: The number of cats who played Ulysses in Inside Lleywn Davis Read more…

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Curls On Film: The Most Epic Perms In Movie History

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Ah, the perm. A remnant of ’70s and ’80s “fashion” that we can be glad to have left behind. But have we really let go of the perm? With Bradley Cooper sporting an impressive man-perm in American Hustle recently, a nostalgia has been sparked for the admittedly stupid, but strangely endearing, hairstyle.
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American Hustle Stars Remind Us How Sexy The ’70s Really Were

After The Fighter and Silver Linings Playlist, I never doubted that David O. Russell’s American Hustle would be a great film. What surprised me, though, is how it transformed the over-the-top, slightly sleazy aesthetic of its 1978 setting into something truly seductive and sexy. Seriously, I’m scared that men are going to start following Christian Bale’s example and start sporting hairpiece-assisted combovers. When I spoke to Bale, Russell, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, I grilled them about what they found sexy about the era.
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Christian Bale: Hollywood’s Secret Nice Guy?

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American Hustle and Out of the Furnace star Christian Bale doesn’t exactly have the reputation for being warm and fuzzy. Maybe it’s because he so convincingly played Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, maybe it’s because he famously went off on a crew member on Terminator: Salvation, or maybe it’s just because he doesn’t want the public to know what a really nice guy he is! Is Christian Bale secretly the nicest guy in Hollywood?

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Our BFF, And Her American Hustle Co-Stars Aren’t Even Gonna Argue


We’re wrapping up year three of our intense friendship with Jennifer Lawrence, and she doesn’t even know it. In the past 12 months, she’s racked up all the awards and Hunger Games: Catching Fire box office dollars every movie star dreams of, and her crazy good turn in American Hustle¬†(in select theaters today, everywhere December 20) is just going to keep those kudos coming. But the SAG and Golden Globe nods are not what we’re really talking about here. It was in her many interviews, acceptance speeches and red carpet moments that Jen (she let’s us call her that, in our head) really convinced us that she’s the BFF we always wanted — always ready with a fart joke or a self-deprecating comment to brighten our day. We feel like we’ve been in those green rooms doing shots with her, hanging out at her place eating Cheetos, and whispering in her ear when our middle school celebrity crushes walk in the room. Is it healthy to think this way? Jen’s American Hustle co-stars and director David O. Russell were no help at all in dissuading us from our illusions. Watch them refuse to trash talk her above, and then reminisce with us about all the ways she made us think she’s one of us.
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