When it comes to famous people, airports often end up acting the fool. Take Nicki Minaj‘s distressing run-in at London’s Heathrow’s security checkpoint for example. “Pretty sure I was just overtly fondled @ this check point. By a very old lady w/an accent. Word?,” the rapper tweeted yesterday. Nicki also posted a photo of the alleged groper, adding after the fact: “So TSA always takes pics of me while doing their job! But wld u believe they just told ME EYE couldn’t take pics???? Wow. #luckyIMsick.” Yikes, what ever happened to “the customer is always right. And shouldn’t be fondled against their will”?
Now, as far as we can see, there is no way that woman wouldn’t know she was getting overly familiar with the Nicki Minaj. This isn’t Blythe Danner we’re talking about; Nicki’s luggage is probably made out of neon-colored Barbie clothes. We’re not suggesting that famous people deserve to be treated differently during air travel; sometimes that’s the worst idea imaginable (Gerard Depardieu’s urine-soaked adventure, anyone?). That being said, a huge number of celebrity/airline run-ins are just baffling to us. Don’t they know the public cares about celebrities more than anything? Haven’t they heard about the devastating power of Twitter? In addition to Minaj’s bizarro pat down, a host of other celebs have flown the unfriendly skies. Celebs such as:
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Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” By Sapphire
Hands up who wants to watch an overweight girl being abused by her father, being abused by her mother, and balancing raising a developmentally challenged baby in ’80s Harlem with learning to read. A fun night’s in store, right? Fortunately, this stirring adaptation of Sapphire’s bestseller is much, much more. The story of the put-upon Precious is harrowing, but not without its lighter moments. Most importantly, Gabourney Sidibe‘s amazing performance provides a revealing look at the kind of spirit required to overcome what look like insurmountable challenges. In addition, there’s also an Oscar-winning Mo’nique–stuffed into a catsuit and scraped free of makeup–playing one of the movie’s most memorable monsters. Check it out: Precious is a feel-bad movie that will actually leave you feeling like there’s some hope still left out there.
Extras: Commentary from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels, making of featurettes, a deleted scene, Sidibe’s audition reel, and more.
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What’s an award show without silly trivia the morning after? Here are some obscure tidbits about last night’s Oscar winners. And remember, everyone nominated is a winner.
- Having finally snagged an Oscar after forty years in the industry, Jeff Bridges can now focus on getting a Grammy. The Crazy Heart crooner actually released a reggae-flavored album, Be Here Soon, in 2000. Click here to enjoy “Movin’”—”soon I’ll be touching you…touching the dream!”
- The majority of Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz‘s film career has been over in Germany, but fans hungry to see him sans subtitles can rent the 2000 straight-to-DVD flop, Ordinary Decent Criminal, an Irish crime drama starring Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell. Waltz plays Dutch art dealer Peter: judging from this clip, we’re not surprised Oscar didn’t notice.
- Sandra Bullock may have never been near an Oscar before, but she gave her first televised acceptance speech in 1995, when she won Best Female Performance, Most Desirable Female and Best On-Screen Duo with Keanu Reeves for Speed at the MTV Movie Awards. Those guys are always ahead of the curve!
See seven more, including clips of Jeremy Renner‘s stoner comedy debut and Kathryn Bigelow as a sexy cowgirl, after the jump.
We asked for your opinion in a series of polls during our Oscars Viewing Party last night. You agree with the Academy’s decision to give Best Picture to The Hurt Locker, Best Actor to Jeff Bridges and Best Actress to Sandra Bullock. But then you turned a bit nasty. You think the show itself was only “so-so” and that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were “average” in their hosting duties. You also think Avatar is overrated and that Twilight: New Moon got exactly what it deserved — not a single nomination. Full results below.
Penelope Cruz, the hottest supporting actress? Duh.
There’s a reason Mo’Nique and Maggie Gyllenhaal just about tied in this category. They’re both pretty damn cool.
Most of you thought Crazy Heart songwriter Ryan Bingham‘s ode to his wife was sweet, not cheesy — and we fully agree. What a lovely vision.
We’re not so sure George Clooney deserved hottest leading actor last night. He looked tired, and what a sour puss.
Yeah. None of these actors are cooler than The Dude.
We probably should have had an option between Killing it and Average in this poll, because this funnyman duo was definitely better than Average.
The horse race between Avatar and The Hurt Locker ended tonight, with The Hurt Locker coming out on top. Katherine Bigelow beat out her ex-husband James Cameron to become the first female to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director. Other top prizes went to Jeff Bridges for Best Actor (Crazy Heart) and Sandra Bullock for Best Actress (The Blind Side). Relive the 2010 Oscars blow by blow by entering our viewing party below.
No, that’s not the breeze—Keri Hilson‘s dress at the NAACP Image Awards Saturday just looked permanently windswept. The uninhibited singer not only performed at the ceremony but won Best New Artist, with Maxwell, Mary J. Blige and the Black Eyed Peas also taking home honors. In the cinematic categories, Precious, director Lee Daniels and stars Gabby Sidibe and Mo’Nique unsurprisingly snabbed trophies while Morgan Freeman won Best Actor for Invictus. See these stars and more in the red carpet gallery below.
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There were a lot of hot looks at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and it was no easy task narrowing down the best of the best. Still, we managed to wade through all of sartorial options that Hollywood presented us and we narrowed it down to our ten favorites.
Anna Kendrick‘s long black dress had a beautiful silhouette, but what really wowed us was the elegant back detail and frilly bottom. We love her polished ponytail too, which gave the look a fun, youthful touch.
We love the detailing along Mo’nique‘s neckline, but her other accessory (that would be a Best Supporting Actress statue for Precious) is pretty stunning too. Her look is polished and that dress fits her like a glove. This is one of the more understated outfits Mo’nique has worn on the red carpet, and we love it.
Top eight looks after the jump!
Comedian, plus-size model and Critics’ Choice-nominated actress Mo’Nique blew audiences away with her performance in Precious as a monstrously abusive single mother. Long before Mo’ got major props for her acting chops, she was strutting her stuff in outrageous outfits with beaming confidence. We love her brave fashion choices – and just as all risks, some paid off while others flopped. Here are 25 of the most daring ensembles to ever grace the red carpet.
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1. Poof ‘N Shine
2. Disco Noir
3. Metal & Marigold
4. What The Fringe?!
5. Fabulously Feathered
6. Dyed Denim Disaster
7. All Tied Up
8. Chainmail Momma
9. The Casual Powersuit
10. Voluptuous in Violet
11. Curvaceous Canary
12. Keepin’ It Classy
14. Goldenrod Wonder
15. Partyin’ in Pewter
16. Platinum Diva
17. Red Hot
18. Body-hugging Blue
19. Straight From The Couch
20. Bronze Beauty
21. Leopard Liberation
22. Snow Bunny
23. Fur to the Floor
24. Slim in Denim
25. Primed For The Party
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon traded their angel outfits for formal attire when they hit the red carpet for last night’s premiere of her film Precious in LA. With the star playing a weathered social worker in the film, you can bet she was glad to remind viewers of her actual glamor. “It wasn’t just de-glamorized,” Carey told Us Magazine. “They added some hideousness on top of that too. I drank some ugly juice.” It’s about time she learned that ugly juice does an actress better than Glitter.
Among the attendees were Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Olivia Wilde, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke. Even Mo’Nique finally made it to a promotional event for the film! Check out the glitz in the gallery below.
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Mo’Nique has been a prime contender for next year’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar since winning the Jury Prize at Sundance for her upcoming film, Precious, in January. So why hasn’t she been promoting the film’s November release? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mo’Nique is backing out of appearances (including one at the upcoming NY Film Festival) because they’re not paying her enough to do them. With her new publicist quitting out of frustration after only two weeks, it looks like no one might grease the wheels needed to make the Academy turn in her favor – least of all, her.
But does Mo even care? With her new BET talk show kicking off next week, she may feel her time is worth more on set. “It’s just supporting actress. It’s not lead, is it?” cracked her rep to the Reporter, suggesting the golden boy might not matter as much to her as it did to Eddie Murphy, who stormed out of the ceremony after losing Best Supporting Actor for Dreamgirls in 2007. Besides, with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry as Executive Producers, this film is destined to get her attention even if she never speaks of it again.
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