MARCH 5, 2018

“The Shape of Water” had a big night at the Oscars, winning four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for GUILLERMO DEL TORO. It was also the first science fiction film to win Best Picture. FRANCES MCDORMAND won Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, and her co-star SAM ROCKWELL got Best Supporting Actor. During her acceptance speech, Frances made all the night’s female nominees stand, and also introduced the world to the phrase “inclusion rider”. If you haven’t Googled it already, like millions of Americans probably did last night, it’s a clause an actor or actress can put in their contract demanding that the cast and crew of a film be more diverse. ALLISON JANNEY won Best Supporting Actress for “I, Tonya”, and GARY OLDMAN won Best Actor for “Darkest Hour”. “Get Out” didn’t get too much love, but JORDAN PEELE became the first African-American to win Best Original Screenplay.  Meanwhile, “Lady Bird” and “Mudbound” got snubbed. JIMMY KIMMEL did a good job hosting again, and he even had a unique idea to get people to shorten their acceptance speeches.  He offered a JET SKI to the person who took the least time. The winner was Mark Bridges, the costume designer on “Phantom Thread”.  He went a mere 36 seconds. There were plenty of political moments . . . like when ASHLEY JUDD, SALMA HAYEK, and ANNABELLA SCIORRA spoke about the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.


Here’s a rundown of a few other things people are talking about from the Oscars:

  1. Some people wore ORANGE American flag pins on the red carpet to raise awareness for gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month.
  2. Tiffany Haddish wore a cream-colored gown with a black cape that was embroidered in black and gold. The dress is a tribute to her father, who was from the northeast African and passed away last year. “He said one day I’d end up here and if I ever ended up at the Oscars to honor my people. 3. Jordan Peele wore a golden deer antler pin . . . with little red blood spatters . . . on his lapel.  It’s a reference to the deer symbolism throughout his movie “Get Out”.
  3. Helen Mirren took on the role of a ‘Barker’s Beauty’ when she modeled the jet ski that Jimmy Kimmel gave away. And Helen downed a shot of tequila on the red carpet.
  4. Jennifer Lawrence was photographed climbing over some chairs . . . WHILE holding a glass of wine.
  5. Whoopi Goldberg in a DRESS? It happened. She was wearing a colorful floral gown with boots, black circular shades, and an assortment of jewelry.  She said that the designer wanted her to be comfortable, so he added POCKETS.
  6. Jane Fonda is 80, and she looked amazing. She wore a white dress that showed off her youthful physique.
  7. Rita Moreno recycled her 1962 Oscars dress . . . 56 years later.  Back then, there wasn’t even a red carpet.  She won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” in 1962.
  8. Nicole Kidman was cool enough to introduce herself to some people on a Hollywood tour bus . . . before she had her hair and makeup done.
  9. Oscar-winning “Call Me By Your Name” screenwriter James Ivory wore a shirt that had star Timothée Chalamet’s face on it.
  10. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon showed up . . . wearing a BONDAGE-themed tux. A person complimented him on his look, and he said, “Thank you, just something subtle.”
  11. Emma Stone wore a ‘colorblocked’ suit on the red carpet. It had a bow, and there were a fair amount of other people wearing bows.
  12. Margot Robbie had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction when one of her dress straps broke. But she somehow got her hands on a sewing kit, and fixed it herself.


Here are all the results of The Razzies:

Worst Picture: “The Emoji Movie”

Worst Actress: Tyler Perry, “Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween”

Worst Actor: Tom Cruise, “The Mummy”

Worst Supporting Actor: Mel Gibson, “Daddy’s Home 2”

Worst Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger, “Fifty Shades Darker”

Worst Screen Combo: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, “The Emoji Movie”

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel: “Fifty Shades Darker”

Worst Director: Tony Leondis, “The Emoji Movie”

Worst Screenplay: “The Emoji Movie”

The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It: “Baywatch”


There’s a new documentary coming out about the original creators of the Muppets. Frank Oz talks in the trailer about how he based Grover on his dog Fred.




David Ogden Stiers died over the weekend, at the age of 75. He played Major Winchester on “M.A.S.H.”  He was also the voice of Cogsworth in the animated “Beauty and the Beast”.


Kevin Harvick won yesterday for the second week in a row, at the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas.


“Black Panther” made another $65.7 million at the box office in its 3rd weekend. The new Jennifer Lawrence spy flick “Red Sparrow” was a distant second, with $17 million, and the “Death Wish” remake starring Bruce Willis opened in third, with $13 million.


Last Thursday, “Jeopardy!” ended in its first TIE in a regular game in its 45-year history. All three contestants missed on ‘Final Jeopardy’. So they went to sudden death:  One question, and the first person to buzz in and get it right wins. Returning champion Laura McLean came out on top.


Lately, ELTON JOHN has been letting fans jump onstage and party when he sings “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” . . . but it has not been going well. Last month, he got hit in the mouth with a string of beads . . . and this past Thursday he stormed off the stage in the middle of the song, after one fan got too handsy. In a video you can see the guy reaching in as Elton is pounding the song out on the piano. And he actually turns to him and tells him to leave.  Finally, he just gets up and leaves. Elton did come back to finish the show.  A fan put his hands on the piano keys while he was playing and continued to do so even after he asked him to stop.  He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance.


KIMBERLY PERRY is divorcing her husband, former baseball player J.P. Arencibia. They’re citing irreconcilable differences. They’ve been married a little over three-and-a-half years. imberly is 34, and J.P. is 32.


It’s starting to look like MIRANDA LAMBERT and ANDERSON EAST have definitely broken up. Anderson hasn’t posted a photo of her on Instagram since her birthday in November.  The last pic she shared of him was in January. She took on a sad tone during her show last week in Knoxville.  having a broken heart.


The Kardashian clan is adding another girl to the family! Khloe Kardashian is having a baby girl.

Sandra Bullock‘s rep says that Sandra is not married to boyfriend Bryan Randall. Rumors claim the two secretly tied the knot. Bullock started dating Randall, a Los Angeles-based photographer, in the summer of 2015. They started dating after Bryan photographed [Bullock’s son] Louis. And when Bullock, 53, adopted daughter Laila in December 2015, Randall stood by her side.


Jodie Sweeten from Full House called police last week after her security detail chased off a prowler at her San Fernando Valley property. Jodie heard someone walking on her roof near her bedroom … and she called her guards outside for help. Her security team did come across a hooded man on the roof. He hopped down and took off, and that the guards lost him in a foot chase.


Things you might not know about Vanna White from Wheel of Fortune ;

1.I wear weird-colored toenail polish — like blue, green or yellow. If it’s strange-looking, I will wear it.                                                                                                                                                                                 2. I call my 92-year-old step father, Herbert, every day to tell him I love him.                                                                 3. I love to crochet. I have my own line of yarn and donate half my proceeds to St. ­Jude Children’s Hospital. We are approaching $2 million.                                                                                                                                   4. I’m a homebody.                                                                                                                                                                       5. Every fall I have a girls’ weekend with high school friends I grew up with.                                                                      6. My favorite movie is Imitation of Life. It’s just a true love story and it really touched me.                                          7. My biggest phobia is spiders. When I was in second grade, one of my classmates got bitten. That did it for me.                                                                                                                                                                                              8. I’m in the Guinness Book of World Records for clapping the most on TV.                                                                                       9. I love prunes.                                                                                                                                                                                 10. I drive a Prius.                                                                                                                                                                     11. I’m a big recycler and I like conserving energy.                                                                                                                        12. I have 10-pound weights in my dressing room. I usually do a few curls before I go on, because I wear strapless dresses all the time.                                                                                                                                                                              13. My biggest pet peeve is being late. I’m always early.                                                                                                                              14. I don’t get to keep any of my clothes. But I have purchased a few items.                                                                   15. I love to play Words with Friends.                                                                                                                                               16. My favorite things to wear are old T-shirts and baggy pajama bottoms.                                                                         17. I love all those shows on HGTV. House Hunters International, especially.                                                                   18. My favorite place is Italy because of the amazing food and beautiful scenery.                                                                         19. [Cohost] Pat [Sajak] and I have never had an argument in 35 years. He’s just so easy to get along with. We’re like brother and sister.                                                                                                                                              20. I do not pick out my own gowns. Designers send, like, 40 gowns at one time and we do 12 shows in two days. So my stylist and I pick out the top 12 dresses that we like.                                                                                   21. I’ve worn more than 6,700 dresses — never the same one twice.                                                                                                 22. I was most surprised by Snoop Dogg saying he knew who I was!                                                                                   23. I have a sweet tooth. Everything from ice cream to pies to tarts.                                                                                                 24. One time I fell on camera. It was pretty embarrassing. I was walking off the board to congratulate the winner who just won a car and you saw me miss the last step. I just disappeared behind the car.                                                                                                                                                25. I knit baby blankets for anyone on the Wheel staff who is having a baby.


BLAKE SHELTON came down with the flu and had to postpone his show on Saturday in Louisiana. He apologized to his fans on Twitter . . . and then invited them to join him tomorrow night for the makeup show.  He’s also giving full refunds to ticket holders who can’t make it.


TIM MCGRAW Tweeted his support to Dick’s Sporting Goods for “taking a stand to promote a meaningful discussion for the safety of our kids.” He also thanked @Walmart, @Kroger, and @LLBean.


CARRIE UNDERWOOD has released the video to her song “The Champion”, featuring LUDACRIS. It’s packed with inspirational photos and clips.  And in case you’re wondering, it was filmed last summer before she fell on her front porch and had to get stitches on her face.


Kensington Palace released a statement that said, “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shared so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.” The grounds of Windsor Castle will welcome 2,640 people – selected with a special emphasis on community service – to watch the wedding carriage procession as it departs.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married May 19 at St. George’s Chapel.


The 22nd season finale of “The Bachelor” at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. The final three ladies are Lauren, Becca, and Kendall.

“The Voice” at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. Part 3 of the Blind Auditions.


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