Several Designers Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy an Oscar Dress

One might think that designers would be falling all over themselves to dress a fan-favorite actress pretty much guaranteed to get red-carpet screen time and post-show magazine coverage. Apparently not! Two Oscars ago, Melissa McCarthy asked "five or six" designers to make her a dress—and they refused. » 6/04/14 7:00pm 6/04/14 7:00pm

OK, Here Is Benedict Cumberbatch Photobombing U2 to the 'Jaws' Theme

This year's Oscar's were memorable for a lot of reasons—Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar win, Pharrell's giddy performance of "Happy," the guy who delivered the pizza I ordered that night accidentally giving me extra cheese bread—but Benedict Cumberbatch's hilarious photobomb of U2 on the red carpet was probably the best part.… » 3/16/14 8:45pm 3/16/14 8:45pm

Judge to Release Blurry Video of Justin Bieber's Urinating Penis

Apparently, following his Florida DUI arrest, Justin Bieber was videotaped while, um, welcoming a urine sample into the world. A few classy media outlets caught wind of this fact and have now requested the video via Florida's public records law. And then a judge was like, "As long as you blur the genitals!" YOKEY… » 3/04/14 8:25pm 3/04/14 8:25pm

Let's Fantasy-Cast Next Year's Oscar Presenters!

I hosted a live Oscars viewing party at a Seattle club last night, which required me to stand on a stage next to a giant screen and crack jokes during the commercial breaks. Pretty tough to screw up, right? But at one point—somewhere around Channing Tatum o'clock—my boyfriend texted me from the crowd: "You really need… » 3/03/14 7:00pm 3/03/14 7:00pm

The Oscars Can Seriously Go Fuck Itself

The Oscars has always been an overwhelmingly obnoxious event. While the Golden Globes has booze to make things interesting and the Emmys has the inferiority complexes of television actors to keep it honest, the Academy Awards is so steeped in its own importance that it could probably make its own fancy-ass tea (it… » 3/03/14 3:45pm 3/03/14 3:45pm

Woody Allen Barely Got a Mention in Cate Blanchett's Acceptance Speech

Last night, Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards for her role in Blue Jasmine. Blue Jasmine was one of the most controversial films on the award show circuit this year, not because of its content, but because of the recently resurfaced sexual abuse allegations surrounding its director,… » 3/03/14 12:30pm 3/03/14 12:30pm

Oscars Half-Assed 'In Memoriam' Move Placates Angry Fans of Dead Woman

Some of those watching the Oscars on Sunday night had complaints about the In Memoriam segment, which commemorates the lives of those who worked in the industry who died the previous year. There were those who were upset that Cory Monteith wasn't included, and others who remarked that Harold Ramis didn't have a long… » 3/03/14 11:30am 3/03/14 11:30am

I'm a Trans Woman and Here's Why Jared Leto Didn't Deserve His Oscar

Jared Leto's performance of a badly written trans woman character was not the groundbreaking, outstanding, skillful acting which so many mainstream critics have lauded. It was Leto doing his job. Since when do we hand out awards for people just doing their jobs? Leto could have taken the written character and through… » 3/03/14 11:06am 3/03/14 11:06am

The Chilly Feud Between 12 Years a Slave's Director and Screenwriter

When John Ridley walked up to the stage to accept his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave, he walked right past the film's director Steve McQueen and the two men didn't even acknowledge each other. McQueen was noticeably absent from Ridley's speech and as Ridley walked off the stage, McQueen did a … » 3/03/14 10:05am 3/03/14 10:05am