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Is Angelina Jolie Avoiding Ryan Seacrest??

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie went out of her way at the Oscars to avoid Ryan Seacrest. While Ryan was able to ask Brad Pitt a quick question about how he felt about being nominated for an Oscar – Angelina once again avoided speaking with Ryan.

It happened at the Golden Globes and then again last night at the Oscars. There are some rumors that Angelina was not happy with Ryan when he asked her back in 2006 what she fed her children for dinner when Angelina’s mom was on her death bed.

Do you think when one of the hottest Hollywood celebrities refuses to speak to you that it’s time to do something about it. Flowers, a phone call?? What should Ryan do to get back in Angelina’s good graces??


Best Actor Nominees-Who Will Be The Winner?

On Feb. 22, the Oscars will be given to this years ‘best’ in the movie industry. My favorite category is always, the Best Actor category, and there are some outstanding choices this year. Lets see if we can pick this years winner.

180px-mickeyrourke08tiffMickey Rourke as Randy “The Ram” Robinson, a professional wrestling star from the ’80s itching for one last shot at immortality, in The Wrestler.

215px-brad_pitt_pfBrad Pitt as Benjamin Button, a man who is born old and ages in reverse, in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

thumb1Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, real-life charismatic gay rights leader in Milk.

Frank LangellaFrank Langella as Richard Milhous Nixon, disgraced ex-President of the United States, in Frost/Nixon.

richard-jenkins1Richard Jenkins as Walter Vale, a widowed college professor who returns to New York City to find a couple of illegal immigrants living in his apartment, in The Visitor.

Academy Award Nominations Announced Today


The Acamedy Award nominations were announced this AM. This should have been up this morning but the day has gone way too fast to achieve my goal of getting the articles out on a timely basis. Sorry about that!!

This year’s most nominated film was “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” with 13 nominations and Meryl Streep extended her lead as the most nominated performer with her 15th nomination.

As always, there were a couple of surprises associated with the nominations. Kate Winslet, who won two Golden Globes this year, was expected to receive two Oscar nods. She was only given one for Best Actress for “The Reader” and not “Revolutionary Road”. Heath Ledger’s, “The Dark Knight” was expected to be nominated for best film but was passed over. In the past, the Golden Globe Awards was a good indicator of who was going to be nominated for the Oscars but I guess this may no longer be the case.

Here are some of the nominations:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor”
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn in “Milk”
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt”
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling”
Melissa Leo in “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep in “Doubt”
Kate Winslet in “The Reader”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in “Doubt”
Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis in “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler”

For a complete list of the nominations for the Academy Awards click here.

Hugh Jackman to Host Oscars

hugh_jackman21Not only is he the 2008 People’s Sexiest Man Alive but Hugh Jackman can now add Oscar Host to his resume.

Hugh who will be hosting the Oscars for the first time, was selected

“because we want the ceremony to be fun,” says Laurence Mark, producer of the telecast.

“He can hold the screen and he can hold a stage. It doesn’t hurt that he looks amazing in a tuxedo and he’s the Sexiest Man Alive.”

Does Hugh Jackman seem like an odd choice to host the Oscars.  Last year’s host, Jon Stewart, was awesome.  And the year before that we had Ellen DeGeneres.  Two great comediens.  Hugh has some big shoes to fill.

What do you think – can he do it?? 


ABC will broadcast the Oscar ceremony live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 22.