Well, this is embarrassing. I loved the John Hughes tribute so much I found myself crying. After all, he made so many of my favorite films of all time. Curly Sue, Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, The Breakfast Club, and the list keeps on going. Watch it below. I have to warn you though – you may cry too.
I’m not sure if I am the only person on the planet that loves the Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei film ‘Only You.’ Well the guy in the film that played Bonnie Hunt’s Husband ‘Larry,’ just won an Oscar for ‘The Cove.’ Way to go Fisher Stevens! I don’t know about you, but I am popping in my ‘Only You’ DVD and watching it again.
Mr. Ken Tucker, of Entertainment Weekly, wrote a piece about how he did not enjoy Barbara Walters Oscar special. Not only did he not enjoy this one, he seems to have not enjoyed any of them. I am sure you can predict where I am going with this one. I am a die hard Babs fan, and how dare he insult the Queen! Lay off Mr. Tucker. See a pic of Walters holding her Lifetime Achievement Award below.
George Clooney arrived at the Oscars, and he stayed outside for quite some time to greet the fans before walking the red carpet. I love him. Clooney’s reputation as a Hollywood nice guy began on ER when he hit it big as a movie star before his contract was up. Instead of kicking and screaming to get out of his contract like everyone other actor in that position would have, he sat pretty and finished his contract. To top it off, he returned to ER for the final episode. Did I mention that I love him?
As many have heard, Cablevision and ABC are in the midst of a contract dispute just in time for the Oscars. Here’s the issue: Cablevision is a cable television company with over 3 million subscribers in New York. It is the fifth largest cable television company in the United States. WABC-TV (a station owned by ABC), has pulled its programming from Cablevision, unless a new payment structure is agreed on. ABC is blaming Cablevision, and Cablevision is blaming ABC. ABC has just put a new proposal on the bargaining table, in hopes that an agreement can be reached in time for the Oscars. We’ll see what happens. The clock is ticking . . .
‘Alice’ came in #1 this weekend with over 116 million dollars. That sure is a lot of money. The IMAX ticket prices greatly helped the film, and potentially solidified my worst fear: 3-D isn’t going anywhere for a very long time. In fact, 65% of this weekend’s gross is attributed to 3-D sales. Am I the only person that got a throbbing headache from Avatar?