Kathryn Bigelow is Dating Mark Boal, the Writer of ‘Hurt Locker’

I usually don’t comment on the who’s dating who type stuff, but this one blew me away (forgive the pun).  Kathryn Bigelow, the director of ‘Hurt Locker,’ is dating Mark Boal, the writer for the film.  Boal is a journalist, screenwriter, and producer.  He is 37 years old and Bigelow is 58.  I suppose the age difference isn’t too much of a shock, given that Bigelow is so darn beautiful.   

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Sequel Debuts in London

‘Love Never Dies,’ the sequel to ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ debuts tonight in London. Previews of the sequel have already been trashed in the press. The story follows the Phantom ten years later, after he relocates to New York to find the beautiful Christine.  Andrew Lloyd Weber has responded to the criticism, by stating that it isn’t fair to judge the show by its previews.  The show will debut on Broadway in November. 

Meryl Streep’s Oscar Dress was Designed by ‘Project Runway’ Designer Chris March

Whoever says that no ‘Project Runway’ designers have hit it big since the show, can now eat their words.  Meryl’s Streep’s beautiful dress at the Oscars was designed by Chris March, a designer on Season 4 of the show.  If Chris does not ring a bell, you may recall him as the man who specialized in designing over the top gowns for drag queens.  Well, he certainly can edit his style beautifully.  See his fantastic creation below.  

Update: I just learned that March also designed Streep’s Golden Globes gown.  See the dress below.

Catch ‘Imortant Things With Demetri Martin’ This Thursday at 10:00pm

I’ve always been game for supporting nice, funny guys in Hollywood.  Don’t forget to tune in!  Watch a clip of Demetri Martin’s show below.

Important Things with Demetri Martin Thursday, 10:00pm / 9:00c
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Oscar Ambush: Elinor Burkett Crashes the Stage

If you watched the Oscars, you might have noticed a very odd woman’s acceptance speech for Best Documentary Short. Here’s the story: ‘Music By Prudence’ is a documentary directed by Roger Ross Williams. Elinor Burkett was originally a producer on the film, but she was sacked due to “creative differences.” Because she had already done some work on the film prior to being sacked, the Academy had to give her a producer credit. At the time of the Oscars, she and Roger Ross Williams were no longer speaking. Technically, only one person was supposed to give an acceptance speech for the film. It’s not clear if it was decided in advance by the Academy that Williams would give the speech. However, Williams sprinted to the stage first and began his speech. He was then ambushed by Burkett. Burkett claims that Williams’ mother tried to trip her with a cane so that she could not reach the stage. Insane. Watch the moment ensue below.

Why Did George Clooney Look so Pissed at the Oscars?

I got a question today asking me what was wrong with George Clooney at the Oscars. I agree that he was noticeably pissed, which is interesting because he seemed to be in such a good mood before walking the red carpet.  Apparently, my friend and I are not the only people that noticed.  His people have released a statement, saying that he was under the weather, and the show can get a little long and boring.  Personally, I don’t buy it.  Fast forward to 5:41 to see Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin’s exchange with Clooney.  

Oscar Winner List

Best Picture – Hurt Locker
Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker)
Best Actress in a Lead Role – Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Best Actor in a Lead Role – Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Mo’Nique (Precious)
Best Animated Feature Film – Up
Best Art Direction – Avatar
Best Cinematography – Avatar
Best Costume Design – The Young Victoria
Best Documentary Feature – The Cove
Best Documentary Short – Music By Prudence
Best Film Editing – Hurt Locker
Best Foreign Language Film – The Secret in their Eyes (Argentina)
Best Makeup – Star Trek
Best Original Score – Up
Best Original Song – Crazy Heart
Best Sound Editing – Hurt Locker
Best Sound Mixing – Hurt Locker
Best Visual Effects – Avatar
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Precious
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) – Hurt Locker

[Info via Cnmnews]

The John Hughes Tribute at the Oscars Made me Cry Hysterically

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.