Despite my assured proclamations to my brother that Seth MacFarlane would be “the worst host in Oscar history,” even The Dishmaster
can eat crow. He was good. He was classy, capable, and enjoyable. He got out of the way, knowing exactly when to assert himself and when to exit. As for the show, there were some memorable performances, including a killer solo by Jennifer Hudson, and a did-she-age-backwards moment from Barbra Streisand. And who can forget Jennifer Lawrence’s fall on her way to the stage, which she eloquently dismissed, making her ever-the-more likable. As for Ben Affleck, he’s validated his talent ten times over, and he’s also got a date with his fellow producer, who hogged the stage in a self-aggrandizing rant, perhaps eaten by his own ego. When he finally got his humble moment, Affleck hilariously confessed that his marriage is work, “but the best kind of work,” which brought me nostalgically back to the day when he accepted his first Oscar, speaking exceptionally fast and off-the-cuff. There was a tasteless closing song that I’ll pretend I never heard, because . . . well . . . you can’t have everything.
Jennifer Holliday’s ‘Dreamgirls’ performance of “And I’m Telling You” has been copied more times than I can count, with every version less enjoyable than the original. In fact, most people forgot just how great she was after Jennifer Hudson took over. So although I was happy to see her on the American Idol stage, it was a little ridiculous to watch Jessica Sanchez try to keep up. Sanchez should have maintained her own style, but she instead copied all of Holiday’s over-the-top mannerisms that made Holiday famous. Watch below.
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Jennifer Hudson’s performance of Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You”, was technically brilliant and incredibly moving. She was subdued and emotional, and she gave us a beautiful reminder of the greatness that was Whitney Houston. Watch below. Goodbye, Whitney.
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The only show on Oprah’s new network, OWN, that is getting the proper attention, is the behind the scenes footage of Oprah’s CBS show
. That makes sense, especially because Oprah works best as an on-air personality, instead of a development executive. I’m not quite sure what she’ll do with this new gem when she goes off the air, but I’m sure she’ll think of something similar. Because I love when celebrity-bad-behavior gets exposed, the Jennifer Hudson drama is my favorite clip so far. In a nutshell, Jennifer Hudson was scheduled to appear on Oprah, and after showing up for the sound check, she flew out that night to perform at a private party. Because of a blizzard, her return flight was delayed. Basically — She stood up the Queen. Oprah and her team were extremely pissed — and rightfully so. You don’t schedule an Oprah appearance and then book a private party just so you can make some extra money in between. It’s risky and unprofessional. Judging from the clips below, she learned her lesson. Click to watch.
Jennifer Hudson Stands up Oprah
Oprah Scolds Jennifer Hudson