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Celebritology 2.0: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

The Spirit Awards: 'Black Swan' takes best picture as the worlds of Oscar and indie film collide

"Black Swan" a big winner at the Independent Spirits. (Fox Searchlight) "Black Swan" rose above "The Kids Are All Right" and "Winter's Bone" to take the best picture prize at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, held Saturday afternoon on a particularly gusty day on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. Darren Aronofsky's portrait of ballet-commitment-turned-madness earned three additional awards: one for Aronofsky's direction, for cinematographer Matthew Libatique and, predictably, for Natalie Portman's lead performance, which is widely expected to be honored during Sunday's Oscars as well. During her acceptance speech, Portman made a point of emphasizing the fact that "Black Swan," which was financed independently before Fox Searchlight signed on to distribute it, qualifies as an indie effort. "My ballet teachers every day were like, when do we get paid?" she said of the drama's modest budget. The Independent Spirit Awards may be thought of as the more laid-back,...

By Jen Chaney  | February 26, 2011; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Spirit Awards: Live tweeting the event

The Independent Spirit Awards -- the indie-film, intentionally casual warm-up to the Academy Awards -- take place today on the beach in Santa Monica. There is plenty of overlap between many of the Spirt-nominated films ("Black Swan," "The Kids Are All Right," "Winter's Bone," "127 Hours") and those nominated for Oscars. But recognition also has been given to indie films without any Academy hype, like "Tiny Furniture," "Night Catches Us" and "Daddy Longlegs." I'll be live-tweeting the proceedings from both the red carpet (where hopefully I won't ask questions like the ones mentioned in the video above) and the ceremony itself. Follow along with me starting around 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, either on Twitter or right here in the blog....

By Jen Chaney  | February 26, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Oscars 2011: Talking with Mr. Brainwash, aka Thierry Guetta of 'Exit Through the Gift Shop,' about Banksy and Oscar night

When you spot Thierry Guetta, a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash, on the street, there is only one way to react. Make a U-turn, grab a video camera and start filming. That's exactly what I did Friday when I happened to spot Guetta -- rogue filmmaker, friend of Banksy and the enigmatic French guy who creates urban art under that Mr. Brainwash pseudonym in the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" -- posing for photos with fans in front of his signature Oscar mural on L.A.'s La Brea Avenue. (At least it certainly appears to be his. His signature is on it.) Despite the protests of a female handler of undetermined European descent who didn't seem to trust a Washington Post reporter -- we don't normally do interviews with people we don't know, she said, remaining skeptical even after examining said reporter's Academy-issued credential badge -- Guetta agreed to speak briefly...

By Jen Chaney  | February 26, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Charlie Sheen quote randomizer

(AP) Hey, it doesn't matter what order you read Charlie Sheen's words in, they all make the same amount of nonsense. So while away a bit of the afternoon with our new Charlie Sheen quote randomizer. As he himself said in Thursday's career-ending radio rant, the guy is an F-18. And he will murder you violently if you infiltrate his family. Boom. That's life. And, Charlie, since you've got some time on your hands now that "Two and Half Men" has gone on indefinite (read: forever) hiatus, why don't you click through, too? Oh wait. Can't process it? Loser. Buh Bye! The Charlie Sheen Quote Randomizer...

By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Oscars 2011: Now even the Academy Award broadcast has its own spoilers

Is this video, posted by James Franco to Twitter, a clue about what's in store for Sunday's Academy Awards? Consider yourself warned. If you plan to spend Sunday evening ooh-ing and aah-ing over each little surprising costume change or skit planned for the Oscar broadcast, then DO NOT READ THIS BLOG POST. Okay, everyone's still here, right? So, Nikke Finke at Deadline.com apparently got her claws on a detailed schedule for the evening's ceremony, complete with "scenic transitions," costume changes and the play-by-play on hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway's opening sketch. Finke dubs the evening a "snorefest." Vulture summarized it nicely: Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will open the show with a Billy Crystal-inspired pre-filmed comedic sketch in which they appear in scenes from the year's ten Best Picture nominees. Then they welcome the audience into the night's first "scenic transition," or "virtual reality lookbacks," with a...

By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Hangover 2' teaser trailer: It's almost so funny

"The Hangover." It made stars of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and, arguably, Mike Tyson. Ed Helms (aka "The Nard Dog"), in my "Office"-centric estimation, was already a star. The movie was a revelation, a lightning strike after so many disappointing cloudy days. But can lightning strike twice? And can my writing get any cheesier? My answers: Possibly not and definitely yes. Anyhow, the first teaser trailer for "The Hangover 2" was released Thursday. The gang has been transplanted to Thailand for more madcap adventures. A couple worrisome things to note: 1. The funniest thing about this clip is Zach G's T-shirt. And, 2. Half of the one-minute promo is taken up with quotes about how amazing the first movie was rather than proof that the sequel will live up to the hype: Agree? Disagree? "The Hangover 2" hits theaters on Memorial Day. P.S. One thing we can all agree on...

By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Got a question for Natalie Portman or James Franco? Tweet it to #oscarspotting

I am now officially on the ground in Los Angeles for this year's Academy Awards. Since arriving yesterday, I've been blogging, navigating the streets of Hollywood while picking up various credentials, watching Paul Rudd turn into an Irishman and doing a little #oscarspotting via Twitter. As demonstrated above, I have been posting pictures that capture images from the scene around L.A. in the days before the Oscars and marking with the hashtag #oscarspotting. And, as noted earlier this week, I also am seeking your assistance with red carpet questions, for both the Independent Spirit Awards (which I will cover tomorrow) and the Oscars (where I'll be parked on the red carpet, lobbing absurdities at Hollywood royalty). #Oscarspotting tweets from around the web: Most of you probably have a sense of who will be at the Oscars -- your Colin Firths, your Helena Bonham Carters. But to help get your brains...

By Jen Chaney  | February 25, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Paul Rudd declares 'I am humbled and I'm Irish' at Oscar Wilde party, where Julia Roberts pays tribute

Oscar Wilde emcee Donal Logue, honoree Paul Rudd and presenter Julia Roberts. (Getty Image courtesy of U.S.-Ireland Alliance) At last year's Oscar Wilde event, a major movie star (Tom Cruise) showed up to pay tribute to a talented but admittedly non-Irish individual (J.J. Abrams) and declare him an honorary Irishman. This year's Oscar Wilde celebration -- the annual pre-Academy Awards party hosted last night by the Arlington, Va.-based U.S.-Ireland Alliance -- followed that same template. But this time the major movie star was Julia Roberts, whose appearance came as a surprise; the media was not alerted in advance, as they had been re: Cruise the year before. And the admittedly talented non-Irish guy who transformed into an honorary Irishman was Paul Rudd, a Jewish dude from Kansas who has charmed movie audiences with his use of Sex Panther cologne and his tendency to say things like "jobin." "I love...

By Jen Chaney  | February 25, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jake Gyllenhaal to take on 'Bourne' saga?; Beyonce darkens face for fashion shoot

Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Matt Damon in "Bourne" movies?... Beyonce's face darkened for French mag photo shoot... Kanye West's "All the Lights" video temporarily yanked from YouTube... Justin Bieber to get waxwork treatment... Kelsey Grammer plans to wed Kayte Walsh on Broadway... British designer John Galliano arrested in Paris for making anti-Semitic remarks... David Arquette tells Oprah he thought Courteney Cox was having an affair... Elizabeth Taylor's docs encouraged by her progress... Watch Megan Fox's new Armani Jeans ad in which she -- surprise! -- doesn't wear any jeans. Video: Oscar talk with Mike Tyson (Warning: A couple of NSFW words here, but otherwise work-friendly): Bonus: Nick Offerman picks his favorite "Cats Who Look Like Ron Swanson"...

By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Ginnifer Goodwin's radical new hair: Love it or hate it?

On Thursday, "Big Love's" Ginnifer Goodwin showed off a dramatic new 'do at a Vanity Fair event in Hollywood. It's all business in the back, party in the front and reminds us more than a little of a certain girl with a dragon tattoo: Getty Image...

By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Oscars 2011: Predicting this year's best picture

All this week, Post film critic Ann Hornaday and I have been forecasting this year's Oscar race in a series of videos that have touched on everything from "Inception's" chances in the best screenplay race to the odds of a supporting actress upset. To recap, we've discussed the likely winners in the original and adapted screenplay, supporting actor and actress, lead actor and actress and director categories. With the Oscars just two days away, we're down to the biggest award of them all: best picture. In this video below, we discuss what we think will win and lay out a scenario for a possible surprise upset. Agree or disagree? Cast your vote: Who will win the 2011 Academy Awards? Related coverage: Predictions video: best actor and actress Predictions video: best director Predictions video: best supporting actor and supporting actress Predictions video: best original and adapted screenplay More Oscar coverage...

By Jen Chaney  | February 25, 2011; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charlie Sheen's radio rant: From 'Apocalypse Now' to pee tests

Charlie Sheen. (Getty Images) On Thursday, Charlie Sheen unleashed a vitriolic, yet ill-conceived, radio rant in which he mainly targeted "Two and a Half Men" creator/writer Chuck Lorre, calling him -- among other things -- a "charlatan" and approaching ethnic slur territory by repeatedly calling Lorre a Hebrew variation of his birth name: Chaim Levine. As our esteemed colleague Lisa de Moraes reported, CBS's reaction was nothing short of career-ending: Production on what is (inexplicably) the highest rated sitcom on TV has been shut down for the remainder of the season "based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition." So, what did he say? Listen to the 18-minute "Alex Jones Show" interview here. It's breathtaking in its own sad, pitiful way. Sheen comes off as a rabid egomaniac who spends his days holed up in his home theater watching "Apocalypse Now," a movie in which his...

By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Oscars 2011: At Oscar Wilde Party, Paul Rudd to be feted by the Irish

Tonight, Paul Rudd will become an Irishman. Or at least an honorary one. He's receiving that recognition at the Oscar Wilde party, a pre-Academy Awards event hosted each year in Los Angeles by the Arlington, Va.-based U.S.-Ireland Alliance. Last year's "Honorary Irishman" J.J. Abrams, is also making an appearance this year, along with expected celebrity attendees Stellan Skarsgaard, Molly Ringwald, Kate Mara and others. Irish casting agents John and Ros Hubbard and young actress Sarah Bolger also will be honored during tonight's ceremony, emceed by Canadian-Irishman Donal Logue. I'll be Tweeting all the goings-on from the event, so feel free to follow along at twitter.com/celebritology or right here in this blog post. First question for Rudd: did they decide to dub you an Honorary Irishman because they were so impressed by your reverence for the renowned Irish literary figure Totes McGotes?...

By Jen Chaney  | February 24, 2011; 8:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Randy and Evi Quaid allowed to stay in Canada

Mug shots of Randy Quaid and wife Evi after they were arrested in September 2010. (AP) Randy and Evi Quaid have been granted permission to stay in Canada, safe from the clutches of the so-called "star whackers" they left behind in California. The couple was granted refugee status in Canada last fall, despite the fact that both face felony charges and are wanted on $500,000 bench warrants in the U.S. Since Evi Quaid's father was born in Canada, she was granted citizenship on Feb. 10, allowing her to sponsor husband Randy as an immigrant. "When Evi and I came to Canada last October we could never have envisioned how things would unfold and how our lives would change. Today we're here to say thank you Canada. Thank you for your warm welcome. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to live in peace," said Randy Quaid in a Thursday...

By Liz Kelly  | February 24, 2011; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Oscars 2011: Predicting the best actor and best actress winners

Post film critic Ann Hornaday and I have discussed our Oscar predictions for best original and adapted screenplay, supporting actor and actress and director. Now it's time to breakdown the best actor and actress races. Our predictions may surprise you ... but only if you have been resting, Rip Van Winkle-like, since the awards-season began. Agree or disagree? Cast your vote: Who will win the 2011 Academy Awards? Related coverage: Predictions video: best director Predictions video: best supporting actor and supporting actress Predictions video: best original and adapted screenplay More Oscar coverage...

By Jen Chaney  | February 24, 2011; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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'Deadliest Catch's' Justin Tennison dead at 33

Justin Tennison. (Facebook) Justin Tennison, one of the Alaskan fishermen featured on Discovery's "Deadliest Catch," was found dead in a hotel room earlier this week. According to TMZ, police found the F/V Time Bandit crew member, 33, unresponsive at a Best Western. A search of the room allegedly turned up some marijuana and alcohol. No word yet on a cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday. Last year, "Deadliest Catch" captain Phil Harris died after suffering a massive stroke. Source: TMZ...

By Liz Kelly  | February 24, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Oscars 2011: Bingo makes everything better, even the Academy Awards

ust in time for mass replication on the nice office printer, we've prepped this year's batch of Celebritology Oscar Bingo cards. You'll need them when you join Post film critic Ann Hornaday, Style Writer Dan Zak and me on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. ET for our online Oscar party chat.

By Liz Kelly  | February 24, 2011; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Kanye West tweets about abortion; 'Idol' contestant Casey Abrams hospitalized

Kanye West, telling it like it is. (REUTERS) Kanye West tweets about the true cost of abortion (SFW, but offensive nonetheless)... "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams (the one with the melodica) hospitalized... David Arquette tells Oprah he had first beer at 4 years old... Catherine Zeta-Jones picks up CBE (Commander of the British Empire) from Prince Charles... Alas, Henry Winkler was unable to pick up his honor... Kelly Osbourne models for Madonna's Material Girl line... Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne's Best Buy ad spacesuits to be auctioned for charity... Hugh Hefner, 84, and Crystal Harris, 24, set a June 19 wedding date... Tonya Harding gives birth to baby boy. Rumor Mill: Is Rihanna secretly dating Ryan Phillippe?...

By Liz Kelly  | February 24, 2011; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Oscars 2011: Has James Franco provided a sneak peek of the Oscar opening number?

Once again, James Franco's newly created Twitter account delivers. A few hours ago, he tweeted a link to the video you see above, which appears to feature Oscar 2011 hosts Franco and Anne Hathaway doing their own version of "You're The One That I Want" from "Grease." Will this actually be part of the telecast? Is this cleverly edited piece of video, like the similarly tweeted audio of Franco covering Cher, another example of something we won't see on Oscar night? Unclear. What is clear is the following: Celebritology has decided to change its mission and instead blog solely about whatever James Franco tweets. We will rename the blog WWFT -- What Would Franco Tweet? -- and track every minor move he makes on the social networking platform. It will be a major break from our mission to cover entertainment news more generally, but whatever. We're sure you'll understand....

By Jen Chaney  | February 24, 2011; 12:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lindsay Lohan: No plea deal (yet) in grand theft case

Lindsay Lohan reportedly will not strike a plea deal to avoid jail time in the case of the possibly pilfered necklace. According to TMZ, Lohan will go to trial after judge Keith L. Schwartz made it clear in a Wednesday hearing that she would face jail time if she agreed to a plea deal. Lohan is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Santa Monica, Calif. jewelry store. She pleaded not guilty to the charges in February, but prosecutors have since produced a surveillance tape showing Lohan leaving the store wearing the necklace. In related news, Lohan was reportedly stopped by cops Sunday in West Hollywood after a Porsche she was driving was clocked at 59 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. Lohan is, of course, still on probation stemming from a 2007 DUI conviction. We'll update with more details as they become available. Your Browser DoesNot Support...

By Liz Kelly  | February 23, 2011; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Oscars 2011: Craft winning speeches for Natalie Portman and Colin Firth

(AP) Barring some kind of unforeseen upset, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman are lock-ins for the best actor and best actress Oscars when the Academy Awards air on Sunday night. Since there isn't much fun in predicting those categories (as our own Jen Chaney and Ann Hornaday have been doing with other contenders) we thought we'd instead turn our attention to prepping Natalie and Colin for their big moments. Quell their pre-Oscar jitters by using this handy Oscar Speech Generator to craft their acceptance speeches. And just so we can all benefit from your wit and creativity, cut and paste your results into the comments section below....

By Liz Kelly  | February 23, 2011; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Are these really the worst actors in Hollywood history?

Are these really the worst actors in Hollywood history?

By Jen Chaney  | February 23, 2011; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Judge eases Chris Brown restraining order; Lindsay Lohan expected in court to offer plea deal

Judge eases Rihanna's restraining order against Chris Brown... Lindsay Lohan expected in court today to make formal plea bargain offer... Scarlett Johansson, Russell Brand added to Oscar lineup... Colin Firth offered the chance to design a burger for Burger King... Larry King plans one-man comedy tour... Victoria and David Beckham receive royal wedding invite... Owen Wilson explains a "hall pass" to kids in this Funny or Die video... Buju Banton found guilty of conspiring to deal cocaine. Video:: Watch Natalie Portman's new Miss Dior Cherie ad: More morning mix -- including Drew Barrymore's new romance and Kevin Costner's super career move -- after the jump......

By Liz Kelly  | February 23, 2011; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Oscars 2011: Predicting the best director winner

Post film critic Ann Hornaday and I have weighed in with Oscar predictions in the original and adapted screenplay categories. And we shared a few thoughts regarding the supporting actor and actress races. Now we turn our Academy Awards video-series attention to best director. Will Tom Hooper, who earned the Directors Guild's top honor for his work on "The King's Speech," win? Or will BAFTA victor David Fincher emerge triumphant? We have the answer. Or at least what we think the answer is, unless something unexpected happens on Oscar night. Related coverage: Predictions video: best supporting actor and supporting actress Predictions video: best original and adapted screenplay Five reasons the Oscar telecast may be less predictable this year More Oscar coverage...

By Jen Chaney  | February 23, 2011; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alyssa Milano is pregnant

Milano, in 2008, models a top from her line of women's sports apparel. (Getty Images) Alyssa Milano is reportedly "over the moon" about impending mom-hood. According to People, the 38-year-old former "Who's the Boss?" and "Charmed" star is expecting her first child with husband Dave Bugliari, 32, an agent at the Creative Artists Agency. Milano, an avid Twitter user, tweeted this message Tuesday afternoon: "Yes, it's true. And we couldn't be happier. Thank you for your warm wishes and love!" Source: People...

By Liz Kelly  | February 22, 2011; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Oscars 2011: Predicting the supporting actor and supporting actress winners

Post film critic Ann Hornaday and I already discussed, in video clip form, our thoughts about the Oscar contenders in the original and adapted screenplay categories. Today we turn our attention to the supporting actor and actress races. Is there any chance of an upset or are both Academy Awards destined to go to a pair of "Fighter" co-stars, namely Christian Bale and Melissa Leo? Watch and find out what Ann and I are predicting. Agree or disagree? Cast your vote: Who will win the 2011 Academy Awards? Related coverage: Predictions video: best original and adapted screenplay Five reasons the Oscar telecast may be less predictable this year More Oscar coverage...

By Jen Chaney  | February 22, 2011; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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More celebrity hair loss: Jennifer Aniston shows off lighter look

Justin Bieber, as usual, has started a trend. First, the boy wonder unveiled a new haircut. Now, at a Tuesday photo call promoting her latest movie, "Just Go With It," noted Bieber-copycat (we kid) Jennifer Aniston showed off a new 'do of her own. What's different? Her locks are lighter -- she's lost a lot of length and gone a bit blonder. It's not quite a Rachel (good thing, since Aniston recently copped to despising her signature "Friends" cut: "How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen."), but it may be a bit of a Barbra. As in Streisand. No matter its provenance, we think Jen looks smashing. Getty Images...

By Liz Kelly  | February 22, 2011; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Oscars 2011: Your chance to ask questions, via Twitter, on the red carpet

An oversized Oscar statuette, captured last year outside the Kodak Theatre. (Photo by Jen Chaney) There's something special about observing the Oscars in person. The fashions, even the ones that get blasted on "Fashion Police," look more fabulous. The celebrities look more beautiful, but, at the same time, more attainable. Oh, and also skinnier. And the streets of Hollywood look, um, grungier and even more overpopulated with oddballs. Yes, it's truly a special time. When I head to L.A. later this week for the annual movie-star-fawning ritual, and some of the pre-game events that go along with it, I'll do my best to capture as much of that experience as possible. To that end, I'll be posting pictures and other anecdotes from Hollywood on Twitter, using the hashtag #oscarspotting. And I'll also be looking for contributions from you. TweetSpecifically, if there's a great question you'd love to ask on...

By Jen Chaney  | February 22, 2011; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Justin Bieber gets a new haircut. Cue the screaming tweens in 3, 2, 1 ...

Justin Bieber, he of the strategically mussed coif, has shorn his locks. Or had them shorn by his hairdresser, Vanessa. This according to TMZ, which offers photographic proof: The snipping was done on the set of a music video for a song the Bieb did with country group Rascal Flatts. JB told TMZ what while he was nervous about the cut, he wanted to "change it up" and was ready for "kind of a mature look." Oh, and because the Bieb's heart is thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big, he's donating his hair clippings to be auctioned for charity. Hero. Source: TMZ...

By Liz Kelly  | February 22, 2011; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Jesse James penning memoir; Sarah Ferguson not welcome at royal wedding

Sandra Bullock ex Jesse James inks deal to pen his memoir, "American Outlaw"... Royal ex Sarah Ferguson not invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding... Camille Grammer to anchor CNN's Oscar coverage... Justin Bieber buys out flower shop for Selena Gomez... John Travolta snapped sporting less hair than usual... Nicole Kidman opens up about "rollercoaster ride" with fertility... "Glee's" Matthew Morrison does a hockey date night with Olivia Munn... Mary-Kate Olsen dating sneaker designer. Video: Elisabetta Canalis (George Clooney's GF) performs Ciara's "Like a Boy"... More morning mix -- including Rihanna's alleged new texting buddy -- after the jump......

By Liz Kelly  | February 22, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Oscars 2011: James Franco shares the Cher song you won't hear on Oscar night

.bbpBox39908675145441280 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/a/1298064126/images/themes/theme1/bg.png) #022330;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block} they pulled this from the oscar show. damn it. http://say.ly/nMf9vVless than a minute ago via Who SayJames Francojamesfranco As you and roughly 131,000 of his followers may be aware, James Franco finally joined Twitter over the weekend. So far, his tweets have generally consisted of links to odd photos and weird comic strips with some NSFW language. For example, see this picture of a shoulder? Twenty-two people liked it on Facebook. Because Franco posted it. Hell, I even kind of like it for that reason. Anyway, the soon-to-be-Oscar host has finally shared something vaguely juicy: audio of him singing "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," Cher's big number from "Burlesque." As previously reported, the number has been scrapped from the Academy...

By Jen Chaney  | February 22, 2011; 12:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Oscars 2011: Predicting the screenplay winners

The Academy Awards are this Sunday. For those who are filling out their own ballots -- either for fun or as part of an office pool -- that means it's crunch time for Oscar predictions. With that in mind, Post film critic Ann Hornaday and I have made a series of videos in which we do some Oscar forecasting of our own, as well as weigh in with general opinions about some of the key categories. We'll roll out a new video each day this week, starting on this President's Day with a look at the best original and adapted screenplay races. Watch and mark your ballots accordingly. Related coverage: Five reasons the Oscar ceremony may be less predictable this year Who will make a cameo appearance in the Oscar opening number? The Oscar curse is real. Science says so....

By Jen Chaney  | February 21, 2011; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Weekend box office: 'Unknown' wins, 'I Am Number Four' is actually No. 2

Liam Neeson and Frank Langella in "Unknown." (Warner Bros.) Cast Liam Neeson as the defiant leading man in a thriller, then schedule it to be released in theaters in February. Know what you have? A box office success. More on what that means (hint: it involves "Unknown" being the number one movie in the country), along with the usual congratulations, condolences and the list of the weekend's top five films in this week's box office rundown....

By Jen Chaney  | February 20, 2011; 10:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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