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A “Host-less” Oscar? Academy Awards To Forego Host

The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.

In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy Awards will instead select a A-Listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on a marquee name to kick things off with a monologue.

Variety reports: “The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.”

“The people who produce that show are hogtied by the Academy, who as a group are not willing to change very much. It’s hard to know how anyone in my community can really contribute,” one prolific awards show and live events producer told Variety, speaking on condition of anonymity.

This comes after original host Kevin Hart, dropped out within hours of being selected when he refused to apologize for decade-old remarks about homosexuals which resurfaced on Twitter.

Initially, the comedian was defiant. “I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I moved on, and I’m in a completely different space in my life,” Hart said in a video on Instagram in the aftermath. “I’m going to be me; I’m going to stand my ground.”

He later quit that same day, apologizing for his past remarks, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he wrote on Twitter. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

However, since a polarizing appearance on the talk show Ellen, Hart has continued to double down on his unwillingness to engage in dialogue with a critical LGBTQ community. “I’m not hosting the Oscars this year,” said Hart during a Wednesday sit-down on Good Morning America. When asked if he will host in the future he said, “It’s hard to predict what can happen.”

The show’s producers are said to be moving forward with a broadcast which will instead feature “starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar”, one individual involved with the show said.

“Why not give it a shot? Things are so polarized anyway, any host that says anything will be analyzed to death,” suggested media consultant Brad Adgate. “No host might be an experiment, and, let’s face it, the days of Bob Hope and Billy Crystal hosting are over.”

The last time the ceremony had no host was during the 61st Academy Awards in March 1989, which began with a universally parodied musical segment starring Rob Lowe and Snow White which was watched by 42.6 million people when it aired.

Last year’s show’s ratings delivered an all-time low, with a drop of nearly 19% year over year to 26.5 million viewers. The academy is currently locked into a broadcasting deal with ABC until 2028 and faces ratings and financial pressures which also includes its long-anticipated $388 million museum, set to open in late 2019.

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The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.
In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy...

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Golden Globes 2019: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Wins ‘Best Drama’

“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many expected to go to Lady Gaga.

TV stars Sandra Oh (from BBC America’s “Killing Eve”) and Andy Samberg (NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) delivered capably, albeit unspectacularly, as co-hosts. Overall, the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC lacked the boozy, loosey-goosey tension of its renowned past with a sense of artificially overcompensating a corrective course on diversity and equal rights.

It was a night of major upsets in Los Angeles, where “Green Book”, considered a divisive road movie about race relations, emerged as the biggest winner at the 76th Gold Globe Awards on Sunday, as it took home three trophies, including best comedy. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named best drama, leaving “A Star Is Born”, the expected front-runner, with only the Globe for best song.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the blockbuster Freddie Mercury biopic, also won two Globes, with Rami Malek beating Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) for best actor. “Thank you for your courage in embracing your true self,” Graham King, a “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer, said of Mercury in collecting the best drama Globe.

“We’re still living in divided times,” said Peter Farrelly, who directed “Green Book”. “This story, when I heard it, gave me hope.” “Green Book” also won best screenplay and best supporting actor, which went to Ahershala Ali, who plays an erudite pianist in the film.

Among other upsets, veteran actress Glenn Close beat out favorite Lady Gaga for best actress. Gaga was expected to win for “A Star Is Born”, however, Close won the gong. A shocked Close, who won for “The Wife”, used the platform to tell women, “We have to find personal fulfillment.” Actresses in the ballroom subsequently jumped to their feet. “We have to follow our dreams.”

Olivia Colman won best actress in a comedy or musical for her work in “The Favourite,” a pitch-black comedy about royal schemers. Best actor in a comedy or musical went to Christian Bale, who portrayed the former vice president Dick Cheney in “Vice”. “Thank you, Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” Bale said in accepting the award.

The best actor in a TV drama award went to Richard Madden, star of Netflix’s action-packed counterterrorism thriller, “Bodyguard”. For TV comedies, Rachel Brosnahan won best actress for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and Michael Douglas won best actor for Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”.

In the television categories, Golden Globes went to FX’s “The Americans” (best drama); Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” (best comedy); and FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (best limited series).

Jeff Bridges collected the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in film, and Carol Burnett accepted a new award, named after her, for career achievement in television.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the awards has with a long history of voting idiosyncrasies, perhaps due to the fact it has only 88 people who cast ballots for the awards. The full list of winners can be seen here.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many...

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Real-Life Harry Potter Couples Who Prove Love Spells Exist

Welcome to the wonderful world of Hogwarts, fellow Potterists. Potterheads far and wide, let us delve into the love lives of the actors who played our beloved characters in the Potterverse. Ready?

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

Draco Malfoy, that devious little… The young Slytherin pureblood would be Harry’s chief rival in his early years at Hogwarts. In the end, little Malfoy redeemed himself somewhat so we’ll forgive him for his misgivings. Offscreen, his colleagues have stated that he is a genuinely great guy, with him and Daniel Radcliffe being buddies in real life.

Tom Felton & Jade Olivia (Dated)

Felton seems to be a long-term kind of guy showing indicating he knows what he wants, unlike his character. Although Felton and his ex-girlfriend of 7 years broke up in January 2016, they will always have their moment in the Harry Potter folklore as they played husband and wife Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass in Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Hogwarts, fellow Potterists. Potterheads far and wide, let us delve into the love lives of the actors who played our beloved characters in the Potterverse. Ready?
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

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The Stars Of “Crocodile Dundee”, Today!

Released in 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a smash hit worldwide, becoming the second highest grossing film in the US box office that year, only behind Tom Cruise’s Top Gun. Let’s take a look at where the cast of Crocodile Dundee is today.

The Oscar-nominated movie was a landmark achievement in Australian cinema and transformed its star Paul Hogan from local celebrity to international superstar.

Writer and star of the film, Hogan, envisioned the picture to be “Australia’s first proper movie… a real, general public, successful, entertaining movie”. It may be surprising to hear that even making the film was a risky affair due to its relatively unknown cast and limited $10 million budget.

“Common-Sensical Rambo”

However, the risk paid off handsomely as it grossed $328 million worldwide after spending nine consecutive weeks atop the US box office. The film’s success led to two, albeit less successful sequels. In its review, the New York Times described it as a “sort of sweet-tempered, common-sensical Rambo” and labeled it the “movie phenomenon of the year.”

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Released in 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a smash hit worldwide, becoming the second highest grossing film in the US box office that year, only behind Tom Cruise’s Top Gun. Let’s take a look at where the cast of Crocodile Dundee is today.

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Iconic Celebrities At Their Grooviest Moments

We like to get nostalgic. It’s fun and happier for all of us, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamor, and elegance.

From young, vulnerable up and coming musicians who had no idea they could ever be iconic stars, to starlets who were still hoping for a big break, take a look at some photos that will touch your heart and your mind, and make you believe in magic again.

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson meeting at the LA forum – 1980’s.

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson formed a partnership in the 1980’s to work on three demos.  “There Must be More to Life than This” features vocals from both Freddie and Michael; Freddie released the song on the Queen album, Queen Forever.

While the song was written in the Hot Space sessions, it wasn’t finished.  Freddie Mercury would go on to release his own version as a solo work on his 1985 debut, Mr. Bad.  The other songs were “Victory,” which was later used as an album cover by the Jacksons, and “State of Shock,” which had Rolling Stones undertones.

We like to get nostalgic. It’s fun and happier for all of us, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamor, and elegance.

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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom. We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Danny DeVito #2

Danny DeVito, of course, wouldn’t let such dedication go unnoticed so he, in turn, printed out a cardboard cutout of the young lady and brought it to the set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in which he stars. Specifically, he brought it to Paddy’s Pub where a large part of the show takes place.

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...

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The “It Girl” When You Were Born

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at Hollywood’s favorite leading ladies and the moment the world knew they were destined for greatness. Get ready to be dazzled!

1960: Janet Leigh

While her professional career officially began in 1947. It was when she appears in the hit film ‘Psycho’ that Janet Leigh became a star in her own right. It has it all. Who could forget the shower scene when Leigh’s character, Marion Crane was gruesomely murdered. It was the scene that earned a Golden Globe and Academy nomination, and a special space in everyone’s hearts.

1961: Audrey Hepburn

To this day girls worship Audrey Hepburn’s style and grace and guys daydream about her. The icon was a ballet dancer, an actress, a fashion icon and a humanitarian. She was always a gem but when she appeared in her black Givenchy dress for her 1961 role in ‘Breakfast at Tiffanies’ it established her status as Hollywood queen.

She has had such an effect on pop culture that her legacy still sends streams of girls to Tiffanies today!

See the most-in-demand stars through the years:

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at Hollywood’s favorite leading ladies and the moment the world knew they were destined for greatness. Get ready to be dazzled!
1960: Janet Leigh

While her professional career officially began in 1947. It...

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The “It Girl” When You Were Born

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at Hollywood’s favorite leading ladies and the moment the world knew they were destined for greatness. Get ready to be dazzled!

1960: Janet Leigh

While her professional career officially began in 1947. It was when she appears in the hit film ‘Psycho’ that Janet Leigh became a star in her own right. It has it all. Who could forget the shower scene when Leigh’s character, Marion Crane was gruesomely murdered. It was the scene that earned a Golden Globe and Academy nomination, and a special space in everyone’s hearts.

1961: Audrey Hepburn

To this day girls worship Audrey Hepburn’s style and grace and guys daydream about her. The icon was a ballet dancer, an actress, a fashion icon and a humanitarian. She was always a gem but when she appeared in her black Givenchy dress for her 1961 role in ‘Breakfast at Tiffanies’ it established her status as Hollywood queen.

She has had such an effect on pop culture that her legacy still sends streams of girls to Tiffanies today!

See the most-in-demand stars through the years:

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at Hollywood’s favorite leading ladies and the moment the world knew they were destined for greatness. Get ready to be dazzled!
1960: Janet Leigh

While her professional career officially began in 1947. It...

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Marvel and DC Characters in Real Life

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds has had his misses, but he also had his hit in 2016.  He bombed miserably with The Green Lantern as well as his first Deadpool attempt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Deadpool made up for all that, becoming the highest- grossing rated R movie ever.  Guardians of the Galaxy was funny, but Deadpool raised the bar.

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively

While Green Lantern was a box office flop, Ryan Reynolds can be thankful for the movie for one reason; meeting Blake Lively on set.  In 2012, the couple married and currently, have two daughters.  Blake Lively has also gone on to some box-office smashes like Café Society and The Age of Adaline.

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds has had his misses, but he also had his hit in 2016.  He bombed miserably with The Green Lantern as well as his first Deadpool attempt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Deadpool made up for all that, becoming the...

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Celebrity After-40 Mom’s

The topic of infertility is something that has been explored since the dawn of time. However, different misconceptions, myths and advice have come from the research done, thus leaving people to wonder whether this is something that can be fixed, avoided, or endured.

The Office of Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Recourses released a statistic that one in every ten couples aged 15-44, have trouble conceiving. Moreover, it is obvious that the older you are, the more difficult it is to conceive, research shows that about a third of all couples, which include women over 35, have problems with fertility.

This is a shocking reality which can cause many families to lose hope. However, we want our dear readers to stay positive thus we have compiled a list of celebrities who have managed to conceive during their 40’s.

Big names such as Eva Longoria, Christie Brinkley and Janet Jackson are just a few of some of our ladies who have managed to fall pregnant post the age of 40. Bare in mind, most of these women have different lifestyles to the majority of us and therefore it is important that we mention, these are the rare exceptions.

Meaning, most couples are not able to afford full-time help, or are able to go without working in order to care for their children, or are able to undergo the new procedures available to assist infertility. One has to remain completely relevant to their situation.

Now that we’ve gotten through the serious stuff, let’s start gossiping about our favorite mama bears who conceived post the age of 40…

 

The topic of infertility is something that has been explored since the dawn of time. However, different misconceptions, myths and advice have come from the research done, thus leaving people to wonder whether this is something that can be fixed, avoided, or...

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Best Celebrity TMI’s

We love our celebrities for whatever talent they’re trying to sell us, but, we’d be lying if we didn’t say, that what we love even more, is to learn about their real lives! That being said, we have a few examples here of some public figures who may have just been a little too public and giving us Too Much Information.

Ready? let’s begin…

Oh, Baby

We may no longer have Brangelina but we’ll always have this interview Angelina Jolie gave Entertainment Weekly while pregnant with Vivienne and Knox, she and Brad Pitt’s twins. This gorgeous couple will forever be an iconic duo in Hollywood history. Well, they lasted a lot longer than most celeb relationships! Now that their love story has come to an end, we wonder if Angelina regrets any of these interviews that are forever exposed.

Pitt and Positivity.

Whilst discussing the topic of having sex while pregnant, she told the magazine: “It’s great for the sex life…It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman, you’re just so round and full.” Does this advice still apply if your face isn’t as gorgeous as Angelina’s? Or your hair doesn’t have as much bounce? Regardless, this is fun advice for pregnant women and not inappropriate at all.

There is a fine line between sharing and over-sharing and we’ve gathered the celebrities who walk that line like a tightrope!  Take a look at some of the most shocking secrets exposed, be it via social media, or straight from the horse’s mouth, once its out- it’s out and it’s delicious!

We love our celebrities for whatever talent they’re trying to sell us, but, we’d be lying if we didn’t say, that what we love even more, is to learn about their real lives! That being said, we have a few examples here of some public figures...

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The Celebrities Turning 50 In 2018

Turning 50 is one of life’s biggest milestones. Finally, you’re closer to 100 than you are to0. At this age, many are already parents, some are grandparents, while others have focused to put all their effort into their careers instead. For celebrities, however, age is only a number with many stars sparkling as brightly as they ever have before.

It doesn’t matter what the reason is because frankly, we like our favorite stars to grow old with us regardless of how they choose to preserve (or enhance) their renown looks.

2018 was a year many of our favorite celebrities entered the 50s. From the silver screen to the small screen, icons of the 80s, 90s, 2000s and today all reached the milestone with several surprising entries on this list. With 2019 just around the corner, let us look at the rich and famous who celebrated the big 5-0 this year.

Take for example, Naomi Watts and Will Smith.

You would never know she’s 50, would you? And you’d be more surprised to know that she’ll be taking part in the next Game Of Thrones new project – The prequel series. It’s still a secret so no one knows anything about it.

English actress Naomi Watts turned 50 on 28 September and celebrated the milestone by riding a camel in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. She captioned a photo of the experience, “A milestone and extraordinary moment. So grateful for all my friends and family who shared this experience with me. Memories forever. And thank you to everyone for all my birthday wishes. Huge gratitude… truly overwhelming week.”

The actress began her acting career in Australian films and television series, before moving to the United States where she starred in a series of lesser known films. She came to attention after being cast in the lead role in the 2001 film Mulholland Drive.

The actress has gone onto star in several successful films since, such as The Ring, 21 Grams, I Heart Huckabees, King Kong, Eastern Promises, The International, Fair Game, J. Edgar, and The Impossible.

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Turning 50 is one of life’s biggest milestones. Finally, you’re closer to 100 than you are to0. At this age, many are already parents, some are grandparents, while others have focused to put all their effort into their careers instead. For celebrities...