The filmmaker gets his close-up after 40 years of Troma (more or less)
An article by Sheila Marikar on ABC.com points out that Billy Crystal has returned to Oscar-hosting amidst a whole new cultural landscape. Says the piece, there is now "a general sense that movie stars can't be covered in a wholesome, fun for the whole family sort of way." Enter Billy Crystal.
She's working on it! I found that out in Maer Roshan's book Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music's Most Controversial Icon, a breezily arresting read full of snappy dialogue between himself and the woman he found both "exhilarating and exhausting." Among the dizzying highli ... More >>
Here they are, folks, in all their illustrious loserhood. Step up and throw a spit ball at them! (6) President Obama He had some triumphant moments, mind you, but he couldn't seem to polish the rotten economy he inherited, despite some poignant efforts. It was downright painful to watch ... More >>
Here comes Santa Musto trying to squeeze his ass down various celebrities' chimneys to give them a steaming pile of the following appropriate presents for their futures: *A DVD of Schindler's List for the messy, mouthy John Galliano. Learn it, bitch!
Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>
Eddie Murphy announced that he was bowing out of hosting duties for next year's Oscars today. This came on the heels of Brett Ratner's resignation as the show's producer following an unfortunate gay slur. Oscar hosting duties are now up in the air. Who will take the reins?! Maybe the Muppet ... More >>
The Oscars desperately need to get some glory back after their last dismal telecast. But when they announced Eddie Murphy as a host, we all wondered, "Isn't he on a bit of a career slide? Is he really the kind of piping-hot star they need right now?" Besides, don't Eddie's hideous homophob ... More >>
Maybe you've heard about the various misdeeds of young Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because of the book about him, or the relentless blogging about him, or the leaked IMs, or because you use Facebook and know the distinct feeling of being violated in a sacred area: your Internet priva ... More >>
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The X-Men survive explosions, a threat to mutant rights, and Brett Ratner
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Ultimately, it doesn't matter if you're seeing Larry King or Owen Wilson or Joan Collins
His brain erased, Affleck is just made to be a Dick hero; Woo adds pulp to the sci-fracas
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