Ellen always inspires me to dream big, to tell the truth and to never believe it's too late. I really wanted to share this with you, ladies, in case you missed it! But definitely go all the way to the end . . . and grab a tissue.
Now that the 2007 Oscars have come and gone, I am anxious to catch up on my movie viewing! Though I've seen most of the winners, there are a few Oscar movies I missed.
What 2007 Oscar winner have you not seen that you really want to see next?
Cate Blanchett was another one of our picks for best dressed on Oscar night wearing a stunning Armani Prive gown. We are big Cate fans as she always stands out as a risk taker and this night was no different. She sure did bring glitz back to the red carpet - you nailed it Cate!
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In honor of his first Best Director win, this week's Movie Night is all about Scorsese. There are additional, equally worthy titles beyond the ones listed here (see also: Casino), and some you should avoid, such as Gangs of New York, but this will get you started. So check these out, and yes, I'm talkin' to you.
"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster," says Henry Hill, the young Irish-Italian Broolynite at the center of this crime drama, which is based on a true story. Henry (Ray Liotta) and his two friends Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro) climb their way up the mobster ladder, beginning with robbery and eventually working their way to violent crime. The film earned Scorsese kudos all around for his detailed character work, deft ability to create a specific mood, and sharp depiction of the criminal mind.
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We'd like to give a very special thank you to our Oscar sponsor Helio, who helped us bring you live red carpet coverage and just happens to be one of the coolest gadget makers around. To show our thanks for their sponsorship I hope you will check out their newly-launched slim and sexy phone that looks to be the new must-have in Hollywood - and not just because it's pretty.
The Heat is a gleaming slider phone with an electrostatic touchpad (think iPhone-like sleekness but available now!) that's chic, but has all the right geeky qualities. The touchpad is set so you can customize its sensitivity (super, high, medium, low) for navigation through a simple finger tap, which means no more pushing extra hard while trying to navigate through applications.
Produced by Samsung for Helio members in the US, the Heat comes in two colors: high-gloss Onyx and shimmering Gold. I am sure most of you know by now that you can read PopSugar on your Helio, but the company has added even more of your favorite websites and features to their service! read more
The studio kept this clip under wraps leading up to this year's Oscars, but if you've yet to see Dreamgirls, you can now watch the video of Jennifer Hudson performing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," her scene-stealing and impassioned ballad. You guys were pretty conflicted over whether Hudson deserved to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, so maybe this clip will help you decide. (Thanks to Best Week Ever for directing me to the video.)
I, for one, think it's a very impressive performance as far as musicals go, and there's no arguing that Hudson has an amazing voice. But I still don't think she deserved to win an Oscar; to find out why, read more
Nicole Kidman was one of six red carpet favorites Sunday night at the Oscars. Her cherry red one shoulder Balenciaga gown elongated this already statuesque beauty, making her one of our best dressed stars. Although it would be nice to live like a celebrity and wear head to toe designer duds, we know that's just wishful thinking. I love this younger, more flirty dress we found as a good alternative for Nic's floor length show stopper. Hope you enjoy!
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If there was a best dressed on the red carpet through the ages I would say it is Cate Blanchett. She is versatile - not afraid of color or the avant-garde; she experiments with beauty - from up dos to bouncy curls; and lastly, she is confident - she exudes successful woman and Hollywood grace. Her most recent brilliant Oscars red carpet choice made both my A List and bellasugar's A List and her talent continues to take on new forms. Here is my red carpet tribute to Cate the Chameleon. Her first red carpet stand out to me was her daring black Jean Paul Gaultier with jeweled back - we should have know then and there she was a red carpet force to be reckoned with.
To see more of Cate through the ages, read more
- Little Miss Sunshine co-stars Alan Arkin and Steve Carell are reuniting in Get Smart, says the Hollywood Reporter.
- And The Departed duo Scorsese and Monahan will work together on The Long Play, says Variety.
- A whole lot of people watched "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" on Tuesday, Zap2it reports.
- The Academy cracks down on Oscar clips on YouTube, Variety reports.
- Meanwhile, Diddy is accused of battery the night of the Oscars, NME writes.
- According to Billboard, Interscope has signed British indie darlings the Pipettes.
- Reuters reports that McDreamy — I mean, Patrick Dempsey — has signed on to star in a romantic comedy called Made of Honor.
- Daniel Radcliffe — a.k.a. Harry Potter — is getting rave reviews for his performance in the play "Equus," reports the AP.
- Santa Monica has banned ads for "America's Next Top Model" from its city buses, according to the AP.
- Vincent Pastore isn't tough enough for "Dancing with the Stars", Broadcasting & Cable reports.