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At least if Lady Gaga and Glenn Close lost, they lost to a great speech
February 24th, 2019 under Lady Gaga, Oscars, Paramount Network. [ Comments: none ]

I will be honest with you, I have not seen any of the films nominated for the Oscars tonight (I tried a few and got bored). Therefore, I don’t know who deserved it and who did not.

I was under the impression, like most, that Glenn Close was going to win Best Actress. If not her, then Lady Gaga. Well, they both lost. Olivia Colman won for The Favourite. Even though she was not the favorite to win, her speech was the winner of the night. It was worth her winning just for that.

BTW Lady Gaga’s speech for winning Best Song was not that Shallow. I was crying with her as we watched as A Star Was Born This Way!


I don’t think that Kevin Hart helped his case
January 4th, 2019 under Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Oscars. [ Comments: 4 ]

Ever since Kevin Hart resigned from hosting the Oscars, he has not done any press. Now that he has a movie coming out next week, he is back doing the talk show circuit. His first stop was Ellen and Degeneres talked to him about homophobic tweets.

The host gave him six minutes to talk about it and he took all the time allotted to him. It was all me, I and Kevin Hart. Not, I am sorry that what I said was hurtful and I have learned a lot in the last 10 years since I sent out those tweets. All he did say about it was, “I know I do not have a homophobic bone in my body.” That is not enough. Which is why many people are mad at him,

Well, not DeGeneres. That is because she called the Academy and asked them to give Hart the hosting job back. They told her they wanted him back. At first, he was hesitant, but then he told the host he reevaluate his decision.

Even though the Academy said they would take him back, no word if ABC will. That is because they fired James Gunn and Roseanne Barr for the same thing. Although, Gunn’s case is much closer to Hart’s and he did not get his directing job back. Gunn jumped studios.

Therefore, I do not think Hart should host the Oscars. I am saying that even after lobbying for him to get the job for nearly two years, with The Rock.

Now, when it comes to him whining about having to apologize over again. It is part of the job. Hugh Grant, Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen and Christian Bale have to do it, so does Hart. You don’t want to become a Michael Richards. Remember him?

I think Hart needs to get a crisis management publicist to help him. Then he needs to talk to African-American gay men to understand why his tweets are so harmful to them and their community.

How do you think Hart did during the interview?


Kevin Hart steps down as the Oscar host
December 7th, 2018 under Kevin Hart, Oscars. [ Comments: none ]

On Tuesday, Kevin Hart was named this year’s Oscar host. Almost immediately, some of his old homophobic Tweets came back to haunt him and people asked for him to be ousted. Including the Academy.

The actor says they told him to apologize or they were going to have to search for a new host. He refused to do it because he claims he has apologized for those old tweets in the past. He also says he is not the man he used to be.

Then hours later he tweeted, “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. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.?” Then he added, “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

He had no choice and neither did Academy and ABC. After all, the latter already fired Roseanne and James Gunn over past tweets, so they could let him off the hook if they didn’t let the others.

When it comes to who should replace him, they probably go with Wanda Sykes. She is an African-American lesbian who appears on an ABC show. But I would love if they went with Rob Lowe. He needs redemption after the last time he was part of hosting the Oscars.

Actually, I would prefer no host and no montages that are a waste of time; but we know that is never going to happen in our lifetime.

Oh and I love you Billy Crystal, but I think your time has passed.

Who do you think should host the Oscars this year?


The Oscars finally found a host
December 4th, 2018 under Kevin Hart, Oscars. [ Comments: none ]

Remember in History of the World Part 1 when Madeline Kahn said no to all of those soldiers until she said yes? Well, it was the same thing with this year’s Oscars. Except the people that they were asking to host Hollywood’s big night were all saying no.

That was until today when Kevin Hart said yes to AMPAS and to us he had something else to say. He wrote, “For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time…. To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time…. will be sure to make this year’s Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars.”

I think they made it a good call. It just would have been a better one if they could have gotten The Rock to do with it him. Since I have been saying for the last three years that they should be the ones to doing it together.

Plus, the Academy got lucky getting him because they need a big name to MC the night. That is because the movies people want to get nominated (Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians) will not and the ones they never heard of will. There has been absolutely no Oscar buzz and it is already December 4th.


EGOT got three new members!
September 10th, 2018 under Emmys, John Legend, Oscars. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday, EGOT’s membership jumped 25% with the addition of three new members. Lyricist Tim Rice, mega Broadway producer Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Legend got the final key to the door when they won the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) Emmy for producing Jesus Christ Superstar.

What is an EGOT? It is when a person wins the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar and the Tony award. Before last night only 12 people held that honor since 1962. Legend is the youngest person to join, did it in the second least amount of time (Robert Lopez did it in 10 years while Legend did it 12) and the first African-American man (Whoopi Goldberg was the first African-American member) to get it.

If you are like me, then you are wondering what Webber and Legend did to get the fourth honor. Webber has an Oscar for You Must Love Me from Evita and Legend won the Tony for producing the revival of Jitney.

What about Tim Rice? He said, “Thanks to all for messages re EGOT thingy. Also delighted for @OfficialALW and brilliant @johnlegend . Had to break news to John that we did not have him in mind when we wrote it in 1969-70. Also thanks to all the NBC JCS team esp. @neilmeron and late @craigzadan.”

Who do you think will be the next member of the exclusive group? My money is on Liza Minelli or Lin-Manuel Miranda.

To see Legend put his Emmy with his many other awards, then click here!


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