Friday, February 20, 2009


Greetings Bloggers!!!

WOW we have to TALK Oscars!?!?! Don't we? They are this SUNDAY remember....

HUGH JACKMAN will host the 81st Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Though the presenters for the event will remain a mystery until showtime, Jackman has already revealed that he'll be delivering a bit of song and dance during the ceremony, which airs on ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Which film will win the best picture Oscar on Sunday? The final answer could be Slumdog Millionaire, the darling of the awards season to date. The tale of an orphan who becomes a contestant on India's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and is suspected of cheating enters the ceremony with 10 nominations. Slumdog Millionaire will contend for best picture along with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which has a leading 13 nominations, as well as Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader.

Those movies are well represented in the best actor and actress categories. Las Vegas oddsmaker JOHN AVELLO believes Milk star SEAN PENN and The Wrestler actor MICKEY ROURKE are the frontrunners to win the best actor Oscar. Their competition includes BRAD PITT, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; RICHARD JENKINS, for The Visitor; and FRANK LANGELLA, for Frost/Nixon.

KATE WINSLET will make a bid for her first Oscar in six tries, for her performance in The Reader. However, she's competing against some other notable names in the best actress category: ANGELINA JOLIE, for Changeling; ANNE HATHAWAY, for Rachel Getting Married; MERYL STREEP, for Doubt; and MELISSA LEO, for Frozen River. If Winslet loses, she'll tie the record for most nominations by an actress without a win.

The other major story line is whether the late HEATH LEDGER will become the second actor to win a posthumous Oscar. He's considered the favorite to take the best supporting actor prize for playing the Joker in The Dark Knight. So far, PETER FINCH is the only actor to receive a posthumous Oscar, for his work in the 1976 film Network. Thus sayuthhhh the folks from ABC!

Here's a list of the major Oscar nominees:

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Animated Feature Film
Kung Fu Panda

Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon, WALL-E

Adapted Screenplay
Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard, Defiance
Danny Elfman, Milk
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman, WALL-E

Original Song
"Down to Earth," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; WALL-E
"Jai Ho," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; Slumdog Millionaire
"O Saya," A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam; Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Achievement in Cinematography
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Costume Design
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Best Documentary Feature
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness-From the Balcony of Room 306

Achievement in Film Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Best Animated Short Film
La Maison en Petits Cubes
This Way Up

Best Live Action Short Film
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

This am I talked about POP star Rihanna getting beaten up supposedly by boyfriend Chris Brown. I talked about earlier last year mean nasty 'Chris Brown' sang with Tim McGraw:
R&B/pop superstar Chris Brown is testing his country crossover abilities with help from Tim McGraw. The two have recorded a song together called 'Human.'
"It's incredible," Brown tells Billboard. "I wanted to do something more along the country line. That's a bigger and different audience for me."
McGraw has already expanded his audience outside the country world. He recorded a hit song with R&B star Nelly, 'Over and Over,' in 2005. He also wrote and recorded the song 'Nine Lives' with hard rockers Def Leppard this year. Remember Tim did a tune with Nelly a while back too check it out here:

Now we have news that someone from the L.A. P.D. leaked a picture of miss Rihanna! OUCH can you say lawsuit and jail time? All of this info came form TMZ: TMZ has obtained a photo of Rihanna taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her...the picture below...

Now there are reports that Chris Brown, the idiot, did not do anything. RIGHT! There are also people saying that he has already apologized to hurting his 'then' girlfriend. Most of this started before the Grammy's in L.A. The biggest dish is that he has acted violent in the past, in his relationships. AGAIN this is all up for speculation, and nothing other than this picture has been confirmed or been cast out on record. If indeed it was Chris, the idiot, then I wish and hope to god his music career is over, and he is cast off his record label. People like this who beat and hurt women have no business drawing breath in my humble opinion!! And from the earlier report mentioned above I truly hope Tim McGraw does not record anything with this maggot ever again!

Hollywood 411!! Gossip and MORE

Speaking of Hollywood things; new movies this weekend are:

* Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail -- TYLER PERRY reprises his role of the brash grandma Madea, made famous in several of his other projects. Madea is thrown into jail after a high-speed car chase and befriends a troubled young woman. KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM -- that's Rudy from The Cosby Show -- and DEREK LUKE also star. Rated PG-13.

* Fired Up! -- Two high school football players anxious to skip summer football camp find a way to attend cheerleading camp instead so they can meet girls. Hilarity ensues when one of them falls in love. Former Heroes actor NICHOLAS D'AGOSTO, Brothers & Sisters actor ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN, MOLLY SIMS and SARAH ROEMER star. Rated PG-13.

Celebrity Sleeze:

February 8th -- CHRIS BROWN turns himself into police and is booked on charges of "criminal threats" following an alleged domestic dispute the night before in Los Angeles that reportedly involved his girlfriend, RIHANNA. Brown posts 50 thousand dollars' bail and is released. According to reports, he allegedly assaulted a woman, who has not yet been officially identified as Rihanna, following an argument.

January 31st -- Seventy-year-old TV host GARY COLLINS is arrested outside of Montecito, California on suspicion of DUI. He is booked at Santa Barbara County Jail and subsequently released. Collins served a four-day jail sentence in California in early 2008 after pleading no contest to two DUI charges in connection with a 2007 crash blamed on another motorist.

January 20th -- WILLIAM BALFOUR, the man accused of killing JENNIFER HUDSON's family members, pleads not guilty to the crimes. He is accused of killing Jennifer's mother, brother and nephew.

January 9th -- RYAN O'NEAL is sentenced to an 18-month drug diversion program after pleading guilty to a felony methamphetamine possession charge. The case will be dismissed if O'Neal completes the program. The 67-year-old actor and his 23-year-old son, REDMOND, were arrested in September, 2008 after authorities allegedly found drugs at O'Neal's Malibu, California home during a probation check of Redmond.

January 2nd, 2009 -- HEATHER LOCKLEAR is sentenced to three years of informal probation and a fine after her attorney pleads no contest on her behalf to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Under the plea deal, the 47-year-old Locklear must also attend a driver's education program. Locklear was charged the previous November with driving under the influence of prescription drugs in connection with her September, 2008 arrest in Montecito, California.

December 31st -- DANE COOK's half-brother, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the comedian-actor, pleads not guilty at a Woburn, Massachusetts court. Forty-three-year-old DARRYL MCCAULEY, a former business manager of Cook's, was arrested earlier in the week and faces forgery and larceny charges. McCauley is ordered held on three million dollars bail. Prosecutors claim McCauley transferred money, partly through a three-million-dollar check he allegedly forged, from Cook's business accounts into his personal accounts between July of 2007 and December of 2008.

CMN (country music news)

RASCAL FLATTS has wrangled a sponsorship with J.C. Penney for their upcoming American Living Unstoppable tour, kicking off June 5th. The Flatts have also written a song called "American Living," which will be heard in J.C. Penney's commercials for its American Living brand. That song will be available exclusively on copies of the band's new album, Unstoppable, sold at J.C. Penney stores.

Flatts lead singer GARY LeVOX says, quote, "American Living represents a classic, American lifestyle -- it's a brand we wear and are proud to share with our fans." Rascal Flatts' deal with J.C. Penney will extend through their 2011 concert tour. They'll also be wearing clothes from the American Living line during their concerts.

The first single from Unstoppable, "Here Comes Goodbye," is nearing the top ten. The guys have worked out a deal with iTunes to make the single and its video available online on March 10th. Three additional songs from Unstoppable will be released one at a time to iTunes on March 17th, 24th and 31st before the full album is released on April 7th.

We have your FLATTS TIX starting MoNdAy every hour from 6am until 9!!

Las Vegas will become the epicenter of country music in early April with tons of events surrounding the ACM Awards on April 5th. TOBY KEITH and MONTGOMERY GENTRY will lead a pack of country stars and industry insiders for the ACM Chairman's Ride on Saturday, April 4th. This year's bike ride will consist of a scenic ride through the Nevada desert. RASCAL FLATTS will host the ACM Celebrity Golf Classic on that day as well, while JULIANNE HOUGH, KELLIE PICKLER and LeANN RIMES are set to perform at the Fremont Street Experience that night.

REBA McENTIRE hosts the 44th Annual ACM Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS-TV Sunday, April 5th.

JOSH TURNER and his wife JENNIFER will welcome their second child this summer. Josh says, quote, "I am so excited about the newest member of our family. I can't wait to hold him or her for the first time." The couple has a two-year-old son named HAMPTON.

With the Oscars being handed out this Sunday night, America's attention turns to the movie business. CRAIG MORGAN has been considering breaking into movies lately. He says, quote, "I see guys like JACKIE CHAN and CHRIS ROCK and...think, 'God, I'd love to hang out with those guys and make a movie with them'."

Craig also thinks he could win over some new fans through movie roles, saying, quote, "Anytime I can increase my fan base by dong something else, I want to do it."

As part of his plot to break into film, Craig has enrolled a few of his kids in acting lessons. He says, quote, "Rather than paying for me to do it and not be cool, I let them go. Then they come back and tell me everything they've learned." Craig has plenty of experience in front of the camera from making videos like the new one for his latest single, "God Must Really Love Me."

WINGNUT:out Have a great weekend!!!

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