Cate Blanchett’s Oscar Hopes Tangled Up In Woody Allen Allegations

You’ve probably heard that Woody Allen has some problems. His adopted daughter Dylan has accused him of sexually molesting her while she was still a child. This claim was originally made years ago but was brought up again by way of an open letter to the New York Times. It’s a very disturbing story. It also has some Oscar nominees wondering how the fallout is gonna effect them. Nominees like Cate Blanchett, who stars in Allen’s Blue Jasmine. That’s multi nominated and picked up some preliminary awards. So it was looking good heading into Oscar territory. Now it looks like Cate might be showing up wearing one of Shia Labouef’s paper bags!

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Angelina Jolie – smoking, drinking, crying

Beautiful people are the most miserable people on earth. They make everyone else miserable too.
~Carlos Castaneda

From a Hollywood Pegasus to a Million Dollar Minnie Mouse!

The Academy Awards is a little like the Oil Barons Ball on Dallas – it seldom goes off without incident. The last one was a doozy. There was Sean Young‘s bizarre gate crashing and arrest. Then there was Angelina Jolie. She wasn’t nominated for anything despite her ambitious Blood & Honey film. She still got some stage time as a presenter – so she decided to make a meal out of it. She showed up in her notorious black dress and with her right leg stuck out at a 90 degree angle. If she’d replaced the leg with a wooden peg and had a eye patch and parrot on her shoulder she couldn’t have made more of a spectacle of herself. Then there was that little shampoo commercial head flick she gave as she began her presentation. Most people thought that it was too much and many thought that it was ridiculous. So the mockery started with a vengeance.

You’re supposed to make the scene, not make a scene!

Angelina Jolie – like many beautiful women – doesn’t take mockery kindly, and certainly not like a good sport. Maybe that’s because they are more accustomed to being worshiped than teased. Angelina Jolie is apparently no exception t this unwritten rule. New reports say Sexy Mamma is on the verge of a total nervous breakdown in the wake of her notorious Oscar Night Fiasco. Total nervous breakdown might sound like tabloid overstatements but she’s giving off some definite danger signals.

Jolie sticks out her leg and trips herself up!

For one thing she’s hitting the booze to cope. That started on Oscar night. Angelina supposedly got sloshed at one of the Oscar parties to cope with the whole public humiliation thing. Now alcohol works great when it comes to dealing with public humiliation but it has side effects, like even more public humiliation. In this case Killer Lips got her self so inebriated that her partner Brad Pitt had to carry her out to the car cause she was too drunk to make it under her own steam. That happened at Craig’s restaurant with George Clooney and Stacey Keibler. George is Brad’s No. 1 bud, and Keibler is some one Jolie allegedly disliked – so she shamed herself in front of an enemy and Brad in front of a friend. Could that have turned out worse? Ironic that she ended the evening without a leg to stand on!

Shes’ not a crazy cat lady – yet.

The plot thickens. In addition to boozing it up Jolie has opted for a few other coping mechanisms, like smoking and bursting into tears. The smoking has gotten so bad that InTouch – now predicting an imminent Jolie meltdown – is claiming that she’s replaced food with cigarettes. They should’ve added an alleged to that cause the jury is still out on whether Jolie actually eats.

Her panic button is stuck!

So with Jolie rapidly turning into Patsy Stone off of Absolutely Fabulous that has Brad getting impatient with her. He’s supposedly already pissed off with her for upstaging him at the Oscars, or just making an ass of herself while she was there with him. Now he has to deal with her boozy weepy unraveling. InTouch is reporting that Brad is telling her “is urging her to get over the embarrassment and grow up.

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InTouch is claiming that the misconceived Oscar stunt has really blown Jolie’s cool. “Her weird, look-at-me pose while presenting screen-writing Oscars proved how insecure she really is – and ironically, she fell apart when it backfired.” explains the tabloid. So she’s allegedly “smoking, drinking and bursting into tears,” says the magazine, adding that she showed up for costume prep on a new film “rail-thin and raspy-voiced,” looking like “a shadow of her old self.” The thing is that it’s been 10 years since she was Hollywood’s most beautiful bad ass. Middle age is a rough transition for a beautiful woman to make, & it come son early for a movie actress. Hopefully she’ll pull it together. It would be a shame for her to fall to further extremes – like plastic surgery. With her features and bone structure too much of that could have her looking like Wayland Flower’s Madame! Hang in there, kid!

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Sean Young arrested trying to crash Oscar party

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Sean Young was a big deal back in the 80’s. Then she was a potential It Girl. She was kind of like Megan Fox with an air of class and intelligence. She starred in a couple of big films like Blade Runner and Wall Street. Then she started dating James Woods and went nuts, allegedly. She began stalking him and eventually was suspected of leaving a mutilated doll on his front door. The doll stunt was either a veiled threat or a cry for help, depending on what you want to make of it. Sean got the reputation for being so insane that in a show down with Dexter’s Leila Tourney poor Leila would probably wind up on a platter with an apple in her mouth! So she was bad news and that meant Hollywood stopped calling with fabulous opportunities.


She did reappear from time to time. Like the incident where she had to be ejected from a award gala (Directors Guild of America ) for heckling a director. She was apparently drunk and began circling the room as the poor man received his award. Then she began hollering and making some kind of a scene. Then it was time to go. So a friendly security guard landed on her and escorted her from the premises. Then, back in 2006, she got caught trying to gate crash a Vanity Fair Oscar party. Naturally award ceremonies can be rough on a former “girl most likely“.

Now when it comes to award ceremonies there’s nothing bigger than the Oscars. So a lot of emotional pressure builds up around it. All those esteem issues come into play. So perhaps that’s why poor Sean Young had another ‘episode’. Seems that with the numerous Oscars parties being held in and around the Thirty Mile Zone last night no one bothered to invite Sean Young to any of them. They were probably afraid that she’d make a scene. A scene is what she wound up making.

Sean tried to crash an Oscar party at the Governor’s Ball. She showed up around 9:25 PM in a evening gown and was not allowed in. This lead to an altercation with a security guard which on lookers ( Tom Januszewski, an Associated Press business executive witnessed the incident ) said happened very quickly. The guard subdued Young by placing his forearm on her head and neck while another guard slapped the cuffs on her. She was then taken into custody. In other word they landed on her like she was the underwear bomber caught trying to sneak into first class. They didn’t taser the poor woman and that’s about it. Though Sean came off the worst of it she was the one who got charged, for misdemeanor battery!

No one seems to be saying much about the incident. Tara Lee Curtis – a publicist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn’t not return voice mails. Sean Young’s agent – & yes she still has one named David Shapira, didn’t respond to questions about Ms Young’s behavior either. Even Ms Young herself was kinda close lipped as she was lead away in handcuffs. About the only thing that we do know is that she is on the loose and at large after posting $20 000 bail this morning. So watch your step Hollywood because no one knows where this woman may strike next – but anywhere with free bar service is a strong possibility!

Sean did make it into some Oscar events that night. Early she was spotted by USA Today reported Claudia Puig getting friendly with Angelina Jolie. Jolie was a the bar with partner Brad Pitt when Young sidled up and asked for Angie to pose for a picture with her. “Darling, we have the same hair dresser, and girls like us need help with our hair,” she told Angelina. was her intro line. The couple graciously posed with Ms. Young. Young was apparently hitting up everyone for photos.
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Ryan Seacrest talks getting dusted

So what’s it like to get assaulted by Sacha Baron Cohen at the Oscars? It must’ve been something like making your grand entrance and slipping on a banana peel. At least he didn’t throw a pie in Seacrest‘s face? So RS was surprised and not surprised.

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2012 Razzies

Overture, curtain lights – this is it, the night of nights!

Milla Jovovich Academy Awards Oscar Night 2012Tonight is Academy Awards night. That comes at the end of an awards season of hyped up galas at which show people wear nice cloths, claim shiny statuettes, and take themselves way too seriously. The Noble Prizes wouldn’t get this much hype and that’s even if they were handing out awards for the cure for cancer and proof of God’s existence. No one dresses particularly nice at the Nobels, so who’d want to take their picture. Plus at the Oscars there’s always that chance that some one will make an acceptance speech drunk or high; or that something embarrassing is gonna come a out about a winner in the next week or two. Nobel noms seldom give their acceptance speech drunk, or high; and the most embarrassing thing that might come out about them after a win in Stockholm is that they forgot to carry the ‘y‘ or something. So the Oscars are genuinely interesting.

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Wondertrash usually boycotts the awards. For one thing you hear about them every where you turn. So you don’t need to hear about hem everywhere else (every where else is ‘here’) For another thing they’re a little ‘self congratulatory’. Like Ricky Gervais pointed out, award shows could use a sense of humor. However, you can’t completely ignore the Oscars.

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So I’ll make a prediction. Look for Brad Pitt to get at least one Oscar. They’ll give it to him to drive Angelina Jolie nuts. Her Blood & Honey was ignored, if not snubbed, by the nomination committee. Now B&H was a last minute deal, but got released on Dec 23 last year, so it’s eligible on a technicality; by getting released just under the wire. It’s one of those ambitious prestige pieces that Hollywood loves to nominate and was supposed to mark Jolie’s transition from thinking man’s bombshell to serious Hollywood director. So not getting a single Oscar nom for an ambitious prestige piece is a slap in the face – maybe more so than SAG nominating her for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in The Tourist. Then look for her and Brad to possibly split in about 6 months, as the pressures of award show ego tripping finally tear them apart. She’s always seen herself as the one telling him “Awards don’t really matter. Look how many I have!” My theory is that Hollywood finally got tired of toying with them and has decided to deliver the coup de grace!

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The thing about the Oscars is that it’s not just performance. It’s also politics. When Marly Matlin won her Oscar for Children of a Lesser God it send her then lover, and mentor, William Hurt ballistic. He flipped out on the limo ride home after the awards. He start yelling at her and giving her the whole “who do you think that you are?” speech – by reminding her that many serious and talented actors worked years and never got an Academy nomination, while she just had the award tossed in her lap. Marly & Bill broke up after that. It almost makes you wonder if they gave her that award just to get under Hurt’s skin (if you really want to get under his skin then absent mindedly refer to him as “William Baldwin” within earshot, then duck & cover!). You know just the way everyone Tom Cruise has ever worked with has got the Oscar, except ambitious hard working Tom. It’s like they were teasing hims or something. As for Marly, like Cuba Gooding jr her career went into a different gear after the Oscar win. Although she did keep working. I saw her on an episode of Seinfeld recently. She was a BL – Beautiful Linesman, who helped George misinterpret a conversation through lip reading. Of course that was a repeat. She’s active on Twitter though!

Razzie dazzle

The point is that there’s a lot about these awards shows that are worth ignoring. So @Wondertrash they don’t get more attention. Except for the Razzies. That Razzies are the anti Oscars, and celebrate chow biz at it’s trashy worst. So it’s the Wondertrash of awards ceremonies. They get a distinguished crowd too. Halle Berry is a proud former Razzie winner. She dropped by to pick up her statuette too. That showed the world that she had a sense of humour, and knew how to look like she didn’t take herself too seriously. Then she had her nasty bust up with Gabriel Aubry and peoples tarted rethinking that. This year Adam Sandler leads the pack with a breath taking 11 Razie Nominations. He’s in a class by himself – but he’s got some company. So here’s a few snippets on the 2012 Razzies!

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Tonight’s full roster of Oscar presenters & performers

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  • Christian Bale
    • Bale received an Oscar® for his supporting role in “The Fighter.”
  • Halle Berry
    • Berry won an Oscar® in 2001 for her lead performance in “Monster’s Ball.”
  • The “Bridesmaids” Cast
    • Six actresses – Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig – from the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film’s original screenplay.
  • Cirque du Soleil®
    • The troupe Will Pay Tribute to Hollywood’s Biggest Night with Its Largest Ensemble Cast Ever Assembled in One Act
  • Bradley Cooper
    • Cooper will be seen next in “The Words” and, later this year, in “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • Tom Cruise
    • Cruise was nominated for his lead performances in “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Jerry Maguire.” He also was nominated for his supporting role in “Magnolia.”
  • Penélope Cruz
    • Cruz won an Oscar in 2008 for her supporting role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She was also nominated for her lead performance in “Volver” (2006) and for her supporting role in “Nine” (2009).
  • Cameron Diaz
    • Diaz will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Gambit.”
  • Michael Douglas
    • Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in “Wall Street” (1987) and a Best Picture award as a producer of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975).
  • Will Ferrell
    • Ferrell’s film credits include “Everything Must Go,” “Blades of Glory,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “The Producers,” “Bewitched,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Elf” and “Old School.”
  • Tina Fey
    • Fey came to prominence as a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in, produces and writes for the Emmy®-winning comedy series “30 Rock.”
  • Colin Firth
    • Two-time nominee Firth took home an Academy Award for his lead performance in “The King’s Speech.”
  • Zach Galifianakis
    • Galifianakis, who was recently seen in “The Muppets,” will be making his first Oscar show appearance. His other film credits include “Puss in Boots,” “Due Date,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Up in the Air,” “What Happens in Vegas,” “Into the Wild” and the two “Hangover” films.
  • Tom Hanks
    • Hanks, who is a governor of the Academy, won consecutive Oscars® in 1993 and 1994 for his lead performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.”
  • Angelina Jolie
    • In 1999 Jolie took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Girl, Interrupted,” and she received a nomination in 2008 for her lead performance in “Changeling.”
  • Milla Jovocich
    • Jovovich hosted the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 11
  • Melissa Leo
    • Leo received an Oscar® for her supporting role in “The Fighter.”
  • Jennifer Lopez
    • Lopez, who serves as a judge on “American Idol,” will be seen next in the feature “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and recently completed work on “Parker” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”
  • Natalie Portman
    • Two-time nominee Portman took home an Academy Award for her lead performance in “Black Swan.”
  • Chris Rock
    • In 2005 Rock served as host of the 77th Academy Awards. He will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “2 Days in New York.”
  • Ben Stiller
    • Stiller will be playing the title character in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which he is also directing, and will be seen next in “Neighborhood Watch.”
  • Emma Stone
    • Stone appears in the Best Picture nominee “The Help.” Her other film credits include “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Easy A” and “Superbad.”
  • Meryl Streep
    • Streep, who is nominated for her lead performance in “The Iron Lady,” has been nominated a total of 17 times – the most for any performer in Oscar history, or as many times as Glenn Close and Peter O’ Toole combined!

The best of the rest or the rest of the best? Either way wondertrash is always on and slightly off!

Awards celebrate the best, worst, or most whatever. So give the best a rest and whateverelsewhere with these award winners that are not only hot but so relevant that – unlike an Oscar statuette or a one time use only designer gown – you can even use them in real life: the 10 Hottest Chilis!

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Chicken & Tomatos for Oscar Night?

Sunday is Oscar night and that’s when the Hollywood Glitterati turn out in force to wear pretty clothes and claim shiny statuettes as the reward for years of struggling. Fame and fortune can be a long strange road – like when Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds started out on TV westerns together (Rawhide & Gunsmoke respectively)! Back then they were good buddies and go out on casting calls together. Casting directors weren’t very impressed with the handsome young men since they’d tell Reynolds that he couldn’t act, and Eastwood that his Adam’s Apple was too big. Reynolds used to kid him about that by saying that “I can always take acting lessons but you’re stuck with that Adam’s Apple!” So sometimes fame starts small & unlikely, just like those oaks that grow out of little acorns.

Some of your favorite stars had some humble beginnings just the way Tom Hanks did. He had to play Christopher Lloyd’s Jim Iowsky’s drugged out Harvard room mate in an old episode of TAXI before he worked his way up to a cross dresser with Peter Newhart Scolari in Bosom Buddies. No one knew then how far Hanks would eventually go – like to the moon and back in Apollo 13. It was clear that he was very good. Not that he was the only ex TAXI performer to bag an Oscar. Judd Alex Reiger Hirsch got one for his supporting role as the shrink in Ordinary People co starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore. That was the film that was supposed to make a star out of Timothy Hutton – the Shia Labouef of his day – but he faded away somewhere around The Falcon and the Snowman with Sean Penn – then just moving into his volatile Madonna period.

Then there’s George Clooney. He must’ve done every TV job going back in the 80’s and 90’s before he found his way to ER. He even starred in B Movie cult classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Of course he also appeared on the Facts of Life, Roseanne, and some Japanese car commercials – when he wasn’t trying out edgy roles as transvestites and gritty desperate criminals! So success really did come the hard way!

He wasn’t the only one to hold down some odd jobs. Brad Pitt had to wait a while before he could get speaking roles. For instance one of his first dramatic roles was wearing a giant chicken suit for a local restaurant. With a start like that he might have eventually worked his way up to pro sports team mascot! It was a brief stint on daytime soap opera Another World where he was first trusted with actual lines. That lead to his SAG card. After that there was more bit TV roles like a small part on Dallas where he had to bust it up with Ray Krebbs! It was probably some disagreement stirred up by Lucy Ewing – I’d say she was a vixen but she was really more of a minx! It was when he got the breakthrough role in Thelma & Louise that his career really took off. There was no turning back after that!

So the point is that some of today’s famous had some pretty humble beginnings. if you’d had noticed them in the crowd – and considering how many of Brad Pitt’s early roles featured the back of his head – you might not have pegged them for future greatness. It’s also interesting to think that some one you’re watching on TV right now and not paying much attention to might be the biggest deal in movies in about 10 to 15 years. That’s the dice throw of pro acting, an intriguing combo of luck, skill, and determination that throws up a few winners among the numerous losers who burn out and become Hollywood footnotes. Don’t take my word for it though – just have yourselves a look see at the following brief video!

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Being rich & famous is every American’s dream. What’s not to like about it? You can take too many drugs, squander vast sums on clothes and plastic surgery, and be admired by legions of fans who don’t know you and will never meet you – unless you really screw it up and have to sign autographs at the mall for money! Plus you get the fun of pretending you don’t get off on the attention and complaining about how tough life at the top is. However, as the late great Whitney Houston showed – her and many others – sometimes it can go horribly and tragically wrong.

So what do you do when fame and fortune let you down and leave you mourning your lost youth and beauty – not to mention your innocence? Well you can always disappear and start over! Now that might sound like a cockamamie idea until yous top and think about it. Yo need to go about it in an orderly and systematic way. For instance the first step to starting over is disappearing – that’s like getting famous in reverse by pulling a Houdini!

After that you need a plan and some expertise! There’s some available expertise in the following video called “Track Me If You Can” in which a security expert shows you how to go about disappearing with some straight forward and commonsense tips like keeping track of you hair follicles while you’re on the run (DNA testing can trip you up!), and using Facebook to lay out red herring!

So you should really pay attention. You never know when this knowledge might come in handy – especially in the event that one of you readers out there becomes famous! Then if the pressure gets too much you can whip open this handy dandy little bag of tricks and you’ll be saying “So long suckers” to the whole dirty game!

Now go on and see the end of a dirty game!

the end of a dirty game

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Worst Oscar Dresses of All Time

The Oscars are almost upon us. As Hollywood movie industry award shows go this is the high holiday. So it’s easy to get carried away. That’s why it’s important to keep it in proportion. It doesn’t really matter who wins what for some movie most of the viewers either never saw or have long forgotten about. What really matters is who wears what!


John Galliano did get a kind of dishonorable mention last time around. That was when Natalie Portman took time out of her Black Swan acceptance speech to castigate JG for certain drunken comments that he’d carelessly allowed to be recorded while he was living it up on the streets of Paris! If you’ll recall John took some time to explain that Adolph Hilter just might have been a wee little bit misunderstood. Some how his point got lost qand he got charged. convicted and fined $50 000 under France’s hate speech laws.

Former sex kitten Bridget Bardot got herself in similar hot water through her many nuisance letters to the french papers in which she repeatedly questioned why Muslims were allowed to live in France. Eventually the law caught up with her and she had even more opportunity to explain her views in a french court room. Not that BB should be accused of fanning the flames of global unrest by picking on Muslims. For one thing her ideas are probably just something that she picked up off of her National Front hubby. For another she’s used to a certain amount of attention which is harder to get as you get older and start looking like an ice cream Sunday that was left out on the dash board of a car over the course of a hot summer afternoon. BB has shown that an old broad can still turn heads and raise eyebrows, she just has to try harder and learn to be way more inventive over time!


The upshot is that fashion is as important to the event as a lot of prestige films. A really good designer gown can get an actress talked about, even if no one knows what the hell she starred in to get her an Oscar invite (pay attention Katherine Heigl!). ON the other hand wrapping yourself in an eyesore only makes a spectacle of yourself and get’s you in the WTF section of the National Enquirer – regardless of whatever sterling performance you put in that year. So if you don’t want your good wrok overshadowed by a wardrobe fuck up, or if you want you lackluster work overshadowed by a fashion win, you’d better be mindful to dress for success! Now here’s a brief and informative video on fashion and the Oscars!

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