KHLOE KARDASHIAN: She's Having a Girl
Keeping Up With the Kardashians ended last night with Khloe Kardashian revealing the sex of her baby with NBA player Tristan Thompson.
Khloe, who was thought to be having a boy, says she is actually expecting a girl. She later tweeted, "I am now so excited my daughter will have forever best friends with Chicago and Stormi!! God is great!!! Thank you Lord for our princess." (E!)
Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner revealed Stormi’s full face on Snapchat. The image-sharing app denied rumors they paid Kylie to return to Snapchat. She recently tanked their stock after tweeting, "Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?” Market value in Snapchat immediately dropped by 1.5 billion dollars! (The Mirror UK)
OSCARS: Favorite Dress of Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish wore her favorite dress to the Academy Awards. (New York Post)
She’s worn it several times, starting with the red carpet premiere of last summer’s comedy Girls Trip. Tiffany wore it a second time in November to host Saturday Night Live.
She explained during the opening monologue, (quote) “My whole team told me it’s taboo to wear it twice. I don’t give a dang about no taboo. This is an Alexander McQueen gown. It’s a 4,000 dollar dress. I’ll wear this dress multiple times! Real talk.”
True to her word, last night Tiffany had on the same Alexander McQueen to present at the Oscars. As she's joked before, (quote) “I feel like I should be able to wear what I want. When I want. How many times I want -- as long as I FeBreze it!”
DAVID OGDEN STIERS: M*A*S*H Star Dies at 75
David Ogden Stiers, best known for playing Major Winchester on M*A*S*H, has died at age 75.
His agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs, broke the news on Twitter, writing, "I am very sad to report that David died this morning [Saturday] peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. His talent was only surpassed by his heart."
Stiers was nominated for two Emmys for his role on the hit CBS sitcom.
The actor was also famous for his voice work in such Disney movies as Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Lilo & Stitch.
In 2009, Stiers revealed that he was gay.
JODIE FOSTER: Injured in Ski Accident
Jodie Foster was a presenter at the Oscars Sunday night and wore a suit with an unusual accessory -- crutches.
Foster, and fellow Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, walked out onstage to present the award for Best Actress and joked that it was Meryl Streep who put her in crutches saying that she "I, Tonya'ed" her. But the truth was later revealed. It turns out that Foster has been on crutches for a few weeks after suffering a fall while skiing. (People)
OSCARS: What Is an Inclusion Rider?
Best Actress winner Frances McDormand ended her rousing acceptance speech with two words: inclusion rider.
What did she mean? What is an inclusion rider? Sometimes, called an equity rider.
A “rider” is an additional clause in a contract. Actress and comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted, (quote) “An inclusion rider is something actors put into their contracts to ensure gender and racial equality in hiring on movie sets.” Not only in front of the camera, but behind the scenes, too.
McDormand admitted backstage that just last week she learned an inclusion rider “has always been available to everybody who does a negotiation on a film.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
OSCARS: The Shape of Water Named Best Picture
The Shape of Water was the big winner at Sunday night's 90th Academy Awards, which was short on surprises.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returned to the Oscars after their epic mix-up at last year's ceremony. They announced The Shape of Water as Best Picture. And this time the duo got it right on the first try.
Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for The Shape of Water. He became the third Mexican-born filmmaker to be so honored. He said, "The greatest thing that art does, and that our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand." The fantasy flick, which had a leading 13 nominations, also took home Best Original Score.
As expected, Frances McDormand was named Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In an emotional speech, she asked the female nominees in the audience to stand. She then made a plea for more stories from women. “We all have stories to tell. Invite us into your offices and we’ll tell you all about them.”
Gary Oldman was named Best Actor for his turn as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. He said, “I’ve lived in America for the longest time and I’m deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me: my home, my livelihood, my family, and now Oscar.”
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) won in the supporting acting categories.
All of the acting honorees as well as del Toro and The Shape of Water also won at this year's Golden Globes.
Jordan Peele became the first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay. He said he stopped writing Get Out "20 times" because he didn't believe it would ever get made. "But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone would let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it. So I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie."
In his monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel joked about last year’s infamous Best Picturemixup, sexual harassment and Donald Trump. “Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood,” Kimmel said. “And there’s a good reason why. He keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and most importantly he has no penis at all. He is literally a statue of limitations.” He ended the monologue by saying that whoever had the shortest speech of the night would win a jet ski. It went to Mark Bridges, who won for Best Costume Design. (Jimmy's best jokes.)
The night's big comedy bit came when Jimmy brought a slew of celebs, including Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, to a movie theater across the street from the ceremony to thank real-life moviegoers.
Harvey Weinstein accusers Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorraintroduced a tribute video to the #MeToo movement and inclusion in Hollywood.
Rita Moreno, who presented the award for Best Foreign Language Film, wore the exact same dress she wore to accept her Oscar in 1962 for West Side Story.
Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The former NBA star wrote Dear Basketball, in which he talks about his love of the game on the eve of his retirement.
During the "In Memoriam," Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty's "Room at the Top." Among the late celebs who remembered: Chuck Berry, Harry Dean Stanton, John Heard, Martin Landau, Roger Moore, Don Rickles and Jerry Lewis.
Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster presented the award for Best Actress, replacing Casey Affleck, who bailed on the ceremony.
Best Original Song nominees performed. They were Mary J. Blige (Mudbound); Commonand Andra Day (Marshall); Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade(Coco); Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman); and Sufjan Stevens (Call Me by Your Name).
- Best Picture: The Shape of Water
- Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
- Best Actor: Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour
- Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I Tonya
- Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out
- Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
- Best Animated Feature Film: Coco
- Best Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman
- Best Documentary – Feature: Icarus
- Best Documentary – Short Subject: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
- Best Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child
- Best Animated Short Film: Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
- Best Original Score: The Shape of Water
- Best Original Song: "Remember Me" - Coco
- Best Sound Editing: Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King
- Best Sound Mixing: Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
- Best Production Design: The Shape of Water, Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
- Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
- Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
- Best Film Editing: Dunkirk, Lee Smith
- Best Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer
Get Out dominated the Independent Spirit Awards, which took place Saturday. The horror flick won best feature and best director for Jordan Peele. The acting trophies went to Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Allison Janney (I, Tonya) and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). (Variety)
Columbus Short is going away. According to TMZ, the former Scandal star pled no contest to hitting his wife during an argument in November and was sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation for a 2014 bar fight.
Kylie Jenner has shared the first image of her baby on Snapchat. Stormi can be seen in a video that includes, according to TMZ, "about four seconds of cute, cooing baby goodness ... sure to set the internet on fire."
Jessica Alba will executive produce and star opposite Gabrielle Union in NBC’s upcoming Bad Boys spinoff pilot, according to Variety.
RAZZIES: The Emoji Movie Named Worst Movie
The Emoji Movie was the absolute worst.
The animated flick "won" worst picture, worst director and worst screen combo at the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
The worst actors included Tom Cruise (The Mummy), Tyler Perry (Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween), Mel Gibson, (Daddy's Home 2) and Kim Basinger (Fifty Shades Darker).
Baywatch recevied the Special Rotten Tomatoes Award: The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It! The honor came via an online poll.
Worst Picture: The Emoji Movie
Worst Actor: Tom Cruise, The Mummy
Worst Actress: Tyler Perry, Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween
Worst Supporting Actor: Mel Gibson, Daddy's Home 2
Worst Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker
Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel: Fifty Shades Darker
Worst Director: Tony Leondis, The Emoji Movie
Worst Screenplay: Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White, The Emoji Movie
Worst Screen Combo: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, The Emoji Movie
1. Black Panther - $65.7 million
2. Red Sparrow - $17 million
3. Death Wish - $13 million
4. Game Night - $10.7 million
5. Peter Rabbit - $10 million
Black Panther ruled the box office for a third straight weekend. The Marvel blockbuster earned $65.7 million, taking its domestic total to $500 million. It's now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time.
The Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller Red Sparrow opened in second with $17 million, followed by the Bruce Willis remake of Death Wish with $13 million.
Game Night, starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman, dropped from second to fourth with $10.7 million.
And the animated Peter Rabbit went from third to fifth with $10 million.
ELTON JOHN: What Irked Him This Time
Elton John issued a statement explaining why he walked off stage Thursday night in Las Vegas.
He says, "A fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop. He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance. I bring fans onstage every evening when we play 'Saturday Night' in the set, it is always a lovely part of the show where I get to meet them, shake their hands and have them right there with me while I play. They have always been very courteous to the fact we are in the middle of playing a song live. This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him."
A similar incident happened in February when a fan onstage tossed Mardi Gras beads, which struck Elton in the mouth.
Elton hosts his annual Oscar viewing party tonight (Sunday) in L.A. The final run in his Vegas residency begins April 28th.