Mike Huckabee criticizes Natalie Portman for being pregnant and unwed
March 4th, 2011
02:11 PM ET

Mike Huckabee criticizes Natalie Portman for being pregnant and unwed

One person not cheering recent Oscar winner Natalie Portman? Mike Huckabee.

The Fox News Channel host has criticized the "Black Swan" star for being pregnant and unmarried.

"One of the things that's troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, 'Hey look, you know, we're having children, we're not married, but we're having these children,' and they're doing just fine,'" Huckabee told radio host Michael Medved on Monday. "But there aren't really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie."

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Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin: The Oscars kiss you didn't see
March 3rd, 2011
03:43 PM ET

Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin: The Oscars kiss you didn't see

James Franco and Anne Hathaway weren't the only controversial couple at Sunday night's Oscars. Presenters Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin shared a same-sex smooch on stage but it was cut out of the telecast.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bardem and Brolin did a little dance and then kissed as they made their way to the podium. But the camera cut to Bardem's wife, Penelope Cruz, as the two made their entrance, and neither the dance nor the kiss were seen.

Oscars producer Bruce Cohen, however, insists the routine wasn't cut because audiences might find it too scandalous.

“It [the dance and the kiss] was unscripted, and the plan in the truck was always to cut to Penelope in the audience applauding Josh’s and Javier’s introduction, so that is what happened, just as they were starting to dance," Cohen told AfterElton in a statement.

"Josh and Javier’s moment (I saw them start to dance, but, to be honest, I have no idea if they kissed — that’s the first I’ve heard of that) would have made a great TV moment, but since no one knew it was coming, we cut to the gorgeous Ms. Cruz as planned. By the time we cut back from her close-up, Josh and Javier were walking to the podium.”

James Franco and Anne Hathaway don't hate each other
March 2nd, 2011
12:08 PM ET

James Franco and Anne Hathaway don't hate each other

If you believe recent reports, Anne Hathaway and James Franco deserved best actor awards for pretending to like each other while hosting the Oscars ceremony.

According to Us Weekly, the duo "grew to hate" one another during rehearsals for the February 27 event. "She had to provide all the energy — he was just phoning it in," an insider reportedly told the magazine.

Us also reports that Franco was so upset by how the show went that he skipped his own after-party at L.A.'s The Writer's Room.

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Corey Feldman: The Oscars couldn't give Haim 30 seconds?
March 1st, 2011
10:12 AM ET

Corey Feldman: The Oscars couldn't give Haim 30 seconds?

A furious Corey Feldman is finally speaking out about Corey Haim being omitted from the "In Memoriam" montage at the Oscars, saying the Academy folks "don't have a handle on who the public adores."

"Corey's films have earned the industry over a half a billion dollars and his work remains an inspiration to young artists worldwide," Feldman tells TMZ of Haim, who was 38 when he died of pneumonia and a heart condition in March 2010. "Corey dedicated his life to the film industry. The same industry that failed to dedicate even 30 seconds to his memory."

As Marquee previously reported, Feldman was also unhappy that Haim didn't make the cut at the SAG awards and told the Hollywood Reporter, "I have faith that the Academy will make a wiser choice."

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Aron Ralston talks '127 Hours,' James Franco's oddball projects
February 28th, 2011
12:21 PM ET

Aron Ralston talks '127 Hours,' James Franco's oddball projects

With his Academy Awards-hosting gig now complete, James Franco can finally focus on all those other oddball projects he has in the pipeline, like teaching a college course about himself, producing a college musical and developing a "Three's Company" play and movie.

While some may find the Oscar nominee's recent career choices unusual, they make perfect sense to Aron Ralston, the man Franco portrayed in director Danny Boyle's "127 Hours."

"He's so impassioned with his artistry, and the strangeness of all of [the projects] just tells me it's very authentic to him," Ralston tells CNN of the Oscars host.  "It's all very genuine expression. He's not doing it for attention or acclaim or money or fame. I don't think at all that it's some Joaquin Phoenix, like, 'I'm going to do a story about a hoax of my life as an act of performance.'"

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Valentino
February 28th, 2011
12:11 PM ET

Which Anne Hathaway Oscars look is your fave?

Whatever you think of her Academy Award hosting skills, Anne Hathaway was not slacking in the wardrobe change department.

The "Love & Other Drugs" star went through 7 different looks on the Oscars stage last night, showing up in everything from a curve-hugging satin blue gown to a custom Lanvin tux, not to mention the red Valentino she wore for her red carpet entrance.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Hathaway was styled by Rachel Zoe and assistant stylist for the event Jill Lincoln, and so far the reaction has been positive. The Washington Post counted Hathaway as being among their best-dressed of the night, the New York Post thinks she and Zoe nailed it, for the most part, and FabSugar deemed Hathaway's constant switcheroos a "stylish assortment."

Do you agree? Which look was your favorite? Did her frequent wardrobe changes make the show any easier to watch?


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