Your name can now be 'Travolta-fied'
March 4th, 2014
11:53 AM ET

Your name can now be 'Travolta-fied'

If John Travolta ever has to say Wolf Blitzer's name in front of an audience, you might hear something like "Will Butter," according to Slate.com's "Travolta-fier" name generator.

After the actor severely mispronounced "Idina Menzel" when presenting the singer/actress at Sunday's Oscars ceremony - he called her Adele Dazeem for some reason - he unwittingly started an addictive new meme. Now you, too, can figure out what your name would sound like coming from Travolta's lips.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Oscars 2013
Jennifer Lawrence explains that Oscars fall
January 7th, 2014
03:23 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence explains that Oscars fall

Jennifer Lawrence's infamous fall during the 2013 Oscars could've gone badly.

But with this being Hollywood's favorite It girl, even her tumble on the stairs leading to the Oscar stage ended up working in her favor. The "Hunger Games" star easily and endearingly worked the trip into her acceptance speech for best actress, and kept the ball rolling with jokes backstage.

But what caused the 23-year-old actress to fall, anyway?

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Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Jennifer Lawrence • movies • Oscars 2013
'Silver Linings Playbook' costumes up for auction
February 27th, 2013
04:47 PM ET

'Silver Linings Playbook' costumes up for auction

Chances are you don't have Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar-winning talent, but maybe with the right outfit you can convince yourself you do.

Lawrence's costumes from "Silver Linings Playbook" are currently up for auction, along with some of the items worn by her co-star, Bradley Cooper.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Oscars 2013
Anne Hathaway apologizes to Valentino for Oscars Prada
February 27th, 2013
12:40 PM ET

Anne Hathaway apologizes to Valentino for Oscars Prada

A lot of fashion fans were expecting to see Anne Hathaway in Valentino at the Oscars and were caught off guard when she arrived wearing pale pink Prada instead.

It was a noticeable switch, given Hathaway's frequent reliance on Valentino - her wedding gown was custom-made by the fashion house - as well as the fact that the label sent out a press release about her dress pre-Oscars.

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Filed under: Anne Hathaway • Awards Season • Celebrities • Oscars 2013
Oscar ratings rise with Seth MacFarlane as host
February 26th, 2013
11:15 AM ET

Oscar ratings rise with Seth MacFarlane as host

Seth MacFarlane's hosting of the Oscars has been hotly contested, but for ABC the decision to hire him was a win.

Sorry, Seth MacFarlane, but not everybody loved you

The Oscars was watched by an average of 40.3 million on Sunday, with a higher percentage of those tuning in being in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2013 • television
The Onion apologizes for vulgar Quvenzhané Wallis tweet
February 25th, 2013
12:38 PM ET

The Onion apologizes for vulgar Quvenzhané Wallis tweet

It couldn't get any better for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis on Sunday.

Not only was Wallis, who at 9, up for a best actress Oscar, but she also recently was cast as the lead in an upcoming remake of "Annie."

And then came a tweet from satirical outlet The Onion.

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