March 9th, 2010
03:04 PM ET

Howard Stern makes controversial remarks about 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe

While recapping the Academy Awards on his Sirius satellite radio show Monday, Howard Stern said some controversial words about best actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe.

Stern, focused on the part of Sunday's show when the camera cut to the five actresses up for the Oscar, including Sidibe, whom he referred to as "the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen."

"You feel bad because everyone pretends that she’s part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie," Stern added. "What movie is she going to be in? ‘Blind Side 2,’ she could be the football player.”

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March 8th, 2010
03:37 PM ET

Oscar's 'In Memoriam': Where was Farrah?

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The "In Memoriam" section has become an awards show staple: tasteful music played under images of the past year's notable dearly departed in that particular industry.

There will always be disagreements over the length of the piece, who rated highest on the "death-meter" with the most applause, the music (I'm a huge James Taylor fan, but I heard from people who thought his rendition of "In My Life" was inappropriate or otherwise off) ... and most of all, who is included and who is left out.

This year, the last strains of James' guitar were still lingering and the Oscar telecast had barely gone to commercial when I started hearing from friends: "Where was Farrah Fawcett?" FULL POST

March 8th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

My brush with Oscar greatness

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I knew Mark Boal before 300 million people met him last night. I'm not trying to brag here, but I'd like to point out that 16 days after I interviewed Mark Boal, he won two Oscars for writing and producing "The Hurt Locker," his low-budget, character-driven movie about a bomb disposal team in Iraq.

He said all the right things that a candidate for an Oscar says.

"It's pretty great. It's pretty thrilling I would have to say. It's the highest honor you can get in the film business. So to be recognized by your peers like that, it's a really wonderful thing," he told me.

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March 8th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Did a producer pull a 'Kanye' at the Oscars?

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Program note: It was called the “Kanye” moment of the Oscars. Hear director Roger Ross Williams explain the controversy behind his acceptance speech for best documentary short and why he was interrupted. "Larry King Live," 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.

It’s what many viewers are calling the Academy Awards' “Kanye moment.”

The win for best documentary short took an odd turn when the film’s producer, Elinor Burkett, grabbed the microphone away from director-producer Roger Ross Williams during the acceptance speech.

Burkett told Salon.com that the pair have had some issues which she said resulted in Ross no longer speaking to her and her being shut out of events surrounding the Academy Awards.

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March 8th, 2010
09:43 AM ET

Red carpet fashion - who was a hit and who was a miss?

The Academy Awards, while never lacking in fashion misses, offered some surprise hits last night on the red carpet.

Actress Cameron Diaz was a stunner in an embellished Oscar de la Renta strapless gown that was a spot on combination of glamour and fun.

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March 8th, 2010
08:36 AM ET

Kathryn Bigelow: 'I hope that I'm the first of many'

Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win in an Oscar for best director, but she hopes that she won’t be the last.

“I hope that I’m the first of many," she said backstage at the Academy Awards Sunday. "Of course, I’d love to think of myself as just a filmmaker, and I long for the day that the modifier can be a moot point, but I’m ever grateful if I can inspire some young, intrepid, tenacious male or female filmmaker and have them feel that the impossible is possible.”


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