March 28, 2014 |
The Arizona coach is like a quivering tea kettle. Wisconsin's guy is witty enough to do stand-up comedy. The only one of these four head coaches I'd ever buy anything from - a toaster, an annuity - is Baylor's, and he's gone. Also gone is the Aztecs' Steve Fisher, who had to be the inspiration for Coach T in those Toyota spots. In the postgame confab Thursday night, he lashed out over a breach of protocol, then ended the odd session by asking the media about the timing of a goaltending call.
March 11, 2014 |
Now that the debauched "Hangover" film franchise seems to have slowed, star Zach Galifianakis has been keeping himself occupied with his painfully, purposely awkward online talk show "Between Two Ferns. " Hosting his most recent guest - none other than President Obama - Galifianakis delivered his usual mix of stilted conversation and deadpan insults that have made the show a Web favorite, but the commander in chief matched him joke for joke. Galifianakis, for example, asked Obama what it's like to be "the last black president" and followed up by noting that he can't run for a third term.
March 3, 2014 |
Ellen DeGeneres was hired, some believed, in part because of her deep following on Twitter. On Sunday, she proved why that was a savvy move. In an Oscars culture that normally plays to the room and lets social media do its thing, DeGeneres went straight for the 140-character set . DeGeneres, who boasts more than 25 million Twitter followers, tweeted several photos from the Dolby Theatre and tried a number of social-media gambits - most notably,...
March 3, 2014 |
While the location of Graydon Carter's famous Vanity Fair Oscar party changed Sunday for the first time in five years, the abundance of A-list celebrities attending the bash did not. Winners from nearly every category, including Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o and Alfonso Cuarón could be found in high spirits, most clutching tightly onto their Oscars. The exclusive party, in past years held at the Sunset Tower, moved to a parking lot on the south side of West Hollywood's Sunset Plaza, the main tent offering sweeping views of the city from one side and a wall lined with portraits of past Oscar winners on another side.
March 2, 2014 |
Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres went to great lengths to fill the frame of a cellphone self-portrait with a veritable who's who of Hollywood stars -- including Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt -- and the resulting photograph was a hit: Within minutes of DeGeneres posting the photo on Twitter , the photo racked up more than half a million re-tweets and 300,000 favorites. Stepping into the audience, DeGeneres recruited Meryl Streep, Lawrence, Pitt, Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o and her brother, among others, to take the selfie with her. OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list | Top nominees and winners Jared Leto, fresh off his win for supporting actor for "Dallas Buyers Club," joined the fun as well with a last-minute photobomb.
March 2, 2014 |
Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, this year's Academy Awards are shaping up as the Selfie Oscars. Ellen's celebrity-filled group selfie has smashed the previous retweet record holder, President Obama's "Four more years. " At 9 p.m. PST, the Ellen tweet was pushing 1.8 million retweets (although Twitter stuttered with the traffic load brought on by the tweet, and different users were seeing different totals). That obliterates the Obama retweet total of 778,801. The DeGeneres tweet was taken by Bradley Cooper, and included with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep (and her glasses)