Whoopi Goldberg was visibly upset about being left out of the Oscar tribute to past hosts of the award ceremonies. Now, the producers are apologizing profusely. “Gil Cates called me yesterday,” Goldberg said on the ABC daytime show, The View. “He made an oversight, pure and simple.”
Funniest moments in the Oscars
“Welcome to the makeup sex.” That’s how Jon Stewart, host of the Academy Awards, opened the show — referring, of course, to the end of the writer’s strike and the start of (hopefully) better TV.
Of course there were other funnyOscars moments, including Project Runway’s Heidi Klum’s squirrel impersonation.
Jon Stewart to host Oscars
Jon Stewart will be hosting the 80th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theater. Apparently, the Oscar head honchos were very happy with him: “He is smart, quick, funny, loves movies and is a great guy. What else could one ask for?”
Stewart is best known for hosting The Daily Show, his Emmy-winning “fake” news show on the Comedy Central.
Writers re-enter talks with production companies
Hurray! The writer’s strike may be ending soon The head honchos of eight major companies — including Fox, Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Co., CBS Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros., MGM and NBC Universal — has said that the guild has agreed to join informal talks.
Hopefully this issue will be resolved before the Oscars, lest that turn into a stupid press con, too. We miss our red carpets and Worst/Best Dressed lists!