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The Oscars As You’ve Never Seen It Before



It’s easy to predict the media coverage of the Oscars. Front pages will be graced with images of Natalie Portman peeking over her shoulder in a billowy ball gown. Not forgetting Brad Pitt’s poker face as he applauds the winner of Best Male Actor under the sarcastic headline of, ‘when you have Angelina Jolie on your arm, isn’t an Oscar win greedy?’ Yes, we are a predictable bunch. So we’re breaking rank and taking you behind the scenes of the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

In the picture above, Cameron Diaz eagerly greets Sandra Bullock. Or should that be eats? Obviously, Cameron lost her marbles after starving herself to fit into her dress and Sandra looked like a nice piece of juicy steak.

Everyone loves to harp on about Meryl Streep being so down to earth. Well that was a lie. Clearly not content with her Best Actress statue, she tries to take off with a bigger and better one. And to be so brazen about it, too.

Ever wondered what it’s like waiting backstage at the Oscars? Brazilian cabana boys fanning you while the Dalai Lama reads out some encouraging words? No. A photographer shoves a camera in your face while you try to hide your nerves, as Bridesmaids stars Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne found out. Discouraged by this, today, Melissa and Rose are thinking about returning to their old waitressing jobs.

We’ve all encountered those girls who whip out their cell phones to document every little thing. “OMG look a heart in my coffee, take a picture!” or “OMG look at the purple tips on her hair, take a picture!” or “OMG look a single daisy in a field of grass, take a artsy picture!” Michelle Williams is one of those girls.

Scandal has touched Hollywood, folks. Look at those serious faces. “The invite said our refreshments would be sourced from the rivers of the Amazon, “proclaimed an outraged George Clooney. His guest leaned in and whispered, “No, they are filling up non-recyclable bottles with water from, oh God, the producers bathroom!”

It Is Possible to be Charitable and Fashionable



Sandra Bullock and a host of other Hollywood stars were out in full force on Thursday, October 27, to raise money for AIDS research.  The stars came out for amfAR‘s Inspiration Gala at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, CA.  The event brought out big name stars like Colin Farrell, Ryan Kwanten, Selma Blair, Rose McGowan, Josh Duhamel, and many more.

The gala included an auction, cocktail party, fashion presentation and musical performers.  There’s nothing like a gala with a cause to bring out the celebrities.  The gentlemen looked handsome and the ladies looked lovely in their outfits.

Spencer Pratt Is The Most Disliked Celebrity In America


In a recent poll about the most liked and disliked celebrities in America, theHills villain Spencer Pratt topped the most disliked list.  He even beat OJ Simpson!  

E-Poll Research is a market research agency dedicated to ranking celebrities and brand icons, so that advertisers can see which celebrity is going to appeal to their market.  Betty White, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, NCIS’ Pauley Perrette and Michael J. Fox make up the top five most beloved celebrities, so we’re guessing they’ll be heading up the next couple of successful campaigns.

On the other hand, E-Poll found Spencer, OJ, Octomom Nadya Suleman, Heidi Montag and Jon Gosselin were all likely to turn America off.  Wonder if that will have much impact on Heidi’s new reality show, Famous Food?

If this were a year ago, we wouldn’t be surprised that Spencer was the most disliked celebrity in the country. But now, it’s almost an honor for him that he’s even still relevant to make the top of any list. Plus, we know Spencer never shies away from the villain label.

2011 Academy Awards Best Dressed

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The 2011 Awards season culminated last night with one of the best displays of red carpet fashion we’ve seen in a long time.  Hollywood’s elite really delivered last night, giving us a fantastic amount of glamour to revel in.

One of our favorites was presenter Reese Witherspoon, who wore an elegant black and white gown by Armani Prive.  We’re big fans of Reese’s hair and makeup, which evoke a 1960’s Julie Christie feeling.  Reese is a star who never disappoints on the red carpet.  She never looks sleazy or cheap but manages to pull of classy and stylish with the best of them.

Another favorite of Hills2City was Black Swan star Mila Kunis, who wore a lilac gown by Elie Saab.  Mila’s gown was very much lingerie-inspired which is not surprising considering two big trends of the upcoming season are sheer and lace.  The lilac shade really suited Mila’s coloring and the lightness of the fabric just seemed to carry her down the red carpet on a cloud.  We wished Mila was smiling more to match her light and airy dress, but she definitely made up for that later when presenting an award with Justin Timberlake.

Our final choice for Best Dressed this year was last year’s Best Actress winner, Sandra Bullock. Not only was Sandra hilarious while she presented the Best Actor award, but she looked fantastically glamorous in a gown designed by Vera Wang.  The regal red and old-Hollywood style of Sandra’s gown, along with the diamond jewelry, made us swoon at first glance.

With James Franco looking high and Anne Hathaway just being overall annoying, it was nice to see the wonderful fashions.  Who do you think was Best Dressed at this years Oscars?  Vote below.

Denise Richards Leaves The Marriage Ref to the Experts

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Denise Richards looked all sorts of glam after leaving a taping of The Marriage Ref on Tuesday, December 14. For those of you who don’t know, The Marriage Ref is a show by Jerry Seinfeld that attempts to arbitrate between a couple who is having marital issues. It has received generally negative reviews, but Denise’s appearance means that the show has returned for yet another season.

Perhaps Denise was in fact a guest on the show to get love advice, as she has had a difficult union with Charlie Sheen and an awkward, rocky relationship with ex-best friend Heather Locklear’s ex-husband, Richie Sambora. Now it has been revealed that Denise is dating Nikki Sixx, bassist for Motley Crue, which proves that she is just wild for the wild boys. A close friend of the couple has said that this pairing has been one just waiting to happen.

“[They] have been neighbors for years. They have a lot in common and are taking things slowly.”

Nikki may also be in need of the Marriage Ref, as he was previously married to two Playboy models and dated Kat Von D, the other woman in the divorce of Jesse James and Sandra Bullock, for two years. His former love life is equally as messy, yet maybe this is the glue that keeps the two together as they no doubt both understand what a complicated past looks like. Only time will tell.

Jesse James Steps Down From A-Listers To Tattooists

In a scoop from People magazine, the shamed ex-husband of Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, is supposedly dating LA Ink star, Kat Von D.

A source informed the magazine that the pair were spotted at Palms Casino Resort’s, N9NE, in Las Vegas on August 14th, where they got cozy over the restaurant’s signature rock shrimp and Caesar salad. Following this, they also feasted upon the filet with a side of asparagus, and drank Fiji water with dinner. Upon finishing, the pair were spotted holding hands as they left the restaurant towards James black Mercedes.

The rep’s for James and Von D were contacted, but had no comment, or the calls were not returned.

However, what is most shocking is the idea of such Z-listers having rep’s. Are People magazine sure they weren’t just contacting a jazzed up answering machine disguised as a rep?!

Update: Sources say Jesse and Kat are just friends.

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This seems to be the week of marital breakdowns.  Facing claims of infidelity, Jesse James just issued an apology through People to his wife, Sandra Bullock, and his three children.

“The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded. Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment.”

Yet, Jesse continues with apologies to his family for causing them heartbreak.  Jesse never expressly admits to infidelity, but says:

“There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way.  “This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”

A woman named Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, a tattoo model, came forward with evidence of an affair with Jesse James. Michelle claims she had sexual relationships with Jess while Sandra was away filming The Blind Side.  After Sandra Bullock canceled her appearance at the UK premiere of The Blind Side, the rumor gained credence.  Today, rumors surfaced that Sandra moved out of the couple’s home on Monday.  Jess was spotted today looking somber as he dropped his kids off at school.

We wonder if this is why Jesse James was crying at the Oscars when the camera cut to him as Sandra graciously thanked the powers that be for her husband during her “Best Actress” acceptance speech?  According to the mistress, Michelle McGee, Jesse told her his marriage to Sandy was just a sham and for publicity.  This is supposedly why Jesse went on The Apprentice and why he didn’t call on Sandy to help him raise money or influence on the show.  This is an extreme contrast to the sincerity in Sandra’s voice and face when she thanked him at the show.

It looks like one woman was enough to send Sandra packing, whereas Elin Nordegrin is standing by Tiger despite numerous acts of infidelity.  That means she has to endure stuff like this:

The video is beyond hilarious.

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And the Oscar goes to…

  • Motion Picture: “The Hurt Locker.”

    Actor: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart.”

    Actress: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side.”

    Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds.”

    Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

    Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker.”

    Foreign Film: “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Argentina.

    Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire.”

    Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker.”

    Animated Feature Film: “Up.”

    Art Direction: “Avatar.”

    Cinematography: “Avatar.”

    Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker.”

    Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker.”

    Original Score: “Up,” Michael Giacchino.

    Original Song: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart,” Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.

    Costume: “The Young Victoria.”

    Documentary Feature: “The Cove.”

    Documentary (short subject): “Music by Prudence.”

    Film Editing: “The Hurt Locker.”

    Makeup: “Star Trek.”

    Animated Short Film: “Logorama.”

    Live Action Short Film: “The New Tenants.”

    Visual Effects: “Avatar.”

Agree? Disagree?

Here are a few of the fashions we enjoyed and some we didn’t.  You can take a guess which belong to which category:

Rachel McAdams

Charlize Theron

Sandra Bullock

Jennifer Lopez

Cameron Diaz

Diane Kruger

Zoe Saldana

Photo credit: Zimbio/Getty

Kelly Cutrone Talks Charity and Fashion

As a new celebrity blogger for tonic.com, Kelly Cutrone expressed her excitement that Hollywood was leading the way in the Haitian relief efforts and proposes a new way celebrities and fashion giants can be charitable.  Here’s Kelly’s first blog:

Hey everyone,

This is my first blog for Tonic!!!!

Finally, love and charity are in style and blasting through the airwaves.

Today, I want to take a moment to give a big shout out to Hollywood and say, even though we all spend so much time complaining about how shallow and stereotypically whack Hollywood and fashion are, it is more often, than not, fashion and entertainment peeps who jump to the front lines to help.

At the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, Mo’Nique’s beautiful, sincere and much-needed acceptance speech set the bar and tone for the awards ceremony, which had the world’s biggest stars sending two very distinct messages:

1. Love the one you’re with and be grateful for it.

2. Open you hearts and your pocketbook, and start giving money.


– Sandra Bullock wins award and donates $1 million toward relief efforts.

– George Clooney organizes and hosts a telethon, benefiting Hope for Haiti.

– Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donate $1 million to Doctors Without Borders.

– Gisele Bundchen gives $1.5 million to The Red Cross, raising her status from supermodel to mega-hearted mama.

– Matt Damon donated $1 million dollars.

– Don Cheadle donated $1 million dollars.

– Several more stars agree to auction off their Golden Globes outfits, including Meryl Streep, Olivia Wilde, Gerard Butler, Amy Poehler, Josh Brolin and Jenna Fischer. They donate their looks to Artists for Peace and Justice, where 100% of the proceeds go directly to help the people of Haiti. The auction will take place starting early in the week of January 25,  2010.


Hollywood and fashion need to work together. Fashion houses can pay top dollar to Oscar nominees and presenters to wear their look. The stars can donate to their charity of choice and then all of the outfits can go to one big auction — maybe right here on Tonic!!!!!

This is the new “X” where the heights of entertainment and aesthetic meet the depth of heart and need.

We love that idea!

Spanning the Web

People are still asking theHills cast for their take on Kristin CavallariLauren says she’s opinionated, but just be yourself around her.  Stephanie says she’s bringing her “acting” skills to theHillsFrankie says Kristin will bring her “own perkiness” to the show.  He says the show previously told Lauren’s story, but “Now it’s time to bring in somebody else’s story.” [Yahoo]

Stephanie Pratt invited Kristin to a “welcome” sleepover with herself, Audrina and Lo.  Kristin’s reply: f*** no!  [Celebuzz]

Stephanie Pratt thinks Sandra Bullock was in Pretty Woman. She began the interview with Sandra on the wrong foot as MTV’s news correspondent at the press junket for her new movie The Proposal. She told Sandra she was her late grandfather’s favorite actress.  After making Sandra feel 150 years old, she told her “the two films of yours he used to watch over and over were ‘Miss Congeniality’ and ‘Pretty Woman.”  Sandra handled it well, simply saying, “Well, if I were actually in ‘Pretty Woman’ I’d be very flattered.” Word is, Sandra couldn’t wait to tell co-star Ryan Reynolds.  [LATimes]

Madge’s ex, Guy Ritchie, is crushing on…Kristin Cavallari. [PeopleUK]

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