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Seth MacFarlane Says 'No Way' to Hosting the Oscars Again

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You know, just like how J.J. Abrams said he wouldn't direct the new "Star Wars."

Response was mixed to Seth MacFarlane's hosting of the 85th Annual Academy Awards (personally, we thought he came off best whenever he didn't try so hard), but even if Oscar ends up wanting him back for another go-round, the "Family Guy" creator doesn't want the gig, according to The Live Feed.

"No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though," MacFarlane tweeted Tuesday morning in response to a question from one of his nearly 3.8 million followers. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News Oscars | Source: The Live Feed

'We Saw Your Junk' Brings Balance to Oscars Universe

Remember when Seth MacFarlane delighted (or offended, or bewildered, or whatever) millions of viewers with "We Saw Your Boobs," the rousing opening ditty at the 85th Annual Academy Awards? It seems like only yesterday but it was actually two days ago.

Some people loved it, some people hated it, some people couldn't care less. Regardless of the wildly divergent response to one of the most unexpected (and subversive) musical numbers in the history of the Oscars, "We Saw Your Boobs" is practically begging for a companion piece, one that focuses on ... well, you know, male nudity, which is certain a growing (HA!) phenomenon in cinema in recent years.

And here it is. Prepare for spikes in IMDb ratings of the films mentioned and all sorts of newfound "Very Long Wait" notifications on Netflix queues.

Filed Under: Check This Oscars | Source: YouTube

Link Riot: 19 Oscar Moments You Didn't See

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• Such as this pic of Channing Tatum and Jack Nicholson being creepy to Jennifer Lawrence (GIF-style). [BuzzFeed]

• Here's the first set pic from "Grudge Match" starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. Is this really a good idea? [The Playlist]

• Marky Mark turned down "Star Trek" because he didn't understand the script. But Thor did! [Vulture]

• Why Canada can't stand "Argo": 5 fast facts. Because there's nothing worse than slow facts. [Heavy]

• 6 actors who have both an Oscar and a Razzie. Now that's a legacy. [Mental Floss]

• Watch every one of Seth MacFarlane's Oscar jokes ruined by the New York Times' David Carr and A.O. Scott. It's for and from The Twitter. [Death and Taxes]

• The best derp faces at the Oscars. You know what we mean. [HyperVocal]

• A guide to recognizing your Oscar-winning coke wizards. [FilmDrunk]

• Read the discarded acceptance speeches of the Oscar losers. []

• It's Spider-Man for real! Genius scientists create a spider sense suit — and mutate into lizards. (Just kidding about that second part.) [ScreenCrush]

• The 50 hottest celebrities who have posed for Playboy. This surely required hours of essential research. [Complex]

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Oscars 2013: When Katniss Met the Joker

It's fun to describe certain photos of celebrities with what pop culture characters they've played, whether they be from comic books, YA novels or fairy tale re-imaginings. You know, if you see a picture of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway together, you can be all like, "Oh it's Wolverine and Catwoman!" Fun, right? For hours, man.

Well, the 85th Annual Academy Awards brought together two pop culture icons that we never thought would ever cross each other's paths: Katniss Everdeen and the Joker.

Jennifer Lawrence was the toast of the town at the Oscars this year — her awesome dress, her tripping up the steps to accept her award for Best Actress, her all-around Jennifer Lawrence-ness brought some fun and excitement to an otherwise very strange and ultimately kinda mediocre show. It makes complete sense that she would catch the eye of one of the most notorious lotharios in Hollywood, the man who's reportedly bedded hundreds of women — and a lot of 'em much younger than him, at that.

Watch Jack Nicholson interrupt Jennifer Lawrence's interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos — first without and then with his trademark Jack sunglasses. And watch Jennifer react as any hot young lady star would.

Thanks to Hypable for this bit of behind-the-scenes Oscar gold.

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Filed Under: Check This Oscars | Source: Hypable

A Fashion Critique of the Gentlemen of the 2013 Oscars

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You're a woman at the Academy Awards. Congratulations! Either you're nominated (the nerves!) or you're there to enjoy the show (the glam!). But this isn't just any other night in the spotlight. This isn't the ****ing Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, ladies.

This is the big leagues. This is the Oscars. You have to wear a dress that stuns. And you have to know who made it, and when, and why, and how, and if the dress's designer had any underlying motivations of resentment or jealousy towards his or her extended family that went into the creation of the dress, and how that made him or her feel about living a life in the 21st century. Because Joan Rivers and Ryan Seacrest want to know, dammit, and so does everyone watching at home.

O you're a guy at the Academy Awards. Congratulations! Either you're nominated (the nerves!) or you're there to enjoy the show (the glam!). It's pretty much just any other fancy night - just rock a nice, dry-cleaned tux and remember to brush your teeth. In fact: Have one of those t-shirt tuxes lying around? Those are fine, too. Just enjoy yourself. Maybe buy a hotel room in advance and ask Jennifer Aniston if she's down for anything later.

It's an unfortunate double standard, and it ends today, folks. This morning at NextMovie, we're evening the playing field. It's time for an honest fashion critique of the gentlemen. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

GALLERY: 10 People Surprised to Be at the Oscars

"Hmm ... I must've taken a wrong turn at Al-bu-quer-que."

Most celebrities smile and wave on the red carpet and during awards ceremonies and parties. Others just look confused and befuddled. Here is a collection of pics featuring relatively well-dressed famous (or at least somewhat famous) people looking like they're wondering just what in the heck they're doing at the 85th Annual Academy Awards and related events (we hear Elton John throws a wicked viewing party).

If you're looking for pics of celebs looking at least slightly less bewildered, be sure to check out our more traditional (and super-duper-sized!) Oscars 2013 gallery.

Filed Under: Oscars Photos

The Best and Worst Moments From the 2013 Oscars

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And with all the hype, the endless amounts of expert prognostications and snarky articles on movie websites, the Oscars are over in only three-and-a-half short hours. Well, not short, exactly.

Certainly longer than some other things with lots of hype (BOOM SEX JOKE) - but still, here we are.

The awards have been handed out, and it's time to review what we all just watched. Get More »

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'Argo,' 'Life of Pi' Win Big at 2013 Oscars

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The 85th annual Academy Awards are being held this evening and "Argo" won Best Picture. The award was accepted by producers Grant Heslov, George Clooney and Ben Affleck, who was famously snubbed in the Best Director category.

Heslov was anything but subtle in pointing out the oversight, making a special point to thank Affleck for being a "great director" before turning over the mic.

"I want to thank my wife, who I don't normally associate with Iran," Affleck said in a charming acceptance speech, also thanking everyone up to and including the entire nation of Canada.

Ang Lee, for what it's worth, won Best Director for "Life of Pi." It was the fourth win for the film on the evening, follwing Oscars for Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. Get More »

Filed Under: Awards Movie News

Hot People Looking Hot: Oscars 2013 Photos

Want to know where apparently every single person in Hollywood is tonight? Look no further than the Dolby Theatre (or the Theatre Formerly Known as the Kodak Theatre).

The biggest A-listers (and even a few B- and C-listers) and some of the cutest celebrity couples are in attendance at the 85th Annual Academy Awards tonight and we're once again a bit starstruck, not to mention in awe of all the top-notch fashion on display.

As always, everyone (well, almost everyone) looks breathtaking. See for yourself in our jam-packed gallery of red carpet and show pics — and check back often, as we'll be updating all night.

Filed Under: Oscars Photos

The Oscars Best Pictures Are a Mixed Bag


So, you've seen "Argo." You've seen "Lincoln." You've seen "Les Miserables." Notice anything? Probably not. Why would you? The good news is that Vulture has taken on the task of pointing out that this year's crop of Best Picture nominees carry some heft with them, having borrowed elements from some other favorite flicks.

One look at these comprehensive pie charts should, as much as you were blown away by "Life of Pi," it may have been conceptualized by the people behind Fruitopia. And, yes, "Argo" may have very well contained disguised commentary on how air travel sucks now. And, of course, "Les Miz"  is totally "Newsies". It just is. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Vulture
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