7:48: Forest Whitaker is a breath of fresh air. He's always interesting to listen to, and I'm happy he's up for an award tonight. 7:50: Yes! Beyoncé has made her way over and we can finally take a real look at her gown. It's not gold! Finally. I'm glad she went for a simple, straight 'do, and I'd like to borrow some of her makeup artist's time, if that's possible; I need some eyeliner help. The single-shoulder gown is a popular choice tonight. 7:52: Queen Latifah looks Oscar fab, but I'm more impressed with her long, shimmery earrings than her black gown. Seems like bringing your brother is another popular choice on the carpet this year. He's a little shy, though.