Rob Lowe and Snow White duet at the 1989 Academy Awards
It's sort of like the Heaven's Gate of award shows. In the opening number, Snow White is searching for Hollywood's biggest stars. Her blind date, Rob Lowe (fresh off his 1988 sex tape scandal), helps her sing "Proud Mary" with new lyrics. (Sample: "You became a star as an animated mama/earned yourself a place in the Walk of Fame.") And it kind of went downhill from there. Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Billy Wilder, Sidney Lumet were among the Hollywood giants who signed a public letter of complaint, calling the whole mess "an embarrassment."