(Disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS.)
Joan & Melissa Live at the Academy Awards
6:57: James Taylor braves Joan's questions and makes it through, but Emily Blunt and Michael Bublé are more exciting to watch (and a more adorable couple). We finally get to hear about Emily's dress: Calvin Klein. Unfortunately the camera is only showing her bare chest at the moment. 7:01: Not even Melissa and Proops know who the camera is showing at the moment. Cut to Rinko Kikuchi as she concentrates on her translator when Joan insults her for her last choice of dress, but assures her she looks better tonight. Uh, thanks, Joan. OK, gold is apparently the color of the night, and Helen Mirren is glistening. (I'm running out of adjectives for gold gowns.) 7:03: J.Lo has two lipsticks and a mirror in her tiny little purse. And hubby Marc humors Joan about their marriage. They seem so in sync. I applaud their grace and composure. 7:05: Sally Kirkland reveals that a rabbi designed her... I'm not even calling that a dress. It's not. I'm sorry, I'm frightened. Proops calls it a "maelstrom." That's so nice of you, Greg. I call it a tornado. 7:06: Penélope Cruz is fitted in Versace and I have to say, it's beautiful. Very detailed and feminine. Penélope looks confused when Joan asks her about dieting. What's that? 7:08: John Travolta and Kelly Preston are being forced to talk about their airplane. Joan, we're at the Oscars. Please focus. OK, fine, I'll be the one to talk about the important things: Kelly is wearing an animal print and I'm disappointed.
RIP: Shows Ending in 2020
Say goodbye to your friendsDiscover Now!
Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now
Jon Stewart Is Awarded Another Oscar… Hosting GigDespite having participated in the lowest-rated Oscars telecast of the past three years when he hosted in 2006, Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart has been asked back to oversee the ceremony when it airs Feb. 24, 2008, on ABC. "I am thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time," Stewart says in a statement, "because, as they say, the third time's a charm." As previously reported, the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be produced by Gil Cates, who amid his 14 t (more…)
Giants-Cowboys Score Big, and Other Short CutsThis season's inaugural telecast of NBC's Sunday Night Football in which Dallas bested the New York Giants 45-35 averaged a 13.6 in household ratings, down 10 percent from last year's series opener but more than doubling the audience of any network rival…. Joan Rivers is at it again, serving up fact- and insight-challenged commentary on Sunday's red-carpet Emmy arrivals via a blog at VH1EyeCandy.com…. Speaking of kudos-casts, Gil Cates will for a 14th time helm the Os (more…)
Stones "Cast" as Oscar Controversy Heats UpWho is keeping a much-deserved category out of the annual gold-grab, and why? The Casting Society of America, whose efforts have long been overlooked by the Academy Awards, has launched an e-mail campaign urging AMPAS to add a category to the annual kudoscast. "I've been fighting for it for over 30 years," CSA president Mike Fenton (who has cast such films as Godfather II and E.T.) tells the New York Daily News. Alas, the way the Academy sees it, directors theoretically have "fina (more…)
Oscarmath: A Departed Reunion, Ratings and MoreA few postscripts to Sunday's Academy Awards: This year's kudoscast drew 39.9 million total viewers, a million-head gain from 2006's anemic audience. With Ellen DeGeneres at the helm, the show also noted a 15 percent boost in women 18-34. The Departed's Oscar winners, director Martin Scorsese and scribe William Monahan, may reteam for The Long Play, a rock 'n' roll epic that follows two friends through 40 years in the music business. (Variety) Helen Mirren may be invited to tea (more…)
California Girl Bares All in Front of Oscars' MillionsSunday night on international television, Lindsay Miller, a 22-year-old California native, appeared alongside the biggest film stars in the world in the nude. As the winner of a Dove contest that called for real people to submit homemade commercials about real beauty, Miller had her 30-second spot introduced by Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez during the Academy Awards telecast. The ad featured the recent college grad and aspiring film editor singing and dancing in the shower a bol (more…)
Road the Oscars8:22: Mark Wahlberg is looking trim. Apparently, once you work with Martin Scorsese, you can call him Marty from then on.8:23: Odd that the editor from Lucky who has interviewing rights is wearing a dress that a) isn't flattering and b) looks like an Easter egg.8:24: Here's some trivia that's been floating around since the nomination announcements: Kate Winslet is the youngest actress to receive five Oscar nominations (in case you hadn't heard). 8:26: Talley is summing up his fashion faves, but (more…)