And The 2011 Oscar Winners Are…

I’ll make this short and sweet, after all what matters more than my usual commentary is the list of winners in Sunday’s Oscar awards, for your reference.

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech


Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Original Screenplay:  David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

Foreign-Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)

Documentary Feature: Inside Job

Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

Cinematography: Inception

Film Editing: The Social Network

Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland

Original Song: “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3), music and lyrics by Randy Newman

Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Animated Short: The Lost Thing

Documentary Short: Strangers No More

Live Action Short: God of Love

Makeup: The Wolfman

Sound Editing: Inception

Sound Mixing: Inception

Visual Effects: Inception

Britney Spears’ New “Radiance” Perfume

Singer Britney Spears has re-emerged looking stunning in the ad material for her new perfume Radiance. The singer leaked the would-be advertising material through her own twitter account.

The Britney we see here is the glamorous music icon we know her to be, a far cry from the disheveled — this is the kindest word we can use to describe the picture we had of her the last time with most of her extensions having fallen off and she looked like she had not bathed in a week– toxic-looking mess she was the last time she was headlined here at World Correspondents.

Maybe, she truly is so very excited about the release of her new scent, Radiance, which is actually her ninth perfume.  Set to be launched next month, she decided to give her Twitter followers a sneak peek of new advertising campaign for it.

She tweeted: “Just got the imaging for my new fragrance Radiance and thought I’d share it with all my tweethearts (sic).”

The ‘Toxic’ singer’s Radiance perfume comes in a faux rhinestone-encrusted blue and pink bottle and is said to be created from tuberose, jasmine, orange lower, wild berries and iris.

Britney’s other scents, Fantasy and Curious, among others, have all been successful.  She is hoping the same for Radiance, too.

If it will keep her looking like the glamorous Hollywood star that she is, then I am hoping for the same as well.

Gavin Rossdale Owns Up To Past with a Cross-Dresser

We first heard about the “rumor” from Boy George in 1995, but now we are getting it straight from the horses mouth, so to speak, as Gavin Rossdale suddenly decides to acknowledge his past with a cross-dresser named Marilyn.

Rossdale confesses, “When you’re 17, Jesus Christ. I don’t think there’s anything strange about any form of—you’re learning about life… It’s a part of growing up. That’s it. No more, no less.”

Marilyn has insisted the relationship lasted for a few years, but Rossdale says it was a one-time thing. He adds, “That was it. You have to know what you like, and I know what I like.”

So, why did he decide to come out with the truth now?

He admits, “I think at the outset there was a sort of fear—that was right at the beginning of Bush, and I didn’t want it to be part of it.

“It felt like a cheap shot, so I was like, ‘I’m not getting involved.’ I’ve never wanted to appear closed about it. It’s not something I’ve talked about really because it’s always been in the glare of a tabloid world.”

In my opinion he should have just let sleeping dogs lie. Coming out with this admission will not do him, his wife or their child any good… unless it’s a publicity stunt to re-kindle a lackluster career. Still, this piece of “truth” could be more damaging in the long run for his family – unless he really wants Gwen Stefani to come to her senses and leave him.

Perez Hilton To Quit Blog Bullying

In the wake of Tyler Clementi’s suicide because of (gay) teenage bullying, celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton, who became (in)famous for “outing” closet gay and lesbian stars has vowed to quit blog bullying. Perez also vowed to support the growing campaign to raise awareness about teen suicides and gay bullying.

He said he no longer wants to be portrayed as a bully and would change his website so that he no longer called people nasty nicknames or “outed” people.

Perez’ change of heart comes after the suicide of 19-year-old college student Clementi, whose encounter with a gay man was secretly filmed by a roommate and distributed on the Internet. Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge between New York City and New Jersey.

According to Perez, “Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying.”

“In doing so a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one … From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem,” added Perez, who is himself openly gay.

David Arquette: Courteney Grew Tired of My Kooky Ways

David Arquette and Courteney Cox’s announcement that they were separating must have caught a lot of people by surprise that they are still reeling and trying to find out the answer as to why the two separated.

Well, here’s why, according to David Arquette himself: Courteney grew tired of his kooky ways. 

A day after announcing he and Courteney Cox are calling it quits after 11 years of marriage, David Arquette was on Howard Stern’s radio show Tuesday morning to set the record straight.

 According to Arquette, “It breaks my heart…I’ve been begging Courteney to get back with me. (But) She’s conflicted too.”

During the very candid conversation with Stern, Arquette implied that Cox grew tired of his kooky ways.

“She said to me, ‘I don’t want to be your mother anymore,'” he recalled. “And I appreciated that about her … She didn’t want to tell me, ‘Don’t do that.’ She didn’t want to nag me anymore.”

Arquette also said that he had started doing things that would “embarrass” his wife publicly (He recalled she once told him not to get any more tattoos), but refused to elaborate further.

He added that his kooky behavior probably seemed “charming” to her when they first met on the set of “Scream” in 1996, he said. “But that stuff starts getting old.”

He said he was “feeling distance” and candidly admitted they hadn’t been intimate “in a month or so”, saying, his wife is “real and emotional… She’s an emotional woman and if it doesn’t feel right, then she doesn’t feel like bonding in that way.”

Yup, I’d have to agree. Sex to women is an emotional thing (By “women” I am referring to those who are not into casual sex, prostitution or using sex to get to where they want to be).

Lady Gaga’s Dressing Room Demands

Is the word Gaga synonymous with the word Diva? Apparently, it is now.

Lady Gaga, who is currently on her Monster Ball world tour, has come up with a strange, if not diva-worthy, list of requirements for her dressing room.

Sources say the singer has asked for a bizarre array of food, drinks, decorations and accessories in her dressing room — the most eyebrow-raising of them all is an oxygen tank.

Maybe, it has something to do with the singer nearly fainting on stage several times and in June, she revealed she was tested for lupus. That might explain the need to have an oxygen tank on stand-by, but how about the banquet’s worth of food.

Gaga is said to be demanding a specific type of dinner specifically for each night of the week. Monday: Barbecue night. Tuesday: Asian night. Wednesday: Mexican night. Thursday: American night. Friday: Carving night. Saturday: Pasta bar night. Sunday: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

According to sources, Gaga also likes to have hot soup, but it can’t be the same hot soup as the one from lunch. She wants variety, so what?

Aside from the soup, Gaga also wants “two steamed vegetables to be approved in advance every night and the type of potatoes have to be approved in advance” as well.

Maybe she just wants to pay attention to details as far as her food is concerned. Still not as diva-ish as demanding diamonds or only yellow-colored M&M’s in the candy dish.

Christina Aguilera Splits From Jordan Bratman

Less than a year ago, Christina Aguilera told a magazine that she felt “very blessed” in her marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman. Apparently, that feeling no longer exists as the couple have been separated for a few months.

Although Aguilera, 29 and Bratman (the producer of one of her albums), 33 have not yet decided to formally file for divorce, they are now living apart while trying to see how things will go from there.  

A close pal revealed that, “They were very much in love… But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife.”

The source adds that it was Aguilera’s idea to go on their August trip to Italy to rekindle their relationship, but it did not help.

Despite the separation, the couple remains united in their commitment as parents to son Max aged 2. “He is their main concern,” adds the pal.

“Christina is doing her best to be a great mom…She has a lot to juggle, but she’s learning how to make it work and balance it all.”

Boy George Ecstatic for Being Sober

Congratulations indeed! In Hollywood-land where maintaining sobriety is as hard as walking a straight line, Boy George has managed to stay sober and drug-free for more than two years now – and Boy George is ecstatic. In my book he has every right to be. Now if only his career can have a second lease on life as well… but let’s save that for another story.

Back to George’s sobriety, the singer has insisted that his decision to clean up is the “best thing” he has ever done. (Again, bravo!)

The former Culture Club singer vowed to tackle his drinking and drug-use demons in 2008 after he was arrested for assault and false imprisonment following a bust-up with a male model at his London flat.

He relates how often strangers frequently offer him booze – but the Karma Chameleon hit maker has managed to resist temptation by looking at how his friends behave when they are drunk. (It must have been one unsightly image that he has not slipped back into drunken stupor in two years. Lindsay Lohan and all other take notes!)

George was quoted as saying, “It’s the best thing I ever did. Once you have sort of made the decision to stop (it’s easy). It depends where it takes you. When you tell people you don’t drink, it freaks people out. They really try to make you drink. When you stop and see how it makes people behave, you think, ‘I’m so glad I am sober.”

Needy Madonna Fan Ordered to Stay Away

Flash an, “I need you” sign on my face and I might find it sweet – or freakingly scary. For Madonna it was the second option. In fact the Material Girl is hoping not to see that sign and the man carrying it, along with a pocket knife, within a 10-block radius.

Madonna was so spooked (and she has every right to be) that she had the man arrested and charged.

Not only that, Madonna got a judge to order Robert Linhart to stay at least 10 blocks away from her, this was according to a judge who set the retired New York firefighter’s bail at $20,000 for getting alarmingly close to the Material Girl while toting a pocket knife and a sign reading, “I need you.”

The needy fan pleaded not guilty Friday to weapons possession and resisting arrest, both charges he incurred when he was arrested outside Madonna’s apartment building on Sept. 21.

Moreover, the alleged offender’s lawyer maintained that his client was not actually threatening the pop superstar, but merely communicating the affection of a longtime fan.

Still freakingly scary to me.

Judge to Decide If It’s Rehab or Jail For Lindsay Lohan

If swirling reports prove to be right on the money, Lindsay Lohan will remain in rehab until her court appearance later this month. But for how long she stays in rehab after that will probably be determined by the judge.

According to the sources, the plan is for Lindsay to stay at the Betty Ford Rehab Clinic at least until her next court appearance before Judge Elden Fox October 22.

Judge Fox will then have documents from the doctors at Betty Ford to evaluate Lindsay’s problems and progress to determine how much longer she stays in rehab or if jail will better serve the purpose of straightening her up.

Naturally, Lindsay and her family would like the judge to determine and rule that Lindsay would be better off in rehab than in jail. If that’s the case then her rehab stint will certainly be extended.

If I were Judge Fox, I would order Lindsay off of those prescription pills until she gets her supposed medical condition re-evaluated. It seems prescription pills have become the “acceptable” way for drug dependents to get their fix, and it has resulted to a lot of celebrity deaths as well.