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It Looks Like The Oscars Won't Have A Host For The First Time Since 1989

Apparently everyone in Hollywood is busy that day.

According to Variety, following the Kevin Hart saga, the upcoming 90th Academy Awards will be going ahead without a host, making it the first time in 30 years that the show has aired without a host.

In 1989, the Oscars had an announcer, Charlie O’Donnell, and the opening remarks were delivered by the AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) President, Richard Kahn. There were also two ensemble performances, including performers like Patrick Dempsey, Rob Lowe, Lily Tomlin, and Christian Slater.

After that, celebrities introduced each other as presenters, and presented awards. So basically what we’ve come to expect from awards shows.

And it was fine. It was kind of dull, at least according to one TIME writer, but awards shows that have hosts are often dull, too.

Hosting an awards show in the 2010s basically means trying desperately to recreate that viral moment from the 2014 Oscars when Ellen took a selfie with celebrities and it broke Twitter. But that moment worked because it felt genuine, not forced. Attempts to recreate that ceremony, like the guys delivering flu shots at this week’s Golden Globes, instead of pizza like at the 2014 Oscars, feel rehearsed and uninspired.

So maybe an awards ceremony without a host is what we deserve. Maybe it’s what we need so Hollywood can figure out what exactly it is looking for in a host. Personally, I’m on the side of everyone suggesting the Muppets host the Oscars. Surely they’re available?

These Unearthed Celeb Club Pics From The Early 2000s Are Too Iconic To Function

They were simpler times.

Thanks to a former LA-based club promoter who dubbed herself ‘Pantera Sarah’, we now have a bunch of never-before-seen photos of celebrities partying together in the early 2000s.

This was before social media really took off: before celebrities meticulously documented their every move using Instagram Stories, and before TMZ was just one short email away.

Sarah kindly shared these with The Hollywood Reporterallowing us to gawk at how awkward some celebrities used to look. Stars: they’re just like us, in that they also looked cringe in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Don’t worry: Sarah told THR that most of the people she spoke to said it’s fine to reveal the images. She also used to ban cameras (except for her own) from her clubs, making these photos exclusive as hell.

THR perfectly summarised why these photos are interesting:

“They serve as a time capsule for a not-too-long-ago era that seems ancient because it’s pre-Facebook, pre-iPhone, pre-everything. A star could relax with friends at a bar without having to take fan selfies or prepare for a publicist’s angry call when candid images appear on Tumblr. “

Without further ado, here are the photos in all their nostalgic glory:

This is Sarah herself, who Ryan Gosling apparently described as the ‘midwife of LA’, with Jon Favreau.

Here’s Charlize Theron with Ivana Miličević and Kristen Zang:

Tara Reid and Jared Leto having a chat:

Ryan Reynolds, Alyssa Milano and Johnny Galecki in 1999:

Ryan Gosling with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears before the breakup:

(According to Sarah, Justin used to “come run the door with me and just do pickings from the sea of people. He’d be like, ‘She’s cute, let her in, you can come in and you can’t.’”)

Jason Momoa, who was Sarah’s roommate for a while:

Sarah with Andy Dick and Neil Patrick Harris:

Leonardo DiCaprio in a tracksuit:

Sarah with Jennifer McComb, Lukas Haas, Cameron Diaz, and Matthew Perry:

Heath Ledger with Wes Bentley, and Jennifer Quanz:

Jamie Foxx with J-Lo’s ex, Cris Judd:

Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Gwen Stefani, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Les Borsai and Taj Johnson:

Scarlett Johansson with Kirsty Mitchell and Tara Subkoff:

Vince Vaughn looking peak-Vince Vaughn:

And lastly, Ashton Kutcher in a Bears jersey:

Check out The Hollywood Reporter for some of Sarah’s wildest stories from her years as a promoter in Hollywood.

All Hail The Intern Who Snuck The Perfect Good Place Reference Into The Golden Globes Coverage

Tahani is not amused.

The awards ceremony hasn’t even started yet, but already, we have a winner: whoever is captioning the red carpet for E!.  Why is this unknown person a winner? Because of this brutal amount of shade thrown at Jameela Jamil, known for playing Tahani Al-Jamil on The Good Place:

 

In case your first thought is ‘that’s fake’, I applaud you for your commitment to calling out bad journalism when you see it. Fortunately, in this case, we have confirmation from the official The Good Place Twitter account, as well as Netflix.

In case this makes no sense to you, 1. watch The Good Place, and 2. it’s a reference to Tahani’s relationship with her sister, Kamilah – they’re constantly in competition, and Tahani always comes up short. She’s also regularly mistakenly called by her sister’s name, hence E‘s joke.

Whoever did this definitely deserves a spot in the Good Place.

Side note, but Jameela Jamil is apparently wearing jeggings at the awards tonight, because it’s cold (aka 14 degrees) in Los Angeles, apparently. Tahani would never.

 

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