This is why we can't have nice things: On the Oscars, politicism and the PC police

I'll admit that, at first, I cheered. There was Patricia Arquette, up at the podium accepting her Best Supporting Actress statue for Boyhood, when she dropped a truth bomb about gender and the wage gap. "It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." Meryl cheered. J. Lo cheered. I cheered from my couch. ...more

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I love Danny Kaye. The Classic Hollywood star was uber-talented — from his patter-singing to his dancing to his comedy. He was even an attractive male lead in many of his films. But I have to admit that his trademark schlemiel characters could wear a bit thin sometimes. His Walter Mitty, for instance, who was a downtrodden dreamer, with a mean mama and even meaner fiancée, was a bit too put-upon at times....more

Ashton Kutcher Versus the Village Voice: Why Numbers and Language Matter in Social Causes

Last week closed with a violent feud between the Village Voice and Ashton Kutcher, who has joined the ranks of celebrity philanthropists. The Voice, which has been under attack for continuing to allow users to post ads advertising adult services, pointed out in their cover story last week that the numbers Kutcher uses to rally support for his foundation are grossly exaggerated, leading the star to retaliate by contacting its advertisers on Twitter accusing the publication of being a "Digital Brothel." It got ugly, but the Voice raised a good point. Here's a closer look. ...more
Thank you for the insight. I just wrote a little bit about Ashton Kutcher catching flack for his ...more

The 81st Annual Academy Awards: The Oscars Live Blog!

It's Oscar night and welcome to BlogHer's first liveblog of the biggest annual event in Hollywood.  I'll be updating my posts every 30 minutes and I expect all you movie-philes and fashionistas out there to tell me what you think about the show in the comments below.  All times are EST.  Let's get started. ...more

Last night the "Slumdog" cast won an Oscar. Where are they going today? Disney ...more

Sean Penn is the man. Slumdog Millionaire is the film Hands down. Agree?

It’s Academy Awards time and I’m inviting you to come with me and share some of your own inner Siskel and Ebert. I've seen most of the contenders: Doubt, Slumdog Millionaire (swoon), The Wrestler, The Reader, Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and most recently, Milk. I’m hoping to see Revolutionary Road before the awards show but the rest may just have to wait for my Netflix queue. ...more

Hi Kim,

I liked most of what the new producers did with the Oscar show last night.

You ...more

Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes: Your 2009 Award Season Preview

Vacuum the red carpet, slip into the Armanis, strap on the Jimmy Choos, and flash the Fred Leightons, 'cause award season 2009 has arrived.  Whether it's the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes or the Screen Actors Guild Awards, BlogHer has got it covered.  I'll be doing special posts right up until the Oscars on all the happy winners, sore losers, tears, jeers and badly written thank yous.  As we speak the stars are primping, preening and preparing for what they hope will be that once in a lifetime moment in front of millions of mercilessly critical viewers just like us.   ...more

Hi Megan, I have your blog saved in my favorite places, so I'll be sure to check out all of ...more