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    Catherine Ryan Howard
    March 8, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I thought it was a particularly good night for fashion overall – not too many tragedies! Loved Anna Kendrick (and Sandra Bullock, even if she did look a little bit like an Oscar statuette!)

    My ‘What the [BEEP] Were You Thinking?’ award has to go to Zoe Saldana and Charlize Theron. Saldana’s was a complete disaster – there are no words – but Theron’s could have been saved if it wasn’t for those weird Madonna-bra-esque rosettes…?! Such a shame too because the dress itself was a stunning color.

    Having said this, I watched the proceedings dressed in sweat pants. I can’t talk! 🙂

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      Charlize’s rosettes made me think of Madonna cone-bras, too. They stole attention from her face, which is hard to do.

      I’m not even going to reveal what I was wearing while watching. Let’s just say they could’ve included me in the horror-movie tribute.

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    new movies releases
    March 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I liked it.. it was a pretty stable show.. beautiful dresses, magnificent clothing, but a bit to safe for my taste, but I liked I any way, fashion never last, but I think that most of the clothing have been seen before. So maybe fashion last longer than we thing.
    All the best Markus

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    March 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I don’t think Zoe’s dress was that awful, but someone this morning nailed it when they said it looked better suited for doing the Can-Can. SJP’s dress? What, the original got coffee spilled on it, so they grabbed the sheet off the hotel’s bed and wrapped her in it? With that heavy bib, it was wearing her not the other way around. On the upside, she wouldn’t have to wear any of those undergarments that can double as minor torture devices. Charlize looks like she’d been soaking in cold water too long.

    Dresses I loved were on Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Queen Latifah and Sandra Bullock.

    By the by, that picture of Kate Winslet? (Who looked classy, I think.) Does anyone else think she looks like she could be related Juliana Margulies? At first glance, I thought, “When did Juliana go blond?”

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      Haha! At first I hated SJP’s dress. Then, when she turned around, I thought it was interesting. Then she turned back around and I decided I hated it again. I do like how fashion-forward she is, though. At least she wasn’t boring.

      I don’t think Kate Winslet looks at all like Margulies. Winslet is gorgeous and soft; Margulies has a much harder look.

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    March 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I’m a guy (and heterosexual), so I tend to keep it simple. I say to myself, “Do I want to unwrap the package?” Here are my answers:


    ELIZABETH BANKS – Yes, although I might need some pliers.

    ZOE SALDANA – No, too damn silly.


    MERYL STREEP – Suprisingly…Yes.


    DIANE KRUGER – WTF is that?!

    VERA FARMIGA – No, it looks like it would cut me. Don’t even want to stand near it.

    SARAH JESSICA PARKER – Would not have looked twice at that.

    MILEY CYRUS – No. She looks like she’s going to break wind.

    CHARLIZE THERON – Nope, little too strange. Looks partially deflated.

    QUEEN LATIFAH – Kinda yes, but the bottom reminds me of Ursula, the evil sea witch in The Little Mermaid and it freaks me out a little.

    Can’t really comment on the guys except to say that sneakers should never be worn with a tux. Evidently, RDJ’s mother never told him that. And, if you are going to wear a tuxedo, shouldn’t you at least shave? Hear that Keanu? If I knew I was going to a televised event and didn’t shave, MY MOTHER WOULD SLAP ME UP SIDE THE HEAD!!

    NOTE TO GUYS IN GENERAL: We have it the easiest. We don’t have to think that hard. Just get a tuxedo that doesn’t look like you bought it at KMart, polish your shoes, comb your hair and don’t wear white socks with it. If you see someone else wearing the same outfit, bump fists with him in solidarity. Women can’t do that. They have so much more to go through.

    SIDE NOTE: Colin Firth’s wife is a big YES for me. Same for George Clooney’s lady.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      Oh, EIREGO, you’re hilarious and give sound advice to guys who attend formal functions. It is strange how it probably only takes men 10 minutes to get ready and yet some can’t even be bothered to spend that much time grooming themselves.

      Ursula the sea witch wouldn’t be caught dead in a pink dress!

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    March 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I’m not getting to see your slideshow (might be because it’s being blocked here at work). But, as a happily married man (whose wife puts up with him gawking at downright gorgeous women at this event) here’s my thoughts:

    Classiest Looking: Bullock, Streep, Demi Moore, Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Mirren

    Head Scratchers: Farmiga, Saldana (and as much hell as she’s catching from yesterday and today about that outfit, Zoe is still one absolutely amazing beauty–I’d still want her on my arm even if she was wearing that… if I was single, that is).

    Meanest Tweet from last night: someone said ‘Sarah Jessica Parker outfit looked good, but for her sake there better not be any close-ups.’ M-e-o-w!

    Thanks, PCN.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      What? My slideshow blocked? I was hoping to impress your tech-guru self with my spiffy new plugin!

      Damn, that’s a mean tweet re: SJP. People don’t have to like her dress (I didn’t) but attacking her personally is low.

      Don’t you think Demi Moore has a Dorian-Grayish portrait in her basement? It’s scary how she doesn’t age. Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Sigourney Weaver & Kathryn Bigelow (she’s 58!), too.

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        March 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

        Yes, PCN! The Dorian-Grayish reference is right on the money! She’s beautiful, but she doesn’t change much. I’d never believe that she’s my age! I aspire to age as beautifully as those other ladies you mentioned.

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        March 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

        Don’t you think Demi Moore has a Dorian-Grayish portrait in her basement? It’s scary how she doesn’t age.

        Why am I thinking about the ’92 Robert Zemeckis film, Death Becomes Her when you say that? 😉

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      March 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

      lp13, Zoe Saldana is one of those who is still going to look fabulous in her 80’s, don’t you think? The first I recall seeing her was in the movie Center Stage and thought she was good then.

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        March 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

        Yep, I agree. I didn’t see Center Stage, but you have me curious now ;-). Perhaps, I need to get that scene from last year’s Star Trek movie out of my head (you know the one when she returns early to her dorm, and her roommate is stashing Kirk away). Thanks.

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          March 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

          Nah – married or no, a little daydreaming never hurts, yeah? *grin**

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    Shell Sherree
    March 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Mostly elegant and lovely! I wanted to tone down Sandra Bullock’s lipstick, but then I tend not to be the bold lipstick kind of gal. I quite liked SJP’s outfit on camera last night and thought it elegant and confident ~ “I know I have a nice bod and don’t need to make your eyes bug out with it”, but seeing it here, not in motion ~ I’m not so sure {and clearly in the minority for not loathing it outright. 🙂 }

    EireGo ~ hilarious! But I didn’t notice RDJ’s shoes. I wasn’t looking in that direction.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      RDJ had on black sneakers with white soles. They were actually pretty cool, though EIREGO is probably right in saying they’re too informal for the Oscars.

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    Jen Forbus
    March 9, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I love the slide show, PCN…too cool!! And your captions really made the whole thing, especially Robert Downey Jr’s. I laughed out loud! You are the bloggin’ queen, girl.

    Meryl Streep, Queen Latifa (and I saw Sandra Bullock elsewhere) are so incredibly classy. They were stunning.

    In the “what were you thinking when you looked in the mirror” category, I’d place Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Charlize Theron. And Charlize, come on! I know you have better taste than that girl!

    Miley Cyrus obviously forgot some of her dress at home. Hell-o! Mom and Dad…she’s still just a kid. You know what happened to Lindsey and Brittany!

    Demi Moore looks dashing. I’ll assist in pushing her down the stairs.

    Was Halle Berry there? Her dresses always seem to draw attention.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks for saying that about the slideshow! It took me only 90 hours to find, install and figure out how to work the plug-in properly.

      Halle Berry wasn’t there but Mariah Carey was, sticking her boobs and legs in our faces as usual (I think that’s what broke my TV).

      Regarding Miley’s mom, she was there with Miley and showed off her “cool” tattoos to the camera so for all we know, she helped Miley pick out that dress.

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    March 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    This is the first year that all 3 of my kids actually watched the Oscars with me even though they’re too young to have seen any of the movies other than the Star Trek, Avatar and animation movies. They had no idea who most of the “stars” were. Surprisingly it held their attention. It was their interesting fashion perspective which made me laugh. Our Oscar night was a repetition of the following statements and went something like this:

    (Our 9 year-old daughter) “Ooooo, look what a pretty dress and I love her shoes! I’m going to wear those when I’m older.”
    (Our 11 year-old son) “You’d fall down in those stilt things. That would be funny. Hey do you think anyone will trip Mom? That would be funny! How does she squeeze into that thing? Can she breathe?”
    (Our 15 year-old son) “Who cares if she can breathe, she’s hot!”

    (daughter) “ooo, that’s a pretty dress too.”
    (11 year-old) “It looks like someone wrapped colored toilet paper around her. Hey, that looks like a sheet I used for my toga at school.”
    (15 year-old) “Who cares. She’s hot too.”

    (11 year-old) “Don’t those high heel stilt things hurt her feet? Why would she wear them?”
    (daughter) “Because they’re pretty.”
    (15 year-old) “And they make her legs look hot!”

    The entire night boiled down to dresses and shoes my daughter intends to wear when she’s “older”, waiting for some poor woman to trip on those “stilt things” and realizing my baby is a hormone-ravaged male. Sure there were some interesting fashion statements but I found myself rooting (just a little) like my 11 year-old for someone to trip. Hey, it would have been funny.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      March 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      Oh my gosh, this is TOO FUNNY. I can hear and visualize the scene in your living room.

      If you like seeing pretty women in super high heels trip, you should try watching Miss USA or Miss Universe pageants. I saw Miss USA fall on her ass once, right after a clip where she said that would never happen to her.

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        March 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm

        Thanks PCN, I’ll have to look up that clip when I’m procrastinating again.

        Oh, forgot to mention the unanimous vote for best Oscar commercial…Modern Family’s “Oscar Night Charades.” We all laughed our butts off. If you saw it, you’ll know what I mean. The boys still walk around the house yelling “The Pointy Finger!”

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    March 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Thought you might want to see the commercial…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvjgqhvSKmY&feature=player_embedded

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      March 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks for the laughs, Ybnormal! 🙂

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