I'm Exhausted Just Looking at Them

The Prettiest Couple in the World are traveling all over the globe, toting around 2 kids not including the one in the womb.

They were recently at the World Economic Forum, then in Switzerland, and today they are reportedly in Germany. Now comes the rumor that they bought a house in Washington DC.

Oh, and they ride motorcycles and fly airplanes.

Where does Maddox go to school? Is he allowed to go to Chuck E. Cheese? Baby Zahara would probably prefer hanging out with the other rich babies in Malibu instead of traveling all over the place. You know Maddox wants to be playing with his toys in Brad's pimped out bachelor pad and not going to Liechtenstein.

Oprah The Dark Crusader

We're taking a quick Oscar break.
Dave Chappelle is going to be on Oprah this Friday, and they better talk about The Chappelle Theory, the website that investigates why Chappelle suddenly left his show and $50 million contract.

The best part of that website was the bit about Oprah leaning over Chappelle's bed in the dark of night whispering, "you better watch your step — we're representing interests more powerful than you can imagine. You do remember that Farrakhan killed Malcolm, and that Cosby, Johnson and I have more money than God — we can keep this harassment up forever. Is this what you want your life to be like?"

Of course the website was a hoax, but just the idea of Oprah flying to Chappelle's house and conspiring with Cosby was entertaining enough for one day. I bet she's leaning over James Frey's bed with a knife. I wouldn't F with Oprah. Hoax or not, no one messes with Oprah.

Read the Chappelle Theory

Holy Golda Muir- The Academy Picks Munich

Munich is so good I would've thought for sure the academy would forget about it as have other awards shows. Plus, the academy has some weird love/hate/resentment thing with Spielberg.

Other than that Munich, no surprises for the major categories:

Best Picture-
Good Night, and Good Luck
Brokeback Mountain
If Brokeback Mountain wins Best Picture it would be the first time since 1980's Ordinary People an Oscar winner for the top prize was not a Film Editing nominee.

Best Director-

All the directors of the Best Picture nominees

In a rare move, the academy matches Picture and Director noms exactly...1982 was the last time this happened.

Best Actor-
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
Heath Ledger, Brokeback
Philip S.H., Capote
David Strathairn, GN&GL
Terrence Howard, Hustle&Flow
I knew Terrence Howard would get in somewhere but wasn't sure where, and for what movie.

Best Actress-
Charlize Theron, North Country
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Reese Witherspoon, WtL
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice
No surprises...the academy loves the British but Reese has it no matter what.

Best Supporting Actor-
William Hurt, A History of Violence
George Clooney, Syriana
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Matt Dillon, Crash
Jake G., Brokeback
Nothing surprising.

Best Supporting Actress-
Frances McDormand, North Country
Michelle Williams, Brokeback
Amy Adams, Junebug
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Catherine Keener, Capote
Nothing surprising.

View all of the nominees

Yes, we are big Oscar nerds.

Get Elizabeth Vargas Some White Sage

Is there a curse at ABC News?

Considering the luck of the last few ABC World News Tonight anchors, newly appointed co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas might want to give the ABC News studios an aura cleansing.

Vargas' "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff suffered injuries over the weekend by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He remains in critical condition, along with his cameraman.

Woodruff was hired (with Vargas) to replace the late Peter Jennings, who stepped down from his anchor duties after being diagnosed with cancer.

Prior to Jennings being the sole anchor three other men rotated in the World News Tonight anchor chair at various times in the 70's and 80's. All left under unfortunate circumstances.

Frank Reynolds had a rare form of cancer and died in 1983.

Max Robinson had many disagreements with management, and after leaving ABC died of AIDS in 1988.

Bob Young suffered head injuries from an accident and was only at the anchor desk for five months (not even enough time for there to be any trace of him on the internet...no photo anywhere. Poor fella).

Vargas' husband, singer Marc Cohn, was shot recently, but we think this is unrelated. Or is it?

(Story from Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC)

Oscar Picks

We love the Oscars like a crack whore loves uh, crack.

This awards season has been pretty bland, so we feel like we could pick the winners right now but first must come the nominations. The academy could really shake it up, but chances are they won't.

Our predictions for the poor others who feel like they will have a chance against Brokeback, Ang, Philip Seymour, Reese, Paul G. or Rachel:

Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck
Walk the Line

Best Director
Ang Lee, Brokeback
Paul Haggis, Crash
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Steven Spielberg, Munich
Woody Allen, Match Point or Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener

Best Actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Heath Ledger, Brokeback
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man or I'm going on a huge limb here Steve Carell, The 40 Year Old Virgin

Best Actress

Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Judy Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Naomi Watts, King Kong or Zhang Ziyi, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Supporting Actor

George Clooney, Syriana
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Matt Dillon, Crash or Don Cheadle, Crash
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Terrence Howard, Crash (or was a that leading role?)

Best Supporting Actress

Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Maria Bello, A History of Violence

Brad the Morphing Boyfriend

We love this post about Brad Pitt looking like the ladies in his life:Brad morphs into his lovers

Ryan Hearts Morgan

While the cast of Crash accepted their award for Best Cast Motion Picture, Ryan Phillippe makes his way over to presenter Morgan Freeman. As soon as Don Cheadle finishes the acceptance speech and the cast is dispersing, you can hear Ryan say to Morgan through the open microphone:
"I've always wanted to meet you...you just met Reese, my wife...I just finished a film with Clint Eastwood, he loved you a lot."
Morgan says a polite "love him" before encouraging the crowd to get off the stage so he can get to the microphone and wrap up the show.

Such moxie! Love the on-the-stage-suck-up-name-dropping self introduction.

But really, couldn't he wait for the after party? Or at least, until they were off the stage?

The Purple Conspiracy

I wasn't completely convinced the Housewives were all wearing shades of purple on purpose until Alfre Woodard showed up in purple.

Did they tell Nicolette and she decided not to join in on the purple fun? Or did they want to send a message that she's not one of the girls? It looked pretty obvious that something was going on when they were on stage for best ensemble and every female but Nicolette and the teenage girls from the show were wearing purple.

SAG Awards Pre-Show: Handsy Isaac Nowhere in Sight

Ryan Seacrest interviewed Rachel Weisz before the SAG awards and tells the obviously pregnant actress that he doesn't know if he should ask a woman if she is pregnant and he shouldn't even look down.

Rachel: "I invite you to look down."
Ryan: "That's a first, I was invited to look down"
Rachel acknowledges that she said something saucy and throws her head back in a hearty guffaw.
Ryan acts clueless.

Ryan then introduces Jamie Lee Curtis as his "second mother". Ouch.

The Housewives are in varying shades of purple but Marcia said that wasn't on purpose. Maybe they thought it was cute then realized it was stupid and are pretending its a coincidence...or they feel bad for Nicolette who didn't "get the memo".

Even the voice of the Housewives showed up in purple. Poor Nic.

Brokeback Oscars

While the Golden Globes aren't a good barometer as to who will win an Oscar, the DGA awards are a very good indication.

Last night, the Directors Guild held their annual awards, and to no ones surprise, Ang Lee won.

Heath and Jake were on hand to support Ang. You go, Bareback!

Heath and Jake look like they're gonna kiss.

Georgie was nominated. And I'm sure it was just an honor to be nominated, especially for head-bobbing Dr. Ross. We heart him.

The other nominees were Steven Spielberg for Munich, Paul Haggis for Crash and Bennett Miller for Capote.

Fun factoid- Only six times since the DGA Award's inception has the DGA Award winner not won the Academy Award, including Ang Lee who lost the Oscar to Steven Soderbergh for Traffic. So, this almost guarantees the Academy will give him the award and not stiff him again.

Year of the Dog

People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other peoples confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric.
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

What's up DAWG?

Once a dog always a dog.

What is Brit Up To?

Spears, who was raised a Baptist and then turned to Madonna's ancient Jewish Kabbalah teachings, recently went to the Hindu Temple in Malibu with her baby.

What's up with Sean P's mouth? Permanent frown? Poor thing, realized his Dad is a loser and his Mom is never going to take off the baby weight.


Hey Nicole...

Who takes care of your kids?

Isabelle is always playing soccer while being cheered on by Tom and creepy Katie, and Connor is always there too. Did she donate them to Tom and the Church of Scientology for a tax write-off? I actually don't really care, but was just wondering.

Page Six Blind Items

WHICH babe-loving billionaire has started checking IDs of the young models he invites on his private jet? The randy retail king is nervous that his high-altitude hookups with underage playthings will draw unwanted attention from his more respectable friends . . .
(have no idea)

WHICH hard-nosed power lawyer is quaking in his hand-stitched loafers about a looming indictment that could land him behind bars for years? . . .
(no clue)

WHICH spurned starlet hired a private investigator to tail her philandering boyfriend all around Hollywood after their painful breakup? . . .
(I'm going with Sienna)

WHICH squeaky-clean former soap actor is battling a secret addiction to crystal meth? The hunky star once checked into Passages rehab in Los Angeles in a failed bid to kick the habit.
(NOT Rick Springfield!!!)

This n' That

Headline I don't understand:
John Daly shoots 69 as his wife goes to jail
yahoo news

Our favorite cleft palate has a close one.
Phoenix in car crash.

Having Tori as a daughter will make anyone crazy.
Spelling Dad gets frisky.

Trent Reznor has just won me over.

Awww...Trent likes the puppies.