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Westboro Baptist's Shirley Phelps-Roper Knows Why Neil Patrick Harris Stripped at the Oscars: VIDEO


Shirley Phelps-Roper and a bevy of her Westboro Baptist Church minions traveled to L.A. to picket the Oscars over the weekend and decided they would make a stop by the sidewalk in front of the offices of The Hollywood Reporter the next day.

Why? Because the media mob is doomed to Hell, that's why (see Shirley's song and dance in the video that follows)!

THR Reporter Seth Abramovitch, who made a point of letting them know he's gay and Jewish, went out to speak with them and discovered that Shirley and her clan still love the spotlight as much as any Hollywood star.

She had a few comments on the Oscars, on things such as Neil Patrick Harris's underwear stunt:

"They say that [Neil Patrick Harris] saw that [the show] was really boring. The answer for a fag to something that is boring is to take his pants off. I saw the backside of him over my shoulder. I think that he needs to keep it covered."

And as for Lady Gaga?

"Lady Gaga needs to shut up and repent or she's going to go to Hell with the rest."

And how about Joan Rivers getting snubbed by the Academy. Shirley says the WBC was much more reverent:

"We didn't snub her. We had our 'Joan Rivers in Hell' sign."

Shirley is rendered speechless, however, when asked about the sign she's holding up top.

Check out the hilarious interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Yes, Neil Patrick Harris Wore Padded Briefs At The Oscars: VIDEO

Neil Patrick Harris underwearIt's not for the reason you may be thinking, though. While padding is usually done for enhancement purposes, Harris' double-density briefs were actually to prevent a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction.

In a post-Oscars interview on Live! with Kelly & Michael, Harris reveals that they ran into some snags during dress rehearsal:

So we did the dress rehearsal, and I just had the pair of regular underwear on. But the lights! They see through things! So the Academy or the network or someone said we had to do something so you couldn’t tell my religion, so what they did was they had to take a second pair and sew it to the first to make it so that you couldn’t sort of see through it.

See, this is why you let the gays pick out their own underwear. We're masters at choosing just the right banana hammock to reveal or conceal the size, number, and religion of budgies we want you to know we're smuggling.

You can watch Harris' interview AFTER THE JUMP...

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'The Imitation Game' Screenwriter Graham Moore: 'I'm Not Gay' - VIDEO


The Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore, who last night won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, spoke backstage following his "Stay weird. Stay different" acceptance speech about why he chose to do a story about gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in the first place.

Said Moore:

"I've been obsessed with Alan's story since I was a teenage. I feel very lucky to have known it when I was very young and to know about him. He was always a tremendous hero of mine. He always seemed like sort of the 'outsiders outsider.' This guy who never fit into his own time for so many reasons: because he was the smartest man in every room that he entered, because he was a gay man at a time when that was not simply frowned upon but was literally illegal, and then because he was keeping all these secrets for the government..."

Contrary to what some outlets (and viewers) assumed, however, Moore is straight. 

Buzzfeed reports:

Moore1Though many assumed that Moore was gay because of his connection to Turing, at the Governors Ball after the ceremony, he told BuzzFeed News, “I’m not gay, but I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about and it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much. I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons. Alan had his share of them and I had my own and that’s what always moved me so much about his story.”

And when it came to his incredible speech, Moore admitted that he’d thought about it, but didn’t have every word planned out. “I am incredibly superstitious, so I had it loosely in my head,” he told BuzzFeed News. “It’s the kind of thing that I’ve imagined since I was a teenager. It was weird to get on the stage and say the things that I’ve been imagining in the shower and in front of mirrors. I think everyone practices their Oscars acceptance speech with a shampoo bottle and I’ve done my fair share of them. It’s really surreal to be able to do it in real life.”

Watch Moore field questions from the press backstage, including why it was important for him to "spread [Turing's] legacy" to a new audience of people, AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Travolta Explains The 'Adele Dazeem' Incident: VIDEO


Last night's Oscars took an opportune moment to mock last year's legendary John Travolta flub: when he introduced Idina Menzel as  'Adele Dazeem'.

Menzel came out at this year's show and introduced Travolta as 'Glom Gazingo' before he came out and perplexed the audience once again by playing with her chin for a long time.

Well, Jimmy Kimmel cleared everything up on his post-Oscar show.

"Apparently I played with her chin too much," Travolta said, before explaining the entire 'Adele Dazeem' incident from beginning to end. And according to Travolta, the whole thing was actually Goldie Hawn's fault.

Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Patricia Arquette's Rousing Oscar Speech Overshadowed By Backstage Comments on Gays and People of Color


Last night's Oscars featured a number of memorable acceptance speeches, one of which was Patricia Arquette's for Best Supporting Actress. 

Arquette used her moment on stage to call for equal pay for women, saying in part:

To every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

All said it was a great speech that brought many stars to their feet in cheers of support. The camera panning to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez for reaction was priceless.


It was Arquette's comments backstage, however, that courted some controversy. 

Buzzfeed reports that according to the official transcript, Arquette expanded on her original statement by saying:

“So the truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women. And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.”

Twitter and sites like Fusion were quick to react to the backstage comments, with many raising concerns that Arquette's comments marginalized queer women and women of color. 

Watch Arquette's acceptance speech and backstage comments, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch 'The Imitation Game' Screenwriter Graham Moore's Moving Oscar Acceptance Speech: 'Stay Weird. Stay Different'


Taking home The Imitation Game's sole Oscar of the night, screenwriter Graham Moore gave a deeply personal and inspiring speech dedicated to all the freaks and geeks out in the world for his Best Adapted Screenplay win.

Said Moore:

When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong. And now I'm standing here, and so I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she's weird or she's different or she doesn't fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different...


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