Here's the opening number of Seth MacFarlane's Oscars, which lasted nearly 18 minutes, and featured William Shatner, dance numbers from Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in a tribute to boobs.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
NOM colleague Robert Gagnon compares gay-straight alliances to the KKK and skinheads.
An authentic shirtless photo of a furry Mark Twain from the 1880s has made its way onto the Internet.
One of two gay bashers in Kentucky apologizes to the victim two years after the attack: "I'm asking on your behalf if you'll have mercy on me."
Kanye Kardashian and Kim Kardashian announce they're having a baby girl.
Study says it explains the strong bond between many gay men and straight women: "...close friendships between straight women and gay men may be characterized by a unique exchange of unbiased mating-relevant information that may not be available in their other relationships."
Police car among property vandalized with swastkias and anti-gay graffiti in Bethesda, Maryland.
Goodbye, Jermaine Jackson. Hello Jermaine Jacksun.
Toni Braxton wants a specific film role: “I would like to play a lesbian … and do a whole make-out scene and the whole thing, just something completely different than people would expect from me. Not a lipstick lesbian, either.”
Six actors who have taken home both Oscars and Razzies.
Google vs. Apple - the former might be in the lead: "Google has successfully positioned itself as the one company poised to take advantage of the next wave of technological progress."
Michelle Obama dances up a storm on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Are Republicans dropping their opposition to gay marriage? "The Republican Party may not be there yet, but...supporting gay marriage is the future of the GOP."
Yesterday on Kathy Griffin's new show she began with an Oscar monologue and brought out a gold trunks-clad model with his hair cropped tight and his body sprayed gold. I'll let it slide that he wasn't actually bald but he stood with his legs spread far apart and his hands behind his back. Had he never seen an Oscar statue before?
UR DOING IT WRONG!
As you may have guessed I hold the Oscars sacred. You might call it my religion. I've been watching them since I was a little kid and as an adult I have spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing over them and even made something of a career out of it. [Pity me!] But never before in my life have I had such a hard time predicting the winners.
Oh sure, Argo will win Best Picture and Daniel Day-Lewis who many of us first fell in love with as a blonde gay punk working in that Beautiful Laundrette will win for becoming President Lincoln but elsewhere in Oscar's 24 Categories there's an awful lot of room for pundits to embarrass themselves this year!
Best Director, for one, is baffling. The tech prizes look like a very bloody battle between at least three pictures (Anna Karenina, Skyfall & Life of Pi). And so on.
AFTER THE JUMP my Oscar predictions, presented in the order in which the categories were presented last year. If I get everything wrong please forget we ever spoke of this!
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Yes, it's Oscar weekend and NYT numbercruncher Nate Silver has turned his attention to the Academy Awards based on statistics of the overall awards season.
Silver predicts Argo in a landslide, with Steven Spielberg having a slight edge over Ang Lee as Best Director. Affleck, of course, was snubbed.
He gives the Best Actor trophy to Daniel Day-Lewis, the Best Actress trophy to Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actor to Tommy Lee Jones, and Best Supporting Actress to Anne Hathaway, whom he calls "as safe a bet to win for 'Les Misérables' as Mitt Romney was to win Utah."
See how he came up with his numbers here.
Do you agree with Silver's picks? Why or why not?