The Oscar Nominations Were Announced This Morning
Early this morning in Hollywood, the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were revealed. Actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH assisted in the live reveal.
The Best Film Of The Year nominees are:
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
12 YEARS A SLAVE
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
You can see the complete list at oscar.go.com/nominees.
The Oscars will air on ABC on March 2nd.
The Razzie Nominations Are Out Too
The nominees for this year's Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced, and the cinematic gem "Grown Ups 2" was WELL represented.
It led the way with eight nominations . . . including a Worst Actor nomination for ADAM SANDLER.
Adam wasn't the only familiar target to take another shot from the Razzies. LINDSAY LOHAN, TYLER PERRY and ASHTON KUTCHER also took hits again this year.
The movies up for Worst Picture are:
"The Lone Ranger"
"Grown Ups 2"
"A Madea Christmas"
Robert Pattinson Has Sold the House He Shared with Kristen Stewart
ROB PATTINSON has sold the Los Angles mansion he formerly shared with KRISTEN STEWART back when they were happy… prior to the actress cheating on him with Rupert Sanders and everything.
The house is 4,026 square feet; has 3.5 bathrooms; a pool and a giant terrace.
Late last year, rumors spread that Pattinson and Stewart were hanging out once again.
But those turned out to be false. They have not seen each other in months.
There's Now a Religion Based on Kanye West
Believe it or not, KANYE WEST isn't the only person who worships Kanye West. There's now a RELIGION based on him. It's called Yeezianity, and while the whole thing sounds like a big joke, it DOES have its own website. (???)
The site bills Yeezianity as, quote, "The Best Church of All Time!!!!!"
Followers of Yeezianity believe that, quote, "The one who calls himself Yeezus is a divine being who has been sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity."
The group's founder claims this is for real, but he has chosen to remain anonymous. Here's one of the reasons he's so into Kanye . . . quote, "He is the most honest person in our culture. He has the highest moral standards and highest integrity.
The Creator of "How I Met Your Mother" Is Apologizing for This Week's Offensive Episode
Monday's episode of "How I Met Your Mother" had JASON SEGEL'S character going to Shanghai, where some of the show's other stars were dressed up to look like Asians.
That offended some viewers . . . who criticized the show and started the Twitter hash-tag #HowIMetYourRacism.
And yesterday, the show apologized. Co-creator Carter Bays Tweeted, quote, "We set out to make a silly and unabashedly immature homage to Kung Fu movies, a genre we've always loved. But along the way we offended people.
"We're deeply sorry, and we're grateful to everyone who spoke up, to make us aware of it. We try to make a show that's universal . . . that anyone can watch and enjoy. We fell short of that this week, and feel terrible about it."
Steven Spielberg is Our Most Influential Celebrity
"Forbes" has released its annual list of the Most Influential Celebrities, and this year, STEVEN SPIELBERG was #1. Apparently, some of it can be attributed to the success of his last movie, "Lincoln".
But of course, it also has a LOT to do with his long track record and name-recognition, which is essentially how this list is generated.
According to "Forbes" and E-Poll Market Research, Steven has a 47% influential rating, which means 47% of Americans . . . or at least 47% of the polling sample . . . rate him as "influential."
Here are the 10 Most Influential Celebrities of the Year, along with their influential ratings:
1. Steven Spielberg, 47%
2. Oprah Winfrey, 45%
3. George Lucas, 43%
4. Ron Howard, 41%
5. A tie between Martin Scorsese and Dr. Mehmet Oz, with 40% apiece.
7. A three-way tie between Barbara Walters, Bono and comic book legend Stan Lee, with 37% apiece
10. Rush Limbaugh, 36%