The Cover Girl model and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been tapped to host the Academy Awards in 2014!
It is a very popular choice we must say. It is also a very safe choice after Seth Macfarlane this year.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 2, 2013
This is Ellen's second time hosting the show as she hosted back in 2007.
“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say — the third time’s the charm.”-DocFB
Diagnosis: A very solid, popular, safe choice. It will make the long show a little bit more enjoyable.
You can now add Academy Award Winner to the list of accomplishments for Adele in a short amount of time.
Her acceptance speech was short and to the point. She thanked her co-writer for Paul Epworth, who she emotinally thanked for "believing in me all the time." Paul took the mic after and together, they had an acceptance speech totaling about 20 seconds!
Adele Loves Dr.Funkenberry......she just forgot to thank him.
We are very happy for Adele and we have a high quality version of her performing "Skyfall" at the Oscars, we will post it.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Racking up the Awards big time....
Sacha Baron Cohen was allowed on The Oscar Red Carpet as "The Dictator" Admiral Aladeen, his latest movie character, and was being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest when things got ashy.
The Dictator was carrying around the ashes of Kim Jong II, the former North Korea dictator that died late last year.
Ryan seemed in on things as they talked about socks from K-Mart but as they talked about the urn and spilling it over Halle Berry's chest, it was spilled over Ryan and his tuxedo.
Ryan didnt' seem so pleased when his co-hosts deemed him to be lucky to be chosen by Cohen for the prank.
Ryan had this to saw on Twitter shortly after: My mom always told me to pack two jackets for red carpets, always wondered why. Now I know.
Check out the live TV moment above.-DocFB
Will Eddie Murphy open with "Party All The Time" at the Oscars?
The book stayed on the New York Times best seller list for 10 weeks and "The Help" has defied the odds of other summer movies and is number 1 for the 3rd straight week. The movie has made over $100 million dollars in the U.S. alone.
The movie is good, but 3 weeks at number 1 good? Hmm. The cast has Oscars written all over it but since several of the roles will be supporting, they will be competing against one another.
I love Emma Stone and all of the ladies in the film. 3 weeks at number 1. Wow. Have you guys seen it yet? What do you think?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Wonder How Many Times Jim Carrey Has Seen It
When I first saw the wire that Eddie Murphy was in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards, I thought maybe it was 1989. Eddie hosting the award show in that purple jump suit would be interesting. But, this is serious. Eddie looks like he will be the Oscar host.
When Eddie was at the Oscars a few years ago, he did not even stay for the whole show after he found out he did not win for "Dreamgirls" and who could blame him? This time, though, he would have to stay for the whole show. The producer of the show is going to be Brett Ratner, who is making Eddie's latest movie with Ben Stiller "Tower Heist" opening by the end of the year.
One has to wonder if Eddie, who was one of the funniest stand-up comics in the 80's, still has the juice for now. Eddie's routine nowadays would get major flack for how he would go after gays and everybody.
It shows that Hollywood is forgiving, or at least has amnesia when it comes to talent.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: I Got Some Ice Cream....N You Can't have None....
America has a love relationship with horses, from "Black Beauty" to "Sea Biscuit" (Who said Hilary Swank? Shame on you!) and it looks like it will continue with "War Horse" the latest movie from Steven Spielberg.
It doesn't interest me too much so it will most likely make a ton of money and be up for a lot of Oscars next year.
Check out the "War Horse" trailer and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB
Let's be honest here; until the last half hour, the Oscars were pretty much boring.
We knew Monique was going to win, and everything was not a shock or least bit amusing until the end. Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin were good. They did not run too long or do anything unneeded.
Weather George Clooney was really upset or it was all part of an act was the only thing interesting until the end.
Then came best actress. When I saw Oprah out there, I am like there is NO way Sandra Bullock is going to win the Oscar. I was like the girl from "Precious" in her first role is getting it.
So, yes, I was shocked when Sandra Bullock's name was announced. I was happy. She was stunned. Having to hear for months from Julia Roberts how she turned down the role for " The Blind Side" like it was something beneath her, I was worried. I was worried that Sandra would not get roles that would garner her an Oscar let alone a nomination. I am happy to think that now any movie that has Sandra in it will have in the credits Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock. I like the sound of that a lot.
The Best Actor going to Jeff Bridges was not a surprise because the Academy usually gives it to roles like that. Perhaps George knew that and that he was not going to win.
Then, came the big ones. I think James Cameron already had a place in mind where he was going to put his Oscars in his house. Barbra Streisand came out and already I was like....hmmm...something interesting is about to happen. Interesting indeed as when Kathryn Bigalow's name was read, shock then applause went through the crowd. Yes, James Cameron was married to her so it was interesting that an ex-wife and ex-husband went against each other in the same category but it is not what defines her.
Then came the big one and Tom Hanks, and everyone was like OK, she got best director but "Avatar" is def getting best picture. I was stunned and the entire crowd was left with mouths open as Tom announced "The Hurt Locker" and it went from a boring Oscars to an Oscars to be remembered as an underdog war movie trumped a James Cameron movie.
An interesting show and some other notable moments:
Ben Stiller dressed as a character from Avatar.
Farah Fawcett being left off the list of those who passed this year. I guess when you die the same day as Michael Jackson, everyone forgets about you.
Also, Bea Arthur was left off the memoriam list as well. Tre lame.
The John Hughes tribute was brilliant. Sigh.
What did YOU think of the Oscars?-Dr.FB