Monday, February 28, 2005

The Oscars

As much as I didn't really care to, I watched. The WHOLE thing.

First thing I have to say is GO Cate Blanchett!!! I love her, especially in Bandits.

Anyway, here is a few things I either noticed or where left wondering...


As you get older your boobs point south, both a hint that it is time to retire in Florida and WEAR A BRA MELANIE. I am no critic but that was just gross.

That it appears Jamie Foxx has a thing for Oprah. humm

Renee Zellweger has gone goth.

Having babies adds to the bust line, you go Julia!

Having babies does not add to the bustline, Sorry Gwenyth.

Hilary Swank has headlights, although I didn't really get the dress, maybe with a different neckline..

Things I am left wondering:

Was this the Beyonce show? 3 songs? What gives with that? She is good and all but variety is the spice of life.

This is what you worked for as a set designer, sound person, etc. You moment has come and you either get to stand on the stage with everyone else nominated or stand in the aisle and give your speach... HUH???

and most of all..

Why do we give the presenters and winners a gift basket worth over $100,000 or more when the are either:

a) Presenters - Obviously already famous and making bejellions of bucks and can afford it anyway.
b) Winners - already famous and making bejellions of bucks and can afford it anyway.

Some of the things in this years basket are;
A Krups kitchen set including a toaster, electric kettle and a year's supply of coffee and tea ($700) (My folgers at 5.99 a lb will have to do)
A two-night stay at The Carlyle hotel in New York ($2,300)
A red leather case full of Shu Uemura cosmetics, including mink eyelashes ($600) (J-Lo did that already)
A DuWop cosmetic kit filled with a selection of products and a gift certificate for a session with a Cloutier makeup artist. ($740) (like they don't get this from the studios already..except when they are home. thats right, I saw the without their makup show and loved it!)
A year's supply of Vonage broadband phone service ($500) (HUH?)
A Sprint PCS Phone from Samsung (LMAO)
A three-night stay for two at Palmetto Bluff Resort in South Carolina ($3,600) (uh hu see what I mean?)
A two-night stay for two at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA($2,500) (ditto)
A three-night stay for two at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, CA (includes personal "surf butler") ($5,900) (just what is a surf butler?)
A dinner party at Morton's, The Steakhouse ($1,500) (That would feed all my family and more at Outback..several times)
Kay Unger cashmere pajama bottoms ($500) (only the bottoms??)
An assortment of Manni Oils' extra virgin olive oil ($540) (DAMN, what DO they DO with all that extra vigin oil....Oh... never mind)
One day of services at Cornelia Day Resort in Manhattan ($3,500)
A three-night stay at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif. ($3,000) (ditto again)
An 18-inch baroque Tahitian pearl necklace from ($3,200)
A Dyson DC11 canister vacuum (youknow, the one that "doesn't suck")
A T3 Tourmaline Hairdryer "100% crushed tourmaline gemstones infused into patented T3 components give it more ionic power than any other dryer" ($200) (Like ANYONE'S hair knows and reacts to crushed jewels)
Two nights in a Bellagio suite and Two therapies at Spa & Salon Bellagio and Dinner for two at Sensi Restaurant and Dessert at Jean-Phillipe Patisserie and Two tickets to "O" and a $1,000 shopping spree for Jurlique products (OMG..ditto, ditto, ditto)
"A Catherine Original" jewelry by Cathy Jordan: sterling silver choker/bracelet/earring sets made of pearls and Bali beads ($500)
Mr. Handyman gift certificate redeemable for one full day of Mr. Handyman service, presented in a confetti-filled paint can with an upscale black, red and gold design featuring the Mr. Handyman logo. The lid's label reads, "Your Handyman is Inside." (AH, stars can't find handymen, that must be it)
From Portland's Moonstruck Chocolate Co, 15 handcrafted truffles in a hand made Thai Silk Truffle Box and a certificate for a year's worth of chocolate. (I need a test tasters job!)
$10,000 package for a three-night stay at the Opus Hotel in Vancouver, three nights at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, lift passes, helicopter transfers, limo transfers, numerous meals, Pilates session, spa treatments, and two OXIA oxygen personal canisters (Look your own oxygen!)

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