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Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Couple Nuggets to get you thru the weekend...

Just proof that Tom Cruise is absoulety crazy.

Or maybe it's Katie Holmes that's crazy, allowing this silly Scientologist to tell her how to birth her baby. He has some nerve, thinking he can put up cue cards telling Katie how to behave while she's passing another human being through her vaginal canal - like Dr. Phil said the other day, pulling a knot backwards through a small hole - and he thinks that if he writes it in big words and puts them all over the walls of the birthing room that she will actually read them, let alone follow them, well then he's crazier than I thought. Yes, this Diva birthed a child and let me tell you, Tom, if you were there and telling ME to be quiet while I'm pushing something the size of a watermelon out a hole the size of a peach, let me tell you I would look you straight in the eye, and scream at the top of my lungs, "Get your crazy L.Ron Hubbard bullshit Scientology ass OUT of this room."

Thanks to Mot for forwarding me that story and getting me all riled up.

Oh, also, Matt LeBlanc is getting divorced. Three years. Way to go, Joey. It's sad, tho, cuz they have a kid, who's sick with something. I bet Joey didn't make HER be silent when she was giving birth to HIS child.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Death of Diana - a 48 Hours Mystery....

Okay so this isn't an episode of "48 Hours" - but they way it's written up in People, it totally could be.

First let me say that I, like almost everyone else on the planet Earth, am a huuuuuuge Diana fan. I watched the wedding on TV when I was a kid. I remember every detail watching the news hearing about her death. Who was there (Mr. Diva, friend Michelle), what I was doing (talking on phone to Mom, predicting it was minor why she predicted the worst - always right, that Diva Mama). It was my Kennedy moment. And of course I wore black pj's and watched the funeral live. So I'm all about Di.

So remember Dodi, her rich Muslim looooooover? His dad is the uber-rich Mohammad Al Fayed, the guy behind Harrods, right? So he's convinced that Diana and his son were not killed accidentally in a car crash caused by fleeing the paparazzi. And it turns out, he may be onto something.

Enter Lord Stevens, the head of the British government investigation of the crash, which is code named Operation Paget. The findings of Operation Paget will not be completed until later this year - but some info has leaked, and People is more than happy to share them with us - thank god.

1. Did the Palace want Diana dead? My answer is "Hell, yeah the palace wanted her dead." Come on - she was hanging with a rich Muslim - what if they got married? Had little Muslim children? This would be very uncomfortable for the bluebloods. Also, with Di out of the picture, Charles could marry Camilla Horseface Bowles without that awkwardness. Well, People states that they may have wanted her offed - based on a letter written by Diana to her butler Paul Burrell 10 months before the crash - you may remember him after he was accused to have tons of Di mementos that he wasn't entitled to - at the last minute, the charges were dropped. Remember? Anyway, she wrote to him the following: "This particular phase of my is the most dangerous. Someone (later revealed by the Daily Mirror to be Prince Charles) was planning an 'accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury - to make the path clear to remarry." But the peeps at the Palace cry foul. Answer: Unclear

2. Was Diana pregnant? I have no opinion about this - she didn't look pregnant to me prior to the accident - but then again, Britney Spears LOOKS pregnant and reportedly isn't, so who the hell knows? But Dodi's daddy suspects that she may have been, because they embalmed her within hours of her death "to hinder a thorough postmortem exam". Interesting.... So the British investigators checked it out, and have decided that she was NOT knocked up. Mohammed claims to have "indisputible proof" that she was. So the Answer: Unclear

3. Were Diana and Dodi engaged? A Monte Carlo jeweler says he sold a $200,000 emerald and diamond ring to Dodi that Diana picked out. The jeweler says it was an engagement ring. But Rosa Monckton, a former jewelry executive, says that while Diana talked about the ring, she said it was going on her right hand, not her left. Answer: Unclear

4. Was Diana's chauffeur a Secret Agent? Henri Paul was the driver the night of the crash - and there are tons of reports saying he was drunk and on prescription pills. Well, this question seems to have a definite answer - yes! He was a member of France's domestic intelligence service. Oooh - also, he only made $35K a year, but had $160,000 "in more than a dozen bank accounts - $120,000 which was paid just before the crash." Dude - shady. This may lead up to something. Answer: Yes
5. Was Henri Paul drunk at the time of the crash? Well, it was widely reported that he was, like I said in question 4. But Mohammed Al Fayed says that Paul's blood samples were swapped with some suicide victim's. The crazy thing is, French authorities said that there were "errors" with Paul's blood sample, but left it at that - and they still insist he was drunk. Answer: Unclear
6. Were secret agents spying on Diana? Turns out British royalty are much like our former Presidents - they are watched by their government protection agencies for their own protection. But the weird thing about this is - well, I'm not sure how weird it is - but this agent - Agent Y, was arrested in 2005 in Greece and accused of torturing terror suspects. So then this informant told investigators that Agent Y "had been part of a cell assigned to block inquiries into M16 operations involving Diana" Hmmmm - what are they hiding? We don't really know - but sounds shady to me. Answer: Yes
7. Was Diana's body embalmed? Uh, well, they said it was when they answered the pregnancy question. But here's the rub - French law says you can't embalm a body that's supposed to have an autopsy. So there's speculation that whoever ordered the autopsy (which was only partially completed, btw - ew) knew she was pregnant and wanted to throw off any tests that would indicate this. The French pathologist who did the autopsy won't say who ordered that she be embalmed. Rumor has it that Britain's ambassador to France ordered it, possibly under orders from higher-ups. Regardless, People says that embalming wouldn't have hidden a pregnancy in the first place. Answer: Yes

8. Did a car bump Diana's Mercedes just before the crash? Supposedly eyewitnesses was a white Fiat bump Diana's car right before the crash. There was paint marks and other residue on the Mercedes consistent with this - and there was a paparazzi with a white Fiat following them during their trip to France. So then, in 2000, this paparazzi, James Andanson, was found dead, burned up in a different car from the Fiat in France. His death was ruled a suicide. THEN masked men broke into the agency for which he worked, shot a security guard and stole cameras, hard drives and laptops. DUDE - that's sketchy. But even before he died, the investigators ruled out Andanson's Fiat as the car that bumped Diana's. Answer: Unclear

So - there's a bunch of questions, and not a whole lot of answers. I cannot wait for the investigation to conclude. I totally wouldn't put it past the royal family to have had something to do with this. And conspiracies are so much fun - like a real-life game of Clue.

Monday, March 27, 2006

RagHag Roundup will magically appear...


Dude I'm way too busy playing The Big Kahuna. Nuwanda Girl, I will get you for this!

Nothing exciting to report anyway - except I want to give you guys the low-down on the Princess Diana CONSPIRACY that was all written up in People. It's all just an excuse to put Loveli Di on the cover - again.

But I don't want to give too much away. More tomorrow - I promise.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Why Prince Kicks Ass

I know what I was gonna tell you!

So Prince kicks ass. And here's why. Some fans were waiting in line at Tower Records in LA to buy his new album, 3121. This is news in and of itself, because I thought everyone dowloaded their music these days - I mean, go to a store to buy music? That's soooooooo 20th century.

So Prince decides to surpise these lucky devoted fans with an impromptu show!

This reminds me of a story. I had this friend, Theresa, in the 6th grade. Her brother was a musician and got accepted at the Berklee School of Music. So before classes even start freshman year, he goes and waits in line for Prince tickets, because Prince was like his idol.

So while he was waiting in line, a car jumped the sidewalk and slammed into him, killing him instantly.

I know, right?

So Prince found out about this, and dedicated his show to him. But that wasn't all - he also held a private performance for his family and friends as a tribute to him, and then, at the end, played a piece of music he wrote.

He didn't tell the press. He didn't make it a huge deal. He just did it for this kid's family. That is why Prince will always be cool.

Well, that, and "When Doves Cry."

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Phil Spector's Murder Trial Delayed...

... due to defendant recovering from an electric shock.

What was he thinking when he left the house, really? If you really want to know why the trial was delayed, click this.

Maybe it's because the baliff couldn't look at him without snickering, thus creating disorder in the courtroom.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

RagHag Roundup

Wow - so my new year's resolution to post daily was a little lofty. I just looked back and realized I hardly wrote last week - and then skipped yesterday. Bad gossip hound!

In my defense, there is little going on - Brangelina did NOT get married, even though all of Lake Como was in a tizzy. Robert Blake is working on a horse ranch and planning his comeback since the murder of his wife (I smell a bad reality show on the horizon). And Della Reese is designing her own clothing line for women on the plus side.

I did get the magazines and had to skip every story on Dana Reeve, because it was just too sad to read. Seriously - that family has been through the ringer. But luckily, there was some really fluffy fluff out there - and I am here to share that with you.

The best, by far, was a piece in People's Scoop section. It's called "Lindsay's Old Friends" and it's a blurb about how Lindsay Lohan hangs with all these old celebrities.

Lindsay is only 19. You would think she would have nothing in common with these celebrities that are, gasp, older than me. "So why does she like to hang out often with people twice her age?" People asks.

Well, a friend has an answer. A priceless answer. One that makes me proud to be a RagHag.

"She attracts older people," says a friend, "because they think she is an older soul."

Wow. That's awesome.

So then they list the older celebrities that make up her geriatric posse. Deborah Harry (60), Jon Bon Jovi (44), Belinda Carlisle (47), Bruce Willis (51), Bryan Adams (46), Sting (54), Lenny Kravitz (41), Axl Rose (44) and Virginia Madsen (44).

Virginia Madsen's quote is so awesome I feel I should not withhold it from my faithful readers.

"There's something about her I adore," Madsen told People. "She was like a wild pony."

See? I told you it was awesome.

So not much else to reports from the magazines. Oh, Trump and his model third wife had their baby. They named him Barron. Mr. Diva thought they should have named him Dolla Bill-yall.

And Mama Diva will be upset to learn that her longtime crush, Richard Dreyfuss, got married again. I heard he's a cad anyway, Mama.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Nick Lachey dating the Laguna Beach chick thing...

God - it's so boring I couldn't even write about it yesterday. I kept falling asleep.

So Nick Lachey was all over Kristin Cavallari, who is this chick who was on this MTV reality show Laguna Beach, which consisted of a bunch of rich white kids being filmed doing absolutely fucking nothing except sounding incredibly empty and shallow and stupid. MARKETING GENIUS!

So now this chick who was filmed talking on her cell phone saying, "Like, he's sooooooo cute. It was sooooooo cute that he was all, like, cute! Ohmigod, he's the cutest. That's so, like, cute." is the host of some other reality show that I think is on the dubya-bee. Some party planning show. Whatever. And it sounds like she hooked up with the totally cute Nick Lachey.

Three magazines reported basically the same story - that they hooked up one night at some totally cute club and went to some hotel room or something and didn't emerge until the next day. I'm sure it's, like, totally true. But I would have thought Nick would have stepped it up a bit after Jessica. I mean - he went from one dumb blonde who got famous from being on a MTV reality show to.... a dumb blonde who got famous from being on a MTV reality show. Come on - where's the originality in that? He should have become Sharon Stone's Ashton Kutcher.

And talk about a dumb blonde. Check out the Sharon Stone clip from the Daily Show. She's PERFECT for Nick.

Monday, March 13, 2006

RagHag Roundup

The rags are filled with pics of all the beautiful people in their Oscar garb. A couple of things struck me.

1. I hate the color of Michelle Williams' dress. It's the color of the crayon you would be stuck with if you were slow getting to the crayon box in kindergarten - marigold. And her lip color isn't right with it - of course, I'm not sure what lipstick would be right. Anyway - even though the color is hideous, she didn't make the worst dressed list.

2. The star power this year was rather underwhelming. I know that a lot of indie films were nominated, but I am including independent actors in this star power group. And I guess there are too many dress-up shows, because all these dresses were so 'been there, done that'. Well, with one exception: Charlize Theron. I used to think that this woman could wear anything and still look fabulous. I was wrong. I feel bad too, because word is she broke up with her boyfriend Stuart Townsend. I totally believe it. They used to be fused together at the hip at events like this. So this year, when she's nominated for an Oscar, he's in "Canada" because he has to "work". Code for splitsville. Now, who was the dumper and who the dumpee is another question....

3. The worst dressed? Helena Bonham Carter, of course. Also Lauren Hutton, who officially jumped into the crazy pool, Sharon Stone and her teased-ass hair and feathery Paris Hilton, who is officially banned from Elton John's future Oscar party. Stupid, spoiled whore.

But there is other news happening that I must quickly report:

Dennis Quaid was a manorexic. And here I thought he was just an ordinary cokehead.

And Issac Hayes quit South Park
because he doesn't like how they address religion. Turns out Isaac is a Scientologist and didn't like the Tom Cruise Scientology episode that was just plain awesome. The best is the response from Matt Stone, the co-creator:

"This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology... He has no problem - and he's cashed plenty of checks - with our show making fun of Christians.'' Stone told The AP he and co-creator Trey Parker "never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin.''

South Park rules. I'm pretty sure it's one of the smartest shows on TV.

I'll tell you tomorrow how Nick Lachey boned one of the chicks from that stupid ass MTV reality show Laguna Beach and then ignored her the next day. SNAP.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I think I've recovered....

I started a post yesterday about how devastated I still was about the Brokeback snub. I was too despondent to even finish it.

So I've decided to just accept the fact that the ensemble piece on racism in Los Angeles with Sandra Bullock and Matt Dillon won the Oscar, and move on.

And there's been a lot going on - Dana Reeve died. That's way more depressing than Brokeback losing Best Picture.

But, on the flipside, both Yanni and David Hasselhoff are "alleged" wifebeaters.

And Boy George avoids the clink by going into rehab.

I also inadvertently saw (dont click on it if you don't wanna know) who won Project Runway when the headline popped up on my Entertainment headlines feed. Why wasn't I watching, you ask? Uh, I was watching the Winn Dixie movie. It has my boyfriend Dave Matthews in it. And the dog is really cute. Whatever. Don't judge me. And THEN Garden State came on, which is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I have to watch it every opportunity I get. If you don't have the soundtrack yet, buy it stat because it's the best soundtrack of all time.

I just realized I used the phrase "of all time" twice in the last two sentences. God I thought I was better than that. Where's my damn thesaurus?

Regardless, I had a great night. It's the Diva's birthday, everyone. Enjoy yourselves - and celebrate all that is ME (and Emmanuel Lewis, who shares the same birthday, the year and everything, dude)

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscars Roundup

Jon Stewart is obviously not making sense to these Hollywood types. Because, see, he reads. And watches the news. Best response to a joke: Bjork couldn’t be here tonight because she was trying on her Oscar dress and Dick Cheney shot her. HA. I get the sense that everyone in the audience just doesn't get Jon. They are all like, wait – is he making fun of us? Should I laugh and clap?

The montage showing the gayness of Hollywood western – “Mind if I look at your Winchester?” - classic and smart. I admit it - I LOL’ed.

And on with the awards.

Could Nicole Kidman BE any whiter? It's like she took notes from Michael Jackson and is getting some procedure to drain all pigment out of her skin. Then she says, hmmm, what will make me paler? I know - a WHITE DRESS. Her hair is practically white. So she presenting Best Supporting Actor.

Clooney wins. Dude he's hot. And charming. And caddish. But I don't know if it was Hollywood that ushered in the Civil Rights movement. I would comment more, but that background music playing during his speech is distracting the hell out of me. WTF?

Ben Stiller - funny guy. King Kong won for visual effects. Again with the damn music. I'm really going to hate this.

Here's Reese Witherspoon. Also wearing white - also looking pale. Did Hollywood run out of Mystic Tan? Seriously - is this a new trend? Will the lack of melanin be the hot look for summer? Wallace & Gromit won - oh they are wearing the big bow ties, cuz they are goofy animators. Dude did you see that scowl on Tim Burton's face after Wallace and Gromit won? Wow - bitter much?

Dude Naomi Watts has no pigment either! But she does have shine. It's called blotting papers, Naomi - look into it.

And then did you notice the cut to Jennifer Lopez in the audience sitting with Marc Anthony and Salma Hayek? Did they put all the Latinos together? They are already standing out because they have a little color in this pale sea of pallor tonight.

Dolly Parton - her waist is so tiny. It's the first thing you notice when you look at her. She's ALSO in white. And this song sucks. Ooooh --ooh ohhh ohhh oooooooh. Dude - my 14 month old could have written it. Now everyone's rockin' the Kodak, clappin with Dolly. Vomit.

Luke and Owen Wilson. Funny guys. Luke still looks like brother Mot. But he's bigger still. Owen looks like he's hung over, as always. Short film - Six Shooter - dude this music thing - I almost can't write - I cannot describe how it makes me feel - the awkwardness, the Hallmarkesque - oh here come's Chicken Little!!!

I like the look of Badger. That's my vote.

I lose - The Moon and the Son win - It's probably fantastic. Holy slit - that woman who won – her dress is cut up to here. Okay - the music thing during the acceptance speeches remind me of a bad piano bar act at a Hilton in Peoria

Jennifer Aniston - zig zag part - I bet that means she's over Brad. She also didn't get the pale memo. Dude, she’s so TV. The Geisha costumer won and is totally flubbing her moment. This is a nightmare. She's so xanaxed out. Ohmigod - so monotone. Makes the background music sound fanTAStic.

Russell Crowe. Talking really fast. Biopics. Real People. Good stuff. Who wants to bet Matt Dillon was thinking, “I didn’t know William Wallace was a real person!”?

Will Farrell and Steve Carell in makeup. Funny stuff. The Chronic won. And no, I still don’t like the background music. Ahh – sarcastic joke from Jon about the challenge that the makeup artists faced making Russell Crowe look like he was in a bar fight. Cut to Nicole Kidman – who managed a frosty smile on her icicle face.

Best supporting actress. Wow – Frances McDormand decided to stay in character when she got ready tonight – she looks like she just crawled out of a mine. Winner: Rachel Weisz. Whatever.

Lauren Bacall on a segment on film noir. Dude, is she ill, or drunk? Seriously, she stumbled thru that section as if she were an Olympic ice dancer. If she has had a stroke or something that I haven’t heard about, then I apologize – it’s understandable that she would have problems reading the teleprompter.

Terrence Howard is wearing a lovely diamond broach. It’s hard for a man to carry off the broach look. I’m not sure what it is. It sort of looks like the Rolling Stones lips – with the tongue sticking out. I bet it’s not. A Note of Triumph wins for Best Short Documentary. FUNNY – the woman who won thanked the Academy for sitting her next to George Clooney at the nominee luncheon.

Oh thank god - Charlize Theron is still tan. She’s announcing Best full-length documentary. I’m rooting for Penguins. YES – and they have stuffed penguins with them. Not real penguins that were stuffed – more like the Gund variety – stuffed animal. If conservative that brought their kids to see this film knew the creators of it were French, they would have boycotted it.

Dude – J. Lo is announcing? And what’s up with the puke green dress? She has a perfume. She shouldn’t be allowed at the Oscars. What’s next – Britney announcing Best Sound Editing?

Okay the Crash song – this chick who’s singing --- WAIT A SECOND! That male dancer just put his hand up that female dancer’s dress – like that scene in the movie. Dude – they can’t say “bitches” at the Oscars but they can show THAT? This song sucks, by the way. Ew. I have to go shower – I’ll be back.

Okay – now Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are presenting – dude it’s like Speed all over again. NOOOOOO! Why do we let Keanu speak? Really – there should be some sort of law. Geisha won for best Art Direction. Oh, man. The winner’s partner couldn’t be there – she’s obviously sick. He said “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.” It must be bad. Dude – can you imagine – you work so hard all your adult life and you’re finally honored with an Oscar and you’re too sick to attend? God – seriously – I bet she has cancer or something. Jesus, that would suck. Well, congratulations, Gretchen Rau – and I hope you are well soon.

Sam Jackson introducing yet another film montage about serious issues in film. At least he left his Kangol at home. Okay we get it – movies not only entertain us – they change the WORLD!

HA – after the montage and the applause, Jon says, “And none of those issues were ever a problem again.” ExACTly.

President of the Academy time. Finally – I’ve had to pee for the last 40 minutes.

Phew – that’s much better. Salma Hayek. Mr. Diva is a fan. Her hair is all in her face – it’s totally bugging her. She can barely keep her mind on the teleprompter – she can’t stop touching it. It’s like there’s a fly buzzing around her perfectly coiffed head.

Musical montage now with Ishtak Perleman.

Brokeback wins for best original score. Oh I love that song.

Here’s Jake Gilally. (I know his name – it’s an inside joke – you know who you are). Okay Jake – we get it – DVDs are bad. The only way to see a film is on the big screen. Tell that to my 14-month-old.

Oh jesus – really? Another montage? Uh, guess what? We’re watching all these great big screen moments ON OUR TELEVISIONS!!! Dumbasses.

HAHAHA – Jon makes joke about the amount of montages! I KNOW, Jon!

Are you kidding me – Jessica Alba? She’s just on to get people like Mr. Diva watch. Wow – she’s can’t read either. She should just take off her clothes and be featured in Playboy. And for future reference, Jessica? That thing in front of you is called a microphone. When you clap your hands for the winner right into it, then the winners can’t hear their names being read by the incredibly hunky Eric Bana.

Ooh Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin. I love Lily. Very funny. Robert Altman gets the lifetime award. Dude I didn’t know he did Popeye. Wow – Altman’s all about plugging his upcoming projects. He had a heart transplant? Dude that was kept under the radar. Crazy.

Okay I’m losing steam. Oh, thank GOD – the pimp song. Okay – this is a good song. But come on – “A whole lotta WITCHES jumpin ship”? And it wins! This should be a good acceptance speech. You know what I’m saying? Hmm – they only had to bleep out one word from the acceptance speech. If you could call it a speech. But they are pumped – having fun. Thank god – I was slipping into a coma.

Sound editing. Jennifer Garner – whoops – she slipped! But she recovers nicely, saying, “I do my own stunts.” Very cute. And she looks good – ample bosom. A perk of babymaking. Dude – King Kong won - and one of the guys who accepted has a major stutter. Wow – that takes balls to actually talk – I’d be all – “Thanks” and give a nice wave and a smile.

Here’s Clooney again. Man he’s hot. Oh, he’s introducing the dead people.

I kind of hate this because I always feel bad for the people who don’t get a lot of applause. I mean, Mr. Miyagi practically brings the room down, but what about Joel Hirschhorn, the famous dead composer? Nothing. Or John Fielder? Moustapha Akkad? Nothing. Onna White, Robert J. Schiffer, Guy Green? It’s sad. It’s like junior high and these are the kids picked last for kickball. It’s sad.

Okay Will Smith presenting Best Foreign Language Film. I’m guessing the Palenstine movie ain’t gonna win. I’m going with Tsotsi. And I am correct, yet again. How awesome am I?

Film editing: Crash.

Okay here are the big ones – Best Actor. It’s totally going to PSH. But Heath was so awesome. Ew – who was Joaquin mouthing “I love you” to? He totally creeps me out.

Hillary’s wearing her ring, btw.

Yep – goes to Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote. Totally didn’t see it. It’s on my Netflix. Dude is that his MOM? Dude, that is so not his mom – that’s his girlfriend, right? God I hope so – cuz something isn’t right if that’s his mom.

Jamie Foxx - has to make a 3 6 Mafia joke – it’s okay, Jamie. We all know you’re street. Best actress – goes to Reese Witherspoon. I totally thought they would give it to Felicity Huffman cuz she had to get all ugly for her role in Transamerica. Reese gives a cute speech – but I have to wonder if she took a page out of Sarah Jessica Parker’s book – act all surprised and humbled but have your speech all memorized, thanking everyone from the director to the caterer, who you know by name. I think it’s a bit too precious. Maybe I’m just jealous cuz she’s like 26 and has her shit so together.

Now onto Best Director – and it goes to Ang Lee, for Brokeback Mountain. Excellent choice. He’s such a talented director – one of the best of our times. I mean – think of the variety. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm. That’s crazy talent right there. So Brokeback must be a shoe-in for best pic. I may as well turn it off and go to…

Wait a second. Did I hear correctly? Best Picture goes to…. Crash? The John Singleton rip off about race relations in Los Angeles? That has Brendan Fraser, Sandra Bullock AND Matt Dillon? Dude – after seeing Brokeback Mountain, I thought about it for days. I mourned for the characters and the injustice that some people in this country are not allowed to love. I fell in love with the beauty of the West. I felt a deep sense of injustice that there are people in this country who just want to live lives we heteros take for granted – unassuming lives that are shared by loved ones.

And they give it to Crash? Yes, Crash made me uncomfortable and stressed out, but I was not changed after watching it. I don’t mean to say that the injustices against minorities in this country don’t exist – because they do. I guess what I do mean to say is that the injustice against people not being allowed to love simply because they’re gay – well, I never felt the sadness of that until I saw Brokeback Mountain. And I just can’t believe that this groundbreaking movie wasn’t honored for this. Because I think this movie changed the people who watched it.

RagHag has LOTS to say about the Oscars...

but it's gonna take me a minute to get my thoughts together.

See I'm all confoozled by this big giant Best Picture Upset.

Upset is right. As in "I am UPSET."

Okay - I will sleep on it, watch my TiVoed version and will give you my blow by blow in the a.m.

And, no George Michael - By "blow by blow" I simply mean my detailed observations of the happenings of the event.

Sheesh. Dirty boy.