Did You Hear?
:: Mariah Carey’s film, Precious: Based Off A Novel With A Shorter Title Than This Movie, won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Mo’Nique. (Meanwhile, Mariah won Best Supporting Bra.) [E! Online]
:: It’s a three-way tie! The Jonas Brothers won Worst Actors at the Razzies for Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. It’s okay—Daniel Day-Lewis won worst Teen Pop Star. [People]
:: Taylor Swift tells Elle that a romantic “heartbreak is worth a few albums.” Just how many more Joe Jonas-themed albums are we going to get, Taylor? [Pop Eater]
:: Check out the first peek at Kanye West — in animated form — on The Cleveland Show. Not since Gaston from Beauty and the Beast has a cartoon character been this egomaniacal. [EW]
:: Beyoncé now has her own Cosmetology Center in New York. And if anyone is going to have a beauty school in their name, it should be somebody like Queen B who looks fabulous 99% of the time. But maybe Rihanna should start taking some classes? [Rap-Up]
After the jump: it’s not so hard for a pimp at the Academy Awards — we take a look back at a past Best Song winner.
Music on TV Today:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – Lady Antebellum
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Corinne Bailey Rae
VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Did you miss last night’s Best Song performances while watching the Oscars? Honestly, we didn’t, but if the Academy had made the decision to nix the performances back in 2006, we might have been bummed. That’s because we would’ve missed out on the chance to see the live performance of Best Song nominee “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp.” Three-6 Mafia and Taraji P. Henson toned down some of the lyrics during their loud performance of the Hustle & Flow number—changing “bitches” to “witches” for example—but the hip-hop song still managed to wake up all the bored viewers falling asleep during the lengthy telecast. Especially those Academy members and home viewers accustomed to hearing pleasant Disney tunes about love performed for them during the show instead of the trials and tribulations of being a pimp.
The song went on to win the Oscar for Best Song, joining the ranks of classic film tunes like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Moon River” and “My Heart Will Go On,” and Three-6 Mafia became the first hip-hop group to win an Oscar, and the first hip-hop artists to ever perform at the ceremony. (Eminem won for 8 Mile‘s “Lose Yourself” in 2002, but did not perform.)
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