Oscar winners had some interesting words to offer on their big wins Sunday evening.
Network censors bleeped Melissa Leo for dropping the F-word during her speech. Backstage, she jokingly conceded it was “probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word.”
“Those words, I apologize to anyone that they offend. There is a great deal of the English language that is in my vernacular,” Leo said.
Christian Bale joked that he was keeping his language clean.
“Melissa, I’m not going to drop the F-bomb like she did,” Bale said. “I’ve done that plenty of times before.”
Best-picture winner “The King’s Speech,” a tale of Britain’s stammering King George VI that led the contenders with 12 nominations, won four of the prizes for which it was competing, including best original screenplay for writer David Seidler.
The win capped a lifelong dream for Seidler, a boyhood stutterer born in London in 1937, a year after George took the throne. Seidler, who overcame his own stutter at age 16, had long vowed to one day write about the monarch whose fortitude set an example for him in childhood.
Seidler thanked Queen Elizabeth II, the daughter of King George, “For not putting me in the Tower of London for using the Melissa Leo F-word.” The film includes two scenes where the king spouts profanities in anger to help force out his syllables.
New-couple alert? Country cutie Taylor Swift was sighted at a hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday with “Glee” star Chord Overstreet. The Nashville, Tenn., residents “looked pretty good together,” an onlooker told Us magazine.
“They’ve met a few times,” a source close to the up-and-coming singer-actor said. His brother wrote a song the “Speak Now” singer performed with T-Pain a couple years back.
On Saturday, the pair were reportedly seen together at a party at the Soho House, then went to a Chateau Marmont bash.
“Chord’s a ladies’ man,” the source said, adding, “Chord is into her. He will definitely pursue this.”
And just think of all the ways Taylor could work the name “Chord” into song lyrics!
Kate Gosselin’s camp is denying the rumor that she and ex-husband Jon might be reuniting.
For the mom of eight, whose marriage famously fell apart over the course of their TLC reality TV show, “there is absolutely no chance of a reconciliation,” a source told People magazine.
“They remain civil for the sake of the kids, but that’s it,” the source said. “It’s frustrating for Kate that people keep making up stories. They have both moved on.”
While Jon, who reinvented himself as a ladies’ man after the divorce, has dated a series of women, his ex-wife has focused on their kids — and her TV career — though she recently told George Lopez she has “been on a few little dates here and there.”
“Kate wants nothing more than to be seen in a completely different light than Jon is viewed,” the insider said. “Obviously he is the father of her children and that won’t change, but she is feeling very happy about her decisions and situation.”