As usual, the real excitement at Sunday’s Academy Awards wasn’t what you saw onstage (valiant efforts, Alec and Steve, but ... zzzzzz), but what happened behind the scenes and at the star-studded parties. A few of the juicy tidbits that trickled out after the ceremony:
Jake Gyllenhaal was deep in convo with Rachel McAdams in the Kodak Theatre’s lobby when, per People magazine, he introduced her to a friend as “the mother of my child!” Was he kidding, or trying to make Reese Witherspoon jealous?
Miley Cyrus finally admitted on the red carpet that she and Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth are an item — but when asked whether she was in love, Miley said, “Maybe.” Is she playing it coy for the media, or for Liam?
Backstage after accepting her award, Sandra Bullock refused to give reporters details about George Clooney pushing her into a pool, which she mentioned during her speech. “George looked so tired tonight,” “The Blind Side” star said. “I saw his little eyes, and I said I can’t do it to him tonight.” No fair, then, Sandy. You shouldn’t have brought it up in the first place!
At Elton John’s Oscar viewing party, Victoria Beckham was reportedly chilly to Katie “Jordan” Price, her arch nemesis in across-the-pond tabloids. But Posh did pose for a photo — practically smiling! — with white-hot Betty White. Call her Seasoned Spice?
Meanwhile, at Harvey Weinstein’s pre-Oscar party, best-supporting-actor-to-be Christoph Waltz got a raunchy vote of confidence from one fawning woman, who offered to give him a prize of a different sort, Page Six reported. Moving right along ...
The night’s other best-supporting winner, Mo’Nique, gladly confirmed to E! that, true to form, she didn’t shave her legs before the Oscars.
“I stand by that, mama!” she said. And Mo’Nique was unfazed by snarky reactions to her stubble, declaring, “I think that people are entitled to their opinion. Baby, I love the hair on my legs — and so does my man!” Can’t argue with that, or with her little gold man.
Amy: New Religion?
Just when you thought Amy Winehouse’s life couldn’t get any wackier, now comes word that the singer is considering converting to Scientology.
And as with many of her recent life choices, this new interest was influenced by Blake Fielder-Civil, her ex-husband and now on-again boyfriend. The former drug addict — now cleaned up thanks to court-ordered treatment — “has been trying out all kinds of ways to readdress his life since doing rehab,” including exploring the controversial sect, a friend told the U.K.’s Sun.
“As soon as Amy heard Blake was into Scientology, she wanted to find out more,” a source told Britain’s Daily Star. “She idolizes the way he thinks about life. Anything Blake says, Amy believes. It’s worrying because Amy might get brainwashed.”
Out of Fashion
As Heidi Klum could tell you, in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out. And the day of reckoning has apparently arrived for long-ago It girl Lindsay Lohan.
After a brief, disastrous stint as a “creative director” for Ungaro, which resulted in an embarrassingly nipple-pasty-heavy collection, the starlet is “not involved in this [latest] collection,” the fashion house’s owner sniffed to Radar Online at Paris Fashion Week.
And though La Linds was set to claim a first-row seat for Dior’s show, she was so late that she was turned away. Photos show the “Mean Girls” star pouting in a pink frock as she storms away.
Lindsay, girl, get it together! You’re lucky to be invited to anything these days.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.