Pop Culture: Gossip This!

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From the March 6, 2014 edition

The Oscars were last weekend! “Dallas Buyers Club” boys, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey, took home big prizes (Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor). And the dream of a hybrid Jordan-Catalano-Ben-Barry Man was born.

 

“12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture, and its breakout star Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence was “accidentally” bumping into a lot of things. She’s so normal!

 

A normalcy we just cannot let go of, though, is nerves. Got it, Travolta? The 60-year-old actor mispronounced singer Idina Menzel’s name, introducing her as Adele Dazeem. No one really cared in the moment because, hello, “Frozen” song, but afterward plenty of trolling happened. We recommend The Adele Dazeem Name Generator for the unforgiving.

 

It’s official: With a little luck you really can get famous for anything. Oscars’ host Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza during the show and had the unsuspecting delivery man come on stage and meet the stars who would be eating his pizza. She also tipped him $1,000 and had him appear as a guest on her talk show the next day.

 

“Ghostbusters” actor Harold Ramis died. What you gonna call? Bulls---.

 

In non-actor celebrity news, Teresa and Joe Giudice, the table-throwing lady and her beefcake husband made famous by “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” plead guilty to fraud and now face jail time. The couple is accused of receiving more than $5 million in bank loans through false paperwork. Things actually just got real.