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Caryn James

The Improved Oscar Show with Ellen, Lupita, Jared & Adele Dazeem

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 3, 2014 1:39 PM
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I did not have great hopes for the Oscar show going in -- I'm not even an Ellen fan -- but you cannot hate anything that has Brad Pitt passing around pizza and John Travolta creating an entirely new name for the person he was introducing (Adele Dazeem, a star is born).

Technical Glitch (I'm Fine with Jared Leto)

  • By Caryn James
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  • February 20, 2014 4:26 PM
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Because of a technical glitch far beyond my understanding, another blog's post about trans actors who might have played Jared Leto's role in Dallas Buyers Club went out under my Twitter feed, RSS and possibly newsletter. To clarify: I had nothing at all to do with that article.

'Her' In, Redford Out: Best and Worst of the Oscar Nominations

  • By Caryn James
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  • January 16, 2014 2:06 PM
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Let's start by stipulating that the Oscars have little or nothing to do with art or even how good a film is. Like any political contest, movie awards are about money and campaigning and popularity and image -- so if a good idea or vision sneaks in, what luck!

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