Viva La France!
The Academy Awards have come and gone, and the big winners this year seemed to represent all things Français! Small-budget silent film The Artist went away with five awards, including Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Best Picture, and whimsical fantasy Hugo,
which took place almost entirely in Paris's Gare Montparnasse railway station, took five little gold men as well. Félicitations!
Kim Jong Oops
Speaking of the international Oscars crowd, Sacha Baron Cohen seems to be up to trouble again, this time dousing Ryan Seacrest with the "ashes" of deceased North Korean despot Kim Jong Il. Fully in character for his upcoming comedy The Dictator, Cohen quipped, "Death to the West!" and fumbled with his prop urn before tipping it onto a visibly unamused Seacrest. The stunt elicited a visit from Oscar producer Brian Glazer and Academy president Tom Sherak. "Brian and I went down to talk to him," stated Sherak. "When we got there, he was Sacha Baron Cohen. He wasn't in character. And he looked us in the eye and said, 'I've done this, and now I'm going to the Oscars.'"
Legal proceedings have finally begun between Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and former Housewife Nicollette Sheridan. Sheridan has long alleged on-set physical abuse from Cherry, resulting, she claims, in her being fired. While many of Sheridan's former co-stars are to be called on as witnesses (and are standing by Cherry), we can only wait and see how this primetime-worthy real-life drama plays out.
AnnaSophia Robb has been cast as a young Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. The series, which follows Carrie Bradshaw through high school in the early '80s, has been picked up by The CW, and is being developed by Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Hathaway's Wild Reveal
Anne Hathaway has opened up about her wild college days at Vassar College and NYU, and how they weren't so different from the kind of antics that landed Lindsay Lohan in so much trouble. "Lindsay Lohan and I have more in common than people think," said Hathaway, 29, in an exclusive with the UK's The Sun. "We've all done things we shouldn't. It is just that I did stuff at college when nobody knew about it, so I'm not a saint. I wasted time doing self-destructive things."