Affleck Argues Argo, Wins
By far one of the best parts about the Oscars (aside from everyone's favorite anti-Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, winning Best Supporting Actress) was Argo nabbing the Best Picture category. Though Ben Affleck (and his crew) certainly made no bones about being snubbed for a Best Director nomination, Affleck's teary, heartfelt delivery hit all the right notes with the audience, and perhaps with the Academy.
Like Father Like Jessa
Girls, which gave one of the least-developed characters a nice backstory and additional depth. It's now becoming very clear how Jessa's carefully cultivated bohemian persona came to be, as she seems to continue perpetuating a cycle of pre-meditated flakiness and abandonment. Poor Hannah. And Jessa, for that matter.
The Best Costume for the Day?
It was a total shocker that practically none of this season's contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race knew Jinkx Monsoon's character on the Snatch Game challenge this week: the kooky, fashionable Kennedy-cousin and infamous Grey Gardens squatter, Little Edie Beale. Are you even allowed to perform drag without having a Little Edie impression in your back pocket? For shame!
Kathie Lee Turns a Corner
In response to the controversy over Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to eliminate working from home as an option for employees, Kathie Lee Gifford delivered a somewhat lucid observation about Feminism. Namely, that making a decision other Feminists may not agree with is actually what Feminism is all about -- the freedom to make that choice. Not sure if I agree, but it might be the least inane thing Gifford has uttered in the entire run of the show.
Tina Fey Would Rather Be On Doody Duty
Much to the chagrin of the entire universe, Tina Fey publicly declared on Letterman, this week that she has no desire to host the Oscars. She spoke a bit about being unemployed since the end of 30 Rock, having more time for her kids and their new puppy -- long story short, it's been a lot of poop clean up. Even though Fey would rather be cleaning doody than hosting the Oscars, we can all breathe easy that at least Seth MacFarlane has also sworn off Oscar hosting forever.
The three-hour documentary Makers: Women Who Make America premiered this week on PBS, significant in its chronicling the past 50 years of the Feminist movement and how integral it is to American history. Despite its crazy long running time and other shortsighted shortcomings, it's the closest to a Ken Burns documentary this particular time/place focus combo will probably ever get.
Two-Part Top Chef Finale
This season, Top Chef crowned its second female to ever win the show in a two-part Iron Chef-like Seattle finale. It actually came down to the wire with two women, Kristen Kish and Brooke Williamson, and Kish ultimately won the show with her more raw food-ish take in the final five-course battle.
A Bouncing Golden Boy for CBS
Though CBS's new procedural drama Golden Boy wasn't a ratings hit in its premiere this week, it might be the riskiest show (in a good way) that CBS has picked up in quite a while. The whole young cop past/present mashup shot in documentary-style is definitely a fresh angle on the standard cop drama -- enough to make it stand out and have people take notice, at least in theory. Only time will tell if viewers will actually take a shine to it.
More Like Kendra Wilkinson Minus Eight
To the surprise of no one, former Playboy Playmate and Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson found out how much it stinks to have eight kids after Celebrity Wife Swap-ping with the original Octomom (of sorts), Kate Gosselin. Needless to say, Kate found Kendra's one-child-with-husband household a breeze and wasn't shy about being super smug and critical to Kendra about it. Poor Kendra really got the rawest of raw deals here -- aside from being paid money go to through with it, I guess.
A Rivers Runs Through It
Joan Rivers was in hot water with the Anti-Defamation League this week in her post-Oscars Fashion Police-ing of Heidi Klum, remarking that "the last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens." After being called out, Rivers characteristically refused to apologize, maintaining that she has obvious personal/familial connections with the Holocaust, and her intention was to subversively remind people about the Holocaust through humor. Um, did it work?