FDL Presents: Live Blogging the Oscar Pre-Show

And so it begins, the red carpet arrivals of stars, celebrities, and showbiz luminaries as they stroll down the Oscar red carpet. Due to Kodak filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Academy is

dropping mention of the venue as the Kodak Theatre at the request of the landlord, the CIM Group.

Kodak had paid approximately $72 million over a 20 year period for the rights, and dropping their name from the marquee–approved by a judge just two weeks ago–saves them $3.6 million annually. (Full disclosure: I own 100 shares of Kodak stock which I bought last month to show my support of this once great American company).

So now with the bejeweled and tuxedoed entering the Highland Hollywood Center, it’s time to see if anyone slips up and says “Kodak.” And just as importantly to prepare our bowls of cream for catty clothing comments and dish on the denizens of Hollywood.

Do you have your tiara and tails readied? Is the bubbly flowing and the caviar chilled? Let’s begin!

90 Responses to "FDL Presents: Live Blogging the Oscar Pre-Show"
Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:02 pm 1

donning tiara!

Greetings Lisa, thank you for hosting


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:02 pm 2

Who’s on E!?

not a fan of GMA


cmaukonen | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:05 pm 3

Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:06 pm 4

I may switcvh to E!, but I LOVE Tim Gunn who is on ABC


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:07 pm 5
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 4

oh yes, who doesn’t!


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:08 pm 6

We LOVE Tim Gunn!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:08 pm 7

Tim Gunn admits to wearing men’s shapeware.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:09 pm 8

The smart thing would be if channels had their commercials on at different times.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:11 pm 9

Thanks, Lisa. Love the Oscar Blog.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:12 pm 10

maybe it’s just me, be she’s too flat for a dress style like that


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:13 pm 11

Chastain is elegant this evening


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:13 pm 12
In response to solai @ 9

Thank you, and really you should thank our awesome editors and Jane who put on the gig. And do check out Kevin’s Oscar bets on The Dissenter.

Hopefully he’ll be joining us during the Oscar cast.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:14 pm 13
In response to Elliott @ 10

Who? Which network are you on?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:15 pm 14

ABC – the girl with the dragon tattoo


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:16 pm 15

Do not like that color on Melissa McCarthy.

(Hi Lisa!)


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:16 pm 16

Milla Jovovich – pretty in pink


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:17 pm 17

Sacha Baron Cohen on E! is in Dictator garb.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:17 pm 18
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 15

I agree.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:18 pm 19

Bring on the stars!


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:18 pm 20

OMG! SBC spilled “Kim Jong Il” ashes on Ryan Seacrest’s tux.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:18 pm 21

He is annoyed as hell


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:18 pm 22

“The Dictator” just dumped an urn “full of” Kim Jong Il’s ashes all over Ryan Seacrest.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:19 pm 23
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 20

Oh No!!


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:19 pm 24

Ryan is very upset.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:19 pm 25
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 20

LOL. I wanna see if they can get it off Ryan’s tux.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:20 pm 26

the Prince Monaco – ABC


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:20 pm 27

SBC said “It was Kim Jong Il’s last wish to have his ashes sprinkled on the Oscar red carpet.” You know that KJI was a major film fan. I always thought the way to negotiate with him was to offer him Spielberg, Julia Roberts and George Cloony for a year in exchange for nuclear disarmament.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:21 pm 28

Monaco — blergh, the very definition of the idle rich.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:21 pm 29

E! online with red carpet
http://www.eonline.com/


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:22 pm 30

SBC will pay for that in ways he cannot even imagine now.

Seacrest’s reach is forever.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:24 pm 31

Guess Ryan’s free of dead body.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:25 pm 32
In response to solai @ 31

Maybe not. Seems we’ll see his back and right side for the rest of the show.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:26 pm 33
In response to solai @ 32

That was just wrong.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:26 pm 34

Bey Ryan — JLo doesn’t care about your SBC problem.

“Now let’s talk about IDOL! And ME!”


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:26 pm 35

Heh – Ryan was “glitt-urn bombed.”


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:27 pm 36
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 33

I agree. And it seems he dumped it all over the carpet as well.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:27 pm 37
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 33

But funny. And Teddy I concur re Melissa McC’s dress–wrong color.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:29 pm 38

Viola Davis is gorgeous ABC – I love her


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:29 pm 39

Ryan has a new tux, or he’s cleaned up


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:30 pm 40

Michelle Williams dress is lovely.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:31 pm 41

Did I see SBC get surrounded by security?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:32 pm 42

Plummer has a happy fce – love the smile lines ABC


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:33 pm 43

No one’s wearing jewelry? Did I miss the memo? Are necklaces passe?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:34 pm 44

George’s mom is elegant, never saw her before


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:35 pm 45
In response to solai @ 43

too 1% ?


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:37 pm 46
In response to solai @ 43

There was someone with a huge Louis Vuitton bracelette, and Michelle Williams was wearing a diamond necklace, just large stones around the neck, very discreet.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:37 pm 47

How about that hair wadded up to the side? Is that tonight’s trend? Is that what we’ll see in Santa Monica tomorrow?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:40 pm 48

I didn’t see Bridesmaids – got great reviews but I’m not a Wiig fan


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:40 pm 49

Kristen Wigg on ABC BLAH dress.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:41 pm 50

WOW, Tina Fey actually has managed to dress really well. Carolina Herrera, peplum with a huge up-done hair piece.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:42 pm 51
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 49

wan


perris | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:47 pm 52
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 7

have never heard of “mens shape wear”, do tell


phred | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:49 pm 53
In response to perris @ 52

girdles for boys ; )


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:49 pm 54
In response to perris @ 52

Spanx for boys — slimming elastic garments


perris | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:50 pm 55
In response to phred @ 53

I always thought girdles WERE for guys

errr

never mind


perris | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:51 pm 56
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 54

“spanks’

never heard the term for girdle before, interesting


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:52 pm 57

Hate JoLo’s look tonight.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:52 pm 58
In response to phred @ 53

Yes, very. There’s Spanx for men, and some other ones too. Nothing new really–William Shatner used to wear one in later episodes of Star Trek,a nd men’s corsets were de riguer from in the 1800s–for a while the “pigeon breast” look was the fashion, and later other styles developed which required corsets.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:52 pm 59

Speaking of movies I didn’t see….I didn’t see The Help. I’m probably alone, here, but I thought the book was overrated garbage. It could have been great, but, imho, it was awful.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:53 pm 60

Nick: Go sit down now!


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:54 pm 61

Zach cleans up nice.


econobuzz | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:54 pm 62
In response to LaNona @ 60

He was … awful.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:56 pm 63

Nolte?

before hollywood, he had a date with my cousin, he showed up in jeans (horrors!) and my uncle sent him packing

oo Penelope, so glamorous


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 04:57 pm 64

Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:01 pm 65

I just have to say that I think the ascension of Kelly Osbourne into the fashion commentariat is one of the signs of the end of civilization.


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:04 pm 66

I love Bradley Cooper but not crazy about the way he looks tonight


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:05 pm 67

Oh Teddy – a great night here for your celestial show


econobuzz | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:05 pm 68

Slightly wet.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:06 pm 69

So many long sleeved dresses and high necks–a sign of more conservative times?


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:06 pm 70

hmm not sure I like the bizziness behind Glenn with that jacket


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:06 pm 71
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 65

ha ha


Kelly Canfield | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:06 pm 72
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 65

lol – Belch just said “Well maybe Wynona Judd wasn’t available…”


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:07 pm 73
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 65

Kelly’s skin clashes with her hair. To pull off that old lady lavender rinse, you need to forego the fake bake.


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:08 pm 74

This is the Superbowl of fashion, perfume, girly commercials.


Teddy Partridge | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:11 pm 75
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 73

And her mouth clashes with everyone else’s manners. She’s a foul wench with nothing to contribute. I guess she belongs on a station with Joan Rivers and Chelsea Lately.

G Rancic needs to escape. She’s better than this.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:11 pm 76
In response to perris @ 56

Spanx are a brand–and you want to use the highwaisted ones always


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:12 pm 77

man I don’t like Brad’s facial hair all the time


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:13 pm 78

OMG–Sandra Bullocks looks um…matronly


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:14 pm 79

She looks 10 yrs older than she is


solai | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:14 pm 80
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 69

The dresses don’t seem to be as glamorous as years past. Sandra Bullock’s, for example.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:19 pm 81
In response to LaNona @ 57

Totally agree. Too much boob, plus “futuristic glamor” circa 1966


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:21 pm 82
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 79

too much botox or somethin’


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:21 pm 83

Natalie Portman looks great, and did well on the cammy.


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:23 pm 84
In response to Elliott @ 82

It was the “somethin’”


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:23 pm 85

Brian Grazier too much hair gel, but a great producer.


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:25 pm 86
In response to LaNona @ 83

yes, elegant


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:26 pm 87

Drum Roll…


Lisa Derrick | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:27 pm 88

Time to switch to the Oscar post…the show is about to start!


Elliott | Sunday February 26, 2012 05:27 pm 89

time to migrate to the main event thread


LaNona | Sunday February 26, 2012 07:30 pm 90

Nice to hear The Descendants writers mention the writer of the book, Kaui Hemmings who started years ago as a reporter a the Kauai Garden Isle newspaper.


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