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mary poppins

via Funny or Die, Mary Poppins (Kristen Bell) is working for minimum wage, and really needs a raise.

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Just when we thought we couldn’t love Celine and Jesse any more.

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JustJared has this exclusive — it is not sourced from the Academy or from MacFarlane. It’s the kind of thing usually reported by Deadline but not this time.

“After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again,” sources close to the comedian tell JustJared.com exclusively. “He’s not sure if he’s going to do it, but he has to decide within the next couple of weeks.”

Seth previously tweeted that he would not host the Oscars if he were asked to do it again.

MacFarlane, as it says, said no after the wave the controversy that followed the Oscars – charges of sexism, racism, homophobia, etc. As I said in my aftermath post, I hardly noticed any of that. I was too taken aback by the overall sexism, racism and homophobia within the Hollywood, and especially the awards community, itself. Their job is get the ratings up. They succeeded at that – the best since 2007. Many also believe it is their job to uphold the reputation and prestige of the Academy of the Academy Awards. But they’ve tried that and rating dropped. Surely, you think, there must be a compromise. After all, can they credit MacFarlane with the ratings? Or was it the popularity of the stars involved, specifically Jennifer Lawrence and her huge fandom, not to mention the adoration of Ben Affleck and hope that he be rewarded for having been snubbed. There was drama, there was sex, there was conflict, there was Katniss!

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BuzzFeed rallied dozens of Ryan Gosling fans today to protest in front of People Magazine headquarters for picking Bradley Cooper as the sexiest man alive.

(Stephen Colbert recalls that Nick Nolte was People Magazine’s 1992 Sexiest Man Alive. A sobering reminder.)

Scenes from the protest after the cut.

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Via Open Culture

Appearing on Inside the Actors Studio back in July 2000, Spacey charmed the host James Lipton and the audience by reeling off nine impersonations in six minutes. Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino, they all make an appearance. And so does Christopher Walken, who delighted our readers earlier this week with a great reading of The Three Little Pigs. [after the cut]

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From BoingBoing, spotted by @celticfeminist You’re invited to pay your respects to the bride and groom with a toast in the form of Caption This, if that’s possible without gilding the lily.

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From theshiznit via Buzzfeed, the Summer ’11 sequel to a brilliant concept. Six brutally honest jabs after the cut.

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