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Golden Seal of Approval
Last year was the first time I missed the Academy Awards — on purpose — in 30 years, but after reading EW’s Oscar guide I wouldn’t miss the 2007 broadcast.
Your blow-by-blow of the ’82 Oscars (”Blast From the Past”) was more entertaining than actually watching any Oscar ceremony. It was such fun remembering who won, who lost, and who was robbed. Most of all, those snippets from the acceptance speeches were terrific.
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Extreme Makeover Man
Thanks for the amazing Rick Baker article (”Man of a Thousand Faces”). He is a pioneer in the art of makeup and prosthetics whose work helped prompt the Academy to add a new category — and opened the door for artists to come.
There are obviously no Genesis fans at EW, or you’d know no one’s hoping to hear anything from 1986’s Invisible Touch (Music)! But whatever they do end up playing, their reunion is welcome news.
Taking Out the Trash Talk
Thank you, Mark Harris, for having the courage to say what needed to be said about the Isaiah Washington controversy (The Final Cut). Mel Gibson trashes Jews, Michael Richards trashes African Americans, and now Mr. Washington trashes gays. We all need to stand up to various forms of bigotry.
In question 2 of EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test, Patrick Warburton actually chose Cheech. In question 4, we meant Kate Jackson (Spotlight).
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Way back in 1985, Oliver Holler of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., saw Back to the Future. He writes: ”I, like many other people, wanted a DeLorean time machine of my very own.” (Yeah? So did we.) But he goes on: ”So I built one!” (Well, we didn’t have the right tools.) Oliver has driven his replica of Doc Brown’s car to ”the four corners of the U.S., the Twin Pines Mall, car shows, conventions,” and — we hear — the year 1955.