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#1 princess

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:30 PM

The ‘Oscars’ Gift Bag Is Absolutely Bonkers, And It Comes With A Catch

http://www.huffingto...?sectoin=women

 

 

Oscars are this Sunday night, right?



#2 Hoyaheel

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:20 AM

Oscars are this Sunday night, right?

 

 

Yes, I'm going to be traveling and will miss. Ah well. I have Fashion Police set to record on Monday, and I know I'll be able to watch any good clips & speeches online. Nice thing about the digital age....



#3 Hoyaheel

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:41 AM

More info on Oscar swag bags http://www.vox.com/c...tinctive-assets

 

(Lainey linked from her blog)



#4 tyler

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:25 AM

I heard "Lash Fary" the owner of the swag company on a radio show about a year ago -- seemed like a very funny sweet guy.

 

I thought these things were done away with after Edward Burns? made such a god awful big deal about it?


“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

I am so excited! Regal had a $35 pass to see all of them this year (they may have had them before, this is the first I have heard of it) and my 15 year old and I sat through all 9 movies last weekend.

So much fun and I can check this off the bucket list. We said if they offer this again, we would do it again.
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#6 Hoyaheel

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

 

I thought these things were done away with after Edward Burns? made such a god awful big deal about it?

 

In 2006, the Academy ITSELF stopped giving away swag. Swag now comes from private companies who organize the gifts - it's just a PR move. Technically, the Academy isn't involved, and anyone is free to decline the offer of the swag ;-)



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:25 AM

 

 

I thought these things were done away with after Edward Burns? made such a god awful big deal about it?

 

In 2006, the Academy ITSELF stopped giving away swag. Swag now comes from private companies who organize the gifts - it's just a PR move. Technically, the Academy isn't involved, and anyone is free to decline the offer of the swag ;-)

 

 

I would take one.  No apologies. :)


“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Alfred, Batman and applicable today.

 

#8 Hoyaheel

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:54 AM

But you have to count it as income and pay taxes....That's really why the Academy stopped.

#9 tyler

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

But you have to count it as income and pay taxes....That's really why the Academy stopped.

 

 

What a silly reason to stop - these people are all in the highest tax bracket - what is another 1 or 2 hundred thousand?

 

I would still take it and I am still not apologizing -- because I am just that mercenary. :alien_dance:


Edited by tyler, 23 February 2017 - 03:11 PM.

“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Alfred, Batman and applicable today.

 

#10 princess

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

 

But you have to count it as income and pay taxes....That's really why the Academy stopped.

 

 

What a silly reason to stop - these people are all in the highest tax bracket - what is another 1 or 2 hundred thousand?

 

I would still take it and I am still not apologizing -- because I am just that mercenary. :alien_dance:

 

 

Ha ha ha!! :banana:



#11 Hoyaheel

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

I'd take swag too! But the tax issue would piss me off ;-)

#12 Hoyaheel

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:34 AM

Fascinating article about the business of dressing for Awards shows.

http://www.eonline.c...tton-featured-1

 

Lainey pointed it out today http://www.laineygos...e-Oscars/46343'

 

I knew actors got clothing for free - I didn't realize they would *also* be paid to wear the clothing. Wow.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:22 AM

COURTESY ONTD:

 

Meryl Streep Ain't Here for Karl Lagerfeld's 'Apology'

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Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld both issued new statements today on the accusations Lagerfeld made over her Oscar gown this week. 

(ICYMI, Lagerfeld told WWD that Streep left him with a $100,000+ gown that he made for her to wear at tomorrow's Academy Awards so that she could wear the dress of another designer who agreed to pay her. He called Streep "cheap" and suggested that she could keep the dress anyway because it is larger than sample size).

Lagerfeld's Statement:

“Chanel engaged in conversations with Ms. Streep’s stylist, on her request, to design a dress for her to wear to the Academy Awards. After an informal conversation, I misunderstood that Ms. Streep may have chosen another designer due to remuneration, which Ms. Streep’s team has confirmed is not the case. I regret this controversy and wish Ms. Streep well with her 20th Academy Award nomination.”

Streep's Response: 

“In reference to Mr. Lagerfeld’s ‘statement,’ there is no ‘controversy’: Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record-breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience. I do not take this lightly, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied, they printed the lie, and I am still waiting.
 
 
 
Karl Lagerfeld has always impressed me as being a monumental horse's ass.  I want to be Meryl when I grow up.
 

Edited by tyler, 26 February 2017 - 11:14 AM.

“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Alfred, Batman and applicable today.

 

#14 princess

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

Love Nicole Kidman's dress, even if it washes her out a little.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:12 PM

I love Emma Stone's. Lots of flesh tones and metallic gold this year. Taraji is breathtaking
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

Who is Scarlett Johansson's date????



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

Her agent (again): https://www.bustle.c...oking-guy-40728

 

I was hoping for some good gossip. :-|



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:15 PM

Mel Gibson has to be on something.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:26 PM

That was flat out crazy.... LaLa Land should have won
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#20 dixiedoodah

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:03 AM

I guess now we know that Marisa Tomei thing really is just an urban legend. There clearly was a protocol.




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