30 cringe-worthy awards show moments

Advertisement The most awkward performances, audience reactions, and stage mishaps Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 1:48 PM EST Feb 28, 2018 By Gregory E. Miller Getty Slideshow 30 photos Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! 30 cringe-worthy awards show moments 1 of 30 Leonardo DiCaprio Makes a Face at Lady Gaga (2016 Golden Globes)When the American Horror Story star made her way to the stage to accept her Globe, she brushed by Leonardo DiCaprio, who flinched and seemed to give a bit of side-eye. “I just didn’t know what was passing me, that’s all!” DiCaprio told Entertainment Tonight. 2 of 30 There's a Best Picture Mix-up (2017 Oscars)In what became known as #Envelopegate, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope and mistakenly announced "La La Land" as the best picture winner. As it turned out, they’d been given another copy of the envelope declaring La La Land’s Emma Stone the best actress winner, which had already been announced. After what felt like an eternity, the "La La Land" acceptance speech was cut short and "Moonlight" was declared the true champion. 3 of 30 Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift (2009 VMAs)When Swift began to accept her award for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me,” West stormed the stage with the now infamous interjection, “I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” Bey’s reaction from the audience was all of us. 4 of 30 John Travolta Introduces Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem” (2014 Oscars)Tasked with introducing Idina Menzel for her performance of “Let it Go” from Frozen, Travolta flubbed the singer’s name in the most bonkers way possible, welcoming “the wickedly talented, Continue Reading

Who Is Michael Wolff? 6 Things to Know About Author of Trump White House Tell-All

Wolff's subjects have previously accused him of stretching the truth and fabricating quotes Brian Welk, provided by Published 2:27 pm, Thursday, January 4, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Who Is Michael Wolff? 6 Things to Know About Author of Trump White House Tell-All 1 / 1 Back to Gallery For decades, Michael Wolff was famous in journalistic circles for his provocative, acerbic critiques of the media and fly-on-the-wall tell-alls that suggest unlimited access. But thanks to his new book “Fire & Fury: Inside The Trump White House,” he isn’t just famous among fellow reporters. He’s everywhere. But that attention– amplified by Trump’s attempt to block the release of the book — has revived questions about Wolff’s methods, sourcing and believability. Here are some things to know about the author who’s made the president furious. Latest entertainment videos Now Playing: Now Playing Jessica Alba Welcomes Third Child with Cash Warren InStyleTime Capturing Churchill in 'Darkest Hour': more than a 'grumpy' leader AP Jessica Alba Welcomes Baby No. 3! Wibbitz 'Jeopardy!' Contestant Loses $3,200 for Mispronouncing 'Gangsta' EWTime ShowBiz Minute: Page, Munn, Blanchett AP Woody Allen's Private Notes Reportedly Obsess Over Teenage Girls Buzz60 Craig Morgan: The Veteran Behind The Music SLivingTime 'The Big Bang Theory' Adds Walton Goggins, Beth Behrs EWTime Randy Houser picks his best male vocalist of all-time AP Demi Lovato Is Insecure About Her Legs in This Swimsuit Pic, but She Shared It for an Important Reason InStyleTime Also Read: Trump Didn't Want to Win and 8 Other Surprises in Michael Wolff's Explosive Book Excerpt 1. He’s been working in the media since the ’70s The 64-year-old grew up in New Jersey, the son of an advertising executive father and a newspaper reporter mother. He got his start Continue Reading

James Gunn Echoes Jodie Foster: ‘Most Studio Franchise Films Are Somewhat Soulless’

But "Guardians of the Galaxy" director believes there are still blockbusters with heart Jeremy Fuster, provided by Published 10:51 am, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 James Gunn Echoes Jodie Foster: ‘Most Studio Franchise Films Are Somewhat Soulless’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Actress and recent “Black Mirror” director Jodie Foster rankled some comic book movie fans when she compared superhero movies and other modern blockbusters to fracking in a Radio Times interview and said they are “ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world.” This came to the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, who responded on Twitter by saying she’s… kind of right. “I think Foster looks at film in an old-fashioned way where spectacle film can’t be thought-provoking,” Gunn wrote in a string of recent tweets. “It’s often true but not always. Her belief system is pretty common and isn’t totally without basis. I say not without basis because most studio franchise films are somewhat soulless – and that is a real danger to the future of movies. But there are also quite a few exceptions.” Also Read: 'Hang the DJ' Is 'Black Mirror' at Its Most Beautifully Cynical (Commentary) Latest entertainment videos Now Playing: Now Playing Jessica Alba Welcomes Baby No. 3! Wibbitz Justin Timberlake Is Finally Releasing an Album and It’s Totally Different from His Past Music InStyleTime Taylor Swift Fans Think Karlie Kloss is Shading Their Girl on Instagram And More News MarieClaire Snow Much Fun! Sakhalin Locals Leap from Buildings into Snow Piles RuptlyTV Paris Hilton Got Engaged in the Most Fairytale-Worthy Way InStyleTime Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Are Engaged: 'I Have Never Felt So Happy' EWTime YouTube Star Continue Reading

Yogi Berra remembered as an ‘American treasure’ by Yankees past and present at Montclair funeral

The funeral service, as Yogi himself might have noted, was too crowded — because everybody went there. A Hall of Fame lineup of family, friends and fellow Bronx Bombers turned out Tuesday for a farewell to beloved Yankees great Lawrence Peter Berra, filling the church pews for a celebration of all things Yogi. “He was so real, he was so loved,” said ex-Yankees manager Joe Torre to start the funeral Mass presided over by Timothy Cardinal Dolan. “He affected so many people in a positive way. “This American treasure leaves behind a legacy of kindness and respect for all. We celebrate his uncanny ability to make people smile.” THE MAYOR OF MONTCLAIR: EVERYBODY LOVED YOGI BERRA IN JERSEY TOWN HE CALLED HOME The funeral’s program featured a classic Yogi-ism, the iconic catcher’s fractured brand of philosophy: “We have a good time together, even when we’re not together.” His death marked the end of an era even as it brought together generations of both Yankees greats and the sprawling Berra clan. Yogi was father of three, grandfather to 10 and great-grandfather to one. Eulogists Torre and Dale Berra, Yogi’s baseball-playing son, drew laughter between the tears that fell during the 80-minute service inside a New Jersey church. Torre told a classic story about trying to arrange a get-together with Berra for dinner or a golf date. EDITORIAL: THANK YOU, YOGI BERRA “He said, ‘I can’t. I’ve got to do a commercial,’” Torre recalled. “I said, ‘What’s the commercial for?’ He says, ‘Amtrak.’” Torre paused, then delivered the punch line to huge laughs: “It was Aflac.” Dale — who played for the Yankees when his dad was the manager — said Yogi was called up to heaven after a few weeks “kneeling in the on-deck circle of life.” Continue Reading

‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki shows off gifts, animal-print decorations at baby shower

One thing's for sure: Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi will be welcoming one stylish baby boy in September. The "Jersey Shore" star celebrated her impending motherhood with a big baby shower bash in Central Valley, N.Y., on Sunday, complete with blue and animal-print decorations. "This is everything I wanted," the reality starlet told In Touch magazine. "There were a lot of people and gifts - overall, it was amazing!" Polizzi, 24, is set to welcome her first child with fiance Jionni LaValle in early September. The pint-sized reality star's mother Helen planned the fete, which was sports-themed, the magazine reports. Among those present were her "Jersey Shore" co-stars Jenni (JWoww) Farley, Sammi (Sweetheart) Giancola and Deena Nicole Cortese. 'Jersey Shore’s' Snooki talking baby clothes at her blue and animal-print themed baby shower. (Michael Todd/In Touch magazine) Polizzi received hundreds of presents, including baby clothes, a motorcycle rocker, a zebra-print diaper bag and a teddy bear almost as large as Polizzi herself. A few days later, the reality starlet's pre-baby calm was shattered when fellow MTV star Jenelle Evans of "Teen Mom 2" fame blasted her on Twitter for a quote that Polizzi supposedly said, posted on social media site Reddit. "omg, no offense...but yu call ME a bad mother...but look what @snooki said about her baby...thats straight F--KED UP," Evans wrote Tuesday. The Reddit photo had Snooki saying pretty vulgar things about her baby, though the authenticity of the quote is questionable. Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi hauled in 100s of gifts, from pals including co-stars Jenni (JWoww) Farley, Sammi (Sweetheart) Giancola and Deena Nicole Cortese. (Michael Todd/In Touch magazine) "There is no way I'm changing any diapers when my baby is born. That is disgusting," the site quoted Polizzi as saying. "That's what maids are for and babysitters. I don't have time for that. I'll have them do that Continue Reading

Led by Eric LeGrand, Rutgers graduates largest class

PISCATAWAY – With thunderous applause and a standing ovation, approximately 4,000 student graduates welcomed fellow graduate Eric LeGrand to the stage to speak to them and for them Sunday, as he gave the Class of 2014 address at Rutgers University's 248th anniversary commencement, conducted at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch campus.The 23-year-old inspired his peers and encouraged them with his much-anticipated speech, which at one point earlier this month seemed like it wasn't going to happen after a miscommunication between Rutgers officials and LeGrand following former Secretary of State Condoleezza's Rice decision on May 3 to not speak at the commencement because of student and faculty protests around her.On May 5, two days after Rice announced her decision to not speak, Rutgers officials said that former New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean would be the commencement's keynote speaker. Later the evening, LeGrand told 129,000 Twitter followers that he had been asked to speak but that the offer had been rescinded. The next day, Rutgers officials said there had been a miscommunication with LeGrand and that the student would indeed address his fellow graduates.In announcing her decision, Rice said the focus of the commencement should not be on the speaker but on the graduates and their stories.And few are as powerful as LeGrand's.The former Rutgers football player suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a game against Army in October 2010. The No. 52 jersey worn by LeGrand was retired in a poignant ceremony on September 14, 2013, at halftime of the Rutgers-Eastern Michigan game. It was the first number to be retired by Rutgers in the 144 year history of their program.During his address, LeGrand, who received a bachelor's degree in labor studies and employment from the School of Management and Labor Relations, thanked all those who supported him, including the students at the stadium, in his journey since he was "thrown the biggest curveball of his Continue Reading

Voice of the People for October 13, 2011

Don't blame the bullfight victim Manhattan: "Horror in the bullring" (Oct. 9) uses the words "savagely" and "brutally" in describing the bull's actions against the matador. Do you understand that that bull was fighting for its life after being repeatedly attacked by the matador and his accomplices? Those weren't party streamers sticking out of the poor bull's back. They were blades. The ones exhibiting savage and brutal behavior were the animal torturers. The bull responded as any of us would if similarly attacked. The coward with the cape and sword merely got what he deserved - or at least a fraction of it. Bob Pomilla Closter, N.J.: I'm guessing that the "horror in the bullring" you're referring to is the matador being gored by the bull. I think the real horror is putting that animal in a ring, baiting him and then stabbing him in the back. That's entertainment? Stefanie Rosner What America looks like Brooklyn: Re "Reality bites OWS" (editorial, Oct. 7): It isn't the demonstrators' job to come up with pragmatic policies. Their job is to let the government know how everyday nonrich people feel about what's going on. Let those who are paid to come up with plans for creating jobs and regulating business do it - instead of fighting with each other and putting down our President. Edith Springer We, the people Huntington Station, L.I.: Josh Barro dismisses the Occupy Wall Street movement for having an unclear set of policy goals ("What do they want? When do they want it?" Op-Ed, Oct. 9). Unlike the Tea Party, OWS represents a broad spectrum of Americans - with different political views, education levels, races and religions. Those who believe the movement is inchoate miss the overarching message: The 99% refuse to be ignored. Christina Ahlsen You are the 99% Brooklyn: To Voicer Jack Hughes: Have you ever received school loans, mortgages backed by the government, drugs from tax-funded research, food raised Continue Reading

Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's remarks at the Republican convention, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States... I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America. I accept the challenge of a tough fight in this election... against confident opponents ... at a crucial hour for our country. And I accept the privilege of serving with a man who has come through much harder missions ... and met far graver challenges ... and knows how tough fights are won - the next president of the United States, John S. McCain. It was just a year ago when all the experts in Washington counted out our nominee because he refused to hedge his commitment to the security of the country he loves. With their usual certitude, they told us that all was lost - there was no hope for this candidate who said that he would rather lose an election than see his country lose a war. But the pollsters and pundits overlooked just one thing when they wrote him off. They overlooked the caliber of the man himself - the determination, resolve, and sheer guts of Senator John McCain. The voters knew better. And maybe that's because they realize there is a time for politics and a time for leadership ... a time to campaign and a time to put our country first. Our nominee for president is a true profile in courage, and people like that are hard to come by. He's a man who wore the uniform of this country for 22 years, and refused to break faith with those troops in Iraq who have now brought victory within sight. And as the mother of one of those troops, that is exactly the kind of man I want as commander in chief. I'm just one of many moms who'll say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way. Our son Track is 19. And one week from tomorrow - September 11th - he'll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry Continue Reading

Most memorable quotes from ‘Sex and the City’

SEASON 1 Carrie: "Welcome to the age of un-innocence. No one has breakfast at Tiffany's and no one has affairs to remember." - "Sex and the City" Carrie: "Everywhere I looked, people were standing in twos. It was like Noah's upper West Side rent-controlled ark." - "Bay of Married Pigs" Carrie: "Men in their forties are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle: tricky, complicated, and you're never really sure you got the right answer." - "Valley of the Twenty Something Guys" Carrie: "New York City is all about sex. People getting it, people trying to get it, people who can't get it. No wonder the city never sleeps. It's too busy trying to get laid." - "The Drought" Woman on the street: "They say the average 33-year-old woman has sex 3.5 times a week. I'd like to know who that woman is." -  "The Drought" SEASON 2 Carrie: "Miranda was a huge fan of the Yankees. I was a huge fan of being anywhere you could smoke and drink at two in the afternoon without judgment." -  "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Miranda: "How did it happen that four such smart women have nothing to talk about but boyfriends? It's like seventh grade with bank accounts." - "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Miranda: "Whatever happened to aging gracefully?" Carrie: "It got old." -  "The Freak Show" Carrie: "You've never seen an uncircumsized one?" Charlotte: "I'm from Connecticut!" -  "Old Dogs, New Dicks" Carrie: "The gay straight man was a new strain of heterosexual male spawned in Manhattan as the result of overexposure to fashion, exotic cuisine, musical theatre and antique furniture." - "Evolution" Carrie: "Sports night: every female's fantasy. A room full of captive heterosexual men all looking to be distracted during commercial breaks." - "Games People Play" Samantha: "You're going to take the only person in your life that's there purely for sex, no strings attached, and turn him into a human being? Why?" -  "The F--- Continue Reading


Amid rumors that Jessica Simpson will tell all to ABC mother-confessor Diane Sawyer, the tarnished girl next door yesterday sent her flack to deny Us Weekly's allegations that she cheated on Nick Lachey before their separation. "Not true, not true," Rob Shuter told Lowdown, responding to the mag's latest cover story - quoting multiple on-the-record ­witnesses - that Simpson hooked up with Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine in Boston in May 2004, while Nick was vacationing in Fiji with his brother. The mag also details a September 2004 fling at the Sunset Marquis Hotel - a story Lowdown broke back in December. Us says that more recently - since Simpson filed for divorce Dec. 16 - she and Levine dallied at the Chateau Marmont and are almost ready to go public as a couple. But Shuter insisted: "Jessica is a single girl. She is not dating Adam Levine or anybody else. " A source at the mag scoffed: "This is a woman who lied to the public and probably her husband about her marriage until the bitter end. Enough said. " Shuter told Us: "I don't comment on Jessica's private life" - a policy that was apparently inoperative yesterday. When Lowdown asked ­Shuter why he wasn't more aggressive in countering the Us story's alleged falsehoods, the flack explained: "Everyone who has called to ask has been told it's not true. To put out a statement was not as effective as just telling people when they did call. " Lachey's rep declined to comment. Meanwhile, I hear Sawyer is in talks with Simpson for an exclusive, and an ABC News rep said: "Diane has interviewed Jessica in the past and would welcome the opportunity to sit down with her again. " But Shuter insisted: "Jessica has no plans to do a big sit-down interview to discuss the breakup of her marriage. " VP TRIGGERS WORDS OF SUPPORT Dead-eye Dick Cheney is picking up moral support from a surprising source: Hollywood denizen Robert Vaughn. The brouhaha over the vice president's trigger Continue Reading