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Experience the Oscars® with The Academy of Friends

Experience the Oscars® with The Academy of Friends

It's almost that time of year again, when the eyes of the world are turned to that glamourous, celebrity-filled, cutthroat spectacle in the sun—yes, it's the Arizona Republican primary! And what better way to cleanse your palate than with a televised celebration filled with Hollywood's liberal elite, the Academy Awards®, hosted in San Francisco once more by our fabulous pals, the Academy of Friends. Their 32nd annual gala event has a few surprises in store...

Our 7 Top Picks for Best Oscar Gowns

In addition to basking in the glow of the two Oscar wins for "Milk" (Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor for Sean Penn) last night, we couldn't take our eyes off of the stunning parade of red carpet fashion. Here, our picks for who looked more dazzling than the rest:

Nuns, Nazis and Pedophiles: And the Oscar goes to…

It’s time for the Up-lifting Triumph vs. Tragedy Smackdown. Oscar night is nigh.

Sure, Oscar loves its incurable diseases, cripples and the mentally handicapped. Will the lead actor playing an assassinated gay martyr win? The young talent who died tragically before his time of a drug overdose?

In the one of the best episodes of the HBO series, “Extras”, Kate Winslet played a far-fetched very bawdy version of herself on the set of a film about the Holocaust.  The fictionalized Kate Winslet – in full costume as a nun in habit -- boldly admits she’s going for Oscar:

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