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Oscars 2009

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John Mayer's Solution for Red-Carpet Nerves: Jen Aniston

Oscars 2009

John Mayer's Solution for Red-Carpet Nerves: Jen Aniston

Originally posted 02/25/2009 01:05PM

John Mayer may have had Jennifer Aniston as his Oscar date – but that didn't make the night less nerve-wracking.

"You can go from a Grammy winner to a water boy when you walk into the Kodak Theatre on Oscar night," Mayer said during an interview on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Wednesday morning. "That's just, like, a whole different level."

Once he got over his nerves, the singer admits, "it was really, really fun."

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It's a Small World for Slumdog Kids at Disneyland

It's a Small World for Slumdog Kids at Disneyland

Originally posted 02/24/2009 01:00PM

Hey, kids from Slumdog Millionaire: you traveled all the way from India to Los Angeles and celebrated on stage at the Oscars as your film won Best Picture ... what are you going to do next? Go to Disneyland, of course!

The day after the Oscars, the young cast from the film – above, counter-clockwise from Mickey: Madhur Mittal (older Salim), Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar (middle Latika), Azhar Mohammed Ismail (young Salim), Ayush Mahesh Khedekar (young Jamal), Rubina Ali (young Latika), Tanay Hemant Chheda (middle Jamal) and Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala (middle Salim) – visited Disneyland for a little face time with Mickey Mouse. They also took a ride on – what else? – It's a Small World (photo after the jump!).

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Michelle Williams & Spike Jonze's Pre-Oscar Breakfast | Michelle Williams

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act: The Oscar Edition

Originally posted 02/24/2009 06:00AM

Michelle Williams and boyfriend Spike Jonze, eating breakfast at Barney Greengrass at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. Sitting in the corner, the two tried to go incognito, but an onlooker took notice. "They were super cute," the source says, "really adorable and enjoying each other." After eating, the couple dropped into the men's department for a little shopping.

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LISTEN: Pussycat Dolls Get Claws into Slumdog Song | Nicole Scherzinger

Oscars 2009

LISTEN: Pussycat Dolls Get Claws into Slumdog Song

Originally posted 02/23/2009 06:10PM

"Jai Ho" meets meow.

The Pussycat Dolls are releasing their take on the Oscar-winning song from Slumdog Millionaire. Super-producer Ron Fair (who's worked with Fergie and Christina Aguilera) produced the lead vocals by Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, whose voice blends with that of composer A.R. Rahman.

For a sample of the song click here

Next up for the Pussycat Dolls: an opening slot on Britney Spears's Circus tour kicking on March 3 in New Orleans.
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POLL: Who Was the Oscars' 'It' Couple?

Oscars 2009

POLL: Who Was the Oscars' 'It' Couple?

Originally posted 02/23/2009 03:10PM

From color-coordinated outfits to matching Oscar nominations, star couples shined at Sunday's Oscars.

Zac Efron and HSM sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens were two of the first stars to hit the red carpet, and an elegant Hudgens, dressed in a floor-length Marchesa gown, gushed, "I feel like a young Audrey Hepburn." Efron pulled double-duty at the awards, presenting and performing in a musical number with Hudgens, host Hugh Jackman and Béyonce.

(Photo Special: See the Night's Cutest Kisses!)

Jennifer Aniston, a surprise presenter, skipped the red carpet, but wowed viewers in a shimmering Valentino Haute Couture gown while announcing the animation awards with Jack Black. The Marley & Me star cozied up to beau John Mayer during the ceremony, about a dozen rows behind Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Best Supporting Actor nominee Josh Brolin and wife Diane Lane kept their Oscar outfits classic in coordinating black. The Milk star and Lane, dressed in Dolce & Gabbana, later snuggled and stole kisses at the Vanity Fair bash.

Super-couple Pitt and Jolie, both nominated for leading roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Changeling respectively, stunned on the red carpet, and joked with PEOPLE about it being date night. Pitt looked dapper in a Tom Ford tuxedo, while Jolie dazzled in an Elie Saab couture gown and 180 carats of emeralds.

Tell us: Which Oscar couple stole the spotlight?

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Anne Hathaway Had No Time to Be Nervous

Oscars 2009

Anne Hathaway Had No Time to Be Nervous

Originally posted 02/23/2009 09:10AM

During the Oscar show, Prince Charming – in the guise of host Hugh Jackman – swept Anne Hathaway into his arms. And, afterwards, she went to the ball.

The Academy's Governors Ball, that is, immediately following the Sunday night ceremony in the Kodak Theatre. The evening was so rich that the Rachel Getting Married Best Actress nominee, 26, told PEOPLE she had a hard time singling out a favorite moment.

"There's so many," she said before quickly amending her answer to, "I'd have to say being in Hugh Jackman's arms and him carrying me on stage!"

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Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston Share Oscar Spotlight

Oscars 2009

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston Share Oscar Spotlight

Originally posted 02/22/2009 11:55PM

While Slumdog Millionaire piled up the Oscars Sunday night, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston defied expectations and piled on the smiles – as their dual appearance at Hollywood's night of nights was as smooth as the silk gowns that filled the Kodak Theatre.

Jolie, of course, attended with her partner and fellow nominee, Brad Pitt, while his ex-wife, Aniston, was accompanied by her boyfriend, John Mayer.

Pitt and Jolie told PEOPLE that their six kids were home "throwing spaghetti against the wall," while the two of them were enjoying a date night.

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Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps 2009 Oscars

Oscars 2009

UpdatePosted 02/22/2009 11:55PM

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Oscar Awards

Originally posted 02/22/2009 09:10PM

An underdog movie about a little guy overcoming life's enormous obstacles swept the Oscars Sunday night, as Slumdog Millionaire racked up eight Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture and for its Director, Danny Boyle.

But it was not underdog Mickey Rourke (for The Wrestler) who took the Best Actor Oscar. That honor went to Sean Penn, for Milk, in which he played 1970s gay activist Harvey Milk.

"I did not expect this, and I know how hard I make it to appreciate me, often," Penn said in his impassioned acceptance speech – in which he also acknowledged his fellow nominee, whose career had faded away in the '90s. "Mickey Rourke rises again," said Penn, "and he is my brother."

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Oscars 2009

Brad and Angelina Make Oscars a Date Night

Originally posted 02/22/2009 09:25PM

While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were making a glamorous appearance at the Academy Awards, what were their six children doing at home?

"Throwing spaghetti against the wall," Pitt told PEOPLE on the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Which is just fine with two of Sunday night's nominees – Pitt as Best Actor for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Jolie for Best Actress in Changeling.

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Slumdog Stars Address Dating Rumors


Slumdog Stars Address Dating Rumors

Originally posted 02/22/2009 07:25PM

Their movie may be up for 10 Oscars, but the big question surrounding Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto is, "Are you dating?"

Not each other, not even anyone else, they both insisted on the red carpet leading into the Kodak Theatre Sunday night.

Speaking to E! pre-show host Ryan Seacrest, Patel, 18, and Pinto, 24, displayed pained expressions at the very question about the rumors that they are an item.

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