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Meet Big Mama's and Papa's, the Pizzeria That Delivered to the Oscars | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Leto

UpdatePosted 03/03/2014 12:00PM

Meet Big Mama's and Papa's, the Pizzeria That Delivered to the Oscars

Originally posted 03/03/2014 09:00AM

Hollywood's biggest night deserved Hollywood's biggest pizza.

And that's what they got: The pizza host Ellen DeGeneres had delivered came via Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria, a local franchise that claims to have "the world's largest pizza." It was delivered by a real-life employee, not an actor.

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Pizza, Tears & How Ellen Did: Relive the Oscars in 2 Minutes | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres

PEOPLE Critic's Oscar Review: Well Done, Ellen

Originally posted 03/03/2014 08:05AM

There is a story that Marlon Brando, when agreeing to play Jor-El in the 1978 movie Superman, suggested that he simply supply the voice, while Jor-El on camera would be played by a suitcase or a bagel.

I've sometimes thought this would be a wonderful solution to the annual challenge of finding someone to host the Oscars. Just a bagel and a voice, year after year. It would instill a degree of ritual and mystery while also saving on production and styling costs. It would be like Her, only it would be a carbohydrate.

However, for now, the Academy needs to keep Ellen DeGeneres on the short list of stars who really know how to manage this glamorous beast.

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Best Selfie Ever: Recreating Ellen's A-List Oscar Photo in 8 Easy Steps | Oscars 2014, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep

Best Selfie Ever: Recreating Ellen's A-List Oscar Photo in 8 Easy Steps

Originally posted 03/02/2014 11:30PM

She started off with lotto ticket consolation prizes and promises of pizza (she delivered!), but Ellen DeGeneres came to the Academy Awards with a different mission: earn the most re-Tweets ever.

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Which Stars Actually Ate Ellen's Oscars Pizza? | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Leto

Which Stars Actually Ate Ellen's Oscars Pizza?

Originally posted 03/02/2014 11:25PM

It's like Chekhov always said: Never make a joke about giving pizza to celebrities in the first act if you're not going to actually give the celebrities pizza in the third act.

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Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs

Originally posted 03/02/2014 09:30PM

Ellen DeGeneres is generally thought of as the anti-Ricky Gervais. She's a friendly, inoffensive choice to host an awards show, who is sure to leave everyone with warm and fuzzy feelings ... right?

Wrong.

In her opening monologue at Sunday night's Academy Awards, Ellen bared her claws, leaving no nominee unspared. The mood may have been a little sharper than Oscar producers expected, but there's no denying that Ellen gave one of the better Oscar monologues in recent memory.

Below, the host's best zingers, ranked.

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Why Ellen Won't Dance on Oscar Night

Ellen DeGeneres on Hosting Academy Awards: 'It's Good to Do Something That Scares You'

Originally posted 03/01/2014 06:50AM

Ellen DeGeneres says her whole life has been inspired by movies, with comedies like Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run and Steve Martin in The Jerk informing her trademark rambling comedy, and others like Oliver! and Born Free turning her on to musicals and a love of animals.

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Oscar Excitement: Who to Follow on Hollywood's Big Weekend

Oscar Excitement: Who to Follow on Hollywood's Big Weekend

Originally posted 02/28/2014 04:10PM

From the red carpet to the ceremony to the after parties, PEOPLE will bring you all the Academy Awards action. For the ultimate Oscar experience, grab your remote, your iPhone – even your laptop – and get behind-the-scenes access and witty commentary from Instagram (peoplemag) and Twitter (@peoplemag) while you watch Hollywood's biggest night.

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An Editor's Take: Inside the Making of Oscar Night | Ellen DeGeneres

An Editor's Take: Inside the Making of Oscar Night

Originally posted 02/25/2014 11:40AM

From picking the perfect host to throwing the hottest after party, Executive Editor JD Heyman gives insight into what it takes to pull off Hollywood's biggest night

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Inside Hollywood: The Making of Oscar Night | Ellen DeGeneres

Inside Hollywood: The Making of Oscar Night

Originally posted 02/25/2014 11:40AM

From choosing the host to throwing the hottest afterparty, PEOPLE's JD Heyman reveals what it takes to pull off the big event

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Bethenny Frankel Is 'Relieved' Her Talk Show Was Canceled

Bethenny Frankel Is 'Relieved' Her Talk Show Was Canceled

Originally posted 02/24/2014 05:45PM

Bethenny Frankel is happy to have a break.

The reality star and Skinnygirl mogul wrote an open letter on her website to address her talk show's cancellation, and says that although she enjoyed aspects of the show, including her staff and crew, she felt restricted by the format and is happy to get some breathing space.

"I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted," Frankel, 43, says. "I am a free spirit. My late father (a horse trainer) used to say, 'She is a mustang. You need to let her run.'"

"So to answer how I feel, I am relieved. What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break."

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