"This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom," says Melissa Etheridge of her statue. Plus: George Clooney and more
"I noticed everybody's having a hard time with the Oscar and what to do with it. So I came up with this backstage. It's an Ellen Oscar Bjorn. When you go to the parties later, you'll have your hands free to shake hands or drink."
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Listen up, Jennifer Hudson. You've now got an Oscar in your hand, but what next? For an idea of what not to do, check out Premiere magazine's gallery of the worst-ever post-Oscar career choices. Among the cautionary tales: Cuba Gooding, Jr., who followed up his win for Jerry Maguire with Chill Factor, Snow Dogs and – gulp! – Boat Trip. Helen Hunt also followed up her Oscar (for As Good As It Gets) with a trifecta of clunkers: Pay It Forward, What Women Want and Dr. T and the Women. And of course, Halle Berry, who, fresh from nabbing Best Actress for Monster's Ball, made Catwoman. On purpose. (At least she had a sense of humor about it, and good-naturedly accepted her Razzie Award.) J-Hud, you've been warned!
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