Oscars 2023: Celebs Rumors


Helen Mirren cried for ‘magical’ Brendan Fraser after ‘Whale’ Best Actor win

won an Academy Award for Best Actor during the 95th Oscars last Sunday. The “Catherine the Great” actress made the revelation while appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson” show while promoting her new film “Shazam: Fury of the Gods.” “I cried when Brendan Fraser got the award,” stated Mirren, 77. ” He’s such a lovely person.”“I’m sure you know what a beautiful man he is.

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Disney paid ABC $10M to show ‘The Little Mermaid’ teaser at 2023 Oscars
Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony when a teaser clip of the live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” aired during the telecast.The two-minute-long trailer debuted when the film’s stars Melissa McCarthy and Halle Bailey presented it onstage at the Dolby Theatre.Disney is said to have forked over $10 million to unveil the ad during the ABC broadcast, according to IndieWire — much higher than the cost of a 30-second spot which runs “between $1.6 million and $2.1 million.”ABC is a flagship property of Disney, but the House of Mouse actually paid the network $10 million to show the “Little Mermaid” ad spot during the Oscars. “Actual money actually changed hands,” the outlet reported, with a source saying the media companies are generally treated like “church and state.”According to Variety, Disney sold all of its ad spots — typically 60 to 70 commercial slots — for between $1.6 million and $2.1 million.“The Little Mermaid” used five 30-second spots for the trailer which is why it cost about three times as much for the Oscars sneak peek, an insider told IndieWire.Pfizer, Sony, Starbucks, Rolex and Verizon are among the brands which bought commercial time during the 2023 Academy Awards.Elsewhere in the show, Morgan Freeman and Margot Robbie also presented a 90-second Warner Bros.
Tom Cruise celebrates Michael Caine’s 90th birthday after ditching Oscars
“Top Gun: Maverick” actor was noticeably absent from the 2023 Academy Awards on Sunday, despite the blockbuster film being nominated for six awards.But as the celebrities got suited and booted for Hollywood’s biggest night, Cruise headed across the pond to attend Caine’s birthday celebration in the UK.Joining the likes of comedian David Walliams and Caine’s wife, Shakira, 75, Cruise was snapped grinning at an intimate dinner for the big day.“Happy 90th Birthday to the legendary Sir Michael Caine,” Walliams wrote on Instagram alongside a series of pictures from the dinner.Caine appeared to be healthy and in good spirits as he continues to recover from major spinal surgery to treat spinal stenosis — a condition caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in back and neck pain.The two-time Oscar winner, who relies on the help of a walking frame, previously spoke out about his back issues in 2021 — sparking speculation that he was set to retire.Other snaps from his birthday showed Cruise wrapping his arm around the veteran actor as Walliams joined them for a snap.The scaled-back affair featured a handful of A-listers including celebrity chef Ruth Rogers and an appetizing chocolate cake and a lot of red wine.Cruise was MIA at Sunday’s ceremony because he reportedly wanted to avoid an “awkward run-in” with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, 55, whom he divorced more than 20 years ago.“Tom was not there because she was there, and he did not want a run-in,” a source told the Daily Mail on Monday.But insiders close to Cruise told the outlet that his absence was “not personal” and instead the result of scheduling issues.The Post has contacted representatives for Cruise and Kidman for comment.The prolific duo married on Dec.
Lady Gaga kisses Brendan Gleeson at Oscars: Fans are ‘traumatized’
2023 Oscars when she gave her “Joker: Folie à Deux” co-star Brendan Gleeson an on-the-mouth smooch on the champagne carpet.The “A Star is Born” actress, 36, raised eyebrows after sharing a hugh and kiss with the Oscar nominated “The Banshees of Inisherin” star, 67, just before the ceremony began Sunday at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.The pair will soon be co-starring in director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” sequel together, alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz and Catherine Keener.When snapshots of the two looking lovey-dovey hit social media, shocked viewers were quick to share their thoughts. “I’m traumatized for life,” one Twitter user virtually groaned.“IS THIS REAL?” one surprised “little monster” asked.“Get this off my [timeline],” yet another fan added about the lip lock, with one snarking: “Lmao Brendan with his eyes opened.”The “Shallow” singer will be playing Harley Quinn, the love interest to Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck.Director Phillips, 52, first teased Gaga’s appearance last month on social media, sharing a close-up shot of her and Phoenix, 48, in a passionate embrace.Meanwhile, both Gaga and Gleeson were nominated at the Academy Awards, with the pop star earning a nod for Best Original Song for the single “Hold My Hand” from the action flick “Top Gun: Maverick.”Gleeson was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in the “The Banshees of Inisherin.”She donned a bare and makeup-free look and changed out of her Versace gown and into simple jeans and a T-shirt for the performance.The Grammy winner wound up singing the track during the ceremony, after previously announcing she was unable to due to her busy filming schedule.