We're now hearing that Brian also allegedly asked show producers for him and his colleague Martha Ruiz to be a part of a sketch with Jimmy Kimmel at some point during the show — an idea that was supposedly turned down!
Despite these reports, however, a rep from the accounting firm tells Variety that this is absolutely not true — and Brian was just meeting with the showrunners because the company was still a little offended by Chris Rock's joke last year when he brought three Asian-American kids onstage to represent the accountants.
Rod Stewart is in hot water after his wife Penny Lancaster posted a video on social media showing the legendary singer performing what many thought looked like an "ISIS-style" mock execution in the Abu Dhabi desert.
Followers immediately denounced the video, saying it was too much like the beheading videos posted by ISIS, and therefore highly insensitive and downright stupid.
The video has since been removed and Rod has issued an apology via People, claiming they were just playing Game Of Thrones:
"From re-enacting The Beatles' Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out Game Of Thrones, we were simply larking about pre-show. Understandably this has has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended."
Despite being deleted, the short clip continues to exist online, and you can watch it (below).
There's still so much tea being spilled about the Oscars Best Picture mix up!
As you surely know by now, on Sunday, there was a MAJOR onstage blunder when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly called out La La Landas the Best Picture winner — when in reality the film Moonlight was the victor. Since then, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants who were responsible for the snafu have been disciplined.
But don't feel too badly for the accountants, as the Oscars' longtime stage manager, named Gary Natoli, has since come forward and dished about how incompetent these two actually were. Oooh, go on!
While chatting with the BBC, the Shape Of You singer revealed he thought 2017 was going to be his year since Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Bruno Mars all dropped music in 2016. Oh, and then he noted that his blonde pal's new album was likely to hit shelves at the end of the year. NO JOKE!
When you fuck up so bad, multiple apologies are probably in order.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that has handled the Oscars votes for the past 83 years, is apologizing again for the mix-up that caused one of the most embarrassing situations onstage at the Oscars EVER.
The firm released a second apology statement late Monday evening regarding the mistake made 24 hours earlier at the award show, and this time they also mentioned the fact that the two people tasked with giving out the envelopes, Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, did not act "quickly enough" to correct the mistake.
As you may know, three La La Land producers managed to give their speeches before the mistake was rectified.