Ugh!!! As if TV execs needed another excuse to pander to the too often xenophobic masses!
A bunch of analysts at Q Scores just did a bunch of polling on each and every late night talk show, calculating each host's recognizability and "positive Q score," and the results were startling to say the least!
But further down the list is where everything goes kaplooey!
Na Zdorovie, Leonardo DiCaprio!
A Russian theater named the Chamber Theater in Chelyabinsk has decided that since Leo didn't win an Oscar this past Sunday, they would send him a Russian Oscar of their own.
That's right, they're shipping a man named Oscar who they painted gold all the way to America! JK! They're sending him a cast-iron statuette!
No word yet on whether you can open this Russian Oscar to find an even tinier Russian Oscar inside though.
Not only that, but they made Leo an honorary member of their troupe, offered to let him see any show he wants for free, and even invited to let him perform in any of their productions.
According to the theater's spokesman Yury Sychev, they'd start Leo off easy:
Is there anything Emma Thompson CAN'T do???
That's a serious question!
The multiple Academy Award-winning actress enchanted and impressed a jaded New York City audience on Thursday night not just with her superb acting skills but also with her equally superb singing voice!!!!!
The internationally adored Brit stars as Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic's production of Stephen Sondheim's classic Sweeney Todd, which has just three shows left! Do whatever you have to and MAKE SURE you get tickets to see this!!!!!!
We have never heard Emma Thompson sing before and she doesn't just sing well for a famous actor/Hollywood type. She more than holds her own with Broadway greats! And there were plenty in this production!
Our future boyfriend, Joy Armstrong Johnson, whom we previously saw in Hands On A Hardbody, was even better in Sweeney! Christian Borle was great, as he usually is! And….
Audra McDonald was a surprise cast addition as the Beggar Woman and she was supremely amazing! Her talent is on a whole other level!
Also a pleasant surprise was Bryn Terfel in the title role! He is a world-famous opera singer, but we were unsure of his acting chops - especially in an English production with dialogue. He was great!
Another pleasant surprise was Emma Thompson's tour-de-force comedic performance! Never before has Mrs. Lovett been so funny!
And yet another pleasant surprise was that this production, which we thought was going to be a concert version of the show, was so much more than that!
The actors didn't perform at podiums with binders in front of them. Each one had all their parts fully memorized and the show was fully staged - with costumes and props and the works!
What was also exceptionally special was hearing this iconic Sondheim score with the entire New York Philharmonic playing on stage with the actors! Exquisite!
And also exceptionally special was the augmented vocal chorus, much larger than you'd see in a traditional Broadway mounting of Sweeney.
Such lush sounds!
Such great singing!
Such great acting!
Such a great time!
The Shoe & Hunger Games' Jena Malone Release Paper Cup & It Will Fill You Up With Emotion As If You Were A, Well, Paper Cup! Listen HERE!
Catching Fire star Jena Malone's voice is ever in our favor!
When she's not being a total bad ass in the Quarter Quell, Jena sings for her band The Shoe, and newsflash y'all: The Shoe fits! They're AH-Mazing!
The Shoe just announced that their next album, I'm Okay, will be released on June 3rd, but why wait when you can listen to their new song Paper Cup, which will make you feel all those feels.
Jena's heartrending vocals match the bittersweet lyrics, and the song is just perfection for your ear holes.
Ch-ch-check out Paper Cup (above)!!!