Hollywood, California – Change is coming to the Academy Awards in 2015. Inspired by the bikini performances of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced not only a change in venue for the Oscars but the scrapping of the red carpet ceremonies.
The 2014 Oscar Awards to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres will be the last ceremony to be held at the famed Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater) in Hollywood. It will very well be the farewell performance of Joan Rivers, the red carpet queen. The reason? In 2015, the Oscar Awards ceremonies will be presented as a “beach party” in which the required attire for nominees, guests and spectators will be beach wear. This means the traditional red carpet ceremonies preceding the awards will be scrapped.
The board of governors said that the Academy members and worldwide viewers are tired of the boring red carpet which has produced some of the ugliest and ridiculous gowns and attire by the nominees and guests year after year.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African American to head this prestigious body, said that the new format is in keeping with the film trend which is seeing more and more frontal nudity among actors. “Eliminating the red carpet will move the focus away from fashion and into the real purpose of the awards, which is the recognition of outstanding achievement in film, ” Isaacs said. “Besides,” she added, “even Oscar (referring to the statuette) is not wearing any clothes.”
Two venues are being considered for the 2015 “Beach” Oscar Ceremonies: the Santa Monica Board Walk and San Diego’s Seaworld.
New York, New York – Millions of viewers got the shock of their lives Sunday night as MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards unfolded on their televisions screens. Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga competed for the night’s most coveted title of “porno queen,” a new award category begun this year by the music video channel.
Lady Gaga opened the program dressed in a white nun’s habit and square headdress. At first the audience didn’t care much for her appearance, as evidenced by boos heard over the sound system. But before her song, “Applause” came to an end, the crowd roared as she stripped down to a thong bikini and sea shell bras. Not to be outdone, former teen idol Miley Cyrus didn’t bother to cover up right from the beginning of her number, “Blurred Lines,” with Robin Thicke. She quickly stripped to a flesh-colored bikini, shook her bootie, stuck her tongue out and pointed a giant foam finger at her and Thicke’s private parts.
The winner was not announced until after the telecast because the judges couldn’t decide on who was the better porno queen. MTV had to rely on Twitter comments to make its final decision. The verdict? Miley Cyrus wins.
MTV announced that beginning next year, it will also hand out a “porno king” award. Because of the excitement generated by last night’s show, the network is reportedly contemplating on changing the official name of awards to MTV Porno Video Music Awards.
Manila, Philippines – Facebook users around the world have long clamored for a “dislike” button on their newsfeeds, but Facebook has so far refused to give in for reasons that only Mark Zuckerberg and his closest cohorts would know. Well, until now.
In an unprecedented move, Facebook officially launched the “dislike” or “thumbs down” button. The button started appearing in Facebook posts, newsfeeds and timelines as of today, but only in the Philippines.
The launch coincides with today’s Million March in Manila, a “people power” type of assembly at Luneta Park to demand the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), more popularly known as pork barrel. Recent exposés in the media point to a massive scam whereby pork barrel funds were channeled to fake non-governmental organizations and ended up in the pockets of pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles and members of the Philippine Congress.
The new “dislike” button was designed by an unnamed Filipino American employee of Facebook and features a unique graphic that merges a thumb in the down position and the head of a pig which Facebook says represents dislike for pork barrel.
Facebook has not indicated whether or not the new “dislike” button will eventually be rolled out to all Facebook users around the globe.