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EMMA STONE BECOMES FIRST OSCAR VOTER OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN HERITAGE

Stone
Stone

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Emma Stone became the first ever actress of Native Hawaiian descent to become a voter of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which hands out the annual Oscars.

The Academy announced its new invitations Friday, potentially adding 322 names to the voter list.

Becoming an Oscar voter is not automatic for Hollywood actors, directors, producers and others involved in film-making.  Voters have to be invited and invitees must accept.

Stone, many will recall, played Stephanie Ng, the quarter Native Hawaiian love interest of Bradley Cooper in the Sony Pictures film, “Aloha.”

The Adobo Chronicles® congratulates Stone as well as fellow invitee Ronaldo Del Carmen (Up,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”) for this great honor.  Del Carmen is Filipino and co-director of the new Disney animation film “Inside Out.”

Del Carmen
Del Carmen

To find out the names of the new invitees and to check out whether or not your favorite Hollywood actor or actress is an Oscar voter, visit NeverTooEarlyMoviePredictions.

JOHN TRAVOLTA WILL HOST NEXT YEAR’S OSCARS

John Travolta, left, and Adele Dazeem, a.k.a. Idina Menzel
John Travolta, left, and Adele Dazeem, a.k.a. Idina Menzel

Hollywood, California – Sometimes, it pays to mess up. Especially in Hollywood. In front of thousands of Hollywood celebrities and millions of television viewers.

Less than  24 hours after the 86th Oscar Awards were handed out in glittering, snow-flaky ceremonies at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that while it has received thousands of emails asking that Ellen DeGeneres be again named as the host of next year’s Oscars, it has made an irrevocable decision to name John Travolta as host of the 87th Oscars.

The board of governors was reportedly impressed by Travolta’s hilarious unscripted spiel when he introduced Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem.” Menzel performed the Oscar-nominated song, “Let It Go,” from the Disney animated film, “Frozen.” The song went on to win the Oscar for best song.

“We’re always looking for talented hosts who are funny, can do impromptu monologues and acts, and make the four-hour awards ceremony anything but boring,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “Our governing board members thought that having a host who will mispronounce and mess up with the names of nominees, winners and presenters would be quite a show stealer,” she added.image

So, Oscars fans, gird your loins and brace for the funniest monologues you will ever hear on Oscar night.  For example:

“Welcome to the 87th Ocsars. I am very honored to be in the company of Hollywood greats like Mereen Strips, Martini Scoreski, Jennifer Warlence, Nidsey Porter and Steven Borgspill.  My name is Von Tratolva, and I’m your host for this evening.”

THE OSCARS’ RED CARPET WILL NOT BE RED AT ALL.

imageHollywood, California – Hollywood is known for its radical and out-of -this-world ideas, and this year’s Oscar ceremonies are not an exception.

When the stars alight from their rented limousines, they will be stepping on the red carpet. Except that the carpet will not be red.

The board of governors the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unanimously voted to approve a plan to  install a rainbow-colored carpet  that will line the arrival area just outside of the Dolby Theater, venue of the 2014 Oscar ceremonies. The decision is Hollywood’s way of celebrating last year’s banner year for marriage equality in the country. To date, 17 of the U.S. states have now legalized same-sex marriage through legislation, the ballot box or the courts.

This announcement sent dozens and dozens of Hollywood stars scrambling to shop for alternative gowns and colors that would not be lost amid the multi-colored walkway.

This year’s production team also sent notices to the stars that as part of the goal to cut down the overall time for the ceremonies by at least two hours, no one will be allowed more than a minute to move through the entire 50-yard walkway. Ladies have been advised to strut along while the men have been asked to jog across the rainbow carpet.image

The queen of fashion police, Joan Rivers, and her daughter were reportedly fuming at this new development, along with the fashion commentators from the major television and cable networks. “It will not only significantly cut our advertising revenue but also the fun that goes with criticizing the gowns, handbags, shoes, jewelry and hair-do’s of the actors, actresses and other celebrities,” they complained.

The national lgbt advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign, praised the decision as expected.