• Homer Simpson reveals the “ugly truth” about the Oscars (Photo)

    You might have missed Homer Simpson at the Oscars this past Sunday. That might be because the other celebrities were keeping him out of the limelight! The beloved animated father posted on Twitter what really happened during Ellen DeGeneres’ (well, technically Bradley Cooper took the photo) monster selfie. The enlightening picture has so far received over 22,000 retweets and over 9,000 favorites– far short of the more than 3 million

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    Ellen DeGeneres plays nice, crashes Twitter during Oscars hosting duties (Video)

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres returned to the Academy Awards last night to host a fun and friendly Oscars ceremony for the second time. After an edgy performance last year by host Seth MacFarlane, DeGeneres kept the jabs light-hearted and embarrassing moment exposures to a minimum (sorry, Jennifer Lawrence). She brought laughs to the evening through playful stunts and gags instead of contemptuous songs and sketches. She ordered pizzas to the ceremony

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    Ellen DeGeneres dresses up, gets down in musical Oscars teaser (Video)

    In this just released teaser for the Oscars — going down live on ABC on Sunday March 2 — show host Ellen Degeneres dons a sharp tuxedo and is joined by 250 dancers. With the help of Fitz and The Tantrums (the song) and Paul Feig (the director) this teaser does a good job convincing us this year’s Academy Awards presentation will be entertaining and quite possibly fun. We’ll have

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    In response to The Onion’s apology to Quvenzhané Wallis, former Onion staffers mock apologize

    Earlier today The Onion’s CEO Steve Hannah issued an apology for an Oscars-night tweet from the satirical newspaper’s official Twitter feed, wherein 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis (nominated in the lead actress category for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild) was called a “cunt.” “It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting,” the statement read, in part. Hours later

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    Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

    UPDATE: 2:10 pm EST — The Onion has apologized. The full statement is below: On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting. No person should be subjected

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    Watch Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington do live Oscar stuff (Live feed)

    Thanks to the fine folks at ThingX.com, true comedy fans get to watch Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger) cover the Oscars. Check out the live feed below! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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    Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Bradley Cooper tolerate Zach Galifianakis (Video)

    I don’t want to give anything away in this video — Part 2 of the Between Two Ferns Oscar special (Part One is here) — but I’d just like to say that I hope Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper can put their differences aside so that they can deliver yet another slightly above-average, absurdly big-budget Hangover film. Suffice it to say, Cooper (nominated for best actor in a leading role

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    Zach Galifianakis insults Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, more Oscar nominees (Video)

    With the 85th Academy Awards just around the corner — Feb. 24 to be precise — it makes sense that Zach Galifianakis would sit down with some of this year’s Oscar nominees, right? Wrong. Of course not. And that’s why this special edition of Between Two Ferns is outstanding. In it, we find our favorite terrible talk show host pick the minds of Jennifer Lawrence (nominated for best actress in

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    Comedy at the Oscars: Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and more

    Many of us tuned in last tonight to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (even if only to #TweetRoast it live). Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the ninth time, returning after an eight-year hiatus. After recanting Eddie Murphy as host (and Brett Ratner as the show’s producer), the award show’s brass went with a safe choice in Crystal, who had hosted spectacularly in the past. Although an improvement

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    Who did dictator chic better– Jeffrey Ross or Sacha Baron Cohen?

    Last September Jeffrey Ross showed up to Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen costumed as Muammar Gaddafi, walking the red carpet with two, um, lovely ladies. Last night, professional prankster Sacha Baron Cohen arrived to the Oscars red carpet donned as General Aladeen, the fictitious composite from his upcoming flick The Dictator — out May 11 – also with two gals in tow. So, we need to know what you

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    Watch the Dictator spill Kim Jong Il’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest

    Days before the Oscars, the Academy had banned Sacha Baron Cohen from showing up to the event as the character of his upcoming flick, The Dictator. Then the Academy was all, like, “eh, what’s the worst that could happen?” Well, if you consider it “the worst,” we suppose Cohen dumping ashes on Ryan Seacrest last night would be it. Check it out below.

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    What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

    Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year’s Oscars? But then Murphy’s buddy, director Brett Ratner — who was set to produce the Oscars — said a bunch of absurd shit on television and radio shows and during a press conference and as a result got in trouble and decided to step down from

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    Bridesmaids and other comedies will represent strong at the Oscars

    And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to…Kristen Wiig! Best Actor…Patton Oswalt! Best Picture…Bridesmaids! Or so we wish. The Oscar nominations came in this morning and it was a great year for comedy in film! This year, the Academy will recognize many comedic talents who are often overlooked during awards season. It was an especially huge morning for the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids, a movie about a female bro-mance (‘sisterhood’ without

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    Judd Apatow thinks there should be a comedy category at the Oscars; what do you think?

    A few days ago, Judd Apatow tweeted this message out to his 365,000+ followers: “Since comedies are rarely up for Oscars it does make sense to have a comedy category. It would just add more fun categories.” It set off a bit of lively discussion, which then followed him to a Los Angeles Times screening event for Bridesmaids, where he was asked to expand on his tweet. “There should be

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    Gervais returns as Globes host, tells Crystal not to steal his pedophile jokes at the Oscars

    I guess in the end, NBC and the folks who run the Golden Globes weren’t all that offended by the things Ricky Gervais said earlier this year when he was hosting the awards show. You see, the comedian will be back to host the Globes when they return to the network on Jan. 15. Hilariously, Gervais tweeted: “Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or

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