Archive for February 2012

 
 

Great Discounts on Purim Carnival and Other Event Disguises!

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Sacha Baron Cohen Welcome at the Oscars…Just Not in Costume!

The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest mockumentary/comedy, doesn’t invade theaters until May but the controversy surrounding this totalitarian ruler has already begun!

News reports earlier this week indicated Sacha Baron Cohen was banned from the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, but those statements have been clarified to say the actor is still invited, just not allowed to attend in costume as the Republic of Wadiya’s Admiral General Aladeen from his upcoming movie.

The General has taken to the airwaves to issue a statement about this executive order from the show’s producers.  Take a look at the exclusive video here:

Questionable behavior and scandalous actions are nothing new to Oscar ceremonies; Jane Fonda’s salute along with Vanessa RedgraveMichael Moore and Marlon Brando’s acceptance speeches each come to mind along with the infamous 1974 streaker and Foreign Film winner Roberto Benigni climbing through the audience to reach the stage and claim his trophy.

We suspect that General Aladeen’s unpredictable antics are just beginning… Fortunately for everyone else, costumes aren’t banned at Academy Awards parties, so try out this one of legendary Sacha Baron Cohen character Borat or get militaristic with a General disguise of your own!

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Academy Award-Nominated Costumes on Display at FIDM Los Angeles

The 20th Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition opened at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in downtown Los Angeles on February 14th and visitors are able to view authentic outfits from each of the Oscar-nominated films for Costume Design from 2011: The Artist, Hugo, Jane Eyre, Anonymous and W/E.

This exhibit isn’t limited solely to movies recognized by Academy voters in the Costume Design category; wardrobes from Captain America, Thor, Cowboys and Aliens, My Week with Marilyn, Water for Elephants, The Help, J. Edgar and Real Steel are also on display.  A gown from Alice in Wonderland, last year’s winner for the Academy Award in Costume Design is included as well.

In all, 20 films from 2011 are represented at this year’s installment of the annual exhibition in addition to classic costumes from the FIDM Museum Collection and Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles, Historic Hollywood CollectionKABC reported from FIDM; View the news segment by clicking on the player below.  Admission is free and the exhibit runs through April 28th but even if you can’t make it to LA to attend, you can always choose a costume from one of the movies we’ve mentioned above to wear in anticipation of the Oscar Ceremony telecast on February 26th!

An #Oscar-Winning Deal as the Academy Awards Ceremony Approaches!

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Hollywood Loves Matt Groening…With a Walk of Fame Star on Valentine’s Day!

The fanfare for The Simpsons‘ 500th episode, airing February 19th on FOX, continues! One day before his 58th birthday, the show’s creator Matt Groening has been bestowed the honor of a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame nearby fellow animators Walt Disney and “Peanuts” inventor Charles M. Schultz.

The Simpsons voice actors Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith were present to speak on behalf of Mr. Groening, who has seen his comedic juggernaut starring the iconic family from Springfield become the longest-running scripted show in television history since beginning as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show and premiering as a half-hour series in 1989.  The Simpsons received a Walk of Fame Star of its own in 2000.

Also known for Futurama and the “Life in Hell” comics, Matt’s speech was simultaneously humble and amusing.  We took a stroll down Hollywood Blvd. to capture the moment on video and share it with you. Watch all the Matt Groening Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Videos here and pick up one of our The Simpsons costumes to mark the 500th episode and this permanent accolade from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Paul McCartney Gets His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

February 9th was a very special day in front of the Capitol Records Building at Hollywood and Vine as Sir Paul McCartney was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Joined by his wife Nancy Shevell and son James, flanked by a who’s who of musical friends including Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Walsh and introduced by Neil Young, the 69 year-old former Beatle received his place in the sidewalk alongside those of legendary band mates John, George and Ringo.

We were in attendance to witness this historic occasion and shoot some videos to share with our readers.  You can view all of them here or click on either of the YouTube links below:

As the 2460th star in the famed walk, Paul’s came 23 years after John Lennon’s and 3 years after George Harrison’s, who both received their recognitions posthumously.  Ringo Starr, unable to attend the ceremony due to illness, had his name cemented in 2010 while The Beatles collectively have had one since 1998.

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Paul accepting this everlasting symbol than by donning a Beatles costume and singing along to your favorite songs by the Fab Four! Our full selection is just a click away, go ahead and take a “Magical Mystery Tour” in tribute to Paul getting his star at long last.

The Simpsons Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge Begins in Hollywood!

Think you’re the ultimate devotee of the The Simpsons? Well, FOX has arranged a deviously maniacal plan to weed out casual fans from the truly hardcore followers by staging a TV marathon in Hollywood like you’ve never seen before.  As Mr. Montgomery Burns would say…”Excellent!”

To honor the 500th episode of the animated series airing on February 19th, and in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Television Viewing, a competition has been arranged where the participant who stays awake the longest while watching The Simpsons will win a grand prize of $10,500.

The contest is being held at Hollywood and Highland and we went over to film the beginning of the event and share with our readers.  Check out all the videos we shot here or click on one of YouTube links below:

The current Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Television Viewing stands at 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds.  We think Simpsons fanatics can easily top that, but can they survive all 500 episodes in a row without sleep?  That’s 183 hours of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and all the other characters and guest stars over 23 seasons since 1990.  You would truly have to be a fanatic to endure that much TV, so we’ll see who ends up emerging as the champion.

For now, check out our Simpsons costumes to celebrate the 500th episode of America’s favorite cartoon family and root on all the competitors vying for the cash.  Over 10 grand is at stake…That’s a whole lot of “D’oh!