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Joaquin Phoenix's controversial new PETA ad was apparently too much for ABC, which reportedly banned it from next Sunday night's Academy Awards.

The spot aims to promote veganism by depicting a fish's dying moments, likening them to a human being submerged in water, unable to find oxygen.

As Joaquin flails, an ominous voiceover by the star intones: "In water, humans drown just as fish suffocate on land. It's slow and painful and frightening."

"And we do it to more than one trillion fish every year."

The spot ends with a plea for viewers to "go vegan." This, according to PETA said, was deemed too political and provocative to run during the Oscars.

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It might be the only topic more polarizing than the 2013 Oscar snubs: Seth MacFarlane as host of the Academy Awards.

Will the man behind so many amazing Family Guy quotes creator be funny? Or will his outsider status in Hollywood serve as a detriment?

MacFarlane is already under fire for making a joke about Hitler yesterday while presenting the Academy Award nominations, but, hey, the promo above is pretty darn hilarious!

Watch another Seth MacFarlane promo for this year's ceremony - live on ABC February 25! - and then vote:

Will Seth MacFarlane make a good Oscars host?

 

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The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced this morning - and the complaints are already pouring in!

Christoph Waltz and not Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Supporting Actor?!?

No Ben Affleck for Best Director? Nary a Kathryn Bigelow or Tom Hooper in the same category, despite their films being up for Best Picture?

Nothing for The Dark Knight Rises? At all?!?

The Dark Knight Rises Promotional Photo

What about The Hunger Games? The Avengers? Films folks actually lined up to see?

Weigh in now and let your voice be heard: Who got snubbed the hardest?

 

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It's awards season in Hollywood, and the list of nominations for the granddaddy of them all - the Academy Awards, or Oscars - have just been revealed.

To the surprise of no one, Lincoln leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Life of Pi with 11, for the 85th annual event, set for February 24.

Daniel Day-Lewis: Lincoln

Check out the list of nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards:

Best Picture

Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

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Due to his performance in The Master, Joaquin Phoenix will almost assuredly be nominated for an Oscar.

Just don't expect the eccentric actor to shill for the award.

"I think it's bulls-it," Phoenix said about the Oscars in a chat with Elvis Mitchell in the latest Interview magazine. "I think it's total, utter bulls--t, and I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... It's the stupidest thing in the whole world."

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Seth MacFarlane has turned one of the most impressive Saturday Night Live hosting gigs in recent memory into an even more impressive position.

He will host the 2013 Academy Awards!

Seth MacFarlane at the Emmys

"We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh," producers said Craig  Zadan and Neil  Meron in a statement. "He will be the consummate host and we are so happy to be working with him."

MacFarlane, of course, is the voice behind various Family Guy quotes and characters and also wrote/directed Ted.

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Angelina Jolie's Oscar night pose got 10 times the attention of the Best Picture winner, but the actress says she doesn't even pay attention to that noise.

Despite spawning a hilarious photoshop trend (below, right) and even her own Twitter hashtag (#jolieing), she didn't even realize there was a media craze.

In other words, when you're this cool, you make the news. You don't read it.

  • Angelina Jolie at the Oscars
  • Angelina Jolie Spreads 'Em

The woman with the most revealing, famous right leg in the biz tells the Huffington Post, "I honestly didn't pay attention to it. You know what I mean?"

"I don't watch the shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don't click on it. And the people I surround myself with don't really talk about that kind of stuff ... I did hear something, but I didn't pay any attention."

"It's as simple as being a woman, picking out a dress you like and having a good night, and not really thinking about anything else."

Yeah right. More people feel sorry for Kim Kardashian getting flour bombed than believe she posed like that naturally, then didn't revel in the attention.

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Joan Rivers is not known for mincing words, but she took it to a new level after the 2012 Oscars, describing Angelina Jolie in some very controversial terms.

Angelina’s bizarre on-stage leg thrust pose pretty much stole the show Sunday, but not necessarily in a good way, drawing criticism and hilarious parodies galore.

Most were in good fun, but Fashion Police star Rivers tore her a new one.

“Angelina Jolie looked like a fool the way she posed,” Rivers said.

“She took herself right out of that superstar category because you now realize she stands in front of a mirror to figure out [what she looks like.]”

Daughter Melissa Rivers agreed: “She was demystified! She demystified herself and it’s unfortunate because it always looks so effortless. You're thinking, how can this one individual be so glamorous? It’s because she practices!”

Joan continued her rant against Angelina and her leg ...

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Did Natalie Portman secretly marry fiance Benjamin Millepied recently?

The subtle rings they wore to the 2012 Academy Awards appeared to be a quiet way of announcing that marriage at the Oscars on Sunday evening.

Adding fuel to the fire, jeweler Jamie Wolf confirmed in a press release that she designed Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied’s “wedding rings.”

Wolf created two diamond rings for the 2011 Oscar winner, made to fit on either side of Portman's engagement ring, and a platinum band for Millepied.

Natalie Portman and Husband?

Both rings are eco-friendly, made with recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds.

Wolf, one of Millepied’s dancer friends, designed Portman’s engagement ring, too.

“Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure  thatwe had everything right,” she said shortly after the actress debuted the sparkler.

That ring, made of recycled platinum and featuring certified conflict-free stones, was designed to fit in with Portman’s earth-friendly and vegan lifestyle.

Said Wolf, “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie.” As for whether Natalie is officially Mrs. Millepied?

No confirmation there, and don't hold your breath for it, knowing how this uber-private couple operates. Good for them, and congratulations, probably!

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Sean Young has come out and told her side of the story.

The actress was arrested for battery outside The Governors Ball last night, after she allegedly refused to leave the premises and then slapped a security guard who touched her shoulder.

Sean Young Photograph

But Young tells People she was "just standing by the line" outside the Academy Awards-sponsored event and not "bothering anybody" when the the commotion went down.

"I started to leave and [the guard] grabbed my arm and he started pulling me," said the actress, who claims she was on hand just to snap photos with celebrities for her Facebook page. "And I turned around and I was pulling my arm away – and I struck him."

Referring to the Academy, the former Ace Ventura star added: "They need to make a public apology on behalf of their security guard," although the Academy says in a release that it played no part in the situation, stating:

"There was an incident with Ms. Young outside the Academy’s Governors Ball. It was not the Academy who pressed charges."

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