Rachael’s Entertainment News for Monday, March 8th, 2010
Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to receive Best Director honors at Sunday night’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Her film The Hurt Locker won for Best Picture. Meanwhile, favorite Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for The Blind Side, and [lastfm]Jeff Bridges[/lastfm] took the Best Actor Oscar for Crazy Heart.
The same day that Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for Best Actress, she was also named Worst Actress for All About Steve, making her the first actress to win the Best and Worst Actress honor in the same year.
Country music as a whole also got a vote of confidence from The Academy with Crazy Heart. [lastfm]Jeff Bridges[/lastfm], who stars as faded country music star Bad Blake in the flick, won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Bridges’ co-star, Maggie Gyllenhaal, was nominated for her work in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, however, she lost to Mo’Nique who starred in Precious. Also of note, [lastfm]Ryan Bingham[/lastfm] and [lastfm]T-Bone Burnett[/lastfm] won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart.
[lastfm]Brad Paisley’s[/lastfm] “American Saturday Night Tour” made its final stop at the Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, South Carolina Saturday night and on the final note of the encore finale (“Alcohol”), Brad fell from the stage about six feet and landed hard on his side! He bounced back up, finished the show and thanked the audience and told them good-bye. Once Paisley left the stage he was transported to the local hospital via ambulance to be checked out – all is well, only badly bruised. He was discharged from the hospital and returned. See the video here!
The stork delivered a boy to [lastfm]Little Big Town[/lastfm]’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook Friday night in Nashville! Their first child, Elijah Dylan Westbrook, weighed in at 7 lbs. 14 oz.
[lastfm]Rascal Flatts[/lastfm]’ appearance on CSI definitely paid off for CBS, the television network that airs the popular show. According to Country Aircheck, the episode won the hour with 15.6 million viewers and achieved a 9.4 rating/15 share.
[lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]’s official iPhone application will be available in the iTunes app store tomorrow! Filled with many interactive features, such as Facebook and Twitter connectivity, the app is an exciting new way to stay plugged in with the superstar. The app is enabled with push notification so that any time she releases new music, videos, photos, etc. you’ll be instantly updated on your iPhone! You can also see Swift’s most up-to-date tour information, share photos from the shows and find other Taylor fans in your area.
DJ Tracy Young, who last week was linked romantically to Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak, is setting the record straight about their relationship. Tracy says she worked with Kim on a remix of “Tardy for the Party,” and they are merely friends. “These allegations of a secret affair aren’t new to me,” Tracy told Usmagazine.com. “It seems whenever I work with a high-profile female artist, someone is always trying to link us together romantically.” Added Tracy, “The facts are Kim and I worked together….We spent a lot of time in the studio and in the process, became close friends due to our shared interest in music.”