and Betty and Bimbo already have some favorite quotes and images to report!:
* Melissa Ethridge called the Oscars a "gay holiday", which surely pissed off the cast of Dreamgirls.
* Alan Arkin: "Everybody thinks I'm gonna keel over".
* Our friend who was AT a post-Oscars party (on assignment for a magazine) reports: peter o'toole is actually dead. i think he was embalmed.
* Entertainment Weekly reports, in a item called "Dame's Little Helper": Helen Mirren met the press carrying a Best Actress Oscar in one hand...and a vodka gimlet in the other. No wonder she seemed so at ease answering a question in perfect French. Betty's favorite Oscar moment remains busty Dame Mirren reading from the Borat script.
* Our favorite: When someone asked Al Gore how it felt to be a rock star, he responded, "William Hung was a rock star; I just have a slideshow."
*Check out Sarah Silverman's Academy-rejected documentary short, A Very Convenient Truth.