Cloris Leachman, known for her larger-than-life, kooky personality, sat down with “omg! Insider” co-anchor Thea Andrews for an exclusive interview about longtime friend Valerie Harper’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis. Harper and Leachman worked together for years on the beloved 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The 86-year-old actress talks about the devastation she experienced when she heard the sad news. To see the full interview, check out “omg! Insider” Thursday night on TV.Read More »from Cloris Leachman’s Heartbreaking Reaction to Longtime Pal Valerie Harper’s Cancer Diagnosis
Blog Posts by Rachel Hoffman
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 4:28 PM EST
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 7:38 PM EST
Mariah Carey is easily considered to be one of the best in the music biz, so how does she stack up to this season’s “American Idol” contestants? “omg! Insider” correspondent Keltie Colleen recently spent some time backstage with the judges and host Ryan Seacrest in Las Vegas and she wanted to know one thing: Does Queen Mariah have some fierce competition to contend with thanks to this season’s new crop of contestants?
Check out the vid to hear their answers and how Mariah responded. For full behind-the-scenes access to “American Idol,” check out “omg! Insider” tonight on TV.Read More »from Is There a Mariah in the Making on ‘American Idol?’
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:38 AM EST
Jennifer Lawrence may have been a winner on Oscar Sunday, but her career-defining moment was anything but graceful!
The “Silver Linings Playbook” star tripped over her stunning Dior dress while walking to the stage to collect her Academy gold for Best Actress! But the tumble didn’t faze the 22-year-old. In the press room following her big win, Jennifer got candid about the embarrassing trip and much, much more. The starlet even revealed that she had a shot to take the edge off after the public trip! You won’t believe what else the down-to-earth actress had to say!
Check out the vid to hear what J-Law was thinking as she took that now infamous spill!Read More »from How Jennifer Lawrence took the edge off after Oscar win
"omg! Insider” co-anchors Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews caught up with the hottest stars on the red carpet at Sunday Night’s Academy Awards. From Jessica Chastain to Jennifer Hudson, we got the scoop on everything from award show morning rituals to style secrets. To see full coverage of all the red carpet fun from the Oscars, tune into "omg! Insider" Monday night on TV.Read More »from Oscars ‘Oh My’ Red Carpet Moments
The symbol of the Academy Awards, of course, is the Oscar statue. And the acclaimed actors who have won the coveted prize over the years would probably say the trophy is priceless, but how much is the iconic trophy really worth? The value of the 24-karat gold-plated statue is tied with the price of gold, which is currently about $1,600 per ounce. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that means that each of this year’s 50 statuettes from manufacturer R.S. Owens is worth about $900. That’s a whopping total of $45,000 in Oscar gold for 2013.
Check out the vid to see how the value of the Oscar has changed since the first Academy Awards took place in 1929!Read More »from The Oscar statue costs how much?
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Thu, Feb 21, 2013 5:00 PM EST
The Oscars are right around the corner!
While the Academy has awarded this top prize to some of the biggest Hollywood icons of all time, many of the best actors in the business have not been recognized. So, as we look ahead to the Oscars on Sunday night, we’re breaking down the A-list stars who’ve surprisingly never taken home the gold.
From Tom Cruise to Leonardo DiCaprio, check out the vid to see which Hollywood heavyweights have yet to win over the Academy!Read More »from A-list actors who’ve surprisingly never won an Oscar
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Wed, Feb 20, 2013 6:36 PM EST
Mo’Nique’s Oscar-winning performance in 2009’s “Precious” put her on the map in Hollywood, and now she’s using her star power to inspire her fans to lose weight. The comedienne spent her career embracing her big girl status, often saying bigger is better, but when her health became a factor, Mo'Nique made the decision to lose the weight. She’s down to 217, after dropping 45 pounds and she’s not done yet!
The 45-year-old seems to be taking a break from the spotlight since her talk show ended last year, but she’s still connected to her fans. She’s now sharing her weight loss journey on Twitter in order to show off all her hard work.
Check out the vid to find out Mo’nique’s weight-loss secrets!Read More »from Mo’Nique’s inspiring weight-loss journey since ‘Precious’ Oscar win: How she dropped 45 pounds
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Tue, Feb 19, 2013 5:07 PM EST
“Amour” actress Emmanuelle Riva is nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Academy Awards, making her, at 85 years old, the oldest woman to be nominated in the category in Oscar history. And, if she takes home the statue this Sunday, she could break a record for the oldest person to ever win an Academy Award. Oscar Sunday also happens to be a very special day for Emmanuelle since it’s her 86th birthday. We can’t think of a better birthday gift for her than to take home the gold and break the record!
Check out the vid to see which Oscar-winning actor Emmanuelle would steal the title from if she wins on Sunday.Read More »from Will ‘Amour’ star Emmanuelle Riva make Oscar history?
The Oscar statue is certainly the most recognizable symbol of the Academy Awards, but the gold envelope that contains the winners’ names is arguably just as iconic.
So, who is the man behind the winning envelope’s look? Well, his name is Marc Friedland, and he’s an invitation designer who creates stationery arts for dozens of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Tom Hanks.
And while Friedland may work for some of the best actors in the biz, it’s safe to say that his biggest client is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Not only does he make the envelopes for the Oscars, he also creates the elegant stationery for the Governors Awards, the Nominees Luncheon, the Scientific and Technical Awards and the Foreign Language Film Nominees Reception. And Marc's invitations aren't just for the stars. You can even bring the Oscars into your home with his online collection!
Check out the vid to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the envelopes!Read More »from Who is the man behind the winning Oscar envelope?
- Rachel Hoffman | omg! – Fri, Feb 15, 2013 4:57 PM EST
Joaquin Phoenix is not only known for his acting chops, but also for his ability to get his point across in dramatic fashion. The Best Actor nominee is starring in a new PETA ad to promote veganism, and it’s definitely raising some eyebrows! In the video, the 38-year-old actor is completely submerged in water, panicking and struggling to breathe, to depict a fish's last dying moment. In the promo, he urges viewers to “try to relate” and “go vegan.”
Check out the vid to see the ad that you won’t see during the Academy Awards!Read More »from Why is Oscar Nominee Joaquin Phoenix drowning himself?