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Taylor Negron's Family Pissed Over Oscar Snub NPH's Junk Got More Air Time Than Him!

2/23/2015 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Negron Oscars In MemoriamThe Oscars focused more on Neil Patrick Harris' penis than a deceased actor who starred in iconic movies, and the actor's relatives are livid. 

Taylor Negron -- who became famous for his roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "The Last Boy Scout" -- was left out of the 'In Memoriam' tribute, which infuriated his brother Conrad Negron who said, "They'll have NPH come out in his underwear but not take a few seconds to honor my brother."

And Taylor's cousin Chuck Negron -- the lead singer of Three Dog Night -- says he was "floored" by the snub and demands some recognition from the Academy.

Conrad really went off, also saying, "They'll let Patricia Arquette go on and on forever but they won't give Taylor the 15 minutes he deserved."  We're guessing he meant a few seconds.

Taylor died in January at 57 after a long battle with cancer.

Conrad says he and his family vow never to watch the Oscars again. After last night it's a safe bet ... they're not alone.



'Imitation Game' Screenwriter 'I'm Not Gay' HOLY CRAP!

2/23/2015 10:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


And you thought Michael Keaton not winning the Oscar was the biggest surprise ... the guy who won for Best Adapted Screenplay is not gay!

Graham Moore did an interview after the awards in which he said, "I'm not gay, but I've never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about ..."

Fact is ... he never said in his acceptance speech he was gay, but everyone assumed it because the main character in the movie was gay and the torment he had to endure resulted in his suicide. 

Moore said at the Oscars he had some connection to Alan Turing because both of them had issues fitting in growing up. He told BuzzFeed, "It was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much, I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons."

Moore spoke to reporters backstage and did not broach the topic of his sexuality ... even though a reporter tried to ask him about it ... without actually asking him. 


Joan Rivers Oscar 'In Memoriam' Snub Melissa Is VERY Disappointed

2/23/2015 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Can we talk? Joan Rivers was noticeably snubbed Sunday night by The Academy Awards and Melissa Rivers is not a happy camper about it.

Sources close to Melissa say she feels her mom deserved a place in the 'In Memoriam' portion of the Oscars, but she's not going to focus on the snub.

We're told she'd rather focus on the overwhelming support from her fans, who have rallied behind her mom since her death in September.

But Melissa has a legitimate beef -- seems like the Academy forgot how Joan owned Oscar red carpets for years ... and her hysterical role as Dot Matrix in "Spaceballs!"

Serena & Common BACK TOGETHER?? Exes Hang at Post-Oscar Bash

2/23/2015 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-serena-williams-commons-twitterYou don't let just anyone hold your Oscar ... which is why it was very interesting when Common let his ex-GF Serena Williams carry his statue around last night ... fueling rumors they could be back on. 

The two were spotted together at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash -- and even took a photo together (which Serena curiously posted and then removed from her Instagram page). 

It's especially interesting ... considering that Common has been very open about how much he cared for Serena when they were together -- and even said he thought about marrying her. 

So, back on???

Harrison Ford Screw the Oscars I'd Rather Watch Crappy Lakers

2/23/2015 6:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-harrison-ford-calista-celtics-gettyTo quote the Grail Knight at the end of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" ... Harrison Ford chose wisely. 

Instead of suffering through the nearly 4 hours of whatever that was on TV last night, Harrison grabbed his wife Calista Flockhart and hit up the Staples Center to watch the crappy Lakers. 

But unlike the Academy Awards, Harrison Ford got a surprise ending ... the last place Lake Show actually pulled out a victory over the almost equally bad Boston Celtics. 

Still better than a running briefcase gag. 

Irina Shayk Half-Naked & Rebounding ... At Post-Oscars Bash

2/23/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-irina-shayk-vanity-fair-oscars-getty-launchThink Cristiano Ronaldo's kicking himself yet??

Here's recently single Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition supermodel Irina Shayk ... showing off everything from her underboob to her side ass at the Vanity Fair party Sunday night in Hollywood. 

The 29-year-old gave Ronaldo the boot last month after rumors began circulating that he was bangin' other chicks ... so she's very single and by the looks of things, very ready to mingle. 

For the record, there were a ton of hot single dudes at the VF party -- including Orlando Bloom, Jared Leto and Common

Happy rebounding. 

Scarlett Johansson Idina Expect Travolta ... To Get So Touchy

2/23/2015 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-john-travolta-scarlett-gettyNobody felt as much at the Oscars as John Travolta -- just ask Scarlett Johansson ... who got up close with JT's hands even before Idina Menzel.

If you thought Travolta's overly touching moment on stage with Idina was strange -- and it definitely was -- imagine Scarlett's surprise on the red carpet.

John warmed up his hands pre-award show by sneaking up on Scarlett -- caressing her stomach and planting a kiss on her as she was posing for photogs.

You may question his tactics ... but the guy's got taste. 

Oprah Winfrey Watch Me Do the Limbo At the Oscars

2/23/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Oprah Winfrey took an awesome shortcut to press some flesh Sunday night ... much to the consternation of security. 

Oprah ducked under the velvet rope as a security dude gritted his teeth, in clear fear O might go down. It's unclear where she was going, but she was definitely in a hurry.

Fun pics ... more fun than the Oscars for sure.

The Oscars Lego My Oscar And The Night's Biggest Winner Is ...

2/23/2015 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Oprah Winfrey won at the Academy Awards Sunday night ... scoring the Oscar everybody wanted ... the Lego variety. 

She wasn't the only one ... during the performance of "Everything is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, dancers dolled out Lego Oscars to stars like Oprah, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, and others.

"The Lego Movie" may have been snubbed but they got their sweet revenge.

One thing's for sure ... those statues are awesome. 

The Oscars Show Will Go On ... Roaches Dodge Health Inspectors

2/22/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oscars Dolby Theater Health Department Oscars producers can stop holding their breath -- the Health Department combed the Dolby Theater for roaches and other violations, and gave 'em the green light for Sunday's ceremony ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... video shot inside the home of the Oscars showed several bars and a storage area that were filthy with dead cockroaches, flying bugs, dirty sinks, garbage and more.

Health Department Manager Charlene Contreras tells TMZ they sent 2 inspectors to the theater late Thursday afternoon -- hours after we posted the video -- to check the 6 bar areas. She says no roaches or flies turned up.

Contreras says the critters in the video may have set up camp in areas that are unused between events.

Bottom line ... celebs won't have to worry about crawling critters on Sunday. They're on their own with agents and lawyers though.


Oscars They Dis Minorities So We Fade to Black

2/22/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022115_jen_lewis_launch_v2It's pretty bad that African Americans aren't represented at the Oscars, so we decided we'd give African Americans EXCLUSIVELY a voice in deciding who wins.

Members of our staff with the necessary credentials cast their vote for best movie.  

The result ... well, it's very TMZ. 

J.K. Simmons I Crack The Whip ... But Don't Try It At Home

2/21/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


J.K. Simmons isn't someone with whom you want to play musical chairs ... the Oscar nominated "Whiplash" star says there's only one situation where throwing furniture at people works.

Simmons is cleaning up this awards season for his role as the ball-busting Terence Fletcher in the film ... but our photog found out, he doesn't agree with his character's teaching methods.

It doesn't sound like it was inspired by any teachers he had growing up, but he thinks Fletcher's "methods" only fly in one place.


10 Oscar Awards Throwback Photos That'll Have You Thanking The Academy

2/20/2015 12:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Oscars have been honoring Hollywood's best and brightest since 1929 ... filling the slideshows with some awesome throwback photos.

With the 87th Academy Awards upon us, take a look back at a few of the famous faces who took home the golden guy in the early years.

10. Audrey Hepburn, after her 1954 win for "Roman Holiday"


9. Ernest Borgnine, after his 1956 win for "Marty"


8. Frank Sinatra, with his 1971 Hersholt Humanitarian Award


7. Raquel Welch, accepting Goldie Hawn's award on her behalf in 1970


6.Tatum O'Neal, after her 1974 win for "Paper Moon"


5. Sylvester Stallone, after his 1977 Best Picture win for "Rocky"


4. Meryl Streep, after her 1983 win for "Sophie's Choice"


3. Oprah Winfrey, celebrating her 1986 nomination for "The Color Purple"


2. James Stewart & Ginger Rogers celebrating their 1941 wins for "The Philadelphia Story" and "Kitty Foyle," respectively


1. Walt Disney, struggling with his record four wins in a single year in 1954


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