The director of the Oscar Winning live-action short "Helium" may have been high himself ... telling our photog his Oscar will become a canine toilet.
Anders Walter and producer Kim Magnusson were leaving a post-Ocscar party at Ago in West Hollywood ... when Walter talked about losing the doggie door in his home and jerry-rigging a statuette to accomplish the function ... and he fully expects his dog to mark his Oscar territory.
And then ... Walter dropped the best humble brag of the evening.
These dudes are fun.
Academy Awards Pizza Guy
Cheered By Co-Workers
Missed Out On Fat Tip
3/3/2014 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who delivered pizza to celebs like Jared Leto, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts during the Academy Awards returned to work with a hero's welcome ... but the burning question -- will he get that big fat tip?
We're not sure what his name is, but the guy who delivered pizzas during the show is clearly gonna get employee of the month ... you gotta see the reaction he gets from his co-workers.
The delivery guy didn't take his own ride to the event -- looks like Oscar producers sent a fancy SUV -- but when we tried asking him how it all went down ... he wouldn't say much.
Here's the kicker ... all this happened before Ellen got celebs like Harvey Weinstein and Brad Pitt to tip him around $300 for the pizza inside Pharrell's hat. So, the question is -- will the delivery guy get what's coming to him?
Don't worry ... we plan to ask him soon. Hopefully our camera guy gets an answer.
Phone Break During Academy Awards
This Show's a Drag
3/3/2014 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you thought the Academy Awards were dragging on and on ... you're not alone ... even Oscar nominee Amy Adams got caught checking her phone during the show.
To be fair, Amy could have been staring at her crotch -- but we're gonna go out on a limb and say she was more than likely texting some other famous person about how the show is putting her to sleep.
We're guessing she's not the only one.
... at least Ellen's been funny.
2014 Academy Awards
RED CARPET FASHION
The Hits, Runs and Errors
3/2/2014 6:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Red Carpet Crash
3/2/2014 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lawrence is two for two at the Oscars -- no, we didn't spoil show for you -- we're talking about the actress almost falling on her face again ... this time on the red carpet.
Ol' clumsy pants hit the press line and as soon as cameras locked in on her ... the "American Hustle" star lost her balance and went down hard.
As you may recall, Lawrence crashed last year during the show while walking on stage to accept her Academy Award.
If history is any indication ... someone's getting photo bombed next.
Weed Biz Booming
With Oscar Partying Celebs
3/2/2014 3:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Governors Ball better stock up on munchies ... because local weed delivery services are BLOWING UP with orders this weekend from celebs looking to get baked.
According to our ganja sources ... a ton of delivery pot shops had to hire more drivers for Sunday to keep up with the insane amount of orders being placed all weekend by celebs in town for the awards show.
One company told us portable vaporizers are huge with celebs this year ... and they've already sold around 40% more bud than usual. We're told the top selling strain is called Dream Queen.
The night is still young.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The Great Snack Debate
3/2/2014 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile were given the ultimate "Sophie's Choice" Saturday night in Hollywood -- don't worry, their kids are fine -- but the couple's taste buds may NEVER BE THE SAME!
Brangelina were leaving the Independent Spirit Awards last night and our photog blew Brad Pitt's mind with a simple question.
If he had to choose one snack to eat for the rest of his life -- between Jell-O or pudding -- which would it be?
Angelina Jolie got another toughie from our photog -- Cheez-Its or Goldfish? Like a true fembot, she's stumped.
So, we gotta ask ...
Guess What's Under My Oscar Dress?
3/2/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If you see Sally Field at the Oscars Sunday ... feel sympathy she's about to frickin' burst.
Sally wants a perfect hourglass figure when she hits the red carpet ... but it won't be from exercise -- she'll be wearing industrial strength underwear.
We're told the 2-time Oscar winner popped into Trashy Lingerie in West Hollywood ... looking for something to hold it all together underneath her Academy Award gown.
She saw a nude-colored corset and plunked down $200.
Apparently she liked it -- she really liked it.
RED CARPET REWIND
3/2/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford
Toronto is Safe
... Even Though I'm Partying at Oscars
3/1/2014 9:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Citizens of Toronto, fear not ... even though your sometimes crack-smoking mayor just touched down in Hollywood to apparently hit up the Oscars -- and after his recent trip to Mardi Gras -- he claims the city is still in good hands.
Rob Ford made his way through a media storm of cameras Saturday night at LAX (video to follow) ... telling our photog he's running political biz from the road -- and even plans to run for office again later this year.
"Crack Mayor" told the Toronto Sun early Saturday morning he was flying to L.A. to attend the Academy Awards ... but when he got to baggage claim Jimmy Kimmel was waiting as his driver ... so this was clearly all for his late night show.
Watch the clip ... see which d-bag Canuck we'd get in a trade with Canada -- him or Bieber.
Academy Award Nominee
Oscars are Run By
Old 'White Men' Who Take Bribes
3/1/2014 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Oscar nominee Julie Delpy has some pretty HUGE BALLS for a chick ... because the screenwriter just spanked the Academy hard -- saying it's just a bunch of crusty white dudes who take BRIBES for votes.
Delpy -- who's nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Before Midnight" with Ethan Hawke -- told So Film magazine via the Independent the awards are meaningless because voters are, "90% white men over 70 who need money."
"They haven't done anything in a long time," Delpy continued ... "You just need to give them two or three presents and they're in your pocket. It doesn't mean anything to me."
The actress also roasted the Weinstein brothers claiming they killed the independent movie scene ... and then dissed her own flicks, saying, "Every time I've become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it's been crap! Let's be honest: 90% of movies made in Hollywood are crap."
Guess no one ever told her not to bite the hand that feeds you ... even if it's old, white and (allegedly) corrupt.
I Forgave Oprah
For Calling Me a Misogynist
3/1/2014 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snoop put Oprah on blast back in '08 for saying on her show he was prejudice against women. Snoop said he was pissed she didn't give him a chance to defend himself.
Apparently the two have put the past behind them ... because last night Snoopzilla posted the pic of him and O with Gayle King, proclaiming "Black history.'
Maybe they just liked his nails.
Honored By Ex-Felons
He's One Of Us Now
2/26/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown was just honored for his good works in the community ... by a group of ex-felons.
Chris was given the "Second Chance At Loving Life Award" by 2ndCall -- an organization that works with ex-cons and "others who society disregards" by helping them with anger management and self-esteem issues.
Leaders of the group tell TMZ ... so much negative attention is focused on Chris' hijinks ... they wanted to celebrate his good deeds -- like the time he donated 1,000 pairs of kicks to poor kids.
2ndCall says if it's able to help convicted murderers win a second chance ... then surely Chris deserves another shot, too ... and says it hopes to partner with him on more charitable projects.