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'Moonlight' Star Best Picture Screwup Made Win More Exciting!

2/27/2017 1:09 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Moonlight" star Ashton Sanders says everything happens for a reason ... INCLUDING that epic Best Picture screwup at the Oscars.

Ashton -- who plays the teenage version of the main character -- was getting the hell outta la la land Monday at LAX ... when we asked if the mistaken announcement put a damper on his movie's win.

Unlike many others in and out of Hollywood, Ashton's embracing the ultimate awkward moment! He also explains why the win marks a turning point in the movie industry.

Oscars Warren and Faye Fought Over Who Announces Best Picture

2/27/2017 11:08 AM PST
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0227-faye-dunaway-warren-beatty-getty-01Warren Beatty gave Faye Dunaway what she demanded during rehearsal ... the honor of reading the winner of Best Picture, and he watched as she failed in spectacular fashion.

Sources who were present at Saturday's rehearsal tell us, both Faye and Warren wanted to announce the winner and went back and forth, but eventually Warren backed off and Faye got her way.

In fact, we're told their rehearsal was contentious from start to finish ... they wouldn't go onstage together to block their walkout ... they did it separately.

Watch the clip closely ... you see Faye angling to get the envelope as Warren tries to make sense of it ... as if she fears he might jack the moment and read it himself. Warren didn't warn her ... he just passed the envelope.

And watch how quickly Faye reads the winner ... it's almost as if she worried Warren would beat her to the punch. It's pretty apparent ... Warren knew something was wrong and she just jumped.

We've reached out to Faye and Warren's reps for comment ... so far, no word back. 

Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart Team up in Philly ... for SOFT PORN?!?

2/27/2017 10:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart got their freak on in Philly ... we think.

The duo was rolling in a Ferrari this weekend through the City of Brotherly Love -- Kev's home turf. Someone asked what they were doing in town, and ended up getting an awesome answer.

Way more info than bargained for ... we're positive.

Best Picture Screwup Faces in Oscars Crowd Say It All

2/27/2017 8:09 AM PST

0227-la-la-land-reactions-launchIt took more than 2 minutes for the crowd at the Oscars to realize "La La Land" did NOT win Best Picture, and the looks on their faces in the moment speak volumes.

Take a look at the instant everyone noticed Warren BeattyFaye Dunaway and/or Oscars producers screwed the pooch by announcing the wrong Best Pic winner.

Embarrassment, confusion, horror ... it's all here in these close-up shots.

Emma Stone Rolls Deep with Oscar ... And HOT CHICKS!!!!

2/27/2017 6:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Emma Stone only rolls with the best ... and it doesn't get any better than an Oscar and a wave of her smoking hot friends!

The Best Actress winner -- gold statue in hand -- was leaving the "La La Land" after-party at the SoHo Sunday night. You gotta see the line of beauties hopping into their waiting ride.

Game clearly recognizes game.

The Oscars 'Moonlight' Wins Best Picture, But 'La La' Gets Trophy In EPIC Screwup!!

2/26/2017 9:58 PM PST
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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey -- announcing "La La Land" won Best Picture, when it was really supposed to go to "Moonlight" ... and the fallout was hysterical. 

In the greatest Oscars ending ever ... Warren and Faye called the 'La La' crew up onstage -- and they were several minutes into their acceptance speeches before someone figured out the massive screwup.

If you missed it you gotta see how it played out -- stage managers looked like Keystone Cops running around onstage. To their credit, the 'La La' folks graciously handed over their Oscars when the "Moonlight" cast and crew came up.

As for what went wrong? Watch ... Warren's explanation is an instant Hollywood classic, but basically he and Faye were handed the wrong card -- the one for Emma Stone's Best Actress win ... which had been handed out just before Best Picture.

Price Waterhouse just explained the obvious ... "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected." Truth be told, not immediately.  Also, why were there 2 "Best Actress" cards?

And get this -- Leo DiCaprio might be unwittingly involved! Best we can tell ... he walked off the stage holding Emma's envelope after her acceptance speech. We don't know what happened backstage, but somehow that card -- or a duplicate of it -- ended up in Warren and Faye's hands.

You are not alone, Steve Harvey.

Naomie Harris I Won for 'Moonlight' But I Feel Bad for 'La La Land'

2/27/2017 6:17 AM PST

Naomie Harris was happy enough her movie won Best Picture, but she clearly feels the pain of the "La La Land" cast and crew.

We got Naomie leaving the Vanity Fair party Sunday night in Bev Hills, and the luster of winning clearly lost a little of its shine.

Ron Howard Trump Team is Acting Un-American

2/25/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ron Howard's super disappointed by Trump and company ... but he sees a solution.

Ron was out in Beverly Hills Friday and was clearly upset by the latest ... banning certain outlets from media briefings.

Ron's a big believer in the power of the ballot box, and even though he didn't support Trump, he's still holding out some hope.

'Moonlight' Kid Hey, Will Smith ... Holla at Ya Boy!

2/23/2017 4:33 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Moonlight" star Jaden Piner has 2 huge goals for his first Oscar night -- getting next to one of those golden statues AND meeting with Will Smith. He's only prepared for one of those.

Jaden plays the kid version of one of the main characters, and just flew in for the award show. The 13-year-old told us he's ready for his close-up if his movie takes Best Picture, but he seems way more intimidated to meet big Willie.

By the way, kid's got the Hollywood spiel down pat already ... based on his Oscar prediction. He also knows all the right answers when dad's within earshot. His response when our photog asked about dating 7th grade girls is classic!

We predict big things for Jaden.

Don Cheadle No Fatherhood Advice for Clooney But I'll Take His Twins!

2/23/2017 2:51 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

When George Clooney's children are born, he can count on his pal, Don Cheadle, to babysit ... he just might not get back the kids!

Don was getting out of town Thursday at LAX and we asked if he'd give George any parenting tips -- or maybe offer his own full grown daughters to help out once Amal has the twins.

Don scoffed at both ideas, and instead told us he'd be willing to take the kids off George's hands permanently. He was kidding ... we're pretty sure.

Oprah Gets Behind the Tequila Wheel For 'Wrinkle' Wrap Party

2/23/2017 11:30 AM PST

Oprah knew exactly how to unwind at the end of shooting her new movie -- a little margarita mix and a lot of tequila.

O was in New Zealand Wednesday playing bartender for the cast and crew of "A Wrinkle in Time." Her co-star, Reese Witherspoon, seemed more than happy to let Oprah "get behind the tequila wheel!"

If the movie's half as good as this ... director Ava DuVernay's gonna score another hit. 

Best wrap party. Ever. 

Janelle Monae Prays Hollywood's Finally Waking Up

2/23/2017 6:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Janelle Monae's giving Hollywood props ... for belatedly listening.

The "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures" star arrived at LAX Wednesday and we asked if the Oscars were on the mark this year.

Check it out ... Janelle -- who played major roles in both flicks that earned Oscar nominations -- gives a big thumbs up.

'The Ring' Star Daveigh Chase Questioned by Cops in Death Investigation

2/23/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0222-daveigh-chase-tmz-02Daveigh Chase got busted after rushing a dying man to the hospital -- but her arrest has nothing to do with his death ... well, almost nothing.

Daveigh, the voice of Lilo in "Lilo & Stitch," dumped the guy outside an L.A. hospital in the wee hours of Feb. 15, and immediately bounced ... according to our law enforcement sources. He was pronounced dead after hospital staffers found him.

We're told someone told police Daveigh had been hanging out with the guy in the hours before his death. When cops ran her name, they found an outstanding warrant, and arrested her early Wednesday. 

Our sources say Daveigh -- who was also the creepy chick in "The Ring" -- is NOT a suspect in the man's death. We're told cops are treating it as a possible overdose, and Daveigh says she was merely trying to get him help at the hospital.

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