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You guys, I don't even know. I am so incredibly, irrationally depressed. Like "spent two hours struggling not to cry" depressed. But the Fug Girls are on Twitter talking about how Julianne Moore is wearing half a cape and something unspeakable happened to Scarlett Johansson's hair. How am I supposed to let this go? On the other hand: Justin Bieber. I don't know that I can handle this.

(I just turned on the TV and an Abilify commercial came on. "If you're taking an antidepressant but are still depressed...")

(More commercials. I'm not saying The Cape is stupid. I'm saying it looks stupid. Deeply stupid.)

(Jesus, my TV reception is crappy for no good reason.)

O hai, it's the pre-show. Here's Helen Mirren, bejeweled and fierce in some shade of beige. I try not to use "fierce" too often, but I reserve it for her. Michael Douglas says he has beat cancer; Catherine Zeta-Jones is in a forest-green ballgown. (The Fug Girls are indicating that green is A Thing this year.) Claire Danes is wearing some sort of vivid--well, she calls it "hot pink." Kind of a coral tone? I don't know, between the stage lights and my reception she could be wearing what in the name of God is Jennifer Love Hewitt wearing. Some huge... silver... it's like... a satellite dish... around her boobs. I don't even know. Here's Christian Bale with a mane of hair and some sort of accent from the vicinity of the British Isles. It might be his real one, I can't tell. I don't think I've ever heard him use the same accent twice in the row, so I have no way of knowing. Here's Michelle Williams in... ah, the "khaki and daisies" the Girls were talking about. I mean, I'm sure it's not literally khaki, but... daisies. Daisy straps. Sure.

Trailer for The Rite. I always wonder what sort of "true story" these demonic possession/exorcism movies could possibly be based on. It's Anthony Hopkins being creepy. Who could have seen this coming?

OH GIRL. ANNE HATHAWAY. WHAT. It's like... skin-tight copper disco ball sheath. With long sleeves and no back. Amazing. Carrie Underwood is here for some reason in beige strapless sparkle, which is nice. I don't know. They're talking about Natalie Portman and not showing her and--oh. Pale pink, strapless something... red... up top. I don't know. It went by fast. She's pregnant, it'll do. I'm trying to read over the Fug and MTV liveblogs for hints on what these people are wearing and the latter is having too big a meltdown over Certain Teen Idols to be of any help. MEN WEAR SUITS, OKAY. I HAVE SUFFICIENT A GRIP ON THIS. I NEED COLORS FOR PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM.

Ah, what the hell. Let's hit post.

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I feel you. Really. SAD sucks.

If it helps, I am so glad you are doing this. I never get on LJ anymore, but I signed in tonight expressly hoping to read your live-blogging--I guess it's become a yearly tradition for me. You rock, Cleo!

Oh, and the Abilify commercials drive my husband and I NUTS.

So is that possibly not Christian Bale's real accent? Maybe even he is confused by now. See, Method acting is bad for you.

Also, thanks for doing this - it's always such fun to read along with the madness...:)

Bale started doing an American accent for his Batman press tours, because he thought it would go over better if people didn't ask why Batman was suddenly British. And, when he's acting, he'll keep the same accent the whole time. Otherwise, he sounds English-y.

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Aw, Cleo, nice to see you on the job -- I'm just sorry you're feeling so badly. Sending hugs. Hope a little snark will lift your spirits a bit.

I think Carrie had a song nominated for the Narnia movie.

Wow, Ricky Gervais is laying the snark on REALLY thick this year. I've mentally said, "Oh, snap!" several times.

Yays and about the Cape

It's really cool if you don't take it too seriously. For a good somewhat campy superhero show, it's really good. It's taking the place of Heroes because NBC needs another good action show. So I'm willing to give it a chance.

And yay Cleo liveblog!!! *Hugs* I'm sorry you're feeling so depressed.

OMG, Theodore Lawrence grew up!

IKR? I loved that movie. <3

Christen Bale, WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR?!?!?

Also, has he always had an English accent?

I'm sorry you're feeling down bad. I hope this evening cheers you up some.

Wow, Katey Segal's dress is so very....orange?

Did Christian Bale just swear copiously at the room? The sound cut off and then the whole room was laughing kind of uncomfortably.

Ugh, so sorry. I've been skidding along a rough patch myself, and in fact went to therapy for the very first time ever yesterday, so I kinda feel you. Fucking January, man.

Segue. I believe word was at the time that Christian Bale's accent for his Pocahontas character was his real one.

Oh, man. I totally forgot he was in Pocahontas! I feel like I need to watch that again now!

You're doing a fine job even though you're down. I feel your pain.

Hopefully this will cheer you up - you've probably seen it already but I just discovered it today and am COVERED in glee...get this: a movie about REAL vampires doing REAL vampiring...and NO ONE IS SPARKLING. Also: Paul Bettany and Karl Urban. Need I say more.


The Cape is gloriously ridiculous. The hero fights evil with the help of carny science and the main villain is a fruit loop named Chess who takes breaks from running the police force to put in rook-shaped contacts and cackle softly to himself.

And it has Keith David as the wise mentor/head of the carnies, so it's hard to go wrong there.

Love you, Cleo. I am laughing so hard already.