Jeanne Beker busts out at the Oscars
A couple of sidebar observations on the Canadian Oscar coverage Sunday night:
In her interview with Barbara Walters, Ellen Page pointed out the difference between what is understated and fundamentally decent and what is crass and fundamentally gauche. And while Ms. Page rendered unto Caesar (we all gotta make a living), she proved you don’t necessarily have to wax his laurel while you’re at it.
And what on earth was CTV thinking replacing Tanya Kim on the red carpet with Jeanne Beker? When asked by the always credulous Ben Mulroney what she made of the evening’s happenings, Beker announced, thrusting her unfortunate décolletage into full view, that she “felt very comfortable. I’ve waited my whole life to get here.” This as though her involvement had anything to do with what was going on around her. For navel gazing in a decidedly supporting role, give that woman an Oscar—er, make that a Genie.
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