I joked yesterday that Anne Hathaway had become so tightly wound she could just shoot up the place one moment and have no idea she’d done it a moment later. But things about which I joke often come true which means someone better get a visual on James Franco. STAT. Because Hathaway’s reportedly heard about Franco’s interview on Howard Stern during which the actor seemed to agree Hathaway is fake. ‘Anne can’t believe James has openly discussed the past and how they aren’t really on talking terms anymore,’ says a source. ‘She thinks he did it purely to drum up publicity for Spring Breakers. But, as far as she’s concerned, James pulled an unprofessional move by talking about her during the interview with Howard Stern. Stern did provoke Franco, but he didn’t have to respond. And she couldn’t believe that he said he understands why people dislike her. Anne would never air her dirty laundry in public and is intensely private. It’s opened up old wounds, is totally unnecessary and she’s fuming.’
I was convinced enough that Anne Hathaway’s thirst for an Oscar had consumed her and become her elixir of life that I assumed she’d shoot up the place if she lost. Sadly, she won and affected a little girl voice in a rehearsed speech that was somehow more cloying and annoying than a press tour that solely consisted of pulling focus from more talented costars who actually carried the movie. And I guess BRANDNEWINFORMATION P.D. is on Twitter talking about the Oscars right now, because here’s former co-host James Franco talking about how everybody hates Hathaway. Howard Stern began on Sirius XM radio show Monday, ‘Everyone sort of hates Anne Hathaway, and I’ve explained that I do too and I don’t know even know why sometimes. She’s just so affected actress-y that even when she wins an award she’s out of breath. And then she has the standard joke that sounds like it’s written. And it all seems so scripted and acted.’ Stern continues, ‘She comes off like the goody two-shoes actress and it’s just fun to sort of hate her. Hate is a strong word… but dislike her, even though she is a great actress. Is that accurate?’ Franco seemed to concur, adding ‘She does not want me talking about this, but okay.’ Franco admits, ‘I’m not an expert on… I guess they’re called ‘Hatha-haters’… but I think that’s what maybe triggers it.’
Us Weekly went to the top of Anderson Cooper’s s**t list for confirming Anne Hathaway is exactly as much of a b**ch as you think she is. A source basically claimed that Hathaway got mad co-star Amanda Seyfried wore a McQueen, left, confusingly-similar to Hathaway’s first choice of Oscar dress, a Valentino, right. And rather than shoot up the place like I thought she might if she didn’t win an Oscar, she changed her outfit to Prada and issued a public apology to Valentino. So of course here’s Seyfried of her own free will writing what I assume is an anagram of ‘She’s got a gun!’ Seyfried wrote shortly after the story came out: ‘Fact: I love you, Anne!’
Anne Hathaway is still talking about things even though you really, really wish she would stop talking about anything at all. She’s already admitted that she talked herself out of a fan base by acting like winning an Oscar was her elixir of life and now she’s issuing an apology for choosing to wear the ridiculous Prada nipple dress that made it look like she was topless and, moreover, pulled focus from the win itself. Except she’s not actually apologising for wearing such an absurd dress. She’s apologising for choosing it over Valentino. Hathaway admitted on the red carpet that she didn’t know what she was going to wear until three hours before the awards and the favourite, a lacy Valentino, was nixed because it was confusingly similar to a McQueen worn by co-star Amanda Seyfried (left, the actual dress Seyfried wore; right, the Valentino that Hathaway wanted to wear). And rather than just having Seyfried killed, Hathaway changed her dress. And apparently pissed off Valentino with whom she has a great relationship. She actually said this in a statement: ‘It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans.’ She continues, ‘Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last-minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused.’
Anne Hathaway was so desperate to pull focus during the Les Miserable press tour that she contrived an upskirt and gave a pre-written speech about women’s rights while Matt Lauer pictured her naked. And she was so desperate for attention on the Oscars red carpet that she wore a Dior dress that made it look like she was completely topless. And, in case you missed it, she jiggled the nipple dress during her acceptance speech. None of which endeared her to an audience who used to like her. Admitting her popularity is at an all time low, Hathaway recently said: ‘It does get to me. But you have to remember in life that there’s a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive.’ Which apparently meant crocodile tears in the press room and affecting a little girl voice. A source tells Us Weekly, Hathaway rehearsed her speech in hopes of coming across more likable. ‘She was very aware that she had been the butt of everyone’s jokes,’ says the source who claimed the actress ‘did practice her Oscar speech a lot to try and be more likable.’ Photos of Anne Hathaway posing… HARD… are below.
Anne Hathaway will probably win an Academy of Try Award for trying for 10 minutes in the Les Miserables role that nearly went to Scarlet Johansson. Clearly wanting the award more than she wants to take her next breath, but still pretending to be over it, Hathaway tells People.com, ‘Whatever happens in two weeks, happens. It won’t be the worst thing that happens to me if I don’t win, and with my husband by my side it won’t be the best thing either. So I am feeling very good about whatever.’ But what nearly happened was Scarlett Johansson’s breasts making the Les Mis Oscar campaign tolerable in a manner Hathaway’s biscuit could not. Johansson tells Broadway.com, she auditioned for the role that went to Hathawa, ‘I sang my little heart out.’ She says she wasn’t nervous at all in the audition, ‘No, are you kidding? The jazz hands kid inside me was just over the moon!’ But she didn’t get the role, ‘I auditioned with laryngitis,’ she explained. ‘I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis. [But] I think, looking at the film now, there’s no possible way I ever could have topped that performance,’ she admitted. ’It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be.’