Friday, February 13, 2009

And He's Not Even Pregnant

So M.I.A. being at the Oscar ceremony may be a longshot, unless her kidling hangs in there about another week and a half. Now Peter Gabriel's not performing either!

Per E!Online, Gabriel had creative differences with the Oscar producers, who have decided to change the Best Song performances this year by shortening them down to a mere 65 seconds of play time. Gabriel is nominated for "Down to Earth" from Wall-E, which is just under 6 minutes long.
"I'm an old fart and it's not going to do me any harm to make a little protest. But the ceremony should be fun and I'm looking forward to it."
In his place, the Soweto Gospel Choir will perform the snippet for the performance.

My question is, what 65 second of the song will they use? And what parts of "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" will make the cut? And will they cut off their speeches after 65 seconds too? Because cutting off speeches for the Best Original Song has been known to happen...

He's still attending the ceremony, but he will not be performing. Instead,

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