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'Snow White' Speaks Out, Recalls 1989 Oscar Trauma with Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe and 'Snow White' at the 1989 Oscars
Rob Lowe and 'Snow White' at the 1989 Oscars

As the 2013 Oscars loom ever closer, we as a nation can't help but wonder: What embarrassments will occur, and will any of them rival 1989's Rob Lowe/"Snow White" fiasco? Now, more than two decades later, Snow White herself is breaking the silence, granting a super detailed interview about how she changed overnight from an anonymous Hollywood hopeful to an unforgettableĀ  presence in Oscar history.

Speaking of the Tragic Kingdom, I stumbled across this cache of ridiculously regrettable Disney tattoos. I'm not terribly judgmental about body art, and some of these don't strike me as particularly woeful (admit it, that's a pretty good Ariel!) but I wouldn't even be able to write "Hakuna Matata" on myself with a ball-point pen without feeling pretty silly, so I can't imagine what it must be like to physically bond with the words.

Here's a bit of semi-encouraging news from Team "Star Wars": If certain original actors do not return to their roles, the parts will not be recast -- they'll be written out entirely instead. So far Harrison Ford is the only one to officially commit. The others (i.e. the ones without incredibly lucrative post-"Star Wars" careers) are wisely taking their sweet time, which is sure to drive up the price.

Universal has confirmed that it intends to mount sequels for "Snow White and the Huntsman" and this winter's sleeper horror hit "Mama" (suggested titles: "Grandmama," "2 Fast 2 Mama," "28 Mamas Later"). They also promise a Fifty Shades movie by 2014; hopefully by then fans of the book will not have expanded their color palettes much.

  • Horror sequels would be much more exciting if they all took their cues from the terribly titled "The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia." Perhaps "Mama: Ghosts of Dada."