Kristen Stewart

Feb 232013

Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda will join Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington to present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Fonda earned seven nominations and won Academy Awards for her roles in “Klute” and “Coming Home.” Garner was seen in this year’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and will be seen next in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the “Twilight” saga and also starred in 2012′s “On the Road” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Washington starred in the Best Picture Nominee “Django Unchained” and was seen in “A Thousand Words.” Washington is also the star of ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.”

Fonda, Garner, Stewart and Washington join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham,Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to or download the official Oscars app.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Aug 142012

When the photos featuring what appeared to be romantic moments between Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders – who directed her in “Snow White and the Huntsman” – were released they caused an uproar.

Everybody knew that Kristen’s been in a relationship with Robert Pattinson and the two shared a home, at the time. Sanders who is married to a Vogue model is a father of two.

While gossip was beginning to brew, Kristen released a public statement in which she apologized to Pattinson – the statement for all intents and purposes became an admission – and that’s when the whole thing turned into a scandal. As a result hearts were broken; a myth beloved by Twilight films’ fans has been ruined and at least one relationship has been damaged beyond repair.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart’s photo by Jason Merritt – © Getty Images – Image courtesy

In an interview Kristen once said:  “You should have the opportunity to be more than one person with different people – because you have that within you. It’s not like you’re faking it. If everyone knows you so well and can always get a hold of you, then you’re stuck to this thing that people think you are. You should have the opportunity to reinvent yourself. Because you do. Naturally.

Let’s not forget that even though Kristen Stewart shot to stardom with her role in the Twilight films, she has been working as actress since 1999. She may well have been too busy to fully grow up.

I don’t know any of the parties involved personally and I’m not about to take sides, either. However since this is a celebrity blog and not a church pulpit from which to pass moral judgment, let’s take a look not at the right or wrong of the story but at the double standard involved.

There have always been cheating men who instead of scrutiny generated admiration from both genders. To name only one example, there is a current male celebrity – to avoid naming names let’s just say that he’s known for the use of the expression “winning” – who has had sex with most of the female population of the United States and yet, we all think of him as charming. Why isn’t the same standard applied to girls who saw their wild oats? Male or female, aren’t we all equally human? Why is it then that indiscretions committed by men are seen as insignificant and forgivable, while a girl’s single indiscretion is interpreted as a lack of integrity?… A broken heart or two aside (those usually heal), no one died.