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FDL Presents: Live Blogging the Oscar Pre-Show

And so it begins, the red carpet arrivals of stars, celebrities, and showbiz luminaries as they stroll down the Oscar red carpet. Due to Kodak filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Academy is

dropping mention of the venue as the Kodak Theatre at the request of the landlord, the CIM Group.

Kodak had paid approximately $72 million over a 20 year period for the rights, and dropping their name from the marquee–approved by a judge just two weeks ago–saves them $3.6 million annually. (Full disclosure: I own 100 shares of Kodak stock which I bought last month to show my support of this once great American company).

So now with the bejeweled and tuxedoed entering the Highland Hollywood Center, it’s time to see if anyone slips up and says “Kodak.” And just as importantly to prepare our bowls of cream for catty clothing comments and dish on the denizens of Hollywood.

Do you have your tiara and tails readied? Is the bubbly flowing and the caviar chilled? Let’s begin!

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FDL Presents: Live Blogging the Oscar Pre-Show

And so it begins, the red carpet arrivals of stars, celebrities, and showbiz luminaries as they stroll down the Oscar red carpet. Due to Kodak filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Academy is

dropping mention of the venue as the Kodak Theatre at the request of the landlord, the CIM Group.

Kodak had paid approximately $72 million over a 20 year period for the rights, and dropping their name from the marquee–approved by a judge just two weeks ago–saves them $3.6 million annually. (Full disclosure: I own 100 shares of Kodak stock which I bought last month to show my support of this once great American company).

So now with the bejeweled and tuxedoed entering the Highland Hollywood Center, it’s time to see if anyone slips up and says “Kodak.” And just as importantly to prepare our bowls of cream for catty clothing comments and dish on the denizens of Hollywood.

Do you have your tiara and tails readied? Is the bubbly flowing and the caviar chilled? Let’s begin!

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.