... exactly when the Academy Awards became the Super Bowl, at least when it comes to pre-game shows? I mean, E! has been broadcasting live from the Kodak Theater and Hollywood Boulevard since 9 p.m. local time. And they've barely talked about the movies that are nominated; much of the focus has been on fashion. You know, what the stars will be wearing, what jewels they'll be wearing with what they're wearing, what (if any) underwear they'll be wearing underneath what they're wearing. And on, and on, and on.
Still, it is fascinating, and not just because co-host Kim Kardashian (!) does in fact have a large caboose. It's fascinating in a train-wrecky kind of way. But a corner has been turned here. When the pre-show is longer than the show itself (which is pretty damn long as it is), then it may be time to re-evaluate the priorities.
Oh, relief - Ryan Seacrest is on for the actual red carpet show. Check, please!