Ben and J.Lo voted worst on-screen couple

March 2, 2004

Ben and J.Lo voted worst on-screen couple

J.Lo gets a raspberry, or six
Just when you thought the media dog had dropped the Bennifer bone, along comes the Razzies. The Golden Raspberry awards pay tribute to the worst the film industry has to offer. This year, the ill-fated Gigli scooped the pool with six Razzie Awards including worst film, worst actor for Ben Affleck, worst actress for Jennifer Lopez, worst screen couple (ouch!), worst director and worst screenplay. This is the first time in Razzie history that a single film has taken out all six top categories. What a stinker!

Lord of the Hobbits – Peter Jackson
Lording it up
No real surprise that the third installment of the Tolkien saga Lord of the Rings cleaned up at the Oscars this year. The Return of the Kings won eleven awards from eleven nominations, equaling the record held by Titanic and Ben-Hur. As well as the top gong for best picture, The Return of the Kings also took out awards for best director (Peter Jackson), adapted screenplay, makeup, costumes, best sound, editing, visual effects, art direction original score, and original song. Phew!

Is it all smoke and mirrors?
Courtney puffing mad!
Mum-to-be Courtney Cox Arquette has imposed a temporary ban on one of her favourite past times – dinner dates with her long-time buddy and Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston. It’s no great secret that Mrs Pitt enjoys the odd puff, and rumour has it Courtney has insisted that the pair forgo their regular catch-ups – at least until the baby is born. It seems Courtney, who has suffered devastating miscarriages in the past, is doing everything by the book with this long-awaited pregnancy, and that mean protecting her unborn child from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Paris Hilton makes a big splash
Paris Hilton all washed up?
Designer show pony Paris Hilton apparently made an ass of herself at an exclusive pre-Oscars reception dinner hosted in honour of the Lord of the Rings. According to the New York Daily News the ditzy hotel heiress was strutting her stuff, and ended up knee-deep into an ornamental Japanese pond filled with floating roses. The usually eloquent Paris was allegedly heard to utter “God, I didn’t see the pool. Why does he have a pool there?” Too funny.


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