Oscars: Franco, Hathaway, let's get this party started
OK, folks, I've got my Red Bull within reach and my Red Vines in a pile next to the computer, and the show -- that would be the 83rd Academy Awards hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway -- is about to commence. Can't wait. Or, to steal a line, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." ("All About Eve," Bette Davis, 1950, yes I'm saying "night" not "ride." Are you going to be like that all "night"?)
At least we should hope for bumpy. Like the Super Bowl, you don't want the game to be over before things even start. And, yes, I know the favorites are ... well, frankly, if you can't fill in the blanks at this point, stop reading and go pay attention to your TV set.
Actually, go watch TV, at least for a little. I'll be here for the duration. Check in any time.
Photo: Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway arrives at the ceremony with designer Valentino. Credit: Associated Press