Letterman’s post-modernist performance was precisely what the Academy has hoped to achieve in recent years, to varying degrees of success.
Time has proven that both Letterman and the Academy did get it right in 1995.
In a surprising follow-up to Oprah Winfrey’s intimate discussion with former nemesis David Letterman at Ball State University last month, we’ve now learned that Winfrey has been able to lure Letterman to her home turf for what appears to be an equally personal interview.
A new preview of an episode of audience by revealing that he had been the victim of a million extortion plot following a sexual relationship with a former assistant.
Uma…Oprah." PHOTOS: Remember this Dave Letterman scandal?
Oprah Winfrey was romantically involved with cheesemeister John Tesh?
We knew Kitty Kelley's unauthorized tell-all of the Queen of All Media would have some bombshells, but we sure didn't see that one coming.
A perfect example can be found in the review: “Glamorous people waiting for awards announcements aren’t terribly interested in New York City cabdrivers or stupid-pet tricks.” But outside and internal opinion of the Academy Awards, Hollywood, and the film industry itself, has changed considerably in the decade and a half since.
The sheen of glamour and unironic self-importance is essentially gone, scrubbed away by, among other things, a terrorist attack and two simultaneous wars.