Whopper of the Week: Oscar Edition

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Feb. 16 2001 11:18 AM

Whopper of the Week: Oscar Edition

"We're not here to create a show that panders to our celebrity-drivenculture."

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--John Pavlik, spokesman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as quoted by Tom King in the Feb. 9 Wall Street Journal.

" Nicole Kidmanis a fashion influence and a fearless trend-setter when it comes to modern glamour on Oscar night."

  --One of the 101 celebrity fashion squibs on the Academy's Oscar.com Web site.

(Thanks to Barry J. Stiefel, San Francisco)

Whopper Archive:

Feb. 9, 2001: Lynne Cheney

Feb. 2, 2001: Bobby Thomson

Jan. 26, 2001: Denise Rich (rules for submitting whoppers explained here)

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