March 07, 2006
Last Sunday's Academy Awards were once again striking in their absence of plus-size women - with the notable exception of the glorious and gorgeous Queen Latifah. The relative lack of plus-size beauty isn't surprising, of course, since Hollywood values thinness above all. Still, I can't help but wish that one day we'll see the Kodak Theater filled with people of all sizes. Sigh.
I need to give a tip of the hat to Jon Stewart. I'm a rabid fan, and I was incredibly nervous for him. I thought the taped pieces he and his team put together were brilliant - I loved the fake "political" ads - and felt like he held his own. Nobody can surpass Billy Crystal as Oscar host, of course, but it'll be interesting to see if Jon Stewart will be invited back next year.