They really are living in a rarefied atmosphere in Hollywood…
Come March 2, even Oscar “losers” will feel like winners when they tuck into their goodie bags on the limo ride home. According toÂ US Weekly, those lucky enough to pick up a nomination but not lucky enough to score a statue will nab a gift bag worth a whopping $NZ96,000. But that’s not all.
Along with the $340 worth of pure organic maple syrup, salad dressings, an apron (yes, an apron!) and a special face-to-face meeting with Boyz II Men, female Oscar nominees will also receive a shot to the vagina.
Yep. A vagina shot.
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The studios did, says Kim Dotcom:
But we are not responsible for the problem and this is, I think, what everyone needs to understand.Â Â Where does piracy come from?Â Piracy comes from, you know, people, letâ€™s say, in Europe who do not have access to movies at the same time that they are released in the US.Â This is a problem that has been born within this licensing model and the old business model that Hollywood has where they release something first in one country but they show trailers to everyone around the world pitching that new movie but then the 14-year-old kid in France or Germany canâ€™t watch it for another six months, you know?Â If the business model would be one where everyone has access to this content at the same time, you know, you wouldnâ€™t have a piracy problem.Â So itâ€™s really, in my opinion, the government of the United States protecting an outdated monopolistic business model that doesnâ€™t work anymore in the age of the internet and thatâ€™s what it all boils down to.