Anne Hathaway ‘threw a fit’ over her dress drama the night before the Oscars

Last week, I wrote about Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Dress Drama, which was basically a week of hyper-criticism and speculation aimed at Anne because she was supposed to wear a specially-made Valentino gown to the Oscars, but she ended up wearing that pink Prada disaster instead. A few days after the Oscars, we found out that Anne had learned the night before the Oscars that Amanda Seyfried was going to be wearing an Alexander McQueen gown that resembled her Valentino. What we did not know – before now! – was exactly what went down when Anne discovered the situation:

Cosette made Fantine very, very upset. Us Weekly has brand-new details on what went down between Les Miserables costars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried the day before the Academy Awards — and caused a panicked Hathaway to ditch her planned Valentino gown in favor of a Prada creation for her Oscar-winning night.

An insider close to the situation tells Us Hathaway learned during an Oscar rehearsal at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22 that Seyfried planned to wear a dress notably similar to hers to the ceremony. After Hathaway asked about her pal’s dress, Seyfried graciously shared an iPhone snap of the Alexander McQueen creation.

“Anne was like ‘WTF?!’” the source reports. “She started throwing a fit!” The 30-year-old Best Supporting Actress victor, however, “never told Amanda she had to change the dress.” Still, Seyfried, 27, was ruffled by Hathaway’s tirade. “Amanda didn’t want to deal with it and left” the rehearsal, the source notes.

But the drama didn’t end there — spilling into Oscars Sunday, as Hathaway fretted over the switch-up with her glam squad at home. “Anne made the fashion, make up, hair, and jewelry teams wait at her home for hours as she decided what to do about the dress debacle,” a second insider tells Us. The star also “asked for silence so she could rehearse her singing for the Les Mis tribute at the Oscars. It was a painfully long experience.”

Hathaway acknowledged the kerfuffle in a surprising statement released by her publicist earlier this week. “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans,” the “I Dreamed a Dream” singer said. “Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last-minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused.”

“I kind of can’t understand why Anne didn’t wear the Valentino gown, anyway,” the first source opines. “She was the one winning the award, not Amanda. Who cares?”

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, I don’t think Anne should have released that public apology to Valentino. A private apology, sure – especially since Anne is close with Mr. Valentino and she’ll likely wear his clothes again. It’s not HER fault nor is it Valentino’s fault that Amanda Seyfried wore a Sarah Burton/McQueen gown which was so strikingly similar. But I just get the feeling that Anne was and IS so incredible tightly-wound that when one part of her Oscar strategy faltered (the dress!), it felt like her whole world was crashing down. Here’s what I don’t get though – why did Anne end up picking that terrible Prada? Surely she had better back-up options than that?

PS… looking at Amanda’s gown and knowing Anne’s Valentino was so similar, I can’t even say that Anne would have knocked it out of the park in the Valentino. She would have looked like a lace-covered ghost.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Seagulls says:

    Sounds also like Anne was hinting strongly that Amanda copied her: “a dress remarkably similar.”

    • Taylor says:

      She doesn’t know when to stop and STFU. The award season is OVER Anne! You got your damn Oscar so now you can go and FY.

      • Lolly says:

        What a stupid, vain and ridiculous woman. I’ll say a prayer for her husband, I have feeling he’s going to need it.

      • Amelia says:

        Where did it all go wrong? The Princess Diaries were on TV this afternoon and she was so lovely back then!
        I miss Anne circa 2001.

      • fritanga says:

        It all “went wrong” when AnnE started believing her own press.

      • Ranunculus says:

        She always came across fake and contrived to me. Like someone who stabs you in the back to be standing in front of you for the group photo in class. Ughh, she looks so ugly and phony in these pictures.

    • Jen says:

      She should have worn the Valentino for it was her style and would have made a prettier Oscar picture. Lots of stars had similiar dresses. I do think she deserved her award for the way she had to put herself out there in Les Mis. To let yourself look that bad for all to see.

      • Meredith says:

        I agree. If I’d done all the prep for that dress (hair, jewellery, make-up, shoes), then damn the other girl, I’m wearing my special dress! It’s like that not-so-great rom-com she did with Kate Hudson – “Bride Wars”. Why all the competition? Just wear what you want and have fun! But clearly I don’t dress for the Oscars, so maybe my advise isn’t so good?!

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      She wasn’t saying that at all. She was just commenting on how similar the dresses looked. How would Amanda have copied her when they never discussed their respective dresses up until the night before the show? Lol. I think that it’s reaching to say that she was calling out Amanda in that statement.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        Agreed. Why is everyone dumping on Anne all of a sudden? What did she do, aside from being the same actress she’s been since “Princess Diaries?” Other than getting married, Anne has absolutely ‘not’ changed over the years.

        So why all of the hate? It just baffles me to no end. (scratches head).

    • Jayna says:

      She wasn’t hinting. Neither one knew what the other was wearing until she showed her a photo. I highly doubt Anne had shown a soul what she was wearing. Just a bad happenstance that two costars were wearing similar dresses.

    • Hubbahun says:

      Agreed, such a bitchy thing to say, and just confirms what we’ve all been thinking.

      • Manda Tori Mayle says:

        It’s a bitchy comment from the poster … period.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Hubbahun, who wrote: “Agreed, such a bitchy thing to say, and just confirms what we’ve all been thinking.”

        Hey, speak for ‘yourself!’ I haven’t thought any such thing about Anne.

  2. lisa2 says:

    I think Anne’s PR guy spends too much of his time with the wrong client. Anne is being beat up in the press and he is MIA. He actually has a client that is on the Awards trail and he is doing what??? putting other clients on People Magazine. It should have been Anne. She needs to fire his ass ASAP.. he is not helping her at all.

    I think if Anne and Amanda had switched dresses that would have been great. I think the dresses they wore would have worked best on the other. I can see her being upset. And I can certainly understand it. This is a big moment. And I’m sure she pictured herself wearing the dress and all the whatnots that go with it. Then everything has to be changed. But that is the chance you take. I think her Stylist should have been on this and found out if anyone was wearing anything similar. I thought was what they did. Down to shoes, jewels and such. So I understand being thrown. I mean everyone knew Anne was going to win; Even Anne so yes this outfit was planned and was ready. So I’m not going to hate her for being upset at all. But hopefully if this is true she should call Amanda and apologize. It was not her fault. But I never believe any of these stories 100%. 10% maybe..

    OT a bit.. I have looked at a lot of the RC pictures of the ladies, and funny thing. Usually the people in the background are really going ooohhh and awwwww over the celebs. But in most of the pictures I see of people on the RC those in the background seem less then interested. I find that interesting. I love seeing how the people around celebs are reacting or behaving.

    • lucky says:

      I think her stylist is Rachel Zoe. She should get fired for two reasons: not knowing what others are wearing, especially those women who were in the same movie (lots of pictures taken as a group) AND for letting Anne wear the Prada dress, which was “meh” on it’s own but also had the nipple/dart design flaw. (“This is the dress that spoke to me” is what Anne said to Ryan Seacrest. Ick.)

      • lisa2 says:

        Exactly. but if this was Aniston that PR guy would be all over this. Anne would be on every cover and talk show talking about her Oscar. He is letting her drift in the wind. and like I said, she needs to clean house and get a new Team. He obviously does nothing for his other celebrity clients. I guess he goes where the money is not the talent.

        I think Anne will be pretty low key for a while. She said she has a new movie filming in the fall.

      • Izzy says:

        And the dress said what, exactly, to Anne Hathaway? “It’s time for a new Nipplegate”?!

      • Beatrice says:

        I’m very surprised that a top flight stylist wouldn’t know what other celebs were wearing. More than that, I agree with the other posters that Valentino should have been asked to provide a great back-up dress in case of some disaster. It’s hard to believe that the Prada was the best back-up option.

      • Lindsay says:

        I think her PR guy is doing what he should she NEEDS to lie low and let this backlash die down. She got overexposed during her Oscar camign and the counter balance is put your head down work, enjoy being relatively newly married, ect. He did a good job getting her into top publications for her Oscar campaign and she took home the statue despite the widespread public “Hathahate” and being so divisive. There is’t an easy fix and she can’t talk her way out of it. The more she talks, like this apology that makes her look ridiculous, the deeper she digs.

        Some mentioned Jennifer Aniston’s publicist would have her out there talking about it and it may be true to an extent but Anne’s publicist is Jennifer’s publicist’s brother and they work in the same firm I would imagine she is getting the same caliber of advice.

        Also, they have to be careful about overexposure Jennifer Lawrence became the big winner popularity wise due to her speech and press room interviews but she is putting her head down and going back to work, not giving interviews about being an Oscar winner.

        The experts agree that laying low is in her best interest: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/anne-hathaway-unlikable-article-1.1275348

        It would be interesting to know how much stylist usually know. I get know what the people in your cast are wearing. However, it doesn’t seem like they could know all the dresses. I thought they knew color and designer and the fashion houses ensured no two girls would wind in the same dress. With secrecy, custom couture dresses, last minute descisions and changes, the number of people, ect it seems like a major task. Amanda’s dress was the more interesting one though. I am surprised Anne had a Prada for backup but not Vallentino.

      • lisa2 says:

        @Lindsey.

        Anne has the same PR Guy as Jennifer Aniston. Stephen Huvane & Emily Yomtobian are Anne Hathaway’s Publicists

        He has been on several RCs with her.
        and yes he should be doing more then what he is doing.

      • cs says:

        I saw the Valentino Dress that Anne was supposed to wear. It was far better design than what she wore and quite honesty I didn’t see that it look so much like Amanda’s. In my opinion, it was like Naomi and Nicole K dresses different but the same theme. I’m sorry Anne is just a Drama Queen. She should have worn the Valentino. Did he personally design the dress or the fashion house that carries his name? I thought Valentino retired several years ago. It’s embarrassing for them since they sent out Press Releases announcing that she was wearing Valentino.
        It’s only a dress.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        The Prada dress is worse than “meh”. It looks very cheaply made and is also very amateur seamstress looking. It looks like something your mom would whip up at the last second in an emergency. That higher than high apron looking front piece. The weird, pervy darts. The sloppy tie in the back and lack of any real detail. Other than the color, that dress is shockingly bad. That designer should be ashamed.

      • L says:

        Her stylist is Rachel Zoe, who is also Jennifer Lawrence’s stylist. Who was stunning and perfect on Oscar night.

        So did Zoe leave her assistant’s to style JLaw while she handled the drama from AnnE? Or vice versa? Regardless, if I was AnnE I would be pissed about that kind of styling decision.

    • T.C. says:

      Anne’s Prada dressed wouldn’t have looked good on anybody. You can see her breasts, nipples and areolas through the dress. Amanda Seyfried would have ran away from that hot mess of a dress. AnnE could have called up Valentino to ask for another dress. Get it fitted Saturday night working overtime.

      • Cocobelly says:

        The devil wears Pravda is right!, sorry totally cheese, I know , but it was on the telly last night;).
        Can’t stand Anne Gabaway. She’s so overrated.

    • mainstream says:

      Really? You think AnnE was over exposed but JLaw wasn’t? I think JLaw’s past 12 months should be PR 101 training for all people getting into the business. She’s not super talanted or attractive and her films haven’t been great. Yet she’s suddenly become the IT girl who can do no wrong in the eyes of the public. She’s obviously been very well managed. Both AnnE and Kstew should hire JLaw’s PR team. However in Kstew’s case she’s probably beyond help.

      • Jamie says:

        I disagree about JLaw. I find her to be very talented and one of the few natural beauties in Hollywood. Anne Hathaway is insufferable.

      • anneesezz says:

        Jennifer Lawrence has nothing to do with this story.

  3. judyjudy says:

    If she wanted to change dresses why not go to Valentino and explain the situation?
    Otherwise, it’s just a freakin’ dress…get over yourself.

  4. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Amanda looked awesome, and Anne looked like nipply hell.

    All this dress nonsense is her try-hard attempt to deflect from her own bad dress choice AND play the victim–and to make us forget that she is an insufferable twit.

    Attempt failed.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      tee-hee! “nipply hell.” Nice one, Boobs. ;)

    • Lauren says:

      Amanda is incredibly gorgeous, with or without makeup, no matter what dress she wears. Anne looks like a boy without makeup, has an ugly personality, wears designer dresses- still looks like a desperate, bitchy elf. Go Away.

  5. Tania says:

    I had read somewhere that Amanda’s dress was actually custom made for her. So no way should she have to wear something else.

    Anne clearly has a poor team. An incompetent stylist who should have networked to find out what everyone was wearing, and a terrible PR person, who is allowing this Oscar winner to look like a whining crybaby. Anne needs to go away for like a year for me to forget how much this Oscar season has made me dislike her.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      Anne´s original Valentino dress was costum made as well. She should have relaxed and wear her original dress, laugh it off and enjoy her night.
      As for releasing a public apology to Valentino, Anne is all about being popular, people were wondering why she ditched her friend Valentino´s dress for a rather poor alternative, she is too worried about other people´s perception of her. She prob feels really misunderstood and ronged by all the backlash and the hathahaters.

      • bluhare says:

        I’m with you. Anne should have taken a bottle of valium, worn the dress, and STFU. Everyone would have thought it was sad AmandA had to copy AnnE.

        And if Rachel Zoe was responsible for all this mess, she should spend time styling and less time calling the paps to photograph her and her son. At the very least, she should have checked the other female cast members to see what colors, etc. they were wearing. Sheesh. It’s Prom 101.

      • CC says:

        Yea seriously, it was just a stupid dress. sure it’s the Oscars but she managed to make the dress more famous/noteworthy than her win with all this nonsense. Is this what she really wanting after campaigning so hard? The dress would have been forgotten fast, might have gotten a low “grade” by fashion analysts, but who would have cared past monday after? And that’s even an “if”. Even when dresses are similar, doesn’t mean one is worse than the other without actually comparing.

      • MousieBrown says:

        Anne’s dress was from Valentino’s collection – not custom made just for her.

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      All the top celebs have their outfits “custom made” for these events.

  6. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Haha, I kind of love Amanda for “ruining” AnnE´s Oscar strategy.

    I am sad that AnnE is such a neurotic mess that she didn´t really enjoy this time, I get that winning an Oscar is every actor´s dream but she was so worried about being perfect, went completly overboard and came across as annoying and fake, esp considering she was the only nominee who was pretty much a lock.
    Plus people are really over her at this point, she went from “Everybody´s darling” to most disliked and mocked actress in the world, I think this award season has damaged her career more than helped her.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – now when they attached “Academy Award Winner” to her name, it’s going to remind people how annoying this whole thing was.
      I feel bad for her too that she couldn’t just enjoy it, it seems like it became TOO important to her. All of the other nominees and winners were so much more laid back and had fun.

      • TG says:

        I agree it was good that Amanada ruined AnnE’s night. However, Amanda’s custom dress didn’t fit her either. The front keyholes were flapping around in every interview and the dress comes up too high under her armpits. So her revenge didn’t serve her all that well. But since AnnE molested her onstage at the Globes I am gladd Amanda got her. I can’t stand the insufferable AnnE. That tie in the back up AnnE’s dress looked unfinished like they ran out of time to sow the dress or something. What is also suprising if both of these dresses were custom designed how did two designers end up with the exact same design and nearly the same dress? How can they both think of the same color and pattern?

    • Katie says:

      ITA. And she did this to herself. When her old boyfriend got arrested, she managed to come off of it pretty much unscathed, which just goes to show it’s not the instinct of the public in general to hate on her. Her quest for the Oscar truly showed how unlikable she is. And when US Weekly is reporting your tantrums, you know you’re in trouble.

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        Yea, I don’t know about that situation. Near the end of the relationship, she was paying all his bills, so I don’t think she truly knew what was going on, and I think she loved him. You don’t pay someone’s exorbitant bills unless you do (believe me-lol). I think she was a little removed from understanding his career and what he was doing, and only truly understood ne’er the end. I am sure people around her were asking questions, but she ignored everything because she was in love. I mean, how many times have we been in relations and ignored our friends when they brought up legitimate concerns about our significant other because we were “so in love.”

        You live and you learn…

      • Katie says:

        @ Hiddlesgirl85, I didn’t mean to imply that it was her fault, but that she wasn’t criticized for it, IIRC, nor do I think she should have been criticized for it (unless she was really in on it or whatever, but I don’t think she was). I think pretty much everybody figured she didn’t know anything about it, felt bad for her, and that was it. My point was that it’s been her recent behavior that has really brought out the eye rolls. She was involved in a scandal and managed to survive it intact, but she seems to have lost her mind as of late, and is issuing statements about gowns. It’s just ridiculous. She really did make her own bed.

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        @ Katie Thanks for the response. I realize that I jumped the gun there. My apologies.

      • Katie says:

        No need to apologize. I understand why you like her, I just really dislike her now. But then I try to remember there are way more insufferable people out there: Lindsay Lohan, Justin Timberlake, etc. She does work hard, I’ll give her that, though I don’t think she’s that amazing as an actress.

    • cmc says:

      I dunno, y’all – I remember wanting to kick Michelle Williams during her Oscar run…something about being a breathy little girl who was the ultimate widow, and how she powerfully braved the world with a sad face, holding her daughter’s hand. And remember all the interviews about her practically ‘newfound virginity’? She was SO annoying! We all got over it.

      I have a soft spot for Anne Hathaway. Mostly because she was this annoying/over-the-top because she’s really earnest, and a crazy perfectionist and hard worker. There are way worse things to be. Plus, she was Princess Mia! I hope, for her sake, that this all blows over.

  7. lady mary. says:

    yaay! 3 cheers for amanda ,for annoying Anne!(unintentionally),hi 5 mandy

  8. i'm french don't kill me says:

    Hathaway dreamed her Oscar’s night since some months so her reaction is almost understanbable

    • erika says:

      this makes me sick….at what point in your personal growth do you return to acting like a 3 yr old?

      I swear if I were a hollywood star, i could NEVER do that, i couldnt! i can be rude to people hell yeah, but only when im sticking up for myself or calling out people’s shit, not for a drama like THIS.

      come on anne, jaysus…..look at your bounty for fuck’s sake. young, married, HOLLYWOOD, oscars, health, youth, $$$$….throw a tantrum YES but in PRIVACY!

      don’t F***k with other people just because you’re a god damn ‘star’

  9. Allison says:

    the DEVIL wears prada ;)

  10. V4Real says:

    I can’t with this chick. You got your Oscar now go away for about 5 years and return being who you really are. Stop with this pretentious awww chuck jolly gee attitude. I don’t like Ann and neither does a lot of people. But I would respect her much more if she would say something like ” I know I’m one of the most hated actresses on the planet but I got an Oscar so yall can suck it and I’m lauhhing all the way to the bank bitches.

  11. Christin says:

    Sounds like an uptight drama queen’s reaction. Even it looked identical to Amanda’s dress (which I doubt), I think she would have been better off honoring her first choice and being more calm and dignified about the whole thing. If she conveyed any bad feelings to Amanda, she should apologize to her (privately) as well.

  12. bettyrose says:

    1. How can custom made dresses by different designers end up too similar? 2. How could nipple dress be the best last minute option in a city with abundant off the rack designer shopping?

  13. BarbsRocK says:

    i’m so sick of anne fakeaway. Would you mind if i threw dog poop at her? Maybe we would get an Actual facial expression. Make her go away! Please!

    • J says:

      Im so sick of lame nicknams that are not only juvinile, but show really no imagenation at all..

      anne fakeaway.. really?? Really… thats all you got.

      WOW….
      Shakespearian with a twinge of Mark twains wit..

  14. Anastasia says:

    Why can’t she be happy with her Oscar and just STFU about the dress?

  15. BeachBelle says:

    Amanda looked great. Her dress was lovely. If the alternate dress Anne decided to wear had been a hit we would not even be discussing this now. It wasn’t. Anne’s dress looked like something a 16 year old girl would wear to her prom.

  16. jess says:

    I don’t like either dress.

    • Me too Jess. Both look really cheap, chintzy and ugly. With all the clout these women have, why did they settle for something out of the prom reject bargain bin?

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Agree. What puzzles me is how anyone can wind up at the Oscars not looking pretty damn great. Celebs have almost unlimited money for the very best dresses, hair, makeup & jewelry. I always wonder how they can look so…..awful sometimes.

        I also think that someone was asleep at the switch re: the stylist not being aware of what the other actress was wearing when they were in the same movie. That seems a reasonable thing to expect.

        Right after the Oscars, I happened to see a few gown designs on a website that were so gorgeous they would have brought the house down. Two were by Zac Posen & one was (surprisingly) by Marchesa. Wonder why these didn’t appear on the red carpet?!

        I suspect there’s a secret location where the “real” Oscar night dresses are kept under wraps. ;-)

  17. Lem says:

    Julia Roberts has been quoted as saying how very sick of herself she was after her ‘it’ year.and how she needed to completely disappear for a full year so that we didn’t hate her and so she could stand herself again.
    I suggest AnnE follow that strategy. She has the time. If she shoved off the face of the earth now… not to be seen until the promotion of her next film, which she then did quietly and subtly, she may be a darling again.
    So.faking.needy. Anne so.freakin.needy
    Like a puppy that keeps peeing on the floor then excitedly showing you her puddle, expecting praise. Look I fu’d aren’t I cute, see it, see it, look what I did!

  18. FrenchT says:

    Ann’s breasts look horrible.

  19. Angie says:

    I DETEST Anne Hatahaway. Always have, always will. Even when the entire world was still smitten with her, I just couldn’t with her (perhaps because I know someone just like her, who drives me up the wall as well). Such a simpering tryhard, is and always has been so utterly ‘theater’, in the worst sense of the world.

    However, even I can see how this is a shitty situation. This was Anne’s night she’s been obsessing over for centuries, now. and her co-star ends up trying to wear a strikingly similar dress to the Oscars where Anne will be winning her first (hopefully last, jesus) one? Kinda shitty of Amanda, ngl. She definitely could have been more gracious and changed the dress so Anne could wear hers. A huge deal had been made about that Valentino dress, by Valentino, it really was Anne’s moment and it seems very mean girl for Amanda to not be more considerate of her. Truth is if Anne did wear that dress everyone would have scoffed that she’d worn something not special and how mortifying it was for her to be wearing such a similar dress as Amanda etc. I’d have changed it last minute, too, just because it was such a moment and people do make such a big deal out of such things. In the end though, if the dress really was custom made for Amanda I also get why she wouldn’t change it. Especially if her and Anne aren’t friendly, which, this all but confirms. But I don’t think Anne did the wrong thing by changing her plan last minute, either. Either way, she’d have gotten a hard time about it but wearing the dress that was made such a big deal of and it being just like Amanda’s (who lbr, probs wore it a million times better) would have likely been worse. I can only imagine the gasps of horror and snotty mockery now. It’s really nbd though, either way, though we’ll all continue to make it one if only because we know Anne herself is such a basketcase. One can only imagine the complete nervous breakdown she must have had. I cant deny that image is mildly amusing. It’s always the ones with that painfully perfect persona, that are a completely desperate nervous wreck beneath the surface. I’ve always seen that in Anne, this Oscar campaign just made it painfully obvious to all. That’s WHO she is.

    • Aagje says:

      You often see similar collections from different designers being shown on the runway. It’s what happens in fashion and also on the red carpet.

      Anne should have worn the damn Valentino and STFU. Don’t backtrack and pretend you never saw yourself in a mirror before leaving the hotel-room, hun.

    • Katie says:

      I totally agree with you about Anne being a basketcase, etc., but it’s not required of Amanda to give up wearing her custom dress just because Anne Hathaway is a bit higher up on the Hollywood food chain. Even though the dresses were similar, they couldn’t have been the SAME. If Anne had ANY self-awareness AT ALL, she would have worn the Valentino, posed for pictures with Amanda, and laughed the similarities off. It would have made her likable. She could be portrayed, for once, as light-hearted and not taking this all so seriously. Also, Anne was the nominated one of the night, the one who was likely going to win. The pictures would be of her, not of Amanda Seyfried.

      I think Anne needs to re-group and figure out how to fix her image. It doesn’t help her that she was juxtaposed with Jennifer Lawrence, who seems to have charmed everyone with qualities that are the polar opposite of Anne’s. Anne’s defect is her perfectionism, whereas Jennifer’s flaws are what endears her to the public. The girl tripped on her dress and fell in front of the world on what is probably the biggest night of her career. That is a way bigger gaffe than wearing a similar dress as someone else. But Jennifer downplayed it by making jokes and Anne amplified her situation with a statement about her gown.

      • bluhare says:

        The night was about her acting, wasn’t it? She could have acted. And if anyone believes Amanda wasn’t pressured to change her gown, I’ve got something to sell you.

        She could have even said they decided to have a theme as they were cast members in the same movie. The possibilities are endless.

      • Miss M says:

        @Katie: That’s exactly what I said when this story surfaced. She should had worn the Valentino gown. They had already made a press release + Her dress was similar but prettier + she was the nominee= all eyes on her.

    • Suze says:

      It’s not sh*tty of Amanda at all. She wore the dress she planned on wearing and didn’t get involved in drama.

      Anne, on the other hand, is all kinds of sh*tty.

    • emmie_a says:

      It wasn’t JUST AnnE’s night or moment. The show wasn’t produced for her or dedicated solely to her. And Amanda wasn’t being a mean girl for wearing a dress that was custom made for her. Oh poor wittle Annie didn’t get to wear her stupid dress – cry me a river. I’d hate to see how she’d deal with a REAL problem. I don’t hope she goes away for 5 years – I hope she goes away forever.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I don´t think there would have been a lot backlash for wearing a similar dress to Amanda´s, esp not on the same level as the nipple dress, which was mocked everywhere. It was Anne´s night not Amanda´s, if anyone would have gotten a backlash, it would have been Amana for copying her and trying to steal her thunder.

      Instead of trying to enjoy herself and this great moment in her career, she let her neurotic side get the best of her, it´s a shame.

  20. lucy2 says:

    The dresses were very similar, but not identical. There have been plenty of years when several looks were very similar, it probably would have been OK. I actually liked the Valentino better anyway.
    I can understand being upset though, but there should have been better back ups – if she’s so tight with Valentino, why didn’t they have a back up plan for her? Things happen – rips, spills, etc, having another dress ready seems like a good idea.
    I think this falls on her stylist, for not having better options than the pink apron, and for not being aware of what her costar was going to wear.

    Her PR person has already denied the “conflict” between her and Amanda – but not the fit over the dress.

    • poppy says:

      ita. there aren’t many different styles of “oscar” dresses. ie all the nude dresses. if everyone wears a flesh-tone, most dresses are going to read similar regardless. same with the slip and tank dresses from 90s, corseted ball gowns, etc.
      that’s why when there is something even remotely different (i hate to mention goop’s cape, but there it is or everything cate blanchette wears) it is ALWAYS fussed over because it is truly stand-out different and refreshing.
      annE had no backbone to wear what she truly wanted. she made up a bs excuse, “it was the one that spoke” to her, then the stupid apology for nothing. which is it annE?!?!? she has totally lost control of her persona/image. she’s spazzing out. she’s such a control freak. give her a paper bag, try to breath annE.
      maybe she should have gone with a designer that could create something truly unique so she could have fulfilled the oscar scenario she has obviously been planning (like some girls do their wedding days/dresses) since she was 12.
      i guess her wig wearing oompaloompa is senile. he sent 2 nominees out in almost exactly the same red dress. not original.

  21. chloe says:

    I actually didn’t care for Amanda’s dress, what I don’t understand is you can’t tell me that there wasn’t hundreds of other dresses floating over that city that day that never got worn or why didn’t she ask her buddy Valentino to make her a back-up dress. I do understand the embarrassment of wearing almost identical dresses though, I had an identical shirt incident last month at an event and I keep trying to avoid being by the other woman all night.

  22. Suze says:

    Put on your dress, go to your little awards banquet, and pick up your award. Act gracious.

    Go away for a while.

    That’s all anyone asks of you.

    • fritanga says:

      THANK YOU.

      But I want Hathaway to go away for a long while. All of us have had a gulletful of her, enough to last for at least the next 20 years.

  23. mimi says:

    I am no fan of Anne Hathaway but I can understand now what happened and that could have happened to anyone.

    She wanted to make a statement that explained what happened, showed respect to Valentino and make sense.

    I would have done the same thing. She didn’t go on a whim and ditch Valenito’s gown. It was supposed to be her big night, Amanda is beautiful and will be pictured and in the frame with her as they both co-stared in the same movie, and she should not have dealt with that when she’s about to win her Oscar.

    Also, I do think that pink dress is very unflattering, doesn’t offer support to the breast and does nothing for her, but that could happen to anyone a night before, when all the good and beautiful gowns are already picked by other actresses, and you are stuck without a dress.

    I feel for her: all the drama she had to go through the night before.

    I can’t really understand why would Amanda do such a thing?
    Was she not aware of Anne’s gown?

    • bluhare says:

      She could have called Valentino as the article said. That probably would have done it, as no one else needed to know this bloody saga.

      I’m surprised she didn’t tweet “Worst Oscars” she made such a federal case out of it.

    • taxi says:

      No way for Amanda to know ahead of time anything about AnnE’s dress if Hateaway hadn’t shown pics. No reason to suspect that the dresses from 2 different designers would be similar enough to warrant this hoopla.

      If AnnE had contacted Valentino Saturday night, I’m sure he could have found another dress for her to wear. She’s not an extreme body type who’s impossible to fit on short notice.

  24. bangarang says:

    I really don’t get the drama about a freggin dress. The girl won an Oscar can we focus on that.

    • amanda says:

      When have the Oscars been about anything other than the dresses the women wear? I honestly never retain who actually wins the awards but the dresses, those stand out in my mind.

  25. Bridget says:

    You guys are really mean. Time has shown how absurdly difficult it is to run an Oscar campaign without coming off as needy/cloying/annoying/etc; it’s usually less Jennifer Lawrence and more Natalie Portman/Anne Hathaway/the lady from The Fighter. When these women show how much they want to win they get torn to shreds for the crime of wanting something too much, and for working too hard to win. It’s petty and sexist. Anne Hathaway may have come across badly (and every time she got up on stage or in front of a camera I cringed) but she’s not doing anything worse than trying too hard.

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      Thank you! I mean I was getting sick of Anne during this campaign too, but she was campaigning and just trying to ensure that she won. This award was particularly meaningful to her because her mom played the same character. Can you imagine how meaningful that is?

      People are picking on her mercilesly, and I think part of that is because she comes across insecure and like a theater “geek.” Essentially, she is being picked on cuz she’s an easy target for everyone. Get over her campaign already – who cares how she acted then. The reality is we would probably all act annoying too were we in that situation. I have heard from people who have worked with her that she is really nice, sweet, and approachable, which is a rare occurrence in Hollywood. So, let’s focus on that aspect of her. She is a sweet woman, who just wanted this award, not only for herself, but to make her mother proud, and got really needy and neurotic about it.

      Geez- we are grown women! Let’s just stop picking on a harmless, theater kid, who is an easy target. Let’s just ignore her and focus on the jerks like the Reesees and Julia Roberts of the world!

      • Annette says:

        @Hiddlesgirl85 – I don’t buy that she’s this shy, insecure, soft target quivering bambi of a woman, the archetypal target of highschool bullies, that you make out. No person so insecure would even CONSIDER becomming a movie star, and even if they did, they would be out of the business at the first whiff of criticism. And if she really were some shy, introverted girl then guess what? We would barely have even heard the name Anne Hathaway until Oscar night. Shy, insecure people do not like too much attention, and praise is mostly just embarrasing for them, but Anne craves both. The trouble is that she comes off as a split personality – on one hand we have the Anne who all but states that she deserves an Oscar because she cried herself to sleep listening to her own performance, who demanded all the shoes on set be vegan shoes, who holds everyone up doing 50 takes, who poses to end all posing on the red carpet. On the other hand we have the Anne who thinks her acting is just “meh”, who can’t believe these awards are happening, who is sweet and shy and humble to a fault who gets picked on because she is so nice.

        I keep reading all these ridiculous pseudo scientific theories as to why AH is percieved as “insincere” – is it because she’s not sexy enough? Is it because she’s too sexy? Do women subconsciously worry this is what men find sexy? Is her face shape wrong? Is she too girly? Is she too vulnerable? Is she not vulnerable enough? Is she too guarded? Is she too earnest? Gee, could Occam’s Razor apply here and the answer simply be that she is in fact presenting in inconsistent image to the public, ie, the very definition of two faced and insincere?

        Long story short – girl needs to fire her publicist. Huvane seems to insist this frigid, shy goody two shoes act is what the public want, he is laughably out of touch.

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        @ Annette I get your points. Thank you for stating them to me.

        But, I really do not understand all this animosity toward this woman. Your response, while very good, could have had less vitriol.

      • Annette says:

        Sorry, no vitriol intended It’s more just second hand frustration that I see a young woman who could potentially be very well liked who is being ruined by a TERRIBLE pr team, who most likely feels she is being shoehorned into an image she does not identify with.

        If I could pinpoint a time when her popularity problems began, I’d say it was the almost daily press releases about how HARD it was losing all that weight and how STARVING she was and how FRAIL and AWFUL and SICK she looked. I’d say this was actually a very ill-advised tactic to make her look down to earth (the exact same thing J-law taps into with going on about loving junk food and hating thin people), since most women think weight loss is hard and love to be told that thinness is ugly and unsexy – and Anne was trying to acknowledge that. Instead it backfired and people took it to be passive-aggressive boasting and fishing for praise.

      • Sonya says:

        @Annette – I have no problem buying Anne as a “theater nerd”. Seems like she’s been giving off that persona for over a decade. And I don’t think that shy/insecure people don’t want praise. What human being in this world doesn’t want praise for something they’ve done well, honestly? The point is how that praise is given. Like everyone else, I think Anne just had blinders on about getting the award, and her insecurity/drive fed into that. Seems like her nerdiness is confused for attention-seekingness.

        Anne annoyed me (and lots of other people I know) during this Oscar season, but I still like her overall. She’s not f-cking Jennifer Lopez.

      • andrea says:

        My two cents. Anne’s an actress, a pretty good one in my book. So, theater geek or full tilt diva or whatever, she couldn’t act herself into a more likeable persona? Because there’s no way that weepy, saccharine sweet “OMG I can’t believe this is happening to me!” breathlessness was likable, much less believable, especially after the umpteenth time she won the damn Best Supporting Actress award. Between her and her PR team, they decided that that was the best, most public-friendly image for her Oscar campaign and boy, did she stick it. Through the floor.

        Sure, everyone’s working an angle–Ben, the family man / Jen, the lovable free spirit, etc.–but Anne just came off so insincere because it was a one-note campaign and it never ended with her. She’s smart, the Huvanes are smarter–they should have made an adjustment. This stupid dress debacle is just the final nail in that coffin. Seriously, in what world did they think her constant, cloying need to please and appease would come off endearing?

    • bluhare says:

      Melissa Leo campaigned pretty hard and no one gave her crap about it. (She won too . . .supporting actress, same category as Anne.)

      Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman are bad examples. Couldn’t stand either one before their campaigns!

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        Melissa Leo isn’t nearly as popular, so, while yes, people were annoyed, it never got to crazy levels because she us not nearly as popular or well known to the general public.

        Also, I will highlight my “geek” comment from earlier. Anne comes across as that theater girl we all (almost all) of us knew in high school. That girl was always OTT and not necessarily popular (there are some exceptions). So, I think some people are treating Anne the same way would that girl: like she is a cloying geek. Folks are being mean to her cuz she is an easy target to pick on, like the theater girl would in high school.

        I like Anne very much and want to stick up for her. Though i was a little annoyed by her campaign, I changed my opinion when I saw how unjustifiably angry ya’ll were getting at her.

        Get over it already, I mean she is sweet harmless woman.

      • Bridget says:

        Melissa Leo got ripped to shreds for her “for your consideration” photos that she ran. She got a ton of flak for her campaign and for wanting it too much. But look – you already don’t remember that.

      • fritanga says:

        Leo got her share of mockery and criticism for her weird Oscar campaign. However, what saved her is that she is a truly great actress. Hathaway, not so much. In fact, not at all.

        That’s what I think is at the root of all the Hathaway hate: the fact that she has so much and is so marginally talented. And before you start screaming about Rachel Getting Married, Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, etc.: Please. Go back and watch them. She stinks in every one.

      • Jamie says:

        @fritanga THANK YOU.

        Just because people don’t like Anne and point out what they don’t like about her, it doesn’t mean they’re bullying her. Don’t cry bullying every single time someone says something you don’t like about someone, it demeans the meaning of REAL BULLYING.

      • Annette says:

        @Hiddlesgirl85

        I think Anne is being close to her true personality here –
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP2ZXNLt9NY

        She comes of as self-assured and driven without being a diva, thoughtful and earnest without being overly cloying. She *is* a tad intense rather than fun and silly, but still seems like someone I could hang with. I don’t pick up any crazy, gasping for breath, LIKE OMG GUYS, needy diva theatre kid vibe here. I usually stick up for Anne because my gut feeling is that this is the real Anne, even though the Anne I get on gossip sites and during awards season reeeally does make me cringe. Again, I blame Stephen f-ing Huvane. What a hack.

    • bns says:

      The backlash that she’s getting is really over the top. I’m usually pretty indifferent toward her, but I think she’s beautiful and a good actress.

      It’s interesting that actors never get backlash during awards season. Only the actresses do.

  26. Mirella says:

    Can’t she just be happy that she won & STFU?!

  27. Latifah says:

    How does she live her life so rehearsed, every single day? Can she just let go and loosen up every once in a while? People would like her even more if she wasn’t so frigid about everything.

    That Prada dress was beautiful to me. I loved the color, i loved the lines, i loved the shape of it. But on Anne Hathaway, it just fell so flat. A pale pink dress on a pale actress will do neither the dress nor the actress any good! And let’s not get started on the darting. She really should’ve just worn the Valentino and laughed it off, maybe even make a joke about how close she and Amanda got while filming that they think alike now. But nooooooo, she just had to go and make a huge fuss over something that so many people would’ve overlooked had she taken it easy herself.

    Just take a long vacation already, Anne. The campaign obviously stressed you out and unhinged you a little. You deserve a break, and so do we.

  28. lisa2 says:

    I think regarding the Oscar campaign it is hard. If you are a popular celebrity everyone wants to interview you and everything you say is quoted and misquoted. The Internet has ruined movies and the enjoyment of seeing them. Blogs trash a film before it hits the theater. It is unfair to all involved. The actors have to promote to counter that. Years ago actors could do a magazine cover and a few interviews and it was over. Now with so many online sites it is a battle. Actors really can’t win no matter what. Some come out of the whole thing as the “little darling of the season”. Trust it won’t last forever. Time goes on and somebody slips or the public realizes that they are just people with flaws and the claws will come out. I am curious how it goes with Jennifer Lawrence.

    Anne is a person that just cares too much what people say. She needs to cover her ears and not listen to the people outside and just focus on her life. I think she is more suited for Broadway then the Movies. Her personality fits that medium more.

    We see celebrities all the time wearing the same dress. Now we get “Who Wore it Better”. So the dress thing will pass. I don’t know why it is getting so much play. I guess because of the nipples and other things showing. I wonder without that would it have been such a story.

    I don’t dislike Anne but I just find her very over the top is all.

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      I really like your comment-it is very insightful.

      I miss the days when actors and actresses didn’t have to do heavy promotion for a film. Those were the days when we didn’t have to know so much about them either, which was awesome.

    • Original A says:

      Very good point. There was an interesting article in what I think was New York Magazine around the time of Britney Spears’ breakdown. Anyway, it covered the rapid growth of tabloids and celebrity blogs (which lead to the overexposure of a celebrity) and pinned most of the blame on when Bonnie Fuller took over US Weekly (I think she runs that awful Hollywood Life now). Basically, the article explained that there had always been gossip columns and tabloids but that this complete overexposure only really began in the late 1990s, early 2000s when Bonnie Fuller started paying the paps for photos of stars pumping gas, getting groceries, etc. To combat this overexposure, false tabloid stories, and misquotes, PR people then trot out the star to give a small interview, or they plant a competing tabloid story to distract from the false story, or they completely ignore a problem and it grows and spreads to other tabloids and even legitimate media. All of it leads to overexposure.

      • lisa2 says:

        And then the celebrity gets blamed for it. I know that some PR people plant false stories about other celebs to keep the eye off there clients. I mean people want to believe the crap about some celebrities. They think every made up BI is about this person. Especially if they don’t like them or have their own preconceived ideas. Mostly based on tabloid lies. I still to this day can not believe how people believe every tabloid story. And completely forget the millions of times they are wrong and outright lying.

        I enjoy reading interviews about the celebs I like. I like seeing them promote their films. I like hearing about their family. I buy those legit interview mags, but I don’t buy tabloids. I don’t believe the stories. I think the tabloids have to be sensational to get the buyer to buy because the internet is 24/7. And the print media can’t be that current. So by the time the pic is in a mag it is OLD news. So they have to print lies to get people to buy them. I just laugh at the fact that people are so gullible and will buy any crap and take it as fact.

  29. Lem says:

    I don’t hate on nipplegate, it’s the poor fit and bad waist lines. If La Jolie or Susan Sarandon, Charleze, or Kidman had worn that dress it would have gorgeous. Or even were it to be tailored to Anne.
    Google says this is being called out as a wardrobe malfunction. After her upskirt at the premiere she probably felt the need to explain “another malfunction” although as I tell the children it always looks worse to blame someone else for your mistake.

    Petty is not a good look on anyone

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      She wasn’t really blaming anyone else. It seemed like she was saying that someone Halsey had the same dress, so she (Anne) made the decision to go for another dress. I am not sure how that is placing blame elsewhere.

  30. palermo says:

    And this is why so many cannot stand her. That big horse grin that takes up 3/4 of her face. The “unintentional” naked hooha shot and then the nipples. Shut up Anne, just go away and fondle your Oscar, leave us in peace.

  31. Blue says:

    I really can’t believe people are trying to turn this into Amanda’s problem, like she went out and intentionally had a similar dress made. Her dress was custom made for her as well by another designer, that’s not on her or Anne. It was unfortunate, but why should she have given up her dress because “this was Anne’s night” ? ummm, I’m pretty sure there were other people there not just Anne.
    There should have been a much better back up dress for Anne, it was her stylist who dropped the ball.
    Maybe if she hadn’t been such a whiny, bitchy baby Amanda might have tried to find another dress, but again she shouldn’t have had to. A lot of dresses unfortunately look the same and there doesn’t seem to be much imagination with designers. This is not something that could have been foreseen but should have been planned for just in case.

    • Bridget says:

      Here’s the thing that really bugs me about this story: it specifically says that at no point did Anne ask Amanda to change her dress. She seems to have actually gone out of her way to have been the one to make the change. Now, most of us have the benefit of distance and perspective about something like this – the general consensus seems to be that most would have just worn the dress and laughed it off. But hindsight really is 20/20, and I would imagine that Anne was under some pretty intense pressure. It’s like being that person that is desperately looking forward to their prom and is in the running for prom queen and finds out that someone she knows is wearing a similar dress. Of course it’s easy for everyone to say that it’s not a big deal, but it’s also understandable for someone to panic in the moment.

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        + 1

      • Jayna says:

        I so agree. People act like these people don’t care. It’s all haute couture. Like Charlize or Angelina would have worn a strikingly similar dress as their COSTAR on Oscar night on the red carpet. She panicked. Sure, hindsight a mistake to change since Amanda’s was ill-fittng at the top and washed her out with fair hair pulled up. Amanda is young and just looked older instead of playing up the freshness of her youth and having her beautiful long hair cascading down in tousled waves.

        Anne’s dark hair and taller and better fit, it probably would have been pretty on her.

        And what’s the attacking her for the obsession with practicing her vocals in quiet? She had a big singing part at the freakin
        Oscars. It is a huge deal. I bet Babs wouldn’t be criticized for her perfection leading up to her performance. Anne isn’t a seasoned singer like Barbra, Jennifer and Adele.

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      Actually, I think the excerpt said that Amanda didn’t know what Anne was in a huff about. So, Anne didn’t ask her to change the dress, she (Anne) decided to change it to avoid any issues, unbeknownst to Amanda.

      • Katie says:

        No, it specifically mentions that Amanda “was ruffled by Hathaway’s tirade. ‘Amanda didn’t want to deal with it and left’ the rehearsal, the source notes.” So, yeah, I don’t think Anne’s the innocent drama geek victim you’re trying to portray her as.

      • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

        @Katie. Yes, the article says that Amanda was “ruffled” by Anne’s tirade, but Amanda didn’t specifically know what she was getting upset about.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    The show with the dimpled-and-damned-irritating Mario Lopez: said that Anne found out only a few hours before and changed her dress. Not that I believe everything the show says, but I really doubt she only had a few hours to make the switch…

  33. Bijlee says:

    Anne could have been so gracious about the dress similarities. She could have joked well I decided to have a mother daughter theme (didn’t she play the mother of Amanda’s character) or some ish like that. Also there was another best supporting actress that night that ended up wearing a gown that was strikingly similar to stone else’s later that night. Who? Who was it?moh that’s right Sally freaking doesn’t age Field. And what happend? it wasn’t a big deal. Anne had an opportunity to appear gracious and humbled by it all and she just ruined it for herself. Me thinks that her agent and her entire team hate her and are trying to sabotage her. Girlfriend needs a spa day away from all that crazy.

    • valleymiss says:

      Great minds think a like! Lol I hadn’t read your “mother daughter” thing when I said the same thing in my post! ;-) See…WE can all problem-solve. Why can’t Anne?

  34. Jane says:

    This spoiled brat is never happy with anything. She won the blooming Oscar for heaven sake and all she is moaning about is this mess of a dress. When she won another award,the first words to come out of her mouth were a complaint that they left out the “e” in her name and it was bittersweet. What an insufferable woman. She needs to go away to learn some humility, dignity and manners.

  35. Ginevra says:

    This is like the bridezilla who flips out over someone else wearing white to her wedding. As though guests would be confused who the bride was.
    This never would have been a big deal at all if she had just worn the valentino. No one would have noticed! A lot of dresses looked really similar that night — happens every year.

  36. Shira says:

    Every day I’m hating more and more on Anne.
    And that dress is not pretty, Amanda looked too pale in it and Anne would’ve looked horrible in it as well.

  37. Jayna says:

    I never cared for Anne’s dress, but I have to say standing at the podium with just waist up showing, the simple neckline,and the chunky diamond necklace, the pale pink of the dress and her great dark short hair and makeup, she looked really good up there and in the photo of her on stage making the speech. Very Audrey Hepburnesque.

  38. jamesnsparrow says:

    I like to imagine interviewing Anne Hathaway. Our exchange would begin with me saying:

    “So, Anne, this is your first musical. Did you ask Amanda for tips after her head-turning performance in Mamma Mia? And did you seek any guidance from Samantha Barks about understanding Les Miserables itself, seeing that she was so sensational in the West End?”

    And then I like to imagine the look of disgust on her face as she realizes that this isn’t a MEMEME moment.

    • kitkerenina says:

      Ha ha!

      Wish yours was the real interview with snarky undertone. Esp. if Anne didn’t catch on, and continued prattling on in MeMeMe fashion… priceless!

    • J says:

      I am not an actress. However… in family photos, if I knew before hand that someone else was wearing a very very similar dress to the point where people would go “oh, yall look like twins”… I would choose to wear a different dress

      and I am not an actress. Wouldnt you choose to in a family photo not dress like a twin of your sister in law, or your sister….. we are adults. It detracts from the photo.. I dont think she is a selfish person for wanting the night to go smoothly and win or loose that be the main thing someone talks about.

  39. Jayna says:

    Anne should have just not said anything. I always loved Anne, saw every movie, and loved her quietness back when she was dating what turned out to be a con artist. You never heard from her much, but she was steadily building a solid body of work. The nominations and award season has brought out such neuroses and desperation in her. I wish she just would never remark anymore about all these side issues – dress fiasco and annoying speeches fiasco – and just bask in receiving the Oscar and other awards and be humble, but not in such a cloying manner, just natural. It is a shame all of her behavior or in some cases over-the-top backlash has overshadowed the fact that she gave an amazing performance and deserved the awards she received.

  40. Meg says:

    for most actors winning an oscar elevates their careers to a new level-but i believe it will be the opposite for anne. she’s not the only high maintenance actress in hollywood but everyone on her ‘team’ hair, makeup, clothing, have come out of the woodwork to say how awful she was. planning her speech, deciding her dress at the last minute, freaking out at Amanda Siegfried. if she had an assistant or a manager who did their job they’d be freaking out for her and anne would simply look like the cool easy going actor. she wanted this so badly, her achievement was less discussed because of it. jennifer lawrence was so cool and funny and easy going people went on and on about her in the days following the oscars. i think anne wanted that but it backfired.

    • lisa2 says:

      I don’t think winning the Oscar does that anymore. We all can name many actors that have won the Oscar and they are pretty much a non entity. They make movies, but the Oscar has not brought them any real power or clout in the industry. There are maybe 2 or (stretching) 3 females I could name that are what you can really call powerhouses. Women that can get movies financed. Women that have movies written for them and don’t have to audition for any part. Women commanding huge paydays.

      Same with male actors. There are actors that make big blockbuster films, but still don’t have any real clout or Hollywood pull. And some of those actor with great power and clout have never won an Oscar. Look at DDL. Amazing talent, but seriously he is not a mover or shaker in Hollywood. Truth. So the statue doesn’t open doors all the time. Look at the women that won last year. They themselves have said the roles have not come. But that could be a racial thing too. But then take Hillary Swank. 2 Oscars. And look at her career.

      Everyone is all Hallelujah for Jennifer Lawrence. But I don’t trust the love. It turns on dime.

  41. valleymiss says:

    Ol’ Rachel Berry — oooops I mean Anne Hathaway — should have worn the original dress…and then insisted on taking a picture with Amanda on the red carpet where they pointed at each others’ dresses with an expression of “Oh no!” It would have been a cute comic relief moment and Anne would have enjoyed thedr4 night a lot more. It would have shown that she doesn’t take this damn thing so seriously. They could have made a “like mother, like daughter” joke (since Fantine is Cosette’s mom). The only picture or image that was really going to matter was Anne at the podium anyway, and Amanda wasn’t going to be there for that. I would have really respected Anne if she’d worn the dress she loved most and made lemonade from lemons and realized that it’s just a damn dress…it’s not like Amanda was running up onstage to hijack Anne’s speech!

    Anne would have charmed everyone so much with her handling of the situation (every woman’s nightmare at a formal event…just thing Brenda and Kelly at the 90210 prom!) And had everyone eating out of the palm of her hand and gained back some goodwill after a ridiculously annoying awards season. But no…she couldn’t laugh it off and get some perspective. To her this was probably akin to the threat of a nuclear holocaust or zombie invasion. *sigh*

  42. garvels says:

    Anne should get a new stylist and PR team. Even though the PRADA dress was the backup choice….it was hideous. The backup dress should have been just as stunning as the 1st choice on such a big night. The numerous dresses Anne wore when she hosted the Academy awards were a thousand times better than the PRADA dress. I actually think this will hurt PRADA’s brand because their ugly dress received so much negative attention.

    • LAK says:

      This isn’t going to hurt Prada’s brand. They are like chanel in that respect. And like chanel, evening wear isn’t a focus of their collections so it tends to be a hit or miss affair. Their Mui Mui line has evening wear as part of it’s collecions and therefore more consistent.

      The best dress of the night (per public and fashion blogs) was Kerry Washington in Mui Mui, so again, not hurting the brand at all.

      The Prada/ Mui Mui set up is unusaul because rather than create a diffusion line, Muiccia Prada wanted to have a label that had a different focus but was equal to her main line. Her designs for Prada are always much more conservative than her designs for Mui Mui.

  43. Barbara says:

    Am I the only one that actually liked the pink dress. Plus I do not believe all the drama stories connected to the dresses. There have been times in my life where I was purported to be very upset, when the “rumor” got back to me I was surprised at the tale. I had been annoyed, but upset…no.

    • Annette says:

      I liked the design, but the dress looked badly made, as if someone carelessly ran it up on the sewing machine the night before. It was also slightly see through in some lighting (nope, that was so NOT just the darts!). I would have also prefered it in a rich navy or jewel color, I don’t think Anne suits pastels. It could easily have been an elegant Audrey Hepburn esque dress, but missed the mark and looked a little tacky and try hard – story of Anne’s whole oscar campaign really .

      • LAK says:

        i agree that annE doesn’t wear the right colours for her colouring. She’s too snow white, which always looks good with darker colours eg Rachel Wiesz

        It baffles me that she continually wears pastels. I also think that someone with such a straight up/down figure with no curves at all shouldn’t wear styles that make her look like a matchstick. She should wear full skirted dresses.

        The dress itself wasn’t badly made. It simply looks a shade too big on the top, especially when you look at it from the side. I think they overcompensated with the back ribbons which has made the darts rise up to her nipple area. If it was indeed a last minute decision, perhaps there was no time to make adjustments. It’s from the same collection as the one worn by GOOP at the Venice Film Festival in 2011. You can see that the darts are sitting in the correct place.

        GOOP also has similar body to annE. She chose the full skirted option.

        it helps that she can carry off sugar plum pink too.

        http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagenes//celebrities/201109056052/gwyneth-paltrow-venice-film-festival-contagion/0-23-748/gwyneth-premiere–z.jpg

      • Annette says:

        Yeah, Goopy’s version is gorgeous!

  44. Hakura says:

    Yes, the evening was very important to Anne, anyone could understand that.

    But God, it’s an f-ing dress! A dress only valued for who’s name is attached to it, a piece of freaking fabric that costs more than some family’s make in a year.

    She got her Oscar, yay for her. But now it’s time for her to return to her (patiently waiting) team of appearance professionals, & have them help her to remove her (increasingly large) head from her ass. -_-

    Honestly, these people are just pushing me over the edge today with their nonsense.

  45. Original A says:

    While I’m not a huge fan of Anne, I’m totally stunned by the fact that legitimate news sources like CNN and Salon are covering the online hate of her. It’s just way, way overboard.

    The sad thing is, men have done way worse and been far thirstier for awards then Anne…but Anne is the target because she’s low hanging fruit. She’s the big-eyed, geeky theater girl and people project their shit on her. Now, I’m not saying that I don’t understand that people can find Anne totally annoying; it’s the flat out hate that makes me thing people are projecting like crazy. No one covers the fact that Daniel Day Lewis didn’t pay child support to Isabelle Adjani for YEARS and broke up with her via a fax machine. No one covers that in a police report (not a tabloid, but actual cold hard facts) that David O. Russell was recorded as stating that his transgender niece was “provocative, seductive, etc.” after he was accused of molesting her. Ben Affleck and Robert De Niro were just pathetic in the amount of campaigning, especially De Niro going on The View and other talk shows and crying his eyes out. Somehow, though, Anne’s the one who garners all the hate.

    Anne desperately needs a new PR person. Yes, I do know that internet hate often doesn’t translate to real life…After all, Tom Cruise’s latest movie would have flat out bombed if the way people talked on the internet had that much of an influence. That said, this constant flow of negativity can’t be good. I don’t understand why her PR guy doesn’t cut a few deals; for example, go to a few tabloids and say that they can have a series of fluff pieces on Anne or first crack at baby news if they lay off. She doesn’t have any films lined up except for that one with Spielberg and Hemsworth, which won’t film for a while, so that will help. She just needs to go away for several months to a year and it will blow over.

    It is fascinating, too, if you remember when Anne was completely loved in 2009-2012ish…I think it is never great to be universally adored, because the fall is so much harder.

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      + 1. Very well said.

    • Hakura says:

      I did like Anne. Quite a bit, in fact. But my negative comments about her are regarding her actions (as they’ve been described here).

      Recently, she’s had her head up her own tail constantly. She went from being a ‘down to earth’ gracious & talented actress… To a ‘wound waay too tight’, nose in the air, insufferably arrogant diva, with apparently no regard for anyone but herself. No consideration for the team of people waiting for her at her house, or for Amanda S (her costar), who did nothing wrong, but ended up on the wrong end of a hissy-fit.

      If I’m wrong about any of that, then I’m wrong. I can only go from what’s being reported by various sources. But IMHO, you can actually ‘see’ it in her expressions & posture in pics taken.

    • ataylor says:

      What is WITH the Hathaway apologist pity party lately?

      Big-eyed, geeky theater girl? Jeez, I’ll give you big-eyed but what’s next in the Hathaway fan-fiction storyline? Was she on welfare before she “made it” in Hollywood? Did she barely learn to read right before her very first audition? Did she struggle academically and dropped out because her teachers told her she would never amount to anything?

      Um. No. She went to Vassar. Last I heard, she was an annoying, self-important, conceited a-hole nightmare while there. That sweet, breathy “it came true” twee persona is nothing like the loud-ass, potty mouth woman she really is.

      People can’t stand her right now BECAUSE they can smell the “fakeness” coming out of her pores.

    • HK9 says:

      While I must say, I think of Anne as a very talented actress, when you take the time to bitch someone out because they spell your name wrong in your “thank-you” speech, that points to some very negative things in one’s character that she made people aware of. So, the sweet girlie “gosh darn it” speeches she tried to pull off after that just fell flat because the mask slipped and we saw what was behind it. Sad, but true.

  46. skuddles says:

    Anne’s just freaking because everyone poked fun (har har) at her nipps, which were on serious display in that pink dress. I’m curious, did she not even look at herself in the mirror prior to leaving the house? Notice anything, I dunno… pointy, Anne? She’s coming across as a big fool now by releasing statements about the dress debacle, better she should just shut up and let the nipples be forgotten like the vag/campaign pics.

  47. Annie says:

    I cannot imagine why would you choose such a horrible dress for the biggest night of your life/career. Badly fitted, see through, wrinkly. I’m sure in her mind Amanda ruined her ~big night, but come on, have at least a decent back up, or more than one option. After all her protagonism on awards season she failed to find the perfect dress and even her speech was boring too. It’s like she lost control in the end. You would think she’s be better prepared!

    Now, if I were Amanda I would’ve changed. Whatever. I would’ve taken the high road and be all “You know what? Wear your dress. It’s your big night.” And just wear the Vanity Fair party dress. It was so beautiful. But these women really do like to be passive aggressive.

    • garvels says:

      Annie,

      I completely agree. If I were Amanda I would have offered not to wear my dress since I had no chance of winning. This also would have given Amanda major PR points. People would have thought….wow,Amanda is not a Hollywood Diva.

  48. anonymous fan says:

    Much like Kaiser I also cannot figure out why she chose that cheap looking, see through bridesmaid gown for the Oscars.There had to be other options.And I also don’t know why it mattered if her dress was similar to Amanda”no chance of ever winning an Oscar” Seyfried.Alot of the dresses at the Oscars looked alike anyway.It was like most of the actresses got a memo to either wear a boring white dress or some tight,shimmering metallic gown.
    But back to Anne’ s problem,I don’t think anyone really HATES her.But she is so desperate to be liked and to be America’s sweetheart that it is very annoying.There is no doubt that Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain wanted that Oscar too, but they didn’t shamelessly campaign the way she did to the point of just being obnoxious.
    Idk,she wanted that Oscar since was 10 I’m sure, and now that she has it she can sit down somewhere and give herself a break and us a break from her for a while.We need it as much as she does.

  49. LAK says:

    Firstly, annE is throwing a hissyfit because she didn’t end up on the best dressed list. Congratulations, you just pissed off Prada and Mui Mui.

    2nd, she needs to re-think her media strategy or change her team because they’ve allowed her neurosis to be shown in public eg this dress hissyfit which am sure ALL the actresses would have had given similar circumstances.

    FYI, Stylists have been known to hoard dresses for their clients simply because the actresses change their minds forever.

    Given how late all this drama happened, it is possible that there were no better dresses available. However,LA is 8hrs behind Europe. Several other options could have been flown to LA if this drama happened on saturday night.

    I am surprised that annE was given a dress from the collection as opposed to a true original piece given her relationship with Valentino. Designers tend to have similar ideas each season so similar dresses are a hazard. Julia wore vintage which stood out completely against a sea of actors in similar looking dresses taken from current collections.

    Prada is generally innovative and awesome for daywear and accessories, it’s evening wear is not a focus and consequently not so good. Mui Mui focuses on accessories and evening wear, and that shows in the collections. Look at Kerry Washington(Mui Mui) vs AnnE(Prada).

    Overall I think Valentino dresses annE badly. Or is it annE who chooses bad Valentino? They put her in colours that work against her colouring, do nothing for her body. I’m always surprised that Valentino can look so bad on a person, even her wedding dress. Valentino should be a no brainer for red carpet dressing, but annE manages it. The only time she looked good in it was when they put her in a Valentino red dress the year she was nominated for RACHEL GETS MARRIED. That worked for her colouring.

    The only good Prada oscar gowns were worn by Nicole Kidman and Uma Thurman, but it was during a time when the red carpet wasn’t so swamped by stylists and red carpet focus, so they stood out against a backdrop of badly dressed actors.

  50. erika says:

    god damn it girl you’re at the Oscars not your yearly check up with the dentist! pull that hee haw mr. ed smile in a bit, you don’t have to show us all your damn teeth we’re not asking for xrays….

  51. reverie says:

    Anne fire your stylist and hire Kerry Washinghton’s instead.

  52. lola lola says:

    A beautiful dress that resembles someone else’s s far better than that nipple poking pink disaster that she wore. Stupid decision really. Years from now, who will see pics of the ‘also ran’ from this year while the pics of the winners are around forever. Stupid move Anne…

  53. Ginger says:

    UGH! I think she’s OCD or something…just be flexible! In the end she won her Oscar so, who cares??! Really, her life is going to be miserable if she doesn’t learn to go with the flow. Not EVERYTHING in life is going to be perfect no matter how much you plan. Like that Woody Allen quote “How to make God laugh? Tell him about your plans.” Something to live by.

  54. jilly says:

    AnnE made Dressgate an issue by talking about it. If she had worn the damn Valentino, the worst thing she would have had to deal with was Joan Rivers making her a worst-dressed nominee. Now by talking out about this petty non-issue, she showed the world what a tryhard mess she is and people hate her even more. Can’t stand the fake bitch. I never believed that she didn’t know she was dating a conman. I think she loved the lifestyle his thievery afforded her and then threw herself a pity-party when he got caught. I think she is a complete fake who has pulled the wool over people’s eyes for years, and now folks are on to her.

  55. Leanne says:

    I think Anne should have worn the Valentino dress anyway. Lots of dresses during awards look similar. Besides the Valentino one was classier and more striking than the AM one. Amanda didn’t look pretty in that dress at all. Oh did anyone think that Amy Adam’s dress was too similar to a pink one worn by Penelope Cruz a few years ago? How about Reese wearing the exact dress as Kirsten Dunst years ago? Anne, stick to what works for you for your big day, your wedding dress was a dream.

    • Hakura says:

      I can’t speak as to the other years/events/actresses). But it seems there’s a pretty small list of designers these women tend to go to for their ‘red carpet’ dresses. And we’ve all seen how similar designs can look during a season, in both one designer’s collection, or between designers (all working off the same seasonal ‘it’ themes).

      I just don’t immediately assume it was ‘planned’ (to steal someone’s thunder) or an intentional ‘passive aggressive’ move. (That’s not to say it doesn’t happen, just that there’re other possible explanations too).

      I really loved Amanda’s dress. But it was just the wrong color for her fair skin & light hair. If it had been darker, she would’ve nailed it. Here, she looks totally ‘washed out’, where it may not have had that effect on Anne.

  56. Cece says:

    I can’t believe all of the people who are buying into this b-s. I get that no one likes this woman right now – I am neither here nor there – but this story is utter garbage. I especially like how enraged the writer is that she made her hair and make-up team wait. They work for her, I’m sure they were happy to wait if that was even the case.

    • LAK says:

      BS or not, annE should be worried that this detail was made public, even as a rumour.

      Lots of actors behave badly at any given time, and especially during oscar time. the dresses are full on drama behind the scenes, so annE is no exception.

      It is bad PR for this sort of story to come out, and for people to focus on it rather than her Oscar win. And she [or her Publicist] is an idiot for playing into it by offering such a public apology and in the such detail.

  57. Luxe says:

    This seriously could not have happened to a more-deserving person. This is what her awards-campaign obnoxiousness has wrought. Hoisted on her own petard. Nobody even talks about Les Mis, just that ridiculous dress. And here she is just digging in and trying to take Amanda and Prada down with her. I find it hilarious that she’s getting the opposite type of press from Jennifer Lawrence’s dress incident.

    Side by side, those dresses don’t look anything alike. Good for Amanda for not giving up her gown. I would have to be someone’s Lucy/Ethel-type of BFF in order to do that. And who cares if it was her night? It was a lot of people’s night, but she’s the only one making a spectacle.

    • Hakura says:

      I agree about Amanda not giving up her gown. I think some people aren’t considering that Amanda is nowhere near as ‘famous’ or ‘sought out’ by the media as Anne at these events.

      If this story is true, the girls hadn’t discovered the similarity issue until right before the Oscars. It’d make sense that Amanda probably didn’t even consider she’d need a ‘back-up’ option, & would have a hell of a time finding something else. Where-as Anne definitely should have known better.

      Anne had a *far* better chance of getting a designer to bust their ass on a ‘rush replacement’, whereas I just don’t think Amanda holds enough ‘clout’ to get that sort of special treatment. I don’t think she did anything wrong in wearing her planned dress.

      • tracking says:

        I don’t know, I think Amanda could have worn a different dress given that it was Anne’s night. I would have, and hope that she’d do the same for me in the future (even if I knew there was a fat chance of that happening). I don’t think either side handled it well, and agree it was a major fail for AH’s stylist and publicist.

  58. Reese says:

    I have a feeling this woman is slightly unhinged. She is trying WAY too hard for the world to like her, it’s really embarrassing. Can’t stand her. Sorry!

    And good for Amanda that she GTFO out of there when Anne went off like a crazy bitch. I don’t like drama queens either. What did she get for her worries? An Oscar yea, but that ugly pink thing she wore was what really got the attention that night.

  59. taxi says:

    I pity her husband. It’s exhausting to live with such narcissism & insecurity.

  60. Flower says:

    Anne should have had two dresses that she loved picked out, each equally stunning. It’s normal for the seasoned A-listers at this type of event to have two gowns ready because accidents do happen such as spilling coffee on your gown or catching your heel in the hem and ripping it. It’s not as if she is paying for the dress so she and her team should have been prepared for a last second switch instead of all this drama. She is beginning to sound like she is turning into a neurotic diva.

  61. Moi says:

    Really. This was a deal of some sort. I’m really hoping this is far fetched. Good lord.

  62. Sam H x says:

    JLaw loosened up, had fun with it and didn’t take it too seriously at all, Maybe thats why she came off more likeable. The designs were similiar however Anne’s dress had capped sleeves on it whereas Amanda’s was sleeveless. x

  63. ??? says:

    Yes, I willingly clicked on this post, but …
    Why is Hathaway still getting coverage? Weren’t we done with her a week ago?

    Next.

  64. booger says:

    Wow is winning an Oscar really worth it? It seems that if you’re an actor- especially female- you risk annoying the crap out of everyone in your quest to get it.

  65. VV says:

    Not gonna lie, if it had been me I would have probably spazzed as well. It’s not the perfect reaction but I would not be able to contain my irritation coupled with the fact that those award shows in general seem like a lot of stress. That’s a recipe for some nerd raging! haha

    So she’s human and she had an ugly moment (which is not even that ugly in my opinion) big deal.

    However, she did shaft Valentino and if I was friends with someone of that stature I would have sucked it up and worn the dress.

  66. anneesezz says:

    Isn’t this the person who just said: “Here’s hoping someday in the not-too-distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will be only found in fiction and not in real life.”

    But she’s upset because she didn’t get to where the dress she wanted.

    Could she be more fake?

  67. normades says:

    After seeing the Valentino drss I just don’t get it. The top is nothing like Amanda’s.

    You can tell Anne was not having a great night. Her smile is soooo forced. Amanda stole her dress thunder and Jennifer her awards thunder. It was not all about Anne, and I think she was pissed.

  68. Faye says:

    Anne trivia question: wasn’t she nominated for Best Actress years ago for Rachel Getting Married (in which I actually thought she was really, really good), or is my memory faulty? Because I seem to think she was, and I swear she wasn’t one fraction as annoying as she has been this award season — and that was for a Best *Actress,* not *Supporting.” What happened to her?

    • anneesezz says:

      Wow. Good point!

    • ??? says:

      The year she was nominated for the Best Actress AA, Hathaway was up against Kate Winslet (who won), Angelina Jolie, Melissa Leo, and Meryl “A Living Legend” Streep.

      AnnE didn’t stand a chance of winning the Oscar that year. She knew it. Her camp knew it. Hence, why bother to launch an insufferable campaign?

      She was on more solid ground with her performance in Les Mis (though I, for one, don’t think she was particularly great in it). She and her team did their math, and she thus unleashed the monster within, knowing she stood a real chance of securing her precious wittle Oscar.

      I’ve never liked her — I always felt there was something insincere about her character, even back when she was on better behavior. I’m convinced that the side of her we’ve been seeing lately IS the real Anne.

      • Faye says:

        @???: that seems like a good point. But to me, knowing you’re a shoo-in should make you less desperate, not more.

        Although I thought she was very good in some things, I couldn’t stand what little bits of Les Mis I saw on youtube(couldn’t stomach seeing the whole movie) — thought it was so overwrought and emotionally manipulative, and her portrayal had all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. I do agree that what we’ve been seeing is the real Anne, and as an actress, she should rein it in. I’ve said many times in response to snotty comments about Jennifer Lawrence’s alleged fakeness that even if she is faking it, I don’t care. I’d rather an actress be pleasant and funny, even if it’s insincere, than genuinely scowling like K-Stew or over-the-top annoying like Hathaway.

      • ??? says:

        @Faye:

        You would think being a shoo-in for an Oscar would make an actor less desperate, right?

        But I suppose the non-desperate ones don’t feel the need to launch a campaign of presidential-election proportions because they (a) are totally confident in themselves and what they’ve accomplished in their nominated performances, (b) may not entirely base their sense of self-worth and respectability within the industry on winning an award (remember Anne’s mention during her Golden Globe speech about using her win as a “weapon against self-doubt”?), (c) know they have superior studio/exec backing that will inevitably sway the vote in their favor, and/or (d) are true veterans of the business, and have possibly already won, thus “proving” their mettle.

        Anne didn’t fit into any of those categories. Well, now that she’s got her Oscar, I suppose she kind of fits into the fourth category.

        She needs to just lay low now that she’s accomplished her goal. People need to be able to forget about her for a while. The backlash against her seems to have somewhat tainted her former “sweetie-pie” reputation. Hollywood takes note of this stuff because tainted reputations equal tainted marketability. So she won’t be doing herself any favors if she keeps up this silly behavior and continues to fuel people’s dislike of her.

      • Faye says:

        @???, I agree 100% that she needs to just go away for a while. Issuing statements and giving “anti-matter” interviews is just making it worse. I think if she’s out of the public eye for a few months, all this stuff will die down, something else will come along, and she can hopefully come back with a decent movie and a new publicist :) .

  69. nor says:

    Poor girl, she did not have many dresses to choose from, Anniston wore the red killer gown she had maybe two choices. She apologized publicly to soften the financial blow that will be surely coming from Valentino for breaking her contract. Yep they get paid to wear a designer just like a cosmetic contract, the bidding must be in the millions for the Oscar nominees. I am sure the penalty will be severe, poor Anne.

  70. Starlight says:

    My friend said that Anne should have worn that gown instead of the pink one.

  71. She had to have had another second option, I was so disappointed with her look , from head to toe. I know she is growing her hair in but it looked like soccer mom hair, she could have done something with it. I.e. those fabulous pin curl waves winona rider used to do. The color was awful on her, she could have used a spray tan. The necklace completed with the neck line. And worst of all the NIPPLES! They looked like pigs teets. It was so distracting. Poor girl, she was clearly distraught when she made this decision and Rachel Z didn’t intervene.