There's something that this Oscar Class of 2013 can take from the award show veterans that have, and continue to, grace the red carpet before them. Notably, Jessica Lange, Glenn Close, and Helen Mirren are red carpet wonders that have worked their best features at numerous award shows over the years.
Bill Maher is pretty much the last person you'd expect to get sucked in by PETA, Ingrid Newkirk's cult of euthanasia. For Maher to uncritically cheerlead for one of the ugliest cults in America is truly disheartening. And, unlike most of the celebrity cults, PETA does real damage, on a gruesome scale.