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I love this time of year. I'm always caught up in the thrill of award season: The golden statues, the glamorous stars and the fabulous gowns.
But let's start this week focusing on the movies....
To me, The Artist can do no wrong. From its original story telling platform to the black and white cinematography, great performances and Uggie, this movie has it all. I'm betting all my chips this one is taking home Best Picture.
A movie that I was surprised by was Hugo; it's leading the pack with 11 nominations. Sitting down for this movie I wasn't sure what was in store for me. I had not read the book and I honestly (like many people) thought it was a animated children's movie. But much to my surprise, Hugo took me on a grown-up journey through family, history and film. Martin Scorsese will most certainly be picking up best director for this one.
My other likes of the year were Moneyball, which made baseball actually entertaining to a non-fan; The Descendants somehow made death and adultery funny at times; and The Help…though I feel like it came out in the theater two years ago.
Ashlan Gorse joined E! News in May 2008 as a correspondent and fill-in anchor, covering everything from red carpet premieres to breaking news. Before joining E! News, Ashlan was the host of E! News Now.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism with a BA in broadcasting and a minor in music, Ashlan began her professional career in the exclusive NBC Page Program in NYC. Working on shows like Saturday Night Live, the Today show and Conan O'Brien only fueled her love for all things entertainment.
Ashlan then climbed her way up at Access Hollywood in Manhattan, going from production assistant to field producer before continuing on to MSNBC as a reporter and segment producer for its weekend entertainment shows, Hot List and At the Movies. Her Southern charm led her to be a coach for MTV's Made.
In 2006, she moved to Los Angeles as the editor at large for Life & Style magazine and has since appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, the Today show, The CBS Early Show, CNN, TV Guide and The Insider as a pop-culture and gossip guru.
Ashlan has become a permanent fixture on the red carpet, covering the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys. She has interviewed such Hollywood luminaries as Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr. and many more.
When she's not obsessing over celebrity culture, Ashlan loves fashion, sweet tea and stilettos.