Variety’s Brian Lowry Wants to Know if Patrick Goldstein Watched the Oscars in Its Entirety This Year

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By Tina Dupuy Comments

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The producers of the Oscars took a LAT scribe out to lunch? We wonder who paid?

Bill Condon and Laurence Mark will be closely scrutinized for this Sunday’s Oscar telecast, but the producers have already exhibited one bit of questionable judgment: Wasting time before the awards having lunch with the Los Angeles Times’ resident pompous blowhard, Patrick Goldstein.

Goldstein sounded his latest “Oh no, the Oscar telecast might stink” alarms in his most recent column, while casually mentioning that Condon and Mark had lunch with him the other day.

Really? Like, they didn’t have better things to do?

Remember, this is the same guy that couldn’t even be bothered to actually sit through the 2008 awards.

Heh. Nice work if you can get it.

Read Lowry’s whole column here.