Trending With Tricia 2.28.17

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Atlanta Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu knows why the Falcons blew a 28 to 3 lead and lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots: It was Lady Gaga's fault. Sort of. As usual, the Super Bowl's halftime was longer than it is for any other game. And Sanu thinks it took them out of their game. On the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football", he said, "It definitely did. Because usually, halftime is only like 15 minutes, and when you're not on the field for like an hour, it's just like going to work out. "Like a great workout, and you go sit on the couch for an hour and then try to start working out again." But didn't the Patriots have to deal with the exact same one-hour delay?  Of course they did.  But hey, if it helps you sleep at night.

It's been two days, but everyone is STILL talking about the Best Picture fiasco at the Oscars on Sunday night, so in a way, the Academy can't be THAT upset about it being botched that badly. But here's the latest on how it all went down: The "Wall Street Journal" says that Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway might have been given the wrong envelope because the man who's entrusted with keeping everything straight was preoccupied with Twitter. His name is Brian Cullinan, and he's a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that counts the votes. He was apparently Tweeting like a madman backstage. He's since deleted those Tweets, but there's a screenshot online of one he took of Emma Stone backstage after she won Best Actress. That's the moment when he probably SHOULD'VE been prepping the envelope for Best Picture. So maybe he was distracted? The Oscars are notoriously secretive about the results, and Brian and his partner Martha Ruiz may have been the only two to actually KNOW the results. They each have suitcases with an identical set of envelopes, at opposite ends of the stage. Martha gave HER Best Actress envelope to Leonardo DiCaprio to present to Emma, and she kept it after winning. Then Brian mistakenly gave Warren and Faye the other Best Actress  envelope instead of the Best Picture one. Warren was confused when he opened it because it had Emma's name. Faye thought he was goofing around by stalling so when she looked at it, she just blurted out the name of the movie on the card "La La Land". Brian and Martha knew that was NOT right, but it took a few minutes for them to relay the problem and get the crew onstage to figure out a way to sort it out. The accounting firm issued a second apology last night, and someone from the company says, "feels very, very terrible and horrible. He's very upset about this mistake." There's no comment on the Twitter thing.

Three more names are confirmed to compete on "Dancing With the Stars." The "Bachelor" Nick Viall will lace up his dancing shoes. But first, he’ll have to choose a bride between Raven and Vanessa. We also have Charo, she’s 65 right now. She’s like yesterday’s Sofia Vergara, right? We know that Olympians Simone Biles and Nancy Kerrigan and Fifth Harmony member Normandi Coriday. They’ve even signed up Mr. T!! But here’s the problem. "Glee" alum Heather Morris, remember she played Brittany, but here’s the real problem, her first real job was a REAL back up dancer! She’s one of the two girls in the Single Ladies video!! She TOURED with Beyonce! Anyhoo, take a breath, Tricia. You love the damn show. It premiers Monday, March 20th.

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