An Oscar Snub For ‘Up In The Air,’ Olympic Figure Skating And Dangerous Limousines In Today’s Twitter-Wood

Oscar snubs are nothing new, but the writer of the novel “Up in the Air” came from has a bone to pick with the Academy Awards’ invitation gurus. Walter Kirn had fierce words for Hollywood as well, which you can find below.

In other tweets, a “Community” actor apparently found himself in the right place at the right time to sell Super Bowl-winning running back Reggie Bush a pair of glasses, Peter Serafinowicz knows who should have been cast as Percy Jackson, and actress Jamie Chung had a close brush with death in a limousine. Check those out after the jump, along with Elizabeth Banks’ beef with figure skating judges. It’s all in Twitter-Wood for February 17, 2010.

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@aplusk Off to Moscow. If there are any key russian phrases that i should know feel free educate me
-Ashton Kutcher, Actor (“The Butterfly Effect,” “Spread”)

“Up in the Air” pt. 1: @walterkirn novelists are like oil in H’wood: they drill us, pipeline us, pump us and then burn us.
-Walter Kirn, Writer (“Up in the Air,” “Thumbsucker”)

“Up in the Air” pt. 2: @walterkirn caution to writers: don’t expect that because you write a novel that becomes an Oscar-nominated film that you’ll be invited to the Oscars

@michaelsheen Really enjoyed Crazy Heart. Jeff Bridges terriffic. Last saw him covered in green dots with a camera strapped to his head.
-Michael Sheen, Actor (“Frost/Nixon,” “New Moon”)

@DonGlover Also, Reggie Bush bought my glasses off me last night (pics to come). No shit. Now I have to look geeky some other way.
-Donald Glover, Actor (“Mystery Team,” “Community”)

@John_Lithgow And Happy Birthday to Joseph Gordon Levitt! I was there for his 13th!
-John Lithgow, Actor (“Shrek,” “Dexter”)

@ElizabethBanks Why are all the Figure Skating commentators so judgmental?
-Elizabeth Banks, Actress (“Spider-Man 3,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”)

@DAVID_A_SLADE “ah euwah” is now the official phonetic response to a hard kick in the unmentionables.
-David Slade, Director (“30 Days of Night,” “Eclipse”)

@serafinowicz I think Daniel Radcliffe would’ve been a good choice to play Percy Jackson
-Peter Serafinowicz, Actor (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Run Fatboy Run”)

@jamie_chung Ok my limo driver is texting, drinking coffee and just ran a completely red light. Um. Scared. Somebody hold me.
-Jamie Chung, Actress (“Dragonball Evolution,” “Sorority Row”)

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