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Oscars 2013: Why Were These Stars Even There?

Vanessa Gomez |
February 24, 2013 | 9:54 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Being invited to the Oscars is something most people would love to experience. Some of the stars who were fortunate enough to be on the red carpet Sunday night are being evaluated on their credentials of why they should have even been there. We're counting down the top ten people we're asking ourselves why they were even invited. 

Halle Berry (Twitter)
Halle Berry (Twitter)
 

 

 

10. Halle Berry

 Yes, she presented at the awards show, but should she have even been able to do that? Berry won the best actress category in 2001 for Monster's Ball, but there's nothing she has done since that gives her enough credentials to be at the Oscars. She's acted in "Catwoman," "Perfect Stranger," and "New Year's Eve." Those movies alone don't give her an argument for her appearance.


 

 

 

 

Jane Fonda (Twitter)
Jane Fonda (Twitter)
 

 

 

9. Jane Fonda 

The fitness guru stunned on the red carpet with a canary yellow Versace gown. She may have earned her spot by winning two academy awards, but her time has come and gone. She has not produced anything Oscar worthy since the late 1980s when she was nominated for best actress in "The Morning After."

 

 

Zoe Saldana (Twitter)
Zoe Saldana (Twitter)
 

 

 

8. Zoe Saldana 

Her time was three years ago when "Avatar" was popular at the Academy Awards. Maybe she was invited because there's an "Avatar 2" in the works, but there's no relevance to her being there, except for the fact that she's an actress. 

 

 

 


 

Fan Bingbing (Twitter)
Fan Bingbing (Twitter)
 

7. Fan Bingbing

The Chinese actress was somewhat random at the show on Sunday night. She is mostly known for her Chinese films, even though she is expected to act in "Iron Man 3". She is more described as a fashion icon, and her spot probably could have been taken by another actress. 

Chris Tucker (Twitter)
Chris Tucker (Twitter)
 

6. Chris Tucker 

It's understandable that he has acted in his career before, but nothing noteworthy. He had a small role in "Silver Linings Playbook," but it was the same role he always plays as the comedian, except this time he was in a psych ward. 

 

 

 

Olivia Munn (Twitter)
Olivia Munn (Twitter)
 

 

5. Olivia Munn 

 Munn is in the popular television series, "The Newsroom," but this isn't the Golden Globes. Her performance in "Magic Mike" sure didn't reserve her a spot at the Oscars either. So, why was she even there? She didn't present either, so maybe it was just for her beauty. 

Kelly Rowland (Twitter)
Kelly Rowland (Twitter)
 

 

 

4. Kelly Rowland 

 Maybe the 2013 Super Bowl Half Time show went to everyone's heads and Rowland got the benefit from it by being invited to the Oscars. Once again, this is the Oscars, not the Grammys. Even though she looked flawless on the red carpet, she hasn't earned her spot to be at the Oscars. 


 

 

 

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton (Twitter)
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton (Twitter)
 

 

 

3. Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton

Okay, so both of these two are a big deal. This is obvious. But the way both of them were dressed made it seem like they didn't even want to be at the Oscars. Carter starred in the nominated film, "Les Miserables," and her husband has had his fair share of trips to the Oscars. But they don't need to be there if they aren't going to look the part. Carter's hair, especially, had no place there and Burton could have at least taken off his sunglasses to show that he cared a little bit. 

 

 

 

Kristen Stewart (Twitter)
Kristen Stewart (Twitter)
 

 

 

2. Kristen Stewart  

She's most famous for her role in the "Twilight Saga," but it's obvious none of her roles in those movies or the movies themselves are Oscar worthy. 2012 has had its ups and downs for Stewart, and she caused a huge scandal.Was she being rewarded for it by being invited to present at the Oscars? She had an affair with director Rupert Sanders, which led to his divorce with Liberty Ross. This clearly doesn't give her an advantage to be at the Oscars, and none of her roles have earned her a spot either. 

 

 


 

Brandi Glanville (Twitter)
Brandi Glanville (Twitter)
 

1. Brandi Glanville 

Does anyone even know who this is at the Oscars? She's a part of the reality television series, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but that doesn't justify her being at the Oscars. Glanville has her own book, but the only things she's known for are her dinner parties and drama with the rest of the housewives on the show. She doesn't have a reason to be in the same room as Jennifer Lawrence or Jack Nicholson. 

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