Jeff Bridges' Voice Removed From Oscar Telecast

Expect to see frequent cutaways to Best Actor Oscar favorite and frequent corporate pitchman Jeff Bridges on Sunday night's telecast, but be prepared to hear less of him than usual for prime time TV. Hyundai has announced that they're pulling their Bridges-narrated commercials from the program, in accordance with an Academy rule prohibiting nominees from appearing in ads that air during the show. According to the ever-reliable Gossip Cop, the car manufacturer will "replace Bridges' voice with seven other stars, including Kim Basinger, David Duchovny, and Catherine Keener." Which begs the question: is a little gold man worth the price of a residual check?