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Week in Review: Odds-Making Edition



    Week in Review: Odds-Making Edition

    Admittedly, your Vulture editors are no Nate Silver -- but that doesn't mean we can't prognosticate! Using the events of this week, what can we divine about the future?

    Bets Safer Than a Slumdog Sweep:

    -- If this year's Oscar nominees take our advice, they'll be richer, happier, and twice as likely to be nominated next year.

    -- Tatiana Del Toro is the most insufferableAmerican Idol contestant in history, and she'll be back.

    -- Zack Snyder's Watchmen will be a travesty. Also, you probably don't need to see it in IMAX.

    -- The Oscar red carpet will be overrun with adorable slumdogs.

    -- The Roots will succumb to exhaustion.

    -- Ebert and Roeper will save televised film criticism.

    Bets As Probable As Kate Winslet Retiring Her "Losing Face" This Weekend:

    -- Interscope will receive an angry phone call from Bono.

    -- Conan O'Brien is doomed.

    -- Hugh Jackman will tell a Ricky Gervais' penned Holocaust joke.

    -- Americans will be horrified by Sam Mendes's penis balloons.

    -- M.I.A. will perform horizontally on Sunday night.

    -- Mickey Rourke will ditch his date the minute the Oscars are over.

    -- Heath Ledger's Best Supporting Actor statue will go missing.

    Bets As Unlikely As a Frost/Nixon Upset:

    -- All of our Oscarpredictions will be correct.

    Previously on NYmag.com's Vulture...