Ellen DeGeneres Orders Pizza Mid Oscars; Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jared Leto Dig In
In the middle of the 2014 Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres ordered several pizzas, which were ultimately delivered to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Ellen DeGeneres Passes Out Pizza At Oscars
The pizza, from local joint Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria, was delivered by a real delivery guy – not a hired actor . When he arrived backstage, DeGeneres went to meet with him before leading him out to the star-studded audience. DeGeneres, along with Brad Pitt, handed out paper plates and napkins to the actors and actresses in the front few rows.
Once seated again next to his partner, Angelina Jolie, Pitt was spotted chowing down on a slice of pizza. August: Osage County costars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts indulged, as did American Hustle’s Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale. Oscar-winner Jared Leto snagged a slice from DeGeneres as well. The host also made sure the pregnant Kerry Washington was fed too.
"I don’t have any money. Who here has money? Sandy [Sandra Bullock], Sandy you have money. You have a lot of money. You can tip him, right?" joked DeGeneres as she passed around the pizza. "Where’s Harvey Weinstein? Harvey? No pressure, only a billion people watching. Whatever you feel is right.”
Later on in the night, DeGeneres snagged Pharrell Williams’ notorious hat and passed it around to collect some money. Lupita Nyong’o, who won for best supporting actress, only had some lip balm to hand to the host. Nyong’o’s 12 Years a Slave costar Chiwetel Ejiofor chipped in with some cash, as did Pitt, Kevin Spacey and John Travolta.
– Chelsea Regan