The Word: Angelina Jolie’s Oscar leg launches a thousand memes

What do you call this stance? Angeling Jolie-ing? Angelegging?
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It’s two days after the Oscars and the world isn’t talking about how Billy Crystal did as a host (meh!), who won (“The Artist,” a lot!), or who lost (Viola Davis, you were robbed!). Nope. The world is focused on one thing: Angelina Jolie’s leg.

Her awkward red carpet stance, in which she made sure her right leg was constantly on display through the slit in her black, velvet Atelier Versace gown, is a pose that has launched a thousand Internet memes, from a Twitter handle — @AngiesRightLeg — which is nearing 15,000 followers with tweets like, “You have to admit I’m one hell of a leg!” to a Tumblr account entitled “Angelina Jolie’ing,” where readers can upload photos of themselves showing off their ashy thighs.

There’s no reason for why she stood like that, time and time again. (My theory: Her bony leg was poking out to sniff around for a sandwich.) But perhaps the best mocking of the leg came from “The Descendants” co-writer Jim Rash, who hit the stage with Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon to accept the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The look was quickly imitated by Faxon, but the scribes insist they weren’t mocking the actress. “She’s supremely hot,” Faxon said backstage, while Rash was quick to explain his actions: “I just saw her pose and I thought, you know what, we have exactly the same legs,” the writer. “It was more like, ‘Oh, she’s standing, great, I’m going to stand like that, too.’”

Rash better watch it. No one mocks Angelina Jolie in front of her face and gets away with it. The last person who probably did that was Billy Bob Thornton, and we’re pretty sure he’s currently working at a Cracker Barrel in Parissapany, N.J.

Stylist: It wasn’t a nip slip!

Many eagle-eyed viewers were convinced they caught Jennifer Lopez having a wardrobe malfunction while presenting at the Oscars, but her stylist, Mariel Haenn, insists there was no nipple-baring. “The dress fit perfectly to her every inch. There were cups built in and there’s no chance that there were any, how do you say? ‘slips,’” Haenn posted on Twitter. “While the dress did give the illusion of sheer-ness, joke’s on everyone who wishes they saw something.”

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