EXPENSIVE SHOES TURN BACK TO PUMPKINS. OR SOMETHING: You know those shoes Alison Krauss was wearing to do the Cold Mountain songs at the Oscars last night?. Two million bucks worth, they were. Not that it helped, seeing as the law stated the Lord of the Rings had to win every prize, even in the music category. We can only conclude that either the entire Academy is thirteen years old and/or still virgins, or else they thought if they didn't load Peter Jackson down with prizes, he'd be tempted to have a crack at doing The Hobbit as well.