Tonight, after an interminable build-up, we finally find out who will take home an Oscar -- and who will be forced to smile gamely when someone else's name is called. My can't-miss prediction: there will be at least two Fifty Shades of Grey jokes. Back in the real world, Walmart, the nation's largest employer, announced plans to hike its minimum wage. As the White House tweeted, "Good to see @Walmart raising wages for about 500,000 employees. Now it's time for Congress to #RaiseTheWage." On a sad note, Oliver Sacks announced that he has terminal cancer. He's taught us so much over the years, and continues to do so now about one of life's most challenging subjects: dying. "I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential," he writes. "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude." Ours, too -- for this vital and timeless lesson.
On February 22nd, several hundred million viewers from all over the globe will be watching the 87th Academy Awards and wondering if Julianne, Reese, R...
Below are nine books that provide some insight and context on some of this year's nominees and on the awards process itself. Consider it an Oscarologist's syllabus.
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Sometimes, the true story isn't in what celebrities you talk to, or what designer are you wearing or what events you got to attend. In all honesty, I would have traded the entire evening at the Awards just to gain this new perspective.
How come there's not a single female protagonist in any of the films nominated for 2015 Best Picture? We can certainly enjoy the films nominated for Best Picture. But let's save the popcorn for when we have a greater choice of flicks that better represent society as a whole.
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Recognition for good work can go a long way toward improving morale and boosting performance in any business, and the hours-long red-carpet event is nothing if not a pat on the back for work well done.
A giant Oscars statuette snorting lines of cocaine was booted from Hollywood Blvd. today, in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre, site of Sunday's Academy Awards.
Since the film awards season is well under way, it's a great time to discover a little bit more about some of our favorite nominees. While meeting them in person seems pretty unlikely, you can still walk in their footsteps -- so to speak -- with a visit to the hometowns they hail from.