What better way to take in all that high-wattage entertainment, the victory speeches, the red carpet gowns, and the spectacle than by inviting some friends over for a high style affair in your own home?
Forgetting who won the Oscars is such a long-standing tradition that it might conceivably be called a part of the human experience. We wake up each morning, we go to work, we spend time with those we love... we can't for the life of us remember who won the Oscars.
The story goes that the two meet on the MGM lot. Tracy is surprised by how tall Hepburn is. "Don't worry," someone tells him. "You'll soon cut her down to size." No one ever cut Katharine Hepburn down to size. And it's time we stopped pretending someone did.
Halfway through the tantalizingly trashy trailer for what looks like a painfully literal movie called Son of God, the eight-year-old boy inside me gave a whoop of hopeful pleasure.
Despite the meaningless babble in most movies, Hollywood has produced at least 10 movie lines worth remembering that can provide guidance for success in life.
I suppose that there are some people who have never heard of Shirley Temple, and probably quite a few who don't recognize her as one of the great cultural icons of the 20th Century. But by the reaction to her death at the age of 85, I expect they are about to find out.
So how are some of Hollywood's "best" able to cope and yet other fall prey to vices which can or have destroyed their reputation, their wealth and most importantly, their health?
Shirley Temple did in fact have an Oz connection, but one that requires clarification in lieu of urban mythology.
Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.
I was basically an agent, like in Entourage. Except I also produced content, I could wear jeans more often and I had a soul.
Since the dawn of storytelling, good guys with strong moral compasses were glamorized, while bad guys with wayward moral compasses were vilified. But a slew of recent films and shows have turned gray to black.
I was on drugs back then: coke, booze, Xanax, anything I could get my hands on, really. It was 2002, and while Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hollywood career was skyrocketing, mine was a flameout from a jet engine careening backward down the wrong runway.
In December at The Cinefamily Theater in Hollywood, a Downtown LA Hemp Apparel Brand and Art-Activist Collective, Recreator, hosted a free screening of the industrial hemp documentary Bringing It Home. They also had a special preview of their Kickstarter Campaign, which they just launched today.
Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?
According to the Directors Guild of America (DGA), women directed only 14 percent of TV episodes last year. Of the 200 shows the DGA analyzed, 38 didn't hire a single woman.
I went to the grocery store in leggings and a sweatshirt and was told "you're not in Kentucky anymore."