The Academy Awards for me was a surprise, notably in that I mostly enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris' performance.
Because of his war pictures and Westerns, he will always be perceived by some as the heir to John Wayne, but, whatever one thinks of American Sniper, Eastwood is much more subtle than some jingoistic zealot.
There is no bigger time of year in Hollywood than Oscar season as a record number of gifting suites pop up catering to stars not just with free gifts ...
Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.
The Academy Awards honor the pinnacle of filmmaking, and while the nominees may suffer jitters walking and talking on the red carpet, you can celebrate the glitz and glam by getting together with your friends and raising a glass at home. Here are a few fun and festive Oscar Worthy Cocktails.
Anyone can suggest that you read this year's Oscar page to screen books (and you should, because they're all great), but we're here to share with you some books becoming movies this year that we think have Oscar written all over them.
At tonight's Oscars we'll no doubt see some familiar faces winning that coveted gold statuette. It's no secret that these sparkling little men aren't 100% gold--they're only coated in 24-carat gold--so that makes it harder to figure out how much gold they actually contain. Luckily math comes to the rescue.
Having your product in a gift bag starts at $1200, being there in person to be able to talk to celebrities or nominees starts at $5000 and shoots northward depending on your display size and position.
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.
It makes you wonder: What might celebrities drink off-screen?
It's sophisticated. It's indulgent. And it really only takes a bar of chocolate (or two).
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.
We've emptied out the Marion Cabinets and stuffed the Neil Patrick Haggis to the brim, because you are cordially invited to Everything is Slawsome: My...
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