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“ Moonlight ” is a lyric poem in three stanzas. It’s a movie for everyone who’s ever clung to shards of hope in the midst of dejection

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Muhammad Ali represented the epitome of black excellence.  Ali, who died Friday , used his skill, strength and charisma to climb his way to the top and earn recognition as a world class boxing and civil rights champion. But part of what made Ali’s unprecedented success so meaningful is that he proved that a black man could be held by no boundaries; that if he was committed, he could break them all.  More…

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I am not a racist. I just play one on T.V. Well, let me be more clear.

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TOP STORIES WHAT A NIGHT FOR BASKETBALL Only Lakers legend Kobe Bryant could score 60 points in his final game. “Mamba out” indeed

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MTV Awards Show Swag at the Gifting Suites

10Abr

Pull back the curtain on the MTV Awards tonight, and you’ll see a few things that the stars are invited to that the rest of the world probably know nothing about. Award shows offer their guests invitations to ‘gifting suites’ several days before the show, where many high end designers and vendors come together to offer the guests their wares for free. The branding theory is called “Influencer Marketing” where you hope to have a ‘Brand Influencer’ like your product enough to use it in their daily life.

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Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars

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Lady Gaga honored America singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and it’s safe to say she totally crushed it. No, really, she totally nailed it and pretty much everyone thought so:    Love you so much, @ladygaga .

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This is a story all about how the Oscars controversy got flipped, turned upside down. Will Smith is at the forefront of the current boycott against the Academy Awards following a lack of diversity among 2016’s nominees. Really, the problem runs much deeper than that. The lack of diversity has been a trend throughout the 87-year history of the Academy , which is reportedly 94 percent white and 76 percent men.  The controversy caused a very public backlash against the Oscars and prompted passionate responses from all sides.

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Ryan Reynolds has dad jokes for days, y’all.  The “Deadpool” actor delightfully showcased his comedy skills in a tweet directed at former boybander Zayn Malik , who apparently pulled out of an appearance with Reynolds at the last minute.  “Zayn isn’t on the Graham Norton show with me anymore,” Reynolds tweeted. “I’ll still go … But obviously I got my lips done for nothing.”  Zayn isn't on the Graham Norton show with me anymore.

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Move over, Saint West. America’s Next Top Baby has arrived.

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood

25Ene

The news that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will double it’s number of female and minority members is a welcome and overdue change. Compelled by pressure, controversy and a threatened boycotts of the Oscar ceremony planned for February 28 by a growing list including Spike Lee, Jada and Will Smith and Quincy Jones the Academy had little choice but the act

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“We’re hearing a lot about diversity. I hate that word so, so much.”  So said Ava DuVernay to a room of reporters and fellow members of the film industry at a Sundance Film Festival luncheon on Sunday, reports  The New York Times .

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Remember when those militiamen broke into Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge  for  pretty unclear reasons? Bill Maher took a moment to address his own confusion at the situation during the New Rules segment on “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night.  “Someone needs to tell those wackadoodle militiamen who took over a federal building in the middle of nowhere in Oregon that to be a hero, you need something to be heroic about,” he said

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One year ago, today my wonderful father, Martin Sydney Greene, passed away, 8 days before his 87th birthday.. But what happened over the next few days would confirm to me that, indeed, neither my beloved father, or anyone, ever really dies, or goes away

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Baby Boomers Feel the Bern

20Ene

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has attracted an enormous following of millennials – the diverse group of millennials who sat on stage behind Sanders at his town meeting in Carroll, Iowa on Tuesday showed as much. But surprisingly, the audience facing Sanders at noon Tuesday was mainly made up of older generations. Sanders is currently polling 2-1 with millennials against democratic opponent Hilary Clinton, according to an NBC poll

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The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.

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Thanks to Adrian, my new trainer at Equinox, I couldn’t walk today, which is why I’m writing you from my bathtub. I’m sure you would laugh if you could see me — with a rose petal face mask on, skidding around as if I was ice-skating on my rear end.

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The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: “Sen.

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How to Finish What You Started

19Ene

I wish I could say I completed everything I set out to do in 2015. One of the things we tend to do when we don’t feel as far along as we should is be too hard on ourselves

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The Record Business 1965-2015

19Ene

Growing up in the sixties and seventies music was everywhere, it was all we talked about. It was the invitation; want to come over and listen to the new Creedence Record? Meet me at the record store?

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Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan

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Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

18Ene

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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As the nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is an opportunity to also reflect on the broader impact of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, which remains one of our nation’s most influential rallying cries for society to embrace diversity and seek equality. Bayard Rustin, one of Dr

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Poor Mrs. Hughes. Just when it looked like she’d won her Hundred Years War not to have her wedding overshadowed by the Crawley family, she got upstaged anyhow

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The LGBT civil rights movement has evolved admirably over the past few years to become more inclusive, working against institutional bigotry of all kinds, and grappling with the intersectionalities that exist within all of us. Those multiple identities impact not only how we think of ourselves, but more notably, what others think of us. Unfortunately, some of that progress has empowered the more radical amongst us to act in a brazen, autocratic manner.

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.

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SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T SEEN IT : The Force Awakens is a brilliantly manipulative piece of film-making meant to reel in everyone who loved the first three Lucas films and rightly despised the next trio. And make them bring their kids, too

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Iranian leaders have long been yearning for this implementation day. The country’s dream, the lifting of economic sanctions, has come true after almost 20 years

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Amidst the increased attention on the subject of racial justice this past year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to reflect on our progress with civil rights in this country – and consider how far we have yet to go.

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The Right Road For A Better Future In Aging

16Ene

It’s become common knowledge that populations are rapidly aging across the world. Increasing longevity during the last century has contributed to unprecedented global economic growth–and new opportunities for personal fulfillment that previous generations could only dream of. A result of advances in medicine, sanitation, and safety, the longevity dividend may, in fact, be the most extraordinary accomplishment in human history.

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Disrupting Alzheimer’s And Us

16Ene

The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas, and tens of thousands have gathered to gawk at the latest gadgets and speculate about the wild possibilities of futuristic technologies.

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Not everyone associated with Fox’s American Idol agrees it’s time for the show to be sent home. The most popular and influential unscripted television show of the 21st century just launched its 15th season, which will be the last

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Confederate Socialists of America

15Ene

As of the writing of this column, people are making comparisons of the Oregon Wildlife Refuge occupiers and those who fired on Ft.

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These Ads Ram Themselves Down Your Throat

15Ene

Are you thrilled that you can skip over TV ads with your DVR and squelch online ads with an ad-blocker? Don’t get too cocky! As you read this, advertisers are striking back all over the place with in-your-face ads that you literally can’t avoid because — as they boast on Madison Avenue — you’re captive . That’s right: Outside your home, there are still ads that you must watch whether you like it or not.

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While the world has been busy celebrating the awesomeness of #BlackGirlMagic , Elle.com decided it would rain on everyone’s parade by publishing an article entitled “Here’s My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic.” What’s even more upsetting is that the author, Linda Chavers , is a black woman. Ugh

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The Governors Awards is the closest thing Hollywood has to a do-over.  Every year since 2009, the Governors Awards has corrected some of the most egregious lapses in judgement from the organization that gives the Oscars by honoring silver screen legends most deserving of a little awards love. (Side note: Angela Basset, that Oscar for “What’s Love Got to Do With It” should have been yours and we’re starting your campaign for next year’s ceremony now.) On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  honored Debbie Reynolds, Gena Rowlands and Spike Lee . The “Do the Right Thing” director used his time at the platform to call for greater diversity in Hollywood.  “By the year 2043, white Americans are going to be a minority in this country

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ImageContent(562bc00fe4b0ec0a3894af3a,562bbd251400002b003c90e3,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562bbd251400002b003c90e3,Some(),Some(jpeg)),ASSOCIATED PRESS,) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maureen O’Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim “How Green Was My Valley” to the uplifting “Miracle on 34th Street” and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films. She was 95. O’Hara died in her sleep at her home in Boise, Idaho, said Johnny Nicoletti, her longtime manager.

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The Indiana Jones Diet Will Save Your Life

17Oct

When I used to work in corporate entertainment, I had the most spectacular boss. He was in his late 40s, and while he rarely worked out beyond an occasional swim (he was managing a frantic work life, kids – the whole deal), he always stayed trim and fit and had tons of energy

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Many of Academy Award season’s so-called notable films, Buzzfeed says, sanitize social issues and historical injustices, using characters as symbols rather than as people unto themselves. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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Writing for Foreign Affairs in 1968, Filipino national hero Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino lamented : “Almost half a century of American rule bequeathed to the Asian Filipino a trauma by making him uncomfortably American in outlook, values and tastes…” No wonder then, in one survey after the other, the Philippines has held the distinction of having the most favorable view towards the United States, its formal colonial master. In the 2013 Global Attitudes survey , conducted by the Pew Research Center, as many as 85% of Filipinos expressed a favorable view of America, astonishingly beating even the Americans themselves (81%). By 2015, even a greater number of Filipinos (92%) expressed a favorable view of the global superpower

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The head of ” Nosferatu ” director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, better known as F.W. Murnau , has been stolen from his grave in Germany, possibly as part of an occult ritual, according to reports.  Damage to the gravesite was discovered on Monday, and Murnau’s skull was missing from his iron coffin, which sits in a chamber below a marker for the filmmaker and his two brothers at the  Stahnsdorf South-Western Cemetery , about 12 miles from Berlin.

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In this day of 90-minute productions, many of which might have been expanded to make their point(s) more effectively, there remain productions of greater length that could have stood judicious red-penciling. Two of the following three enterprises are among their number: Seawife , at the South Street Seaport Museum, is in the right place.

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Fast food never sounded so good. While making a pit stop during ” Carpool Karaoke ” on Monday, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson gave the employees at a drive-thru the surprise of their lives. First, Hudson started singing Corden’s order, and then the “Late Late Show” host followed it up with a little R

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What could we need more than yet another award show? How about an award show featuring nominated performances and moments from movies that have a 23 percent (“The Other Woman”), 29 percent (“Annabelle”) and 35 percent (“Horrible Bosses 2”) rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But this is the 2015 MTV Movie Awards , which is not to be confused with those other award shows where the average voter is a 63-year-old white man .

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Lindsay Powers has been writing and editing stories about parenting (among many other topics) for more than a decade.

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Three Stops on Our Way to the Oscars

25Feb

As a teenager, I fell in love with fearsome and gorgeous Gods and Goddesses who –according to myths and legends of Ancient Greece –ruled the world from the top of Mount Olympus. Then, years later, upon settling in Los Angeles, I added to my Pantheon the beautiful Gods and Goddesses of Hollywood. So, as you can imagine, I take the Oscars very seriously, and follow all the brouhaha leading up to the live Sunday broadcast

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The bad news for Clint Eastwood is that his film, “American Sniper,” was largely snubbed at the Oscars last night.

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Meryl Streep had a pretty good time at the Oscars on Sunday. She was a nominee in the Best Supporting Actress category, provided a poignant introduction to this year’s In Memoriam segment and even turned into a meme: More…

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This year’s Oscars ceremony may have seemed interminable , but for many of the stars in attendance it was just prologue to a night of parties.

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Jimmy Kimmel just made ” Mean Tweets ” seem like compliments. As part of his post-Oscars show, the talk-show host introduced us to the Kimmel School of Perfect Acting . What’s that?

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The 2015 Oscars were filled with uplifting stories, calls to action for ALS and Alzheimer’s and a powerful reminder of the civil rights movement.

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Oprah Winfrey may have gotten snubbed at the 2014 Oscars for her role in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” but she’s already won when it comes to red carpet style.

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Gorgeous couple alert! Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum hit the Oscars red carpet Sunday night looking beautiful as ever. Tatum opted for a tux, while Dewan-Tatum chose a plunging, belted white gown by Zuhair Murad and rocked a sleek ponytail. More..

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Keira Knightley has had some hits and misses this red carpet season , but she rounded out award show season at the 2015 Oscars with a beautiful bang. The actress wore an flowing Valentino gown with delicate floral embroidery and French words.

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Neil Patrick Harris said what we were all thinking about the lack of diversity on display at this year’s Oscars . During his monologue on Sunday night, the 41-year-old mocked the most racially uniform group of acting nominees since 1998

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Hosts Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen kicked off IFC’s broadcast of the 30th Independent Spirit Awards by spoofing some of the Best Feature nominees. Adam Scott, Bill Hader and Miles Teller also joined in on the fun. The sketch included long, uncut “Birdman”-style shots, a shout out to J.K

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A day before it may soar at the Oscars, “Birdman” spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards, winning best picture, best actor for Michael Keaton and best cinematography.

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It’s been 14 years since a U.S. Latino actor last took home an Academy Award. No one knows when that will happen again, but it certainly won’t be this Sunday

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Twenty-five million viewers tuned in to watch Common and John Legend perform “Glory” during the Grammy awards on Feb. 8 . At least 40 million people will likely watch the duo sing at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

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LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 (Reuters) – As the story of a little-known British World War Two code breaker gears up for the Oscars as one of the top nominees, “The Imitation Game” has found a larger cause to fight for the rights of persecuted gay men. Nominated for eight Oscars on Feb. 22, “The Imitation Game” tells the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who worked with a secret group of government cryptologists during World War Two to break Nazi Germany’s wartime code and saved countless lives.

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The SAG Awards is the often forgotten event of awards season because it’s burrowed in between the super-hyped Golden Globes and much-hailed Oscars.

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Before Neil Patrick Harris was announced as Oscars host, it was rumored that producers sought Chris Rock for the show. “I didn’t get an offer,” Rock said to TheWrap last year , after Harris was chosen. “I mean, it’s Neil Patrick Harris .

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” is considered one of the most beloved, family friendly Christmas movies of all time. But back in 1946 it was also a tad controversial. The original script’s use of the term “impotent,” its references to God and even some very mild sexual innuendo were forbidden by the Production Code office

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It seems like yesterday everyone was swooning over Lupita Nygon’o’s red carpet moment at the Oscars , and now it’s the end of 2014, and we’re rounding up the top moments that really made this year beautiful AND controversial. While we could talk about Nyong’o all day long, there were some other stars that made us wish we could slow down the year.

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It was the most memorable selfie of 2014 ( sorry, Kim K ), and Meryl Streep still has a few words about that star-studded photo from the Oscars in March. On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday, Streep was joined by fellow “Into the Woods” castmates Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt. DeGeneres recalled the night she hosted the Oscars and asked Streep for a photo, before Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey and Channing Tatum hopped in on the fun.

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Hamm-Strung at the Gotham Awards

04Dic

The annual celebration of indie films kicking off the vibrant awards season every year gets more glamorous, honoring the outstanding and risk-taking films that are going to make it to Oscars–like Boyhood and Birdman, as well as those that are just great, likes’Laura Poitra documentary Citizenfour, Ira Sachs’ Love is Strange, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, and other exceptional films that do not fit any Hollywood formula. This week at Cipriani Wall Street, the sponsor Calvin Klein’s Euphoria embellished the stage, the fragrance’s name perhaps a metaphor for the high spirits: Bennett Miller was feted alongside Ted Sarandos and Tilda Swinton, the crowd of film insiders included Rene Russo in a French twist, and Scarlett Johansen in a short, smart do–it was decidedly downtown and chic. Some highlights included Marisa Tomei practicing her pronunciation of director Alejandro Inarritu’s name, focused on getting the accent on the second syllable

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Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” had its awards season debut on Sunday night , earning a rapturous response from audiences and some mixed reviews from Oscar pundits .

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Police have arrested a man they say was stalking Robin Roberts, one of the hosts of ABC’s ” Good Morning America .” Page Six reports that 43-year-old Troy Warren turned up at the ABC studios in New York eight times between June 10 and June 24 and demanded to see Roberts. More..

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Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are expecting their second child , the singer has announced on Instagram.

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Although many A-listers hit it out of the park this week in the wardrobe department, not all stars were so lucky. In fact, many celebrities flopped altogether. Nicole Richie took the sheer trend too far, Vivica A

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Ginnifer Goodwin welcomed her very own prince! The actress and husband Josh Dallas welcomed a baby boy on May 29, People reported .

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A study compared the sex lives of college students with those who didn’t go. If you know the bizarre findings, take the Fark Weird News Quiz. Even if you don’t, take it anyway, and tweet your score.

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Filed under: Videos , Fotos , Fotos de deportes Los 15 mejores filmes deportivos El séptimo arte se ha dejado seducir por la pasión del deporte.

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