Is the Oscars telecast way too long?

February 29, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Gregg Rudloff, from left, Chris Jenkins, and Ben Osmo accept the award for best sound mixing for Mad Max: Fury Road at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Rock was funny, important issues were tackled and Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home a …

Tracy Morgan, Whoopi Goldberg and more help Chris Rock tackle diversity at the Oscars  

February 29, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

LOS ANGELES –  While Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Spike Lee declared they were boycotting the 88th annual Academy Awards, there was no shortage of well-known African American stars to help Chris Rock get his thoughts out about the diversity issues at the Oscars. Rock’s monologue was one that found humor in the diversity …

Mixed reactions to Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change speech

February 29, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Director Alejandro Inarritu (R) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio hold their Oscars after the end of the awards ceremony at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTS8HAU LOS ANGELES –  After six  Academy Award nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally received the standing ovation he was …

Couple choose the sex of their baby

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Story highlights There is currently no evidence that it is unsafe to select a baby’s gender during the IVF process A number of countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada, have placed bans on sex selection for “social uses” (CNN)Many couples trying to conceive a child have at least some inkling of whether they want …

Go underground in Tehran

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

12 photos: Tehran’s subway system The entrance to this Tehran Metro station may be crowded, but it’s nothing compared to the car traffic. The Iranian capital’s subway system has four lines. Hide Caption 1 of 12 12 photos: Tehran’s subway system Tehran’s subway system, like much of the city, is covered in art installations. The …

Mugabe eats cake, country starves

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Story highlights The festivities reportedly cost $800,000 His birthday celebrations were held in one of the worst drought-stricken parts of the country Mugabe has been in power for 36 years (CNN)Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 92nd birthday with a lavish celebration Saturday, in a region of his country that is experiencing widespread drought and …

Officer killed second day on the job

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Story highlights The fallen officer was identified as Ashley Guindon She was just sworn in Friday (CNN)A Virginia police officer was killed while responding to a domestic-related shooting a day after she was sworn in, authorities said. Prince William County police officer Ashley Guindon was killed Saturday night in Lake Ridge. She was sworn in …

Tarantino's 87-year-old 'secret weapon'

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Story highlights Ennio Morricone is one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and continually daring composers Nominated for an Academy Award for “The Hateful Eight” — would be his first score to win Has composed music for over 400 films including “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” London (CNN)Eighty-seven-year-old maestro Ennio Morricone says it is only …

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Feel the Burn After Fifty Shades of Grey Wins Big at 2016 Razzies

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Universal Pictures and Focus Features Some people were clearly hot and very bothered over Fifty Shades of Grey. Despite finding huge success at the box office—and earning a few sequels that are already in the works—the forces behind the Razzies decided to take down Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan‘s Valentine’s Day flick. The erotic romantic drama …

Lacey Chabert Is Pregnant! Mean Girls Star Expecting First Child With Husband Dave Nehdar

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

David Livingston/Getty Images And one baby for Gretchen Wieners. Bye! Lacey Chabert had some big news to share with her fans and followers Saturday afternoon. As it turns out, the Mean Girls star is expecting her first child with Dave Nehdar! “Kitty doesn’t seem as excited as we are about this…I’m pregnant!!!!” she wrote on social …

Independent Spirit Awards 2016: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Spotlight stole the show today at the Film Independent Spirit Awards by being named best feature and picking up another four awards. Brie Larson won best female lead for her work in Room while Beasts of No Nation newcomer Abraham Attah took the prize for best male lead. Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon co-hosted for …

You'll Never Guess the Hilarious Nickname Coco's Family Has for Her Booty

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Instagram Let’s talk booties with Coco! As the new mom continues to soak up every moment with her baby girl, she’s also finding time to share some very important questions with her Twitter followers. Ladies and gentlemen, we can’t help but ask: What do you call your booty? “Funny question,” she began in a new post …

Yoko Ono home after being treated for flu, rep says

February 28, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Feb. 2, 2016: Yoko Ono poses for photographers in front of a work entitled “Morning Beams/River Bed,” at a press event to mark the opening of her exhibiition “Land of Hope” at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City. (AP) NEW YORK –  Yoko Ono’s representative says the 83-year-old artist-singer has been released from …

Harvey Weinstein jokes about Academy’s diversity problem

February 27, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Feb 10, 2016. Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala. (Reuters) Harvey Weinstein made a questionable joke about the Academy’s diversity crisis, comparing it to the trouble he will cause if Ennio Morricone does not win an Oscar for best original score on Sunday. Weinstein made the comment at Morricone’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Friday afternoon, speaking …

Patricia Arquette says impassioned Oscar acceptance speech has cost her jobs

February 27, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Feb 22, 2015. Patricia Arquette, best supporting actress winner for her role in “Boyhood” poses with her award during the 87th Academy Awards. (Reuters) Patricia Arquette is a dedicated activist, with years of struggle behind her, but her most effective effort may have been her shortest. In accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2015, she spoke …

Salma Hayek about her shot dog: 'He didn't deserve a slow and painful death'

February 27, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

October 19, 2015. Actress Salma Hayek poses at the 22nd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters) Salma Hayek is mourning the death of her beloved dog. The 49-year-old actress took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the sad news that her dog, Mozart, was found fatally shot last week. PICS: Stars …

Caitlyn Jenner's new lipstick will help raise money for transgender community

February 27, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Jan. 14, 2016. Caitlyn Jenner at the NBCUniversal Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. (The Associated Press) Caitlyn Jenner is partnering with MAC Cosmetics on a limited-edition lipstick she helped create to benefit the company’s effort to improve the lives of transgender people. The rosy nude shade, Finally Free, will retail for $17. It will be available …

Hyundai Ioniq, First Drives, Koch Brothers, Garage Wiring: The Week In Reverse

February 27, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Follow John Which company released info on new hybrid, electric, and plug-in hybrid models–all at once? And, what aspect of green vehicles do a pair of conservative billionaires reportedly plan to spend millions of dollars on? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse–right here at Green Car Reports–for the week ending on …

Volcano sisters reunited after 30 years

February 26, 2016,  has blogged 8562 posts

Story highlights DNA proves that two Colombian women are in fact sisters separated after tragedy Their parents died in 1985 volcano (CNN)It was a very emotional and heartfelt hug, one that lasted 82 seconds. None of the seven people in the room could say a word, but tears were flowing down their cheeks as they …