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The Oscars Selfie Gets A Simpsons Makeover. Look At Kevin Spacey.

By Michael West | 5th March 2014

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie - which was actually taken by Bradley Cooper - has been the talk of the net all week, but it looks as though the famous snapshot is going to run and...

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Ellen Degeneres' Oscars Selfie Sells Tons Of Samsung Galaxy Note 3'S (Probably)

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

Ok, so we don't know if Samsung has seen a sales spike in their Galaxy Note 3 model since the Academy Awards, but Ellen DeGeneres Oscars selfie wouldn't have hurt interest in the technology giant's...

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Benedict Cumberbatch. Best Oscars Photobomb. Ever.

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch won the Oscar for best photo-bomb at the 86th Academy Awards for totally spoiling a nice team shot of U2 posing outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Bono, The Edge and co...

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Mcconaissance Is Complete As Matthew Mcconaughey Wins Oscar For Best Actor

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

As we predicted, Matthew McConaughey's remarkable career turnaround is complete after the actor won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 86th Academy Awards for his stunning turn in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey played Ron...

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Most Obvious Headline, Ever: Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress At The Oscars

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

As we predicted, Australian actress Cate Blanchett has won the Oscar for best actress at the 86th Academy Awards for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Blanchett was the overwhelming favorite to win the statuette for her...

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'Gravity' Pulls In Best Director Oscar For Alfonso Cuaron

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

As expected, and as we predicted, Alfonso Cuaron has won the Oscar for Best Director at the 86th Academy Awards for his work on the stunning 3-D epic Gravity.George Clooney in Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'Cuaron has...

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Jared Leto? That’S Oscar Winner Jared Leto To You

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

Jared Leto is now Oscar winner Jared Leto after claiming the Academy Award for best supporting actor. Leto has always been considered the favorite for the Oscar, given his stunning turn as Rayon alongside Matthew...

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Fancy An Outside Bet On The Oscars? The Nominees With Amazing Odds

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st March 2014

Sitting around with a bunch of friends, eating bad (good) food and trying to guess who’s going to win each category is really fun. But putting some money on the proceedings can add to the...

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Oscars 2014: What Kind Of Host Will Ellen Degeneres Be?

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st March 2014

There are two of Oscar host: the one who’ll set out to insult as many people whilsy trying not to cross an invisible headline with a view to entertaining the audience at home, and then...

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Ahead Of The Oscars, Alfonso Cuaron Claims 'Gravity' Is "Not Sci-fi"

By Michael West | 28th February 2014

With a clear nod to the fact that no sci-fi movie has ever won Best Picture at the Oscars, the director of 'Gravity', Alfonso Cuaron, has claimed his stunning 3-D epic starring Sandra Bullock and...

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"I'd Like To Thank The Academy", But Who On Earth Are They?

By Sophie Miskiw | 28th February 2014

"I’d like to thank the Academy" is a phrase we’ve all heard a million times, but who the heck is this mystical ‘Academy’? We’ve always assumed that they were an immortal committee of terrifying movie...

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Ignore The Bookies, It Could Be Leonardo Dicaprio's Year At The Oscars

By Michael West | 25th February 2014

Let's ignore the bookmakers' predictions for this Sunday's Oscars (March 2, 2014). The people who devise these odds have not seen the movies and base their prices on critics' reviews and public opinion of movies,...

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For Now, Matthew Mcconaughey Is Just Playing Matthew Mcconaughey, Oscar Nominee

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th February 2014

A great deal has been written about Matthew McConaughey’s ‘career turnaround’ from perennial topless rom-com actor to indie film maestro and small screen true detective. And since the Texas-born 44-year-old started eschewing the mainstream offers...

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From 'Gravity' To Barkhad Abdi - Where The Baftas 2014 Got It Wrong

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th February 2014

The Baftas delivered on certain promises, collating some of the world’s biggest stars and funneling them down a red carpet, giving a select few the chance to present an award, and, creating talking points as...

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Dallas Buyers Club Interviews: Matthew Mcconaughey And Jared Leto [Video]

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th February 2014

A few years ago, it would’ve been nigh-on impossible to imagine Matthew McCaonaughy as an Oscar favourite. But that’s exactly what he is. In fact, he and Jared Leto, who star and stun in Dallas...

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Outlandish Theory: Did Clooney Delay 'Monuments Men' To Avoid Oscars Embarrassment?

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th February 2014

It wouldn’t be insane to suggest that George Clooney knows good from bad at this point in his career. The silver fox has certainly enjoyed some terrific turns over the decades, and when he’s involved...

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First Oscar Nomination In Years Rescinded Thanks To Composer's "Grassroots Campaign"

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th January 2014

In a move with very few precedents in the Academy Awards’ 86-year-long history, the Academy’s board of Governors has disqualified a nominee. The song Alone Yet Not Alone, featured in a little-known indie film of...

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The Academy Revokes Oscar Nominated Song 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

By Nick Hill | 30th January 2014

The board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have made the shock decision to revoke an Oscar nominated song for the upcoming award ceremony.'Alone Yet No Alone', the soundtrack to...

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Matthew Mcconaughy's Journey From Topless Rom-commer To Oscar Contender

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th January 2014

Matthew McConaughy is on a real hot streak right now, proving that reputations can be shaken almost as quickly as they’re gained in the fickle entity that is Hollywood. Following up his moving performance as...

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Angelina Jolie To Receive Oscars' Humanitarian Award For Philanthropic Dedication

By Holly Williams | 6th September 2013

Angeline Jolie will be honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her extraordinary charity work over the years.The award is given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences every year as part...

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New Full-length 'Gravity' Trailer Hits The Ground Running, God It Looks Good [Trailer]

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th September 2013

Having stunned at Venice, Gravity is now pulling in the rest of us with a compelling new full-length trailer. Before – the teaser - we saw Sandra Bullock and George Clooney eerily drifting in space...

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Predicting The Oscars 2014: Is George Clooney Guaranteed An Academy Award?

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th August 2013

Six months of anticipation for four hours of award giving: that’s what you signed up for. The Oscars 2014 has its host, and now it has its favorites. Which director will be hurtling through an...

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Has The Academy Lost Its Nerve Hiring Ellen Degeneres As Oscars Host?

By Michael West | 2nd August 2013

Ellen DeGeneres has been announced as the host of the Oscars for 2014, confirming our fears that the Academy would lose its bottle after the Seth MacFarlane debacle and retreat to safe, fluffy ground for...

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Let's Give Ricky Gervais A Shot At The Oscars - What’S The Worst That Could Happen?

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th June 2013

We won’t beat around the bush, Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes performance predicates any talk of the British comedian hosting anything that involves lots of celebrities in one room. But given the recent statements from The...

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Kim Kardashian's Vampire Facelift: Your New Favorite Treatment

By Michael West | 13th March 2013

Kim Kardashian underwent a "vampire facelift" on Sunday's episode of 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,' and with it, potentially started a new trend for women looking for a little boost. The scary looking procedure is...

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Who Will Be The Next Oscars Host? Not Tina Fey

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th February 2013

Attention has already turned to the 2014 Oscars host; the problem is, though, no one knows who it’s going to be. One thing’s for sure: it won’t be Tina Fey. The comedy actress has ruled...

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Anne Hathaway Issues Oscars Dress Apology After Last Minute Switch To Prada

By Contributor | 27th February 2013

She’s too lovely is that Anne Hathaway, and she certainly shouldn’t have to apologize for a last-minute dress change before the Oscars on Sunday night (February 24, 2013), but that’s exactly what she’s gone and...

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Seth Macfarlane’S Oscar Jokes Criticized By Lawmakers

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th February 2013

Seth MacFarlane was always a risky choice as Oscars host; his brash, unflinching style of humor was designed to suck in a younger audience, expanding on that coveted demographic, but what actually happened is...

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Should Adele Have Won The Oscar For Skyfall?

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th February 2013

Adele celebrated her Oscar win like so many others: tears and thankyous. But did she only win because of the Bond tribute that punctuated The 85th Academy Awards? If so, what should it have been?Well...

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Charlize Theron Helps Guard Who Suffered Oscars Seizure

By Contributor | 26th February 2013

Charlize Theron didn’t win any awards at the Oscars on Sunday night (February 24, 2013) but she had a pretty eventful time at the Academy Awards regardless! The South African-born actress found that her first...

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