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Academy Awards Diversity Tension Diffused By “Glory” Performance And Speeches On Social Issues?

The Academy Awards, which aired Sunday night, were shroud in tension even before the stars began walking that red carpet. The lack of racial diversity that was glaringly apparent among this year’s nominees threatened to ruin the Academy Awards this year. In fact, there were protests scheduled to take place before Selma director, Ava Duvernay, asked that they be called …

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Lady Gaga Dominated Oscars Social Media Chatter

The most talked-about moment of Sunday night’s Academy Awards wasn’t an actual award announcement – it was a musical performance. Lady Gaga’s unanimously-praised performance of a Sound of Music medley garnered the most social media chatter during the broadcast – both on Facebook and Twitter. According to Facebook, Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music medley and Julie Andrews’ appearance onstage …

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Debut Matching Hairstyles Before McGraw Offers Moving Tribute to Glen Campbell

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw attended the Oscars ceremony Sunday, looking gorgeous as ever sporting matching short, blond hair styles. The first couple of country stole the show on the Oscars red carpet with their non-stop adorable PDA and that new look. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married for 18 years and the spark between them was still …

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform at the Oscars

Jennifer Hudson will perform at this year’s Oscars. The Academy announced that the Dreamgirls star will be singing for the big event. “We’re creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” the show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said. Hudson is excited about …

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Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice’ Star Walks Red Carpet With Family

Julianne Moore, star of the newly released film Still Alice, walked the red carpet at an event in her honor at the Museum of the Moving Image, flanked by her husband and children. Moore plays a professor in the new film–one who is losing her memory to early Alzheimer’s. Julianne Moore lost nothing during this event, however, instead gaining the …

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Sienna Miller Humbled by ‘American Sniper’ Opportunity

Sienna Miller was humbled by the opportunity she felt she received when awarded the role of Taya Kyle in the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper. She admits it’s hard to say no when Clint Eastwood asks you to play a role in a film he is directing. “I would have been happy to make the tea on Clint’s set much less …

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Bill Murray: Chasing Academy Awards ‘Like a Low-Grade Virus’

Bill Murray is funnier than you. He’s cooler than you. And he has more friends than you. But you love him. Back before Bill Murray was working at Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase would open the “Weekend Update” segment by declaring, “I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.” Chevy may have had the line, but Bill Murray has had the life. …

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Maureen O’Hara, Harry Belafonte Receive Honorary Oscars in Front of Star-Studded Audience.

Maureen O’Hara and Harry Belafonte were awarded honorary Academy Awards Saturday night in front of a star-studded audience at the Governor’s Awards Ceremony. Joining the legendary Irish actress and the social activist in receiving an honorary Academy Award were filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. The event was held at a private dinner ceremony at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray …

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Maureen O’Hara Cries at the Thought of the Honorary Oscar She’s Receiving

Maureen O’Hara, 94, will receive her first Oscar Saturday as one of this year’s recipients of honorary Academy Awards. She’ll accept her Oscar at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony Saturday night. Other honorees include Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carriere and Harry Belafonte. The legendary redhead said she cried when she first heard the news, and can’t seem to stop. “It’s …

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Neil Patrick Harris Stoked to Host the 2015 Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris is still buzzing about being asked to host the Oscars in 2015. The multi-talented star has hosted the Emmys four times and the Tonys twice. He is fresh off a Tony win himself for his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. “It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host …

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Jennifer Aniston Is Generating Oscar Buzz

The Academy loves to award Oscars to actors and actresses who physically transform. Think Tom Hanks in Philadelphia, Charlize Theron in Monster, and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club. Perhaps we can add Jennifer Aniston’s name to that esteemed list in 2015? The former Friend is drawing rave reviews for her performance in the film Cake. In the drama, Aniston …

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Clint Eastwood Already Generating Oscar Buzz

We’re still in the heart of summer blockbuster season, however, Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial effort American Sniper is already receiving Oscar buzz. The war drama is about Chris Kyle, a former Navy Seal who served in four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was considered the best sniper in American history. The film is an adaptation of Kyle’s bestselling …

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