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Black Keys, Fun., Frank Ocean Grammy Winners

LOS ANGELES—On Sunday, February 10 the Recording Academy celebrated a remarkable year in music as the 55th Annual Grammy Awards which were held at theStaplesCenterinLos Angeles.  There was no clear act that was a frontrunner this year compared to Adele’s reign last year as Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Fun. all came into the ceremony with six nominations...

“Argo,” Ben Affleck Huge BAFTA Winners

HOLLYWOOD—Its official Ben Affleck is the guy to beat. Affleck scored big at the BAFTA (BritishAcademyof Film and Television Arts) awards on Sunday, February 10 picking up two trophies: one for Best Director “Argo” and Best Picture “Argo.”   The picture also walked away with the award for Best Editing. At this point I would say it’s a safe...

Commercials And The Super Bowl Hype

UNITED STATES—There were just so many commercials during the big game, it was almost impossible to keep up with every single one: Budweiser Black Crown, Hyundai, Audi, Oreo, Doritos, Pepsi, etc.  The list goes on and one, but just how effective are these commercials on the consumer.  After seeing an Oreo, Doritos, Audi or Hyundai commercial are we expected...

Predicting The Oscars: Supporting Actress

HOLLYWOOD—In a mere three weeks, an actress will join the ranks of Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Connolly, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep as winners of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.  This year’s group of ladies is a competitive one indeed.  In this years race we have the following Amy Adams “The Master,” Jacki Weaver “Silver Linings Playbook,” Anne...

Decoding The Nominees: Supporting Actor

HOLLYWOOD—There always appears to be that one category at the Academy Awards that is always difficult to predict.  That one category is often Supporting Actress or Supporting Actor.  This year the Supporting Actor race will be one of the toughest to predict in years as there is  no clear front-runner in sight.  The surprise in this race is the...

“Warm Bodies” Cool Mesh Of Horror, Comedy

HOLLYWOOD—“Warm Bodies” is a flick that many may have low expectations for, but will ultimately surprise movie lovers in the long run.  Most may come into the picture expecting hard core blood and thrills, but there is much more taking place. The picture stars Nicholas Hoult of “X-Men: First Class” as R, a zombie who is attempting to survive in...

“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: ‘Dead To Me’

HOLLYWOOD—If you want to deliver your audience a jolt deliver a surprise they never saw coming.  The writers of “PLL” did just that with episode 18 “Dead to Me” which saw our favorite liars grappling with whether they should attend a final memorial for their beloved BFF Alison.  Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Aria...

“Captain America,” “Anchorman” Sequel News

HOLLYWOOD—Big casting news this week for sequels heading to the multiplex in the coming months.  First and foremost “Revenge” starlet Emily VanCamp has been cast as the love interest and female lead in “Captain America: The Winter Solider” alongside Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie. The picture is expected to revolve around the rebirth of Captain America’s buddy Bucky, as a...

Academy Holds Its Annual Nominees Luncheon

BEVERLY  HILLS—The Academy Awards held its annual Nominees Luncheon on Monday, February 4 at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The event saw more than 160 Oscar nominees gather at 12 p.m. inside the hotel to celebrate the festivities. In attendance included Lead Actor nominees Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix and Denzel Washington. In the Lead Actress race...

Frank Ocean Not Pressing Charges In Scuffle

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Singer Frank Ocean has decided not to press charges against fellow singer Chris Brown after the two were involved in a scuffle over a parking spot at the Westlake Recording Studio on Sunday, January 27. Ocean released a statement on his Tumblr account on Saturday, February 2, stating the following: “As a child I thought if someone jumped me...
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