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›  Adele Sends Her Love To Emma Stone For Best Actress Oscar Win





Adele and Emma Stone are serving up some serious friendship goals.


On Sunday night, Adele sent her love to Stone, who picked up the award for Best Actress at the 89th annual Oscars for her work in “La La Land.”


The “Water Under the Bridge” singer shared a photo of herself posing in front of a big-screen TV with thumbs up and a smile on her face as Stone delivered her speech.


“Ah Emma,” she captioned the cute pic, with a heart emoji. She also shared some love for “Moonlight,” which nabbed the award for Best Picture after what might be the most shocking twist in Oscar history.



Ah Emma ?? And Moonlight, congratulations so so wonderful ??

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Stone and Adele (along with their friend Jennifer Lawrence) now have even more to talk about the next time they hang out ? they’re both Oscar winners. Talk about a power squad. Do you think they’ll share tips about keeping their statuettes shiny?


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›  Bill Paxton's Weirdest Film: A Music Video Dedicated To Fish Heads





Bill Paxton, who died Saturday at age 61, is best known to most film fans for his work in hit movies like “Titanic,” “Twister” and “Aliens.” But he holds a special place in the hearts of people who love weird music.


Back in 1980, when Paxton was still a struggling actor, he directed a music video for “Fish Heads,” a novelty song recorded in 1978 by L.A.-based music duo Barnes & Barnes.


The song, which you can hear below, has this unforgettably bizarre chorus: “Fish heads, fish heads/ Roly poly fish heads/ Fish heads, fish heads/ Eat them up, Yum!”





The song was a big hit on “Dr. Demento,” a syndicated radio show dedicated to novelty hits, when Paxton first met the song’s composers, Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer.


The composers talked about making a video for their song and Paxton volunteered, he told the online magazine Bullz-Eye.com in 2010.


“I said, ‘God, would you give me a chance to make it?’ Because I had been making short films,” Paxton said. “And that summer, I kind of put that whole thing together.”


The video cost around $2,000 and featured the budding actor holding a party attended only by fish heads, watering a garden blooming with fish heads and taking a fish head out to see a movie (the lyrics note that he “didn’t have to pay to get it in”).


Besides making the film and dealing with real fish heads under hot lights, Paxton also went out of his way to get the video on air by traveling to New York to pitch it to “Saturday Night Live” producers.


As Paxton told Bullz-Eye.com:



“I literally had to wait in the waiting room at Rockefeller Center for two days before anybody would even see me. And then finally they came out to take the ¾-inch tape, one of those big honking fucking things, and I started to get up with them to walk in the back, and they said, ‘Uh, no, you stay here.’ (Laughs) I was like Rupert Pupkin! And then, God, they must have put it in the machine right away, and obviously they played it, because they came out five minutes later and said, ‘Come on back, we want to put it on next week’s show.’”



Paxton’s video for “Fish Heads” ran two weeks in a row. In 1993, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. 57 on its list of the top 100 music videos of all time.


Musician Bill Mumy, best known for his work as Will Robinson on the 1960s sci-fi series “Lost In Space,” remembered Paxton on Sunday with a touching Facebook post:





Paxton remained proud of his work on the video, but admitted to Bullz-Eye.com: “It’s funny how you build your career.”

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›  Here's How You Can Watch 'Moonlight' Right Now





The Academy Awards have now come and gone, but it’s not too late to see 2016’s Best Picture, “Moonlight.”


Barry Jenkins’ drama, an unflinching and deeply affecting story about a black, gay boy growing up in a Miami housing project, was one of Sunday night’s biggest winners. The film was nominated for eight Oscars and picked up three: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali’s performance and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney’s script. (The film also picked up some major prizes at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards.)


If you haven’t seen it yet, what’s stopping you? There are several ways to do so.


Have a smart TV, or don’t mind watching movies on your laptop or iPad? The film is already available to purchase or rent on most digital video services, including iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Amazon Video. (Rentals start at $4.99, purchases at $12.99).


You’ll also be able to purchase “Moonlight” on Blu-ray and DVD starting Tuesday.


Finally, “Moonlight” is still playing in over 500 theaters across the country. Check Fandango or local listings to see if it’s available to watch on a big screen near you. 


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›  George Takei: 'We Want To See The Full Diversity Of America Now On Screen'

After a history-making night on which a record-breaking number of black stars took home Oscars, actor George Takei is speaking out about the need for Hollywood to truly reflect diversity in America.


“We now live in the 21st century where the picture on the cinema screen should be in full color ? the rich spectrum of hues from yellow to brown to red,” Takei told The Huffington Post. “Black and white pictures are old history. We want to see the full diversity of America now on screen.”


The openly gay Japanese-American actor has been an outspoken figure when it comes to Hollywood’s diversity problem for some time, particularly on the subject of white-washing Asian characters.


At Sunday night’s Oscars, Dev Patel’s nomination made him only the third actor of Indian descent to ever receive an Oscar nomination out of over 1,500 nominations from throughout the years. Additionally, only sixteen Asian actors have received nominations throughout the history of the Oscars ? or roughly one percent of nominations in 89 years.

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›  Selena Gomez Shows Love For The Weeknd In Her Instagram Story





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Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have been spotted locking lips, vacationing in Italy and holding hands. It’s safe to declare these two lovebirds an item. 


If all of that isn’t enough evidence that they’re dating, Gomez’s Instagram story pretty much seals the deal. Thank goodness for stealthy Selenators who captured the moment and tweeted the video for all the world to see before it expired on Instagram.






In the Instagram story, Gomez is filming her TV screen which shows The Weeknd performing his hit song “I Feel It Coming.” As soon as he appears on camera she audibly gushes, “Aw, baby.”


“BABY”? YES, “BABY.” That term of endearment even further cements their technically-still-unofficial relationship status. The white heart doodle on the video also speaks volumes.


This is love, guys.





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›  News Roundup for February 27, 2017

Did we shift out of the darkest timeline after last night’s Oscars ceremony?


1. Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture after La La Land was initially declared the winner. Finally, Marissa Tomei is vindicated. More here.



2. Trump’s choice for Navy secretary withdrew his name from consideration for the post, citing privacy and business concerns. We’re sure this will be labeled “fake news”. More here.


3. Sean Spicer is trying to crack down on White House leaks and is pushing for random phone checks. Obviously this information has leaked and Spicer has blown it. More here.


4. Chance the Rapper paid for all the tickets to Get Out in the Chatham Theatre in Chicago yesterday so people would go see it. We’d do the same if we were flush with cash, the movie is important and you should go see it. More here.


5. Trump will not be attending the White House correspondents dinner. Sad! ...But seriously, this shows how sour his relationship with the press is and that is worrying. More here.

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›  The Men Of 'Moonlight' Are Now Calvin Klein Underwear Models

While we’re all busy trying to recover from “Moonlight”’s dramatic, history-making Oscars win, its male stars are quietly dominating the world of high fashion. 


Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes star in Calvin Klein’s newest men’s underwear campaign, aptly titled “Revelation.”



The foursome’s stellar performances shaped what the label called the film of the year.” The three adults pose in their Calvins for the campaign, while 12-year-old Hibbert looks adorable in a black T-shirt.



The ads mark designer Raf Simons’ second campaign since he became chief creative officer of Calvin Klein in August 2016.



The label also dressed Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes and their co-star Naomie Harris for the Oscars ceremony.



Each of these handsome men looks phenomenal, but in an interview, Hibbert declared himself to be the most stylish. “He is; it’s true,” Ali laughed. 


All. The. Feels. 


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›  Meryl Streep's Face After That Oscars Gaffe Should Win All The Awards





President Donald Trump’s opinion of Meryl Streep aside, there’s nothing “over-rated” about this.


The 89th annual Academy Awards had one of the craziest moments in Oscars history on Sunday when “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner over “Moonlight.” (Whaaat?!)


The error was eventually corrected, but the world still went nuts. The cast of “La La Land” tried to take it in stride, twist-ending expert M. Night Shyamalan took all the credit, and some celebs even compared the results to the 2016 election, but the award for Best Reaction goes to the legendary, “over-rated” Streep.


You can glimpse it in the video above, but here’s a close-up of the actress after she heard the wrong Best Picture winner had been announced:






And here’s an even closer view:






Please just give her all the awards.


There are so many emotions in such a short amount of time.


 






She’s shocked. She’s confused. She’s wondering if she left the stove on. She’s contemplating the meaning of life. She’s Meryl Streep.






That’s how you get 20 Oscar nominations, people.


Host Jimmy Kimmel dedicated a good portion of his opening monologue to Streep, joking that the actress was “mediocre” before inspiring the audience to give her a standing ovation.


It looks like that ovation needs an encore. Meryl Streep won the Oscars.





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›  The Craziest Oscars In History Was Likely Watched By The Smallest Audience In 9 Years

Despite a more shocking ending than any of the films nominated, early numbers show that the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony was watched by the smallest audience in nine years. 


The award show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday night will go down as one of the most memorable in Oscars history after Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented the Best Picture award to the wrong film due to an envelope mixup. 


But according to an approximate measurement by Nielsen, which captures about 70 percent of all viewership over the top 56 markets, Hollywood’s biggest night garnered a 22.4 overnight rating, which is nearly 4 percent smaller than 2016’s 23.4 overnight score, Deadline reports. Last year’s 88th Academy Awards, which brought an eight-year ratings low to the telecast, was ultimately watched by 34.3 million viewers after all the numbers were recorded. 


Total audience numbers will likely be released by ABC on Monday afternoon, but these early reports do not inspire confidence in the show’s final viewership. 


The ceremony’s 3-hour-49-minute running time, which is reportedly the longest in a decade, could be to blame for the low ratings ? or maybe it was just that everyone went to sleep before “La La Land” “won” Best Picture. 


Hey, Chrissy Teigen did




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›  Casey Affleck's Oscar Win Confirms Allegations Of Harassment Aren't Disqualifying





In 2010, Casey Affleck was accused of viciously sexually harassing producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka, two women who worked with him on the mockumentary film “I’m Still Here.” A mere seven years (and nary a black mark on his career) later, he stood on one of the most venerated stages in the world in front of hundreds, televised to millions, and accepted the Oscar for Best Actor


Throughout the night, in which host Jimmy Kimmel made sure to needle Mel Gibson and took jab after jab at President Donald Trump, the allegations levied against Affleck were never even alluded to. The actor was even featured in an Oscar-themed “Mean Tweets” segment, in which the meanest thing that could be found was apparently about Affleck’s resemblance to Billy Bob Thornton’s character in “Sling Blade.” (It’s worth noting that Kimmel has a longstanding friendship with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.) 






Affleck’s Oscar was presented by 2016 Best Actress winner and advocate for sexual assault survivors Brie Larson, who won for her work in “Room,” a beautiful and heart-wrenching film about a woman who has been raped and abused. 


Last year, the 27-year-old actress took the time to hug each of the sexual assault survivors who stood onstage during Lady Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens To You.” This year, she presented an Oscar to a man who allegedly grabbed one of his female colleagues “in a hostile manner” after she declined to share a hotel room with him, and allegedly crawled into bed with another while she was sleeping and began “caressing her back.”


Unsurprisingly, Larson looked less than thrilled while presenting. She stood back and did not applaud as Affleck accepted the award. 





Affleck’s win was not surprising, but it affirmed what most women in America already know: For white men, allegations of harassment, assault or abuse will not necessarily derail a career ? or even temporarily set it off course. The win is also indicative of a larger pattern, both within Hollywood and the country writ large. Being white and male can be a powerful shield against failure, even in the face of evidence that perhaps a given honor is not deserved. And as actress Constance Wu pointed out in January after calling Affleck out, it is often those who speak out about alleged abusers that face a fear of repercussions as a result.






When men of color face allegations of harassment or assault, the story is more complex, and they are more likely to be held accountable. While Bill Cosby spent decades allegedly assaulting women without consequence, in 2016, resurfaced allegations of rape from actor and filmmaker Nate Parker’s days at Penn State made sure he was shut out of Hollywood’s biggest awards shows. In contrast, Affleck won not only the Oscar, but an award at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Critic’s Choice Awards, Gotham Awards and National Board of Review Awards.


Claims of abuse will not stop a (white) man from winning the highest honor an actor can achieve. It did not prevent Affleck from being cast in a prestige film and winning accolades for it, any more than allegations of assault prevented the continued success of Woody Allen’s career or Roman Polanksi’s.


This matters so much because these same patterns exist outside of the entertainment industry. Awards shows ? and any public show of honor ? represents a referendum on what we value, what matters when it comes to great art or great performance or great leadership. As women learn from a very young age, their bodily autonomy often is not what matters.


After all, repeated claims of abuse will not even stop a white man from becoming President of the United States






To add insult to injury, once given the opportunity to address millions of Americans on the Oscar stage, Affleck said almost nothing.


“Man, I wish I had something bigger and more meaningful to say.”


On behalf of so many of us who were watching: same. 


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›  George Takei And Half Of Twitter Make The Same Joke About Russia And Oscar Night





When “La La Land” was mistakenly awarded Best Picture before “Moonlight” producers claimed their rightful prize at the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, millions of viewers were left with questions such as, “What?” “How?” and “Why?”


The Oscars snafu for the ages came just over two months after reports described Russia’s meddling in the November U.S. presidential election. Parallels between Hollywood’s biggest election and the country’s biggest election ? both ending with a twist ? didn’t escape people on Twitter.


Plenty of them wished the 45th president had been announced a bit more like the switcheroo way “Moonlight” nabbed Best Picture. Meanwhile, others couldn’t help but joke about conspiracy theories between Russia’s highest officials and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for overseeing voting and handing out envelopes with winners’ names inside. 


























































That’ll do, guys. That’ll do.

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›  Sage Elf Jaden Smith Is Leaving His Art On The Streets For Lucky Mortals To Find

Los Angelinos, if you see a mediocre Basquiat knockoff lying around outside an art gallery, you may just be staring at an original Jaden Smith.


The Twitter sage and planetary citizen has been leaving works of art outside for fans or confused randos to pick up. The first painting, an ominous black-and-white canvas reading “Will you die with me?” was claimed by very a brave fan named Kevin Doan on Feb. 23. 






A second painting, which Smith dropped outside a gallery in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Panorama City, seems to still be awaiting for its new owner. If that owner is you ? pics or it didn’t happen. 










Smith has been very, very, veryvery vocal about his passion for the arts as of late. He recently attached himself to Shia LaBeouf’s ongoing, anti-Trump livestream “He Will Not Divide Us,” which was relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, following a chaotic run in New York.


Jaden, you’re a strange and beautiful bird. Keep making art, keep leaving art, keep being art. 






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