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Close, But No Statue

Industry insiders thought Mark Ruffalo was a shoe-in for Best Supporting Actor for his work on Spotlight, which did win an Oscar for Best Picture. When Patricia Arquette started ready the winner's name, people really thought Mark had won. "Mark," she said. And then the surname started with an "R"...
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"The Muscle Turns to Fat..."

Jimmy Kimmel hosted a special edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the Oscars on Sunday night. Ben Affleck was a guest - and why not, since he's an actor, and he's got a big movie coming out soon. His entrance was bizarre - the guy really bulked up for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - but he was...
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Damn, Sam, You Got Slammed

Sam Smith won an Oscar Sunday night for Best Original Song (it was "Writing's on the Wall" for Spectre, the James Bond movie). During his speech, he misquoted Sir Ian McKellen, saying "no openly gay man had won an Oscar." What Sir Ian said was no openly gay man had ever won the Best Actor Oscar. So...
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Well, It Looks Like Clarence Thomas Isn't Mute After All

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas drew gasps yesterday when he asked actually asked a question in one of the Court's proceedings. Why is this gasp-worthy? It's been ten years since he's asked a question during oral arguments. Why now? Theory is, he was jumping into the spot recently vacated by...
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Um, What Was That, Exactly?

Perhaps the most awkward moment of Sunday's Oscar - heck, of any Oscar show - is when Stacy Dash made a two-line appearance on the stage. Chris Rock, host of the shindig, introduced her as the new director of the Academy's Minority Outreach Program. There was a lot of controversy before the event...
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"I Love Left Turns"

This one's too good not to share. It's from a couple of weeks ago, but hasn't gotten a lot of traction. It's a promotional video for Lyft, the ride-sharing service. Danica Patrick, a NASCAR driver, threw on dark glasses and wool cap and went undercover as a Lyft driver. The video's pretty good,...
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