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Oscars 2017: Meryl Streep TRIPS & the worst dressed stars of the night

Blanchett accepted her Oscar in 2014 while wearing this lovely gown. As it can be remembered, the last time it rained in Southern California during the Oscars was in 2015, when the Red Carpet had been covered with a sea of umbrellas. While Roberts stuck to a simple silhouette in her Badgley Mischkla number, Biel's long sleeved Kaufmanfranco gown with the feathered Tiffany necklace, that husband Justin Timberlake called "perfection", landed her on Best Dressed lists around the globe. Read More

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Everytime Donald Trump was called out at The Oscars 2017

Everytime Donald Trump was called out at The Oscars 2017

Kimmel then began poking fun at the stars in the room, most especially the "highly overrated" (sound familiar?) Meryl Streep, who, said Kimmel, "phoned it in" throughout most of her career. Kimmel even jokingly thanked the president for shifting the focus of the night. There's no denying, though, that "Moonlight's" win over "La La Land" was a massive upset, made only more pointed by the envelope gaffe. Read More

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Oscars: 'La La Land's' Damien Chazelle Becomes Youngest Best Director Winner

Oscars: 'La La Land's' Damien Chazelle Becomes Youngest Best Director Winner

However, three early losses set the film back from beating the record number of awards won - 11 - when it failed to claim the Oscar for the sound editing, sound mixing and costume design categories. "I just want to first thank my fellow nominees, I was absolutely honored to be in your company this year", Chazelle said on the stage."Thank you for what incredible film makes you are, for inspire me with your work everyday". Read More

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Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Actress

Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Actress

If you missed it, take a closer look at the subtle pin below. Paired with retro waves, a wine-colored lip, and chandelier earrings and rings by Tiffany & Co., Stone looked every bit the Golden Age movie star-and fittingly so, since her film has been touted as the second coming of the classic Hollywood movie-musical. Read More

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Oscars Best Picture farce in pictures, and social media reactions

Oscars Best Picture farce in pictures, and social media reactions

One surprise victor from Sunday night's Oscars ceremony was nowhere near the Dolby Theatre - and slumbering away in what we can only assume are exquisitely tailored matching pajamas. Horowitz was seen hugging " Moonlight " director Barry Jenkins . "You know, I, told my students that I teach sometimes be in love with the process, not the result, but I really wanted this result because a bajillion people were watching". Read More

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Netflix Bright Movie Starring Will Smith Teased For December 2017 Release

Netflix Bright Movie Starring Will Smith Teased For December 2017 Release

Netflix has released a teaser for its latest original film, 'Bright .' The movie comes from director David Ayer ( Training Day , End of Watch , Suicide Squad) and stars Will Smith. Ayer's last genre work was of course Suicide Squad , which won the Academy Award last night for best Makeup and Hairstyling. Good luck figuring any of that out in this first teaser trailer, which only serves to introduce the world, the characters within it, and the months-away release date. Read More

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Insurance premiums 'to soar' after compensation changes

However, the unexpectedly deep cut in this rate, from 2.5% to -0.75%, has prompted a furious backlash, amid claims it will "over-compensate" victims of vehicle crashes or medical incompetence in hospitals. With the current regulation, the victim of vehicle accident is awarded with compensation, which they can invest for many years. The Treasury warns that the NHS may have to pay out an extra £1bn annually in compensation claims. Read More

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Oscars end with a big gaffe: Reaction on social media

Oscars end with a big gaffe: Reaction on social media

Went to sleep early last night . You can see producers Jordan Horowitz and Berger being informed of the mistake and then looking at each other in shock. At this point, someone must have been pitching the most spectacular fit in Oscar history as they watched the whole show unravel before their eyes. Taking the stage after the correction was made, " Moonlight " director Barry Jenkins said, "Very clearly, even in my dreams, this couldn't be true". Read More

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Casey Affleck wins best actor Oscar

Casey Affleck wins best actor Oscar

Based on Dennis Lehane's novel of the same title, it was his brother's directorial debut and earned co-star Amy Ryan nominations at the Oscars and Golden Globes. The actor won it for Manchester by the Sea . Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Read More

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Accounting Firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Says They 'Deeply Regret' Messing Up Best Picture Award

Accounting Firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Says They 'Deeply Regret' Messing Up Best Picture Award

The shakeup wasn't just seen in Best Picture. If you listen closely, you can hear Beatty whisper "it says Emma Stone" to Dunaway after she announces La La Land as the Best Picture Winner . "I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card that entire time, so whatever story..." Best foreign language film will be keenly watched as a contest between two offbeat comedies: Germany's Toni Erdmann - the critics' choice - and Sweden's A Man Called Ove . Read More

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Oscar accolades for Om Puri posthumously

Oscar accolades for Om Puri posthumously

Nawaz's comment came soon after Om Puri was honoured at the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in the "In Memoriam" montage. A visibly emotional actor Jennifer Aniston introduced the memoriam segment. He had empathy towards socially relevant cinema. He also appeared in Hollywood films like "City of Joy", "Wolf" and " The Ghost and the Darkness ". Read More

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Casey Affleck urges fans to boycott live animal circuses

Casey Affleck urges fans to boycott live animal circuses

The only thing that was similar was his respect for actor Denzel Washington . Krista Smith, Executive Editor of Vanity Fair, is moonlighting as an ABC Academy Awards correspondent. Justin Timberlake Dances With Wife Jessica Biel During His 2017 Oscars Performance! I'm proud to be in your company. He also added a last minute thank you to his older brother Ben , whom he forgot to thank when he won the Golden Globe for the same category. Read More

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Producer Jan Chapman 'devastated' her photo mistakenly used during 'In Memoriam'

But the tribute used a picture of producer Jan Chapman . She had previously worked with Patterson on Bright Star and The Piano . Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar-nominated costume designer, sadly did pass away in October. " I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson ", she said. All of the world's eyes have been on the Oscars this morning, after a cock-up of biblical proportions saw La La Land being mistakenly ... Read More

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Oscars: Celebrities Don ACLU Pins on Red Carpet

Oscars: Celebrities Don ACLU Pins on Red Carpet

It was first seen on actress Ruth Negga , nominated for best actress for her performance in Loving . "Who ever thought we'd be fashion icons?" the organization wrote, thanking the celebs for their support. Her choice of accessory feels especially poignant given the nature of the role that earned her a first Oscar nomination: Loving tells the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving , the couple who overturned America's miscegenation laws to make inter-racial marriage legal in ... Read More

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Emma Thompson speaks out on not being in Love Actually sequel

In the 2003 film, Rickman mulled over an affair with a co-worker, and Thompson breaks down when she discovers a necklace he'd purchased as a romantic Christmas present wasn't for her. EMMA Thompson has broken her silence on Red Nose Day Actually. It sounds like Curtis and Thompson made the right decision. When asked if Alan's character would be mentioned, he said: "You know dealing with Alan is very complicated , so not really". Read More

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'OITNB' star Elizabeth Rodriguez talks new Wolverine film

Sir Patrick , 76, just announced his X retirement at a Sirius XM Town Hall event with " Logan " director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman. Those thinking of ending a diet may want to take a page from Hugh Jackman's menu. "Then, the movie ended ... and we were going to be taken up on stage, but not until the credits were over". " Logan ", in fact, is now just behind the best-reviewed X-Men movie ever, according to MetaCritic.com; with an aggregate score of "73", it now sits just one ... Read More

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Bruce St. James gives his picks for the 2017 Oscars

Bruce St. James gives his picks for the 2017 Oscars

And then there are those who say the other nominees, though long shots, could sneak in and grab best picture . Takes over as the film with the most awards for the ceremony. "One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington and I just met him tonight for the first time ". This year's Oscars race is loaded with awesome performances. Read More

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Cate Blanchett Skipped The 2017 Oscars & Her Great Style Was Surely Missed

Cate Blanchett Skipped The 2017 Oscars & Her Great Style Was Surely Missed

The dress features gold and bronze Swarovski crystals embroidery and cream-to-bronze degrade crystal fringes. Ruth Negga, who's nominated for best actress for " Loving ", is wearing a conspicuous blue ribbon on her red dress. The "Quantico" star was seen sporting a column gown with flawless sleek hair, nude lips, drop earrings and chunky bracelet. But I know that she will make her triumphant red carpet return soon, so I'll just have to wait until then. Read More

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Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani Cover TLC's 'Waterfalls' on 'The Voice' Promo

Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani Cover TLC's 'Waterfalls' on 'The Voice' Promo

With Shelton and Levine on guitar and Keys on piano, the foursome take turns singing the song's verses and chorus, with the two ladies fiercely rapping the song's second verse. She's hoping to unseat boyfriend Shelton as resident victor: the country crooner won season 11 with Sundance Head. However, Blake Shelton's chemistry with Gwen Stefani is something to watch out for, as they are a couple - officially. Read More

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Casey Affleck Wins Best Actor at Oscars 2017

Casey Affleck Wins Best Actor at Oscars 2017

Affleck adopts a much lower public profile than his brother Ben and appears uncomfortable in the spotlight. The wins came despite 2010 sexual harassment allegations that resurfaced as Affleck's Oscar prospects gathered steam. As for Emma Stone, who makes tap dancing, sings, cries and unfolds all her charm in La La Land , she is largely leading the bets for the best actress award. Read More

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Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Leading Actress For 'La La Land'

Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Leading Actress For 'La La Land'

Emma Stone was in fray for the prestigious award along with Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga and Isabelle Huppert . Sunday's honor marks Chazelle's first Academy Award win, but not his first trip to the Oscar red carpet. Damon had to step down because of other commitments. While some people like to say that celebrities have no business making political statements, it has always been my contention that people with a platform have a right to speak their minds, and a real ... Read More

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Viola Davis wins first Oscar for role in 'Fences'

How to explain the influx of working TV actors in this year's Oscar field? You know, I grew up in apartments that were condemned and rat infested, and I just always sort of wanted to be somebody. The star of Fences snagged the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at Sunday's ceremony. "It's pretty exciting. I've only been once before". Jimmy Kimmel came out following Davis' speech and said, "Viola Davis just received a nomination for an Emmy for her speech". Read More

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Jay Z to headline V Festival 2017

As previously announced, Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics performed by The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley will also made a V Festival 2017 appearance. Last week the festival itself promoted the big reveal coming on Monday, which makes the blunder that bit more awkward. Utilita Energy Customers will also be able to get tickets ahead of general sale on March 1 at 9am. Read More

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Red carpet drama at the Oscars

Red carpet drama at the Oscars

And celebrities did not disappoint when it came to fashion. "I'm here for the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, which brings awareness to sustainable living", Emma dished on the carpet. But before dashing into the limo, there's always time to snap a last-minute selfie with your glam squad: Jessica Biel was all smiles as she posed with her team in a slick center-parted updo. Read More

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