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Oscars president reveals punishment for accountants to blame for Best Picture disaster

Oscars president reveals punishment for accountants to blame for Best Picture disaster

Cullinan and Ruiz "froze" when La La Land was incorrectly announced the best picture victor over Moonlight, longtime Oscars producer Gary Natoli tells the Wrap . "It's important to remember that that is what this is all about", she said. Though the Academy did make clear in their statement that they were committed to "upholding the integrity of the Oscars", they were also not about to take the blame for this incident. Read More

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Oscars Accountants Detail 'Human Error' Behind Best Picture Mix-Up

Oscars Accountants Detail 'Human Error' Behind Best Picture Mix-Up

As various outlets cited Cullinan tweeted a photo of Emma Stone from backstage just minutes before handing presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for "Best Picture". Hollywood's biggest A-list stars then looked on aghast - after several " La La Land " producers made their thank you speeches - as show organizers in headsets rushed on stage to announce the real victor was actually "Moonlight". Read More

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Iraqis Build Floating Bridge to Reclaim Mosul

Approximately 4,000 civilians have been fleeing western Mosul daily since Iraqi forces began the operation to retake the IS-held parts of the city on February 19, UN Secretary-General spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday. Such " sinister attempts " of the terrorists did not " weaken the resolve of the people and government of Iraq " to liberate Mosul , Kubis added. General Abdul Amir Yarullah, commander of the Mosul operation, said Iraqi forces killed 52 militants in the city's ... Read More

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Academy Issues Apology for Oscars 2017 Best Picture Gaffe

Academy Issues Apology for Oscars 2017 Best Picture Gaffe

After opening the envelope - and realizing it was for the victor of the best actress category, Emma Stone for " La La Land " - Beatty nervously took a long pause and glanced at Dunaway, who misread her co-presenter's confusion. "We are unwaveringly committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". A day after the incident, the Academy apologised to all affected, including presenters Beatty and Dunaway, and said it will "determine what ... Read More

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Jennifer Aniston in Pregnant, Claims Paris Hilton's Mother

Jennifer Aniston in Pregnant, Claims Paris Hilton's Mother

Her Twitter followers were confused about the post asking if she didn't confuse Jennifer with another actress, Natalie Portman , who is now pregnant with her second child. Her tweet was also decorated with numerous smiley faces, flowers and four-leaf clovers. Jennifer, 48, stunned on stage as she presented the In Memoriam segment of the Academy Awards in the sexy Versace number with a thigh-high slit. Read More

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Children dress up for World Book Day

This year marks World Book Day's 20th anniversary and this wonderful celebration of reading is expected to be marked in more than 100 countries all over the world. We wanted to do something to reposition reading and our message is the same today as it was then - that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives. Read More

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Notable Runners: Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK)

In other news, SVP Paula Baker sold 6,138 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 6th. There are 3 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings on the stock. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.62%. Ltd. boosted its stake in Best Buy Co.by 100.4% in the second quarter. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, ... Read More

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What exactly happened with the Best Picture win at the Oscars?

What exactly happened with the Best Picture win at the Oscars?

The biggest shock in Oscars history took place on Sunday night when the wrong Best Picture victor, La La Land , was announced by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway when Moonlight had actually won the award. Only two partners in the firm, Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan , know the winners beforehand. Cullinan and Ruiz each carry a suitcase containing a copy of the winning envelope for all the categories - meaning there are two envelopes for each award. Read More

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Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment announce Avatar project

Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment announce Avatar project

The team from Ubisoft has announced a collaborative gaming project with James Cameron, promising to bring the attractive and mysterious Pandora to gamers' computers and consoles. Who is Massive Entertainment? "It should be the ultimate experience, where you actually get to go to Pandora and live an alternative life on the moon", said Massive Entertainment Creative Director Magnus Jansen. Read More

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Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

After accusing the actress-nay, national treasure-of choosing not to wear his dress to the Oscars because another brand had paid her to wear its gown, Meryl fired back. "We found somebody who will pay us,'" he told Women's Wear Daily of the call. After Trump lashed out at Streep on Twitter, a 2015 interview with the President resurfaced - showing him complimenting the triple Oscar victor as one of his favourite actresses. Read More

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Jimmy Kimmel explains craziest Oscars ever

Jimmy Kimmel explains craziest Oscars ever

Kimmel drew a 2.6/7 in Nielsen's 56 metered markets, beating NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2.2/6) and CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (2.5/7) in Monday's numbers, according to Nielsen. "Make no mistake", Kimmel interjected in his own story, "whatever confusion there was about who won?" " Thank god Denzel was there to make sense ", Kimmel said. Read More

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Royal Mail safeguards 'working well' but regulator vows to maintain scrutiny

Ofcom has declared that Royal Mail should continue to operate under its existing rules for the next five years after concluding a review of its regulation by deciding to keep existing postal rules in place over the period. As of 08:48 GMT, Royal Mail's share price had shed 1.57 percent to 408.10p, underperforming the broader London market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index having started March on the front foot and now standing 0.76 percent higher at 7,318.99 points. Read More

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Tom DeLonge Wins Out Of This World Award

Tom DeLonge Wins Out Of This World Award

Within those documents showed emails sent from DeLonge to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, attempting to obtain a meeting to discuss UFOs. I mean, I've done it all. "I want you as an educated group of people to read between the lines and look at the history of what I've been doing over the past couple years and get a sense for what the hell I'm getting ready to do. Read More

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House Conservatives Balk at Emerging Obamacare Plan

House Conservatives Balk at Emerging Obamacare Plan

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, another member of the Freedom Caucus, told CNN on Monday that he also has serious reservations about the repeal bill. Politico reported that Trump admitted that "nobody knew that health care could be so complicated", and suggested that "Republicans should let Obamacare "implode" so that Democrats shoulder the blame". Read More

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Auditors who mixed up the Oscars have been banned from appearing again

Auditors who mixed up the Oscars have been banned from appearing again

Beatty took to the stage with Faye Dunaway, his costar from " Bonnie and Clyde ", and after Beatty opened the envelope he showed the card to Dunaway, who announced "La La Land" as the victor. " she said. "And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How". He is very upset about this mistake. But given the possibility of last-minute changes, both accountants had a full set of envelopes. Read More

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McAfee, Irsay add $97000 to reward in Delphi killings

McAfee, Irsay add $97000 to reward in Delphi killings

The reward was at $103,000 on Tuesday, before McAfee and Irsay bumped the reward to $200,000. The bodies of German, 14, and Williams, 13, were found on a Delphi trail on February 14. "If you've paid attention to anything happening in the Hoosier State in the last couple weeks, you understand the horrendous things that happened in Delphi, Indiana, to Abby and Libby", McAfee said. Read More

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Walker's office: Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Janesville on Friday

Walker's office: Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Janesville on Friday

Walker quipped he won't be able to make it back in time for Pence's event because he doesn't "have quite the same transportation the vice president does". A White House source had previously said the new order was likely to be signed on Wednesday, but a senior administration official told CNN the signing was delayed to prevent undercutting the favorable reaction Trump expected to receive after delivering his first address to Congress. Read More

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One-on-one with Hugh Jackman: 'Logan' a love letter to Wolverine fans

Along into the X-Men universe comes a new character, 12-year-old Laura (played by badass Spanish newcomer Dafne Keen ) who's otherwise known as X-23 - named after the laboratory experiment she and other children were part of in Mexico. Since then, "every time I came back to it, it really felt fun and fresh". But Logan is also the latest film by Hugh Jackman in the skin of Wolverine and, in essence, the last film with Wolverine . Read More

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Jimmy Kimmel recaps the dramatic Oscar ending on his show

Jimmy Kimmel recaps the dramatic Oscar ending on his show

The pair have had a long-standing feud that dates back many years and was sparked when Kimmel started signing off his popular American talk show saying: " Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time ". "Except for the end, [the show] was very fun ", Kimmel said. "So we're sitting there and you just kind of figure, well , the host will go onstage and clear this up". Read More

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'Get Out' is absolutely killing at the box office

'Get Out' is absolutely killing at the box office

So Peele sat down to write it, never believing the film would be made. But here's where this get's interesting: To be frank; a genuine, unapologetic Black perspective is so seldom presented in the horror genre especially that if all this film had on its mind was giving Peele a venue to explore his feelings through the prism of genre and, well... Read More

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Someone Finally Took Responsibility For the Huge Oscars Screw Up

Someone Finally Took Responsibility For the Huge Oscars Screw Up

Overall, last night had more black winners than any previous Academy Awards night. The most shocking part was that La La Land lost at all. The cast and crew of Moonlight accept the award for best picture . A spokesperson for the firm confirmed that the two accountants will not participate in future shows. Several reports suggested that two sets of envelopes are typically on site during the ceremony - one on either side of the stage. Read More

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Here's how the Oscars 2017 turned political

Here's how the Oscars 2017 turned political

Beatty, admittedly befuddled at seeing the card he pulled from the envelope, hesitated for several moments before handing it to Dunaway, who immediately announced " La La Land " as the victor. "Well, I don't know what happened; I blame myself for this", he said. As soon as the group came out, the looks on their faces - and the stark contrast of their casual attire to the black-tie affair they'd just entered - clearly showed they had no idea they'd be meeting some of the biggest names in ... Read More

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