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Style

Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa isn’t going to make you a custom pearl-encrusted gown like Lupita Nyong’o’s and you probably will never get to wear a $1.5 million Van Cleef and Arpels necklace like Margot Robbie, but if you break open your piggy bank and dig beneath the couch cushions, you’ll likely have enough to… READ MORE »


Entertainment

If you want a LEGO Oscar of your own, turns out you might not have to wait long: The artist who made them, Nathan Sawaya, has gotten so much positive feedback about the statuettes presented to Oscar audience members during the performance of “Everything is Awesome” that he submitted the design to LEGO Ideas in… READ MORE »


Celebs

Not everyone scored an invite to the Academy Awards — luckily, the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is a solid alternative plan. READ MORE »


Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But backstage in the press room, Arquette continued her call to action, saying some things that were decidedly tone deaf.
“It’s time for women in… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Worst joke of the night: NPH saying that Gone Girl’s alternate title was “Bitches Be Trippin’, Yo.” What other treasures did you miss? Let’s find out. READ MORE »


Celebs

The next six hours of our lives HAVE BEGUN! READ MORE »


Entertainment

In advance of this year’s very white Oscars it’s sobering to read that infamous comedian Richard Pryor called it way back when.

In 1977, Pryor dryly exclaimed “I am here tonight. To explain why black people. Will never be nominated for anything.”

With Selma grabbing a Best Picture nomination but nary… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Which film is going to win Best Picture this year? Who cares when you have Plastic Jesus as your resident-shocking subversive installation artist! Banksy is SO 2014.

If you’re like me, you hold a contradictory position towards Hollywood and the Oscars. On the one hand, I LOVE the red carpet fashions, the beauty… READ MORE »


News

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]
A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast]
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News

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman]
The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio] … READ MORE »


Entertainment

As soon as Oscar nominations were announced this morning, Twitter strained to the point of breaking under the weight of thousands of bloggers, saddled with white guilt, who took up microblogging arms to announce the injustice of Ava DuVernay, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma,” being left off the nomination list for… READ MORE »


Celebs

The Academy Award nominations were announced today and lemme just tell you something, I am underwhelmed. Snubbing the actors AND the director, Ava DuVernay, of “Selma,” but nominating Bradley Cooper and Keira Knightley? UGHHHHHH x 1000. Other snubs include Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler,” Jennifer Aniston in “Cake,” and Amy Adams in “Big Eyes.” “Selma” READ MORE »


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Neil Patrick Harris’s autobiography has been out for a week and, for shame, I missed it. Let me say this: It sounds way more engaging that Karl Ove Knausgaard’s 3600-page My Struggle, not least inasmuch as it is a (semi-) non-fiction choose-your-own adventure book in which you, as Harris, can, for example, choose to audition… READ MORE »


Celebs

Kristen Bell needed to pee at the Oscars, but it was easier to go wee inside a Mason jar instead of unzipping herself out of her Roberto Cavalli gown. Hmm, does every actress carry a Mason jar in her purse? [People]
Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on “Game Of Thrones,” has… READ MORE »


Celebs

“You know, I’m starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act.”
Jared Leto tells “Access Hollywood” what he really thought of Jennifer Lawrence’s second Oscar fall. I suspect he was joking, and YET, I kind of agree with him. While I don’t think her red carpet spill was fake by any… READ MORE »


Celebs

I needed no additional proof that Jennifer Lawrence is the least affected, “actress-y” actress in Hollywood. But now that I’ve read her best friend Laura Simpson’s firsthand account on MySpace (which is publishing articles now, apparently?) about being Jen’s date to the Oscars on Sunday night, it’s set in stone. Jen and Laura met seven years… READ MORE »


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Having her name butchered by John Travolta at the Academy Awards on Sunday has maybe turned out to be the best thing to happen to Idina Menzel. While the actress and singer was already famous before Travolta’s marble mouth introduced her as “Adele Dazeem,” this completely unscripted and hilarious moment has, kinda sorta, made her… READ MORE »


Celebs

Nobody says no to Batkid. “The Amazing Spiderman” star Andrew Garfield was supposed to initiate “Batkid,” aka five-year-old Miles Scott, into an official superhero during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night. Miles has cancer and his Make-A-Wish Foundation wish to save the city of Gotham (San Francisco) captivated the world. But Garfield didn’t like… READ MORE »


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