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Madonna on Music: 'We're All Plagiarizing!'

July 10th, 2006 3:55pm EDT
Pop icon Madonna has no qualms about stealing ideas from other artists because she insists it's an acceptable part of the creative process. Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton have both been criticized recently for releasing songs that are reminiscent of Madonna's early hits, but she claims it's perfectly normal.

Madonna explains, "(Inspiration) is about paying attention. For instance, I saw David LaChapelle's movie Rize, and it has incredible dancers in it. I found out who the dancers were and put them in my next video. I have an insatiable hunger and curiosity to find out about new thi...

'March of the Penguins' Makes Preliminary Oscar Cut

November 16th, 2005 10:30am EST
March of the Penguins
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the pared-down list of films that will continue on in the voting process in the category of "Best Documentary Feature" for the 78th Academy Awards. Notable films include March of the Penguins, Mad Hot Ballroom, and Murderball.

Eighty-two films had been eligible in the documentary category. The 15 films from which the five nominees will be selected are listed below in alphabetical order:

After Innocence

The Boys of Baraka

Darwin's Nightmare

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room


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