7 Things You Didn't See Backstage At The Oscars

February 23rd, 2015 9:21am EST
7 Things You Didn't See Backstage At The Oscars
The 87th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone, but some of the most intriguing things happened behind the scenes. Here are a few things seen and heard from backstage in the press room.

1. Hot Microphones: Before the show began, the ABC red carpet show was playing on the press-room monitors. They forgot to turn off Lara Spencer’s microphone, so the media got an earful as the entertainment correspondent reprimanded her crew for not giving her a long enough countdown to commercial break.

2. Surprise Wins: The press room gasped when Big Hero 6 upset Animated Feature category favorite How ...
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Why Was John Travolta Caressing Idina Menzel's Face At The Oscars So Awkward?

February 23rd, 2015 8:29am EST
Why Was John Travolta Caressing Idina Menzel's Face At The Oscar
You know, you almost feel bad for John Travolta. Guy hilariously butchers one name at last year's Oscars, and it's all anyone can talk about for an entire year.

But the world will be moving on from "Adele Dazeem" jokes now. And to replace them, we'll be doing "John Travolta, Why Are You Petting My Face?" jokes until the 2016 Oscars.

At this year's Oscar ceremony, the former "Pulp Fiction" star finally got to put Adele Dazeem behind him. When presenting the award for Best Original Song, Idina Menzel came out first, only to announce her co-presenter: Glom Gazingo. Aka, John Travolta.

And w...
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Happy Birthday!

February 23rd, 2015 7:00am EST
Emily Blunt
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Emily Blunt (1983)

Actress Dakota Fanning (1994)

Singer/songwriter Skylar Grey (1986)

Comedian Aziz Ansari (1983)

Actress Niecy Nash (1970)

British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955)

Aerosmith guitaristBrad Whitford (1952)

Actress Patricia Richardson (1951)

Musician Johnny Winter (1944)

Actor Peter Fonda (1939)

Actress Diane Varsi (1938; d. 1992)

Actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (1932; d. 2008)

Director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949)

Composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759)
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Check Out 'Horrible Bosses 2' On DVD And Blu-ray Feb. 24

February 23rd, 2015 5:40am EST
Horrible Bosses 2
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in "Horrible Bosses 2."

However, a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and without legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs concoct a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Chris Pine also star.
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More Human Than Human: First Look At Jason Momoa's 'Aquaman' Looks Like Rob Zombie

February 23rd, 2015 1:23am EST
Zack Snyder Shares First Look At Jason Momoa As 'Aquaman'
Director Zack Snyder shared the first image of actor Jason Momoa in costume as Aquaman for the forthcoming 2018 film he'll direct.

This isn't your father's Aquaman either -- gone is the orange and green costume of old in favor of a new monochromatic outfit featuring tattooed 'scales,' a trident that's actually got five prongs, a a pair of gold and black gauntlets and a gold and black shoulder pauldron.

Momoa's hair is also monocrhome -- black with white streaks that make him more like Rob Zombie.

In fact, Momoa's Aquaman appears to be equal parts the actor himself, with his long dreads a...
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And The Oscar Goes To... (See Full List Of Winners)

February 22nd, 2015 9:31pm EST
'Birdman' Takes Best Picture At 2015 Oscars
Despite Oscar odds favorite Michael Keaton being upset by Eddie Redmayne in the Best Actor category, it was Birdman that took home the night's biggest award, being named Best Picture at the 87th Oscars, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

In addition to Best Picture, the film also won Best Director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Best Original Screenplay (Innaritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo) and Best Cinematography.

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel also landed four Oscars -- Best Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design...
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Review: Imagine Dragons Keep The Momentum Rolling On ‘Smoke And Mirrors’

February 22nd, 2015 6:20pm EST
Imagine Dragons
How does a breakout rock band follow-up a double platinum, Grammy-winning debut album – The very best that they can in all honesty! With Night Visions, Las Vegas rock collective Imagine Dragons constructed a juggernaut, led by an even more gargantuan single “Radioactive” and a superb follow-up with “Demons.” Sophomore album Smoke and Mirrors rightfully arrives with ‘larger than life’ anticipation, and for Imagine Dragons’ efforts, for the most part, album two does well for itself.

“Shots” initiates Smokes And Mirrors epically, alluring with it synths, slick production, and addictive ch...
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Movies You Didn't Know Were Blatant Rip-Offs

February 22nd, 2015 5:00pm EST
Movies You Didn't Know Were Blatant Rip-Offs
It may surprise you to learn this, but Hollywood is not a shining hub of moral righteousness. Sure, your average motion picture industry worker probably isn't a serial killer (probably...), but there's been plenty of times when the movie business has stomped on the little guy's toes.

Or ripped off the little guy's movie to make basically the same thing, but with a bigger budget.

Click ahead, and you'll discover which very large blockbuster pics- some beloved, some almost instantly forgotten- are really blatant rip-offs of something that came before. We'd like to think that at least one of...
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A Short History Of EGOT Winners

February 22nd, 2015 3:00pm EST
EGOT
February is both Oscar and Grammy time, which has us thinking about EGOT winners, i.e., entertainers who have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in their careers. The term was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs from “Miami Vice”) in an interview in “Vanity Fair,” when he stated his goal of winning all four awards (he has yet to be nominated for any of them). The concept was further popularized in recent years on “30 Rock,” in a storyline that saw Tracy Jordan achieve EGOT status over the course of Seasons 4 and 5.

The following is a handy guide to actual ’s are perh...
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15 Songs Worth The 'Wait'

February 22nd, 2015 2:00pm EST
15 Songs Worth The 'Wait'
What qualifications does it take for a song to be ‘worth the wait?’ Does a selected song that’s ‘worth the wait’ require lofty anticipation or a host of bells and whistles to make it distinct from the rest? Actually No – negative. A song ‘worth the wait’ according to our rubric just requires one word – wait, waiting, waited – you get the picture! Here are 15 songs hence that are worth the ‘wait.’

1) Kings of Leon, “Wait For Me” (Mechanical Bull, 2013)

“Wait For Me” endears itself from its signature instrumental introduction throughout it simple, yet touching concept. Among the most u...
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