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Source: The Guradian

Roma and the Oscars: why has Hollywood ignored the foreign language film?

Today 02:24 GMT

Even if it doesn’t win, Roma is a reminder that beyond the Anglophone zone there’s a world of cinema out there, and we’re seeing less and less of it.

Look at Chilean-Argentinian Sebastián Lelio, whose A Fantastic Woman won the best foreign language film Oscar last year. He has followed that up with two English movies: Disobedience, set in London, and a remake of his (Spanish-language) 2013 movie Gloria, set in Los Angeles, starring Julianne Moore.

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Source: BBC

Why the Oscars aren't all about Hollywood

Today 02:24 GMT

Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix epic Roma could become the first ever winner of both best picture and best foreign language film at the Oscars.

In the last decade, there have been changes almost annually to how the Oscars arrive at their shortlist for best foreign language film. Its success could change how the category is perceived - and shine a light on the four other worthy nominees.

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Source: The Guradian

How the 1989 Oscars descended into creepy excess

Monday 23:39 GMT

Disney, having realised that the Oscars hadn’t licensed Snow White, sued for copyright infringement and dilution of business reputation.

Tucked away in the history of the Academy Awards is a moment so horrible, so astoundingly, objectively, bewilderingly awful, that it remains breathtaking. In 1989, producer Allan Carr was handed the keys to the ceremony.

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Source: Fox News

How Antonella Barba went from ‘American Idol’ stand out to troubled drug trafficker

Sunday 01:28 GMT

FORMER 'AMERICAN IDOL' CONTESTANT ANTONELLA BARBA TRIED DELIVERING FENTANYL, HEROIN, COCAINE, AUTHORITIES SAY. However, since becoming a household name in the world of “Idol” and beyond, Barba has found herself with a litany of troubles with the law.

"Antonella Barba is an unbelievably sexy girl who obviously knows how to have a good time," Francis said in a story reported by the now-defunct Gawker. "Why are people being ridiculed and punished for being sexual?

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Source: The Guradian

Oscars: the secrets of the Hollywood stylist

Sunday 06:03 GMT

In spite of having had only a fortnight’s notice that Paltrow would be appearing, 53-year-old Saltzman, her longtime stylist, had found her client the perfect dress.

Saltzman, a New York native who has lived in London for 18 years (but still works half her time in Los Angeles), stylist to A-listers including Saoirse Ronan, Uma Thurman and Lily Aldridge along with Paltrow, doesn’t “do drama”. “You frequently have to sew them back into a dress, or cut off the train because they’ve stepped through it, but there’s always a fix, and the world will never know,” she says.

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Source: BBC

Meet the tech entrepreneurs tackling sexual harassment

Saturday 14:30 GMT

More than a decade later, the #MeToo movement came along, kicked off by rape and sexual harassment accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

"While apps can make the recording process more efficient and accurate, it remains to be seen whether these technologies empower individuals to actually report sexual harassment," she says. "The most effective ways to challenge sexual harassment I have witnessed is if senior leaders call out this behaviour as inappropriate and sanction it.

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Source: Global News

Jim Pattison, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg honoured in Vancouver Walk of Fame event

Sunday 06:03 GMT

Canada’s Walk of Fame 2018 inductees: Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Seth Rogen and others. The honour was bestowed on billionaire Jim Pattison and comedic duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at a “Hometown Stars” event at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

‘She let nothing stand in her way:’ Viola Desmond honoured with Walk of Fame star in Halifax. “We would … like to thank the 7-11 that was across the street from Point Grey [Secondary], in Kerrisdale, where we would have the best Slurpees and fountain drinks in all of Vancouver.” The pair thanked a variety of other Vancouver institutions including the (now defunct) A&B Sound, the Naam vegetarian restaurant, Wreck Beach and “the jukebox at the Cambie Youth Hostel where we would procure cannabis at times when it was hard to procure.”

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Source: Fox News

Candid Marilyn Monroe photos revealed in new London exhibition

Sunday 11:43 GMT

Candid photographs of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe are on display in London for a new exhibition, Fox News has learned Friday.

MARILYN MONROE AND PHOTOGRAPHER MILTON H. GREENE 'KNOWINGLY JUMPED OFF THE CLIFF TOGETHER'. “Tracking Marilyn, Eddie’s camera was telling more than we knew at the time,” Stein recalled. “The public Marilyn was keeping appointments — fittings for her costume to ride a pink elephant at a charity premiere of the circus, meetings with layers and agents… a grand entrance in white furs at the opening night of Tennessee Williams’ new play ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.’


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