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La La Land Leads The Oscar Nominations

  • Jan 24 , 2017

The Oscar Nominations are out!

Best Picture
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Best Director
Arrival - Denis Villeneuve
Hacksaw Ridge - Mel Gibson
La La Land - Damien Chazelle
Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
Moonling - Barry Jenkins
Best Actor
Casey Affleck
Andrew Garfield
Ryan Gosling
Viggo Mortensen
Denzel Washington
Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert
Ruth Negga
Natalie Portman
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor
Mehershala Ali
Jeff Bridges
Lucas Hedges
Dev Patel
Michael Shannon
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Naomi Harris
Nicole Kidman
Octavia Spencer
Michelle Williams
Best Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Best Original Song
"Audition" - La La Land
"Can't Stop the Feeling" - Trolls
"City of Stars - La La Land
"The Empty Chair" - Jim: The James Foley Story
"How Far I'll Go" - Moana
Best Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts
La La Land
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
Best Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One
According to my source Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton earn more than the other judges on The Voice because of their relationship. I hear that they are getting paid an exceptional bonus that is significantly higher than the other judges to keep the spark alive on-camera. The producers really want to see Gwen and Blake in competition more often this upcoming season, versus working with each other like they have in the past. And, of course, there is a stipulation in their contract, which is more of a break-up clause. If, for some reason, they call it quits, they are both required to finish out the remainder of their existing contracts.
A writer for Saturday Night Live has been suspended indefinitely after mocking President Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron on Twitter. Katie Rich sparked outrage when she tweeted during the inauguration last Friday, "Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter." By Monday, Rich had deleted the post. "I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet," she wrote. "I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry." Buzzfeed notes that Ric's name did not appear in the credits of Saturday's episode of SNL. Her suspension from the show, which she has worked for since 2013, comes in the wake of much public backlash and two petitions on calling for her to be fired.
One Direction member, Liam Payne’s, life was nearly put in jeopardy after a gunman opened fire outside of The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood. Apparently, the man tried to enter the club using a fake ID. When the bouncer denied him entry, the man got upset and returned to the club’s parking lot with a gun. The man proceeded to fire shots in the air, causing chaos from club goers who panicked at the shots.  One witness says he fired six shots.  According to another source of mind, Liam left the club about an hour-and-a-half before the shots were fired.  Thankfully no one was hurt.
I hear Lady Gaga has declined any payments to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl because the exposure of performing is worth more than any compensation. And apparently, this is a part of the singer’s plan to release another album. 
The Super Bowl draws an audience of 200 million people, so it’s definitely amazing exposure. 
Forbes says, “What she’ll forgo in direct payment, she’ll make up for with valuable exposure. With Lady Gaga’s new album slated for early October ‘17, over 100 million viewers won’t hurt her sales. She’ll likely have a tour to follow, which means big money for her - the 'Monster Ball Tour' in 2011 grossed $239 million.”
Meanwhile, the singer has hinted once again that she won’t have any guest appearances during her halftime performance. She uploaded a photo to Instagram with herself and her dancers, along with a caption that said, “Stuntin backstage, #SuperBowl #halftime rehearsal break. It's gonna be only family on that stage.”
The Super Bowl will air on Sunday, February 5th on Fox.
Mariah Carey’s estranged sister, Alison, is allegedly spilling the beans on her family. Alison -- who is receiving treatment for her drug abuse in upstate New York, is clean and sober now and is starting to remember a whole lot of stuff about her childhood, her upbringing and a lot of things that happened, according to my source.  
A close friend of Alison’s named David Baker says that she is ready to speak out as well. David said, “For most of her life, Alison has had only vague memories of the abuse she endured as a child. As a means of self-protection, her mind suppressed recollections of the horrific events she was exposed to and made to take part in. But now, as her brain recovers from the injury she received in a still-unsolved attack in her own home, details of that abuse are coming to the surface.”
He added, “We are now documenting [Alison’s] descriptions of events that have haunted her… And will be making them public in a format still to be decided.”
And in happy news - Amy Poehler is dating some attorney you've never heard of.  
Are you uninterested in having kids and sick of being questioned about it? Here are 10 celebrities who've ignored society's expectations and embraced life without children”
1. Jennifer Aniston. After 47 fake pregnancies and headlines every other week exclaiming “Twins for Jen!”, Jennifer has remained childless and seems fine with it, though people are still convinced she’s lying about being happy.
2. Helen Mirren. “I’m just not interested. I’ve no maternal instinct whatsoever. And I don’t think I’m so unusual. I think an awful lot of women don’t really want children but feel they ought to,” Mirren once said in an interview. 
3. Oprah Winfrey. After Oprah's career took off, kids were never on the agenda for her. “If I had kids, my kids would hate me. Something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them,” she said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. 
4. Stevie Nicks. Rock and roll icon Stevie Nicks' focus has always been her art and career. “With kids, your focus changes. I don’t want to go to PTA meetings,” she once said in an interview with InStyle.
5. Margaret Cho. The stand-up comedian, actor, and fashion designer once famously said, “I do not want children. When I see children, I feel nothing. I have no maternal instinct. I ovulate sand.” 
6. Chelsea Handler. As a comedian, actor, producer, writer, and television host, Handler has been vocal about the fact she enjoys not being a mother. “I’m sitting here in my spacious home with no children. I’m having a cocktail at 10am, going over some paperwork,” she once said on her show Chelsea. 
7. Cameron Diaz. The actress has a firm mantra of “never say never”, but doesn’t bow to societal pressures. “I think women are afraid to say that they don’t want children because they’re going to get shunned. I have more girlfriends who don’t have kids than those that do,” Diaz said in an interview with Cosmo.
8. Kim Cattrall. The Sex and The City actor has previously spoken out about the term “childless” being offensive. “It’s the ‘less’ that is offensive - childless - it sounds like you’re ‘less’ because you haven’t had a child,” she said in a radio interview. 
9. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi. Ellen and her wife Portia have both been outspoken about not wanting to become parents.
10. Gloria Steinem. The prominent feminist, journalist, and activist never felt like she needed kids in order to lead a fulfilling life. “I’m completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way,” she said on Chelsea Lately.
The Oscar nominees are out this morning, meaning that the Razzie nominees were announced yesterday.  Apparently, there were so many bad movies in 2016, they felt the need to expand from 5 entries per category to 6.
"Zoolander No. 2" and "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" tied with eight nods apiece.  
Both are up for Worst Picture, along with "Dirty Grandpa", "Gods of Egypt", "Hillary's America", and "Independence Day: Resurgence".
Ben Stiller was recognized for starring in and directing "Zoolander".  He's also up for Worst Screen Combo with Owen Wilson.  Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig also got nominations for "Zoolander".
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill are both up for Worst Actor for "Batman v. Superman" . . . and together, they're contenders for Worst Screen Combo.


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