Used to be, there were only 5 “Best Picture” nominees for the Academy Award, but that category has grown in numbers over the years, and movies aren’t getting any shorter. You’re going to watch the Oscars anyway, so now you can have an opinion on the nominees 982 minutes faster than watching the actual films.
The 87th annual Academy Awards are on Sunday, and here are 13 fun facts you didn’t know about the Oscars. From the shortest Oscars ceremony in history to the awards dominance of “Ben Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” this animated video provides a baker’s dozen of key details surrounding the Academy Awards.
Simon Pierro brought a magic iPad with him and wowed the Ellen DeGeneres audience right along with Ellen sitting right next to him in disbelief!
Jimmy Fallon, somewhat worse for the wear, hosting the Tonight Show Monday recaps & shares stories rom his whirlwind, celeb-filled night honoring 40 years of Saturday Night Live.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BELOW OF SNL AFTER-PARTY JAMS!
One of Sunday Night’s Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special funniest skits was Celebrity Jeopardy featuring Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) trying his best to keep contestants Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon), Tony Bennett (Alec Baldwin), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald), Christoph Waltz (Taran Killam), Matthew McConaughey (Jim Carrey) and Bill Cosby (Kenan Thompson) in line.
Neil Patrick Harris, host of the 87th Academy Awards, compares the Oscars to other shows, his shyness & being starstruck, Neil’s favorite Oscar Hosts & what he’ll do this Sunday, what he’ll do backstage, and what he plans to wear!
“Yes! We got it baby!!” How many times does Weatherman Jim Cantore experience thundersnow in Boston??! Remarkably 6 Times! Watch him geek out as Winter Storm Neptune intensifies off the New England coast!
EVEN BETTER, CHECK OUT THIS SPLIT SCREEN OF A TODDLER’S REACTION TO THE WEATHERMAN JIM CANTORE BELOW
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Berry College In Georgia has cameras – there are three – focused on bald eagles nesting in a 100-foot-tall pine tree near the athletic and recreation center on Berry College’s 27,000-acre campus in northwest Georgia. Nesting activity typically occurs from October-November through April-May.CLICK ON THE “LIVE” FEED LINK TO WATCH THE EAGLES 24/7
Stan Chambers, the man who virtually created TV Breaking News In Los Angeles back in the late 1940’s when there were only about 300 TV sets to watch on, passed yesterday at his home in L.A. at age 91. Stan had retired from active reporting in 2010 after 63 years of service at KTLA.
Below, Radio & TV personality Gary Owens died at age 80 at his San Fernando Valley home after a storied career at KMPC radio and TV appearances on dozens of shows, most notably “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” back the late 60’s & early 70’s on NBC!
“Fifty Shades Of Grey” predicted to be a monster money-making movie this weekend, but what are the two stars of the film really like? Here’s what happens when Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan take a break from their Glamour Magazine cover shoot to weigh in on aphrodisiacs, their characters, and more.
The Daily Show Host Jon Stewart shared an important career decision with an unsuspecting audience this past week!