Best Actress: The two frontrunners are also very close friends

So we’ve covered three of the four acting categories over the past three days. Today, let’s talk about Best Actress. After last year’s banner Oscar lineup, this year was bound to disappoint; and though this year’s lineup does not contain considerably less substantial performances, it leaves us with something more
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Oscar Predictions

As a companion piece to the puff piece — I mean the column — I wrote this week about the upcoming 84th Academy Awards, which airs this Sunday, I thought I would share my picks and predictions for what seems destined to be yet another relatively safe and predictable Oscar year. You probably will
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Chris Brown and Rihanna Reconcile through Remixes

Whether as a sign of truce or just to create some buzz, Chris Brown and Rihanna released two remixes featuring each other this past weekend. It’s hard to forget the Grammys night three years ago when it got out that Chris Brown was assaulting Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.
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Onstage: 2012 Oscars Nominees in Theater

With all the Oscars hype (after all, they are coming up this Sunday), I thought I might jump on the bandwagon from a theater-goer’s perspective. So this post is dedicated to some of the 2012 lead and supporting actor nominees that have done memorable work on the stage as well.
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State of the Art: Redball, Manifest Destiny!, HANDSTYLE

Abroad: RedBall Project Artist Kurt Perschke invites you to interact, touch and play with his public sculpture, a 15 foot 250 pound blowup ball. Since his first project in St Louis, he has been installing the same vinyl red ball in cities worldwide such as Abu Dhabi, Taipei and Barcelona.
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Hardly Strictly Stars Come Out for Festival Founder

Warren Hellman’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass concerts have been a staple of the Bay Area music scene for a decade, so it was only fitting that when Hellman passed away late last year, his team of organizers set about signing artists for a commemorative concert that eventually took place this past
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The Oscars are Coming! The Oscars are Coming!

With the Academy Awards less than a week away, a lot of film-related conversations of late have revolved around the event. Most award bodies, such as the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards, have already revealed their picks for 2011. Oscar pundits across the internet are taking final stabs
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