Category: Entertainment

REVIEW | Wrestlepalooza IV at First Avenue: Wrestling’s best-kept secret

The stars of Midwest independent wrestling converged on First Avenue on Saturday, June 14, for what might be local wrestling’s best-kept secret, F1RST Wrestling’s Wrestlepalooza. The 2014 event, the fourth of its kind, was sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and spanned roughly three hours. The show brought wrestling stars such as journeyman indy superstar Colt Cabana, Arik Cannon, Ariya Daivari, and Horace the Psychopath, together with local group Banner Pilot and the burlesque stylings of Queenie Von Curves and Sweetpea, to create the well-paced variety show which has become the signature of Wrestlepalooza events. Of the wrestling action that...

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90th Academy Awards: Jimmy Kimmel returns as host

For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018. “Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history,” said Boone Isaacs. Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,”...

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2017 Oscar Best Picture mixup

(photo Lindsay Teed) Pictured on the Red Carpet in 2010, the annual “walk of the Oscar ballots” by representatives of the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. In an Academy Awards first, the wrong Best Picture winner was announced live at the Dolby Theater Feb. 26. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, as best picture winner presenters, read the winner card La La Land. While the cast and crew of La LaLand, were on stage accepting their Oscar and making thank you speeches, stage directors came behind the cast. Moments later, it was announced there was a “mix up” in the Best Picture...

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With 14 nominations, La La Land ties record by All about Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)

(Photo Jeff Rutherford) With 14 nominations, La La Land ties the record held by All about Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). One of the 14 nominations for La La Land is Best Picture in the 2017 Oscars race. All eyes will be on the this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26. Oscar week begins Feb. 22 and the press descends on the Red Carpet. (Photo Jeff Rutherford) The press descends on the Red Carpet One of the biggest anticipations is Best Picture winner. Best Picture nominees are: Arrival   Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures...

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Documentary Feature nominee O.J.: Made in America longest film ever nominated for Academy Award

(photo A.M.P.A.S) With a running time of 7 hours 47 minutes, Documentary Feature nominee O.J.: Made in America is the longest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. The turbulent relations between the races in Los Angeles throughout the 20th century had a huge impact on the life of football star O.J. Simpson. After his NFL career, Simpson became an actor, but it was his trial for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, that revealed his complex standing in the black and white communities. O.J.: Made in America is directed by Ezra...

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