Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jennifer Lawrence and Shirley Booth, Falling Stars at the Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence, who stumbled en route to collecting her Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook at Sunday’s ceremony, wasn’t the first to do so. Sixty years earlier, when the statuettes were presented, 54-year-old Shirley Booth fell on her way … Continue reading

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How to Lose an Oscar in Ten Ways

Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competing film, maybe no better or even far inferior, somehow gained an advantage. The Academy’s … Continue reading

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Favorite President: Martin Sheen Wins in a Landslide

Martin Sheen’s Josiah “Jed” Bartlet of The West Wing is by far the most popular fictional president, with twice as many votes as the four runners-up combined, according to last month’s poll. Initially meant to be a semi-regular on Aaron … Continue reading

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