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Love and Predictable Endings

Lisa Williams, Oracle Editor

January 5, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Warning: if you do not find Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway attractive, you will not appreciate "Love and Other Drugs." The plot line follows the quintessential chick flick flow-chart that starts off with a suave, smooth-tal...

Hawaiian singer breaks into music industry

Jerney Davis, Photo Editor

December 9, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Whoosh, all of a sudden came a sensation of music that’s out of this world. Amongst the thousands trying to make it big in LA, he came out of nowhere at the top of the Billboard charts featured with B.O.B.’s “Nothin’...

Potter film exceeds expectations

Tiffany Clark, Blue Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

I was, as I always am before viewing a new “Harry Potter” film, excited but skeptical. And with the exception of the first two (thank you, Chris Columbus), my skepticism has been rational as none of them have quite lived up...

Rihanna tops the charts

Amanda Pearson, Orange Scoop Editor

December 9, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Four months after releasing an album that flopped, Rihanna has caught the public’s eyes with her new album, “Loud.” With hits like, “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl in World,” Rihanna has made it so her audience...

Taylor is too Swift: New album depicts singer’s latest life trials, for better and for worse

Lisa Williams, Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

I will admit that when I first listened to “Speak Now,” Taylor Swift’s long-awaited third album, I was a little less than impressed. For starters, the songs are not all based on her personal experience, which I disliked....

A decade of Potter-mania: ‘Deathly Hallows’ doesn’t mark end of editors’ obsession

Kelly Carlin and Julie Parisi, Oracle Editors

November 29, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

It all started with a boy who lived. In 1997, a nameless woman published a story about a boy with magical powers. Thirteen years later, the saga of Harry Potter is about to come to an end. As two kids who played “Harry...

Little Monsters crown Gaga queen of YouTube

Danielle Mazzuchi, Orange Scoop Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Gaga ooh la la. YouTube’s “Billion Viewers Club” just welcomed their first and only member, Lady Gaga. Making internet history, according to the online analytics company Visible Measures, Gaga’s music videos recently...

McAdams blossoms in otherwise cliché chick flick

Ben Hyde, Special to The Oracle

November 29, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

“Easy A” was a goofy, mediocre movie made great through the charms of one tremendously talented female lead. Emma Stone played a rare character: quirkier, sassier and more immediately captivating than any of the peripheral...

‘Raising Hope’ in more ways than one

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Everyone says that Raising Hope is lame.  It’s a C-Rated comedy, that doesn’t seem to have much hope for a second season. The story follows a young and confused slacker, Jimmy, who knocks up a serial killer. The serial...

Perry sparks controversy on PBS Kids

Sara Lepley, Orange Entertainment Editor

November 29, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

This week’s Oracle is brought to you by the letter "DD." Even after lying naked on a cloud in the "California Gurls" music video and claiming that she is "not a role model," Katy Perry was still somehow found to be a good c...

MTV’s touching reality show fails to impress: ‘If You Really Knew Me’ has trouble fitting in with fans despite its emotional relevence for teenagers who struggle with making connections

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

November 9, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

MTV has created reality shows like "The Buried Life" and "Jersey Shore" that are so popular, they decided to make a new one with a different spin on it. This new show is entitled "If You Really Knew Me." It focuses on differe...

‘Network’ extends to movies: Facebook jumps from the computer to the big screen in a film that shows off its major Oscar potential

Nisreen Sumrean, Blue Features Editor

November 9, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

I will be the first to admit that I plainly did not want to see this movie. I thought it would be stupid, boring and would not captivate my attention for two whole hours of my life. I will be the first to admit that was I wrong. Not...

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