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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...

Hoppus not hot at hosting: New Fuse show fails to entertain viewers

Kelsey Simpson, Staff Writer

November 9, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

After weeks of anxious waiting, Fuse TV’s premiered “A Different Spin” with blink-182’s Mark Hoppus as its host. Hoppus does it all. As a bass player, singer and music producer, he’s a classic renaissance man. For...

Festival-goer’s survival guide

Kelly Carlin, Editor

November 5, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Parting with a couple hundred bucks is not something I’m willing to do every day. For a few special occasions, I will open my wallet and willingly shell out my money. One in particular that I’ll happily pay for is an upcoming...

Mac Miller takes Jaxx to the maxx

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

November 5, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

On a brisk night in October, people waited in a seemingly endless line that had assembled outside of Jaxx nightclub. Generally this type of fan frenzy is reserved only for popular artists such as Jay-Z or Taylor Swift. But...

‘Paranormal 2’ has no sequel slump

Kelly Carlin, Editor

November 5, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Demons, demons, everywhere. With the recent release of “Paranormal Activity 2,” people are lying awake in their beds through all hours of the night afraid of one thing: becoming possessed. The sleeper hit of 2007, “Paranormal...

A thousand suns shine on Linkin Park: Band takes new direction with recently released album

Sam Goldwasser, Orange Managing Editor

October 26, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

“A Thousand Suns,” Linkin Park’s newest album, is taking the band in a new direction. The album focuses on nuclear war and other general themes of warfare. Generally known for being an alternative rock band, Linkin Park...

Rock on, Betty White

Kelly Carlin, Editor

October 26, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

If there’s one thing the people of America need to say to Betty White, it’s “thank you for being a friend.” The 88-year-old has had a resurgence of popularity in recent years, particularly with young people who were...

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