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Film brings Hollywood to our home

Andy Gholson, Oracle Online Editor

May 26

Filed under Entertainment

 It wasn’t the circus, or a superstar rock band. Leonardo DiCaprio came to town. Over the course of five or six days in late March, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Clint Eastwood were spotted in the Northern Virginia and ...

Black Plague replaces Bieber Fever

Sara Lepley, Entertainment Editor

May 26

Filed under Entertainment

YouTube is a hot spot for talented artists who have the potential to be famous, but just need to be discovered. Rebecca Black is not one of those singers. A month after being uploaded, the video for her song “Friday”...

The Whos down in Whoville love ‘Seussical, the Musical’

Sam Perlstein, Features Editor

May 26

Filed under Entertainment

Bright colors, a lively cast, crazy music and a powerful message. Those were the ingredients used by the Theater Department to create success. Seussical, the 2011 spring musical, blends the outrageous tales of Dr. Seuss and...

Saying ‘goodbye’ to a legend

Amy Everett, Special to The Oracle

May 11

Filed under Entertainment

Elizabeth Taylor hated being called Liz. And I hated her. Simply because she stole Eddie Fisher from the wholesome and cute Debbie Reynolds, from “Singing in the Rain” fame. I’d never even seen one of her movies. But after...

‘Water for Elephants’ brings circus to big screen

Kelly Carlin, Oracle Editor

May 11

Filed under Entertainment

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the greatest show on earth! Well, sort of. The new movie “Water for Elephants” focuses on a man’s life aboard a circus train. While the film offers plenty of spectacle, it...

‘Rango’ to the rescue

Thomas Ariale, Oracle Editor

April 8

Filed under Entertainment

For the first time Johnny Depp is approachable rather than a drunk pirate, murdering barber, or crazed hatter. In the new movie “Rango” from Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures, Depp plays a lonely chameleon named...

No matter what, Sheen can’t seem to stay clean: ‘Two-and-a-Half Men’ actor deals publicly with drug addiction

Kyle Rushton, Oracle Staff Writer

April 8

Filed under Entertainment

He is on a drug, and it’s called Charlie Sheen. The man who was once cracking jokes left and right on the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men”  has taken a turn for the worse in his career. Due to his recent issues with drug...

Pass the popcorn

Sara Lepley, Entertainment Editor

April 8

Filed under Entertainment

Oh, television. Whether it’s a gripping-the-edge-of-your-seat drama or reality TV, teenagers love their screen time. With 500+ channels, it’s hard to believe the common complaint that “there’s nothing on.” To help...

The great debate: smoothies vs. milkshakes

Summer Claveau, ETC. Editor

April 8

Filed under Entertainment

We have many great debates in The Oracle, including boxers vs. briefs, baseball swag vs. lacrosse swag, and old music vs. new music. But the greatest debate has yet to be brought to light, and it is of utmost importance: smoothies...

Music lassos listeners

Anna Lehman, Entertainment Editor

April 8

Filed under Entertainment

Country lovin’, happens so fast. Country music  is a genre that has remained popular throughout the many different changes in the music industry, being both a music taste and a cultural taste. It is commonly  recognized...

Fairytales becoming a reality: Hollywood is remaking classics into modern originals

Nicole Brigham, Orange Page One Editor

April 8

Filed under Entertainment

Oh my, what big teeth you have. Recently old classics have been hitting the big screen with a new twist. The originals “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Beauty and the Beast,” have been redone for an older audience, “Red...

Spears did it again

Maria Scaptura, Blue ETC. Editor

March 28

Filed under Entertainment

I guess I should point out that I am not an undying fan of Britney Spears, but not necessarily a hater either. I can tolerate her, when it comes to pop music, she’s better than the rest. Just in case you have been living...

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