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Oscars fall short on laughs

Anna Lehman, Orange Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

The Oscars may not be on Comedy Central, but it’s troubling to me how the highlight of the comedy was Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress winner, dropping the f-bomb. Every year I try to watch the Academy Awards, and I personally...

Looks like we got a bad ‘Roommate’

Amanda Pearson, Blue Scoop Editor

March 2, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Everyone knows that the milestone of your teenage years is going to college. All throughout high school you hope and wish to just make it to graduation. Once you graduate the only thing on your mind is college, or is it? In...

Not sure we ‘Idol’-ize new judges: Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez bring about a new era

Thomas Ariale, Oracle Editor

March 2, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

I miss my angry British man in a deep-v telling people how bad they are at singing. I can honestly tell you that Simon Cowell was the only reason I watched the horse and pony show that is American Idol.  Now they have replaced...

Andrew Garfield steals the scene

Kelly Carlin & Lisa Williams, Oracle Staff Writers

March 2, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

First there was Clooney. Then there was Pitt. Depp, Affleck, Damon; we all know these names. Every once in a while, an actor comes along who is a dreamboat, but this dreamy actor has to have the perfect looks to talent ratio....

‘Liars’ keep viewers on the edge

Sara Lepley, Orange Entertainment Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

It’s no secret that ABC Family constantly chugs out trendy, yet mediocre dramas that are a breeding ground for poor acting and desperate plot twists, but “Pretty Little Liars” actually has some potential. The television...

‘Funny’ commercials miss the mark with viewers

Rita Zevallos, Senior Staff Writer

February 11, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Keep your hands off my mama, keep your hands off my Doritos. Some commercials are more than just commercials. Some commercials will live for years on Youtube, in tweets, in pop culture references, and in inside jokes. This...

‘King’s Speech’ leads Oscar race

Kelly Carlin, Oracle Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

It’s tough to be a king. Even tougher when you have a major speech to give and you can’t get a word out without stuttering. In “The King’s Speech,” King George has just that problem. The buzz worthy movie (nominated...

‘Fockers’ needed to stop when they met the parents

Sara Blaylock, Blue Managing Editor

February 9, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

The Focker family is back but they should have stayed. From “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” to “Little Fockers”, the continuous tongue-in-cheek titles attracted crowds expecting to get the same humor that...

‘Bridalplasty’ takes reality TV to new heights

Peter Simonsen, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

In the past, if television viewers wanted to catch a glimpse of the worst possible thing humanity can do to itself, a History Channel special on World War II would have been appropriate. But now we’ve adopted more sophisticated...

Hit MTV show fist pumps into Season Three

Karista Giordano, Blue Forum Editor

February 9, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Drama, Drama, Drama. Welcome to the “Jersey Shore.” By the third season of “Jersey Shore” on MTV, nothing has changed. It is still a bunch of young Italians who get on each other’s nerves. I personally don’t...

Film brings passion and thrill

Tiffany Clark, Blue Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

After viewing commercials for a ballet-themed psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, I was eager to see "Black Swan" – but I didn’t quite realize what I was about to experience. "Black Swan" start...

Raised by the power of Will (and Jada)

Julie Parisi & Lisa Williams, Oracle Editors

February 9, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

The four members of the Smith family have a lot in common: genetics, prominence, and, of course, their names. Jada, Jaden, Willow, and Will have been taking the world by storm as a foursome in the past year. Will and Jada ha...

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