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‘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...

Oscar noms even for hosts

Rita Zevallos, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

For film enthusiasts, the end of 2010 means one thing: the 83rd annual Academy Awards. On February 27, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold the prestigious and much-anticipated Oscars award ceremony...

Sophomore success for CuDi

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

January 5, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

“Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,” KiD CuDi’s second album released early this November and has left many of his fans enthusiastic for the continuation of the “Man on the Moon” trilogy, and appreciative of...

CMA Awards are more than just music: Country stars share what music means to them and their lives

Karista Giordano, Blue Forum Editor

January 5, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Country music always has its own way of telling a story; each artist at the 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards this year did too. The night of November 10 was the CMA Awards, hosted by ABC and I must say there were...

Bred in captivity, Disney star released into the wild

Peter Simonsen, Senior Staff Writer

January 5, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Over Thanksgiving break, Disney Channel star and teen singing sensation Miley Cyrus turned 18 years old. While age may not affect her endorsement contracts just yet, her reported drug use this past week does well to symbolize...

Take a look, it’s in a book

Kelly Carlin, Oracle Editor

January 5, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

There’s nothing better than curling up on a cold winter day with a cup of delicious coffee and a great book. Maybe it’s my bias as a writer, but the written word should not be dead. Reading a book allows you to open up...

My Chemical Romance’s new music ushers in era of change

Anna Lehman, Orange Entertainment Editor

January 5, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Welcome to the land of vibrant colors and amazing tunes.  This is the place I’ve been revisiting ever since My Chemical Romance’s new album, “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,” came out.  I won’t...

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