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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...

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...

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