arts & entertainment
Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will host its 84th annual awards ceremony. While the night is full of glitz and glamour, the awards themselves may be hurting the industry, both in the cost of movie making and in the diversity of films produced.
Look to The Help, The Artists, Beginners and The Descendants to be the movies walking away with the big awards in Sunday night's Oscars on ABC.
The perception of domestic abuse, especially among young people, has become a hot topic after Chris Brown took home the Grammy for Best R&B Album at this year's award ceremony. Some fans took to Twitter, not only forgiving the singer, but also claiming they would be willing to submit to abuse from Brown.
Though he's not the first Asian-American to make it big in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has certainly struck a chord with the Asian-American community. And he is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to make a major impact on an NBA team.
Jeremy Lin couldn't find a university that would offer him a scholarship, so he went to Harvard. Lin couldn't get drafted, so he signed a free agent contract with the Golden State Warriors. He couldn't catch on there, so he went to the NBA Development League. Then he got to New York where was to be the team's third string point guard. But a funny thing happened. After a triple-double in a return to the D-League, he went on a tear and brought "Linsanity" to the Knicks.
A French TV show that stars latex puppets has ignited a controversy between Spain and France with its unflattering depiction of Spanish athletes, accusing them of using performance enhancing drugs in their recent string of athletic victories.
Sunday's Grammy Awards may be the first in some time to see protesters. They're angry over the removal of 31 categories from the awards event. But if you're more interested in the music, you may enjoy Richard Savino's El Mundo, nominated for Best Small Ensemble Performance.
Though critics aren't exactly lining up to heap praise on the three movie new releases out this weekend, Safe House, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and The Vow are all expected to produce a better-than-usual weekend at the box office.
Western Union is offering you the opportunity to compose and send your own singing telegram, via the web. Rather than sending employees out with the telegrams, senders can do a duet with a famous singer using a basic template. The telgram is then delivered via email.
Media and advertising experts said this year's crop of Super Bowl advertisements, with a couple of exceptions, were nothing to write home about. While Chrysler got accolades for it's "Halftime in America" ad, and Doritos was recognized for its user-created videos.