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The List of Oscar Nominations is In!

January 15, 2015

This year’s list of Academy Award nominations is officially in! There are some surprises (Jennifer Aniston got snubbed! How did ‘ The Lego Movie’ not make the list for Best Animated Feature Film?) and some “well, duh” moments, like when you notice that Rosamund Pike earned a nod for her perfectly creepy performance in ‘Gone Girl.’

Best Picture looks like it’s going to be a tough race. ‘Birdman’ has earned a lot of buzz, but then again so has ‘Boyhood.’ And there are plenty of people who rave about ‘Selma’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’

So, let’s hear YOUR opinion. Who do you think deserves a little gold statue at this year’s ceremony? Which movies did you see this year? Are there any that you missed and will be checking out on Netflix?

For a complete list of this year’s Oscar nominations, click here. 

We’ve Got Anything and Everything You Need to Know About the Golden Globes

January 12, 2015

I’m a sucker for awards shows, particularly acceptance speeches at awards shows. There’s something magical about watching people get tearful as their childhood dreams come to life, you know? If you’re also an acceptance speech enthusiast, you can check out five of the best from last night here.

Perhaps you tuned into the Golden Globes strictly for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, which I also totally understand. If you’re like me and believe that this dynamic duo should host every event ever until the end of time, you can rewatch their hilarious opening monologue here. 

Who do you think looked amazing at last night’s awards? Personally, I thought Jennifer Lopez looked stunning. Does she age? No. She doesn’t. Naomi Watts looked beautiful too. Click here to see what other stars wore.

Looking for a full list of all of last night’s winners? You can find that here.

You Won’t Believe How This Sassy Would-Be Bride Handled Being Left at the Altar

January 05, 2015

Five days before her wedding, Shelby Swink’s fiancé announced that he was calling their marriage off. Can you imagine the heartbreak? First of all, you’re losing the person you think you’re going to spend your life with. To add insult to injury, you then have five days to let all of your family and friends know that they should cancel their travel plans because the wedding’s off. Then there’s the embarrassment of canceling all of the arrangements with florists, photographers, caterers, and the venue. It sounds like a nightmare. But instead of building herself a nest on the couch and only wearing sweats and watching Netflix until the end of time (which would be totally understandable), Shelby did something a little different. And much sassier. She got her parents and her would-be bridesmaids together to trash her dress in a fun, inspiring, and colorful shoot.

The dress went on display at a bridal shop in her hometown, where a portion of sales while it’s there will go to a charity.

Check out the video of Shelby and friends in action below (via UPROXX).

 

Planning a Trip to Disney? You’ll Want to Read These Mind-Blowing Facts

December 19, 2014

Planning a trip to Disney with the family soon? Long-time Disney fan? We totally get it. If you love everything pertaining to the Mouse House, you’re absolutely going to want to read this article that reveals some facts that even the biggest Disney die-hards probably don’t know.

If you’re planning on making a trek to Disneyland at some point in the near future, then this article is for you. Did you know that Walt himself used to keep an apartment on the Disneyland property? Or that he loved Tomorrowland?

Another one of our favorite Disney-related articles is this compilation of videos of kids finding out that they get to go to Disney World. I mean seriously, is there anything cuter?

What’s your favorite Disney moment? Share it with us in the comments! 

The Best Christmas Songs, As Performed by Your Favorite Stars

December 08, 2014

You’ve got the tree. The decorations are carefully laid out around the home. The stockings are hung (with carefully, hopefully) and you’re ready for Christmas. What better way to get into the spirit than by listening to some Christmas music, as performed by your favorite stars? These are a few of our favorites:

“Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson may be the new queen of great Christmas songs. If you’re looking for the perfect album to be the soundtrack to your party, just buy her “Wrapped in Red” and you’ll be all set.

 

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Shed a few tears about the demise of this beautiful couple as you listen to their sweet cover of this classic Christmas song.

“My Christmas List” by Simple Plan

If you’re feeling a little more rock ‘n roll this Christmas, this song from pop-punk band Simple Plan is perfect for you.

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Ellie Goulding, U2, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Chris Martin

Not only is this a great song, but it also raises money to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

This may be the ultimate Christmas song, sung by a legendary diva. Even if you’ve listened to it thousands of times already, it never gets old.

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Share it with us in the comments!