Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why the Academy Awards Matter

With the parade of awards shows marching across our home theater screens, the question is often raised as to whether the self-congratulatory rituals matter to folks outside the entertainment industry.

Well, in addition to the celebrity gazing, fashion ogling and winner prognosticating, the Oscars actually have a fairly strong impact on various aspects of our pop culture.

There are, of course, the usual trend effects on hairstyles, fashion, music, jewelry, sunglasses, etc., but there is also trendsetting within the film art world, art imitating art, if you will. Movies resembling Oscar winners tend to follow. Style, tone and themes repeat. Subject matter, too, can be found popping up again in a future film.

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Justin Bieber’s Pro-life Stand Spurs Liberal Meltdown

Justin Bieber has infuriated the Left.

The young pop star, who has had numerous hit songs and whose movie had a $30 million debut weekend, recently spoke out on a taboo subject.

Bieber, who happens to be a Christian, was asked in a Rolling Stone interview to express his views on abortion. Not only did he equate abortion with murder, he suggested that it is wrong even in cases of rape and incest.

“I really don’t believe in abortion … It’s like killing a baby,” the teen icon told the Rolling Stone.

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Chris Dodd May Become Hollywood’s Chief Lobbyist

“You’re going to Hollywood!”

These are the words that liberal Democrat Chris Dodd may soon be hearing.

A longtime Washington fixture, the U.S. senator recently retired from Congress.

And wouldn’t you know it, he’s now at the top of the list to get the coveted $1.2 million per year gig as head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

If the top spot happens for him, not only would Dodd have his own private 70-seat theater in the nation’s capital from which he would get to host sneak previews for congressional members, he’d also be able to hobnob with Hollywood glitterati as one of their own.

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Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Borrow’ Defense


It all began when a Venice, California jewelry store reported a missing necklace.

It was not your run-of-the-mill jewelry item but reportedly a one of a kind piece of bling, made with gold and semi-precious stones and valued at $2,500. 

According to police, Lindsay Lohan was seen in a store video, wearing the necklace prior to it having been reported missing. Photos of the actress taken a week later showed her wearing a very similar looking necklace.

After police detectives obtained a warrant to search the troubled actress's Venice home, the necklace was turned in to a police station by a Lohan associate.


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