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Academy Comes to Seth MacFarlane’s Defense

Seth MacFarlane has been facing some criticism for the jokes he made while hosting the Oscars.  Two lawmakers from California, Bonnie Lowenthal and Hanna-Beth Jackson, felt that McFarlane went too far with his song "We Saw Your Boobs" and his jokes about Rihanna and Chris Brown.

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Was Seth MacFarlane Offensive to Women at the Oscars? [VIDEO] [POLL]

I saw this in our daily prep, and I had to post/comment on it. There are two lawmakers in California that are really upset with Seth MacFarlane and the jokes that were made during the Academy Awards.  They say that many of them were offensive to women.

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What Was The Best Part Of The Oscars? Ellen’s JC Penny Commercials [VIDEO]

I was looking forward to the return of Billy Crystal as the host of the Academy Awards last night and overall he did a fairly decent job, there were some funny parts and one liners.  But honestly the best part of the Oscar's had nothing to do with the awards, for me it was the new Ellen DeGeneres' JC Penny commercials.

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Eddie Murphy Backs Out As Oscar’s Host

I’m totally disappointed to hear that Eddie Murphy will not host the Academy Awards after all.  Today Eddie withdrew as host of the show after his creative partner; Brett Ratner resigned as the show’s producers.

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Eddie Murphy Named Oscar’s Host

It’s kind of hard to believe he hasn’t hosted before but it’s true, for the first time ever Eddie Murphy will host the Academy Awards.  The shows producer’s announced the news today saying the 50 year old comedian is a comedic genius.

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Actor Charlie Chaplin – Dale’s Daily Data

He appeared on stage for the first time when he was just a boy and was signed to a movie contract when he was a young man.  He created his little tramp character with the derby hat, trimmed moustache, baggy pants and cane for his second movie and went on to play him in more than 70 films during the silent film era.  Charlie Chaplin became one of the most recognized actors of the time and went on to direct movies of his own with some of the biggest stars of the day.

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Dale Mussen Tries On Oscar’s Worst Gowns!

So Dale was off today.  Seems he may have been busy trying on some of the all time worst Oscar Gowns.  I think my personal favorite is him in the Cher gown!

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Last Night’s Oscars….Bad Show AND Bad Hosts

Never been a huge fan of the Oscars.  I go to the movies once and a few, so I am familiar with the people getting nominated for the Academy Awards.  I tried watching the Oscars at three different times last night

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Dale’s Daily Data: Steven Spielberg

Virtually all of his films have been box office smashes.   Among them – the blockbusters – “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Jaws”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “E.T.”, “Poltergeist”, “Back to the Future”, “Cape Fear”, “The Color Purple”, “Jurassic Park”, “Bat Man”, “War of the Worlds”.  He won his second best director Oscar for “Saving Private Ryan”.  But it was his 1993 film “Schindler’s List” that may have brought Steven Spielberg his greatest satisfaction.  The story of a German factory owner who saved the lives of his Jewish workers during World War Two won him Oscars for best picture, best screenplay and best director. 

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Oscar Nominations Announced

The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills, and there are no real surprises this year.  “Black Swan”, “The fighter”, “Inception”, “The Kids Are All Right”, “The King’s Speech”, “127 Hours”, “The Social Network”, “True Grit”, “Winter’s Bone” and “Toy Story 3” all received nods for best picture.

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