The Internet shows some weekend love for actors, dancers, politicians
Jacoby Jones will get an even wider repertoire of moves, Kristin Stewart has recapped the role of the clumsy mumbler, and tweeps dislike Seth MacFarlane. Welcome to your post-weekend online trends report for Feb 25.
Ravens wide receiver Jones will be a contestant on 'Dancing With the Stars,' ABC has announced. That came during the commercial break from another big traffic recipient: The Oscar presentations last night drove almost every remaining popular search over the weekend, including Stewart, who presented with Daniel Radcliffe despite a lower body injury. As for the main host, he was a bit of an unknown quantity. As The Sun's Chris Kaltenbach wrote from the red carpet, "There's plenty more to come. [Seth MacFarlane] is singing about boobs, and the awards are about to start being haded out. Could be interesting..."
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Jacoby Jones danced in several NFL end zones this season as he went from unheralded free agent pickup to one of the heroes of the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month. He'll now take his dance moves to another stage, and this time, they'll be judged.
#Oscars, Best Picture, Ben Affleck, Argo, Daniel Day Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Ang Lee, Life of Pi, Michelle Obama
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Being snubbed might have been the best thing to happen to Ben Affleck. His film “Argo” took the best picture Oscar on Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards — more than a little solace, perhaps, for being snubbed in the directing category. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang Lee for director for “Life of Pi,” which won four Oscars, the most for any film.
Anne Hathaway, Les Mis, Christoph Waltz
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Anne Hathaway won supporting actress for “Les Miserables,” and Christoph Waltz received supporting actor for “Django Unchained.” The slave revenge Western also won original screenplay for Quentin Tarantino.
As host, Seth MacFarlane was no savior or infusion of life. He was an ineffectual leader. For months, Oscar watchers were wondering: Would MacFarlane be the lively, racy maker of “Family Guy” in a brazen pitch for young viewers? Or would he be the elegant old-school song-and-dance man of his 2011 album, to keep the graying demo from having a collective plotz? He was a little of both, and not much of either.
"Ladies and gentlemen, our next presenter needs no introduction." So he didn't give her one. That was MacFarlane, not introducing Best Actor presenter Meryl Streep.
As she walked the Oscars red carpet she was surrounded by long flowing locks and cascading ringlets. But Charlize Theron was alone amongst the women with her simple short hair. And the actress had no regrets - telling Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet that shaving her head is the most 'freeing thing' she's ever done. 'It's the most freeing thing, I highly recommend it. I think every woman should do it.'
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British singer Adele added an Oscar to her collection of Grammys and Brit awards last night, as she won in the best original song category for the Skyfall theme. However, according to a backstage interview, the singer has even bigger plans ahead.
The Oscar producers promised it would be "a very special performance," and they and Barbra Streisand delivered. The iconic singer-actress-producer-director returned to the Academy Awards stage to perform for the first time at the event since 1977.
Catherine Zeta Jones, Shirley Bassey
It's been a decade since she won an Oscar for her role as Velma Kelly. But Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, proved she can still bring plenty of razzle dazzle to a performance at Sunday's 85th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
[The Daily Mail]
When Daniel Radcliffe ascended the stage to present the award for Achievement in Production Design, he was met at the microphone by his hobbling co-presenter Kristen Stewart.
Juan Manuel Santos
Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels charged on Friday that the hostile attitude of President Juan Manuel Santos threatened peace negotiations under way in Havana and urged him to salvage the talks, in their harshest criticisms since talks began three months ago.
[The Baltimore Sun]
Mobile World Congress 2013 officially kicks off today in sunny Spain, but a whole bunch of goodies were unveiled yesterday by the likes of Samsung, Huawei, HP and Mozilla. Samsung got the fiesta off to a flying start by lifting the lid on the Galaxy Note 8, an Android tablet to rival Apple's iPad mini. It'll launch with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on board and proudly packs a 1.6GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM.
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