The 91st Academy Awards faced a far amount of drama before it even aired. For the first time in 30 years, the awards went without a host. The controversy began with the resurfacing of some of Kevin Hart's old tweets that were deemed homophobic. ABC was hoping that the controversy would help raise viewership because of the drama but instead people had a visceral reaction and called for a boycott. ABC then decided to air the Oscars without a host, which was a surprising move but was actually well received. Most industry insiders thought that a hostless Awards show would ...
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EMBARGOED FOR PRINT AND ONLINE UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING, 9/18. Future Islands, an up and coming, critically acclaimed rock band from Baltimore, has agreed to perform in concert at Hampdenfest, providing a boost to the festival, which moved its date from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20, so as not to conflict with Sailabration, and lost several bands in the process.
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.
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime's "Homeland," which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey." But, Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too.
Whether he is handing out hard hits on the football field or delivering one-liners during interviews, Terrell Suggs is used to making plenty of noise at his day job (just ask NFL quarterbacks like Tom Brady). But the outspoken Ravens linebacker, a Pro Bowler in 2010, is quietly making a name for himself in the film industry.
Andy MacPhail acknowledged that the Orioles have had internal discussions about a potential extension for J.J. Hardy and he's hoping to initiate contract talks with the shortstop's agent next month. ... Although the namesake of the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game was unable to attend the annual event at Camden Yards on Monday, the Orioles legend wasn't far from the thoughts of those participating. ... When Mark Turgeon was asked about his frontcourt Monday, the Maryland men's basketball coach inhaled deeply like a swimmer about to take a plunge. ... Sergio Kindle says that he was cleared to resume playing football back in March.