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Published: 02/28/11

The Oscars: 'The King's Speech' and Natalie Portman Reign

By  Luisita Lopez Torregrosa - Politics Daily
The Oscars: 'The King's Speech' and Natalie Portman Reign

On an evening celebrating youth, when the parade of glamour on the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre gave off plenty of Hollywood sparkle, "The King's Speech," a traditional historical drama about George VI, who overcame a crippling stammer to lead England in World War II, dominated the top honors at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony Sunday. So much for "The Social Network," which as the film about the creation of Facebook, represented the young and rising 21st century and had been the front-runner to win the best movie Oscar early on in the awards race. In its near sweep, "The King's Speech"...

Published: 02/27/11

James Franco and Anne Hathaway Host Oscars 2011: Thumbs Up or Down? [POLL]

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
James Franco and Anne Hathaway Host Oscars 2011: Thumbs Up or Down? [POLL]

The princess and the soap opera star as Oscar hosts? Many raised an eyebrow when Anne Hathaway and James Franco were announced as the co-hosts of the 2011 Academy Awards. Hollywood watchers supposed that the pair were selected to make the awards show seem a little younger -- maybe even a little more "Saturday Night Live"-esque. Indeed, there's been an "SNL" tinge to some of the promos for the big night, like when Franco tackles Hathaway to save her from a wardrobe malfunction. Now that the Oscars are over, Surge Desk wants to know: Was this experiment away from the gray-haired likes of Alec...

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