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Jet’s aged Fantasia cover: A bad choice?

Jet’s aged Fantasia cover: A bad choice?

Relying on public relations photos for your cover shots can be messy, as Jet magazine is finding out.

Jet editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller on Friday issued a defense of the magazine's use of a 10-year-old

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  • Written by Richard Prince

Oscar’s biggest surprise goes to Michelle Obama

Oscar’s biggest surprise goes to Michelle Obama

When actor Jack Nicholson stepped on the Oscar stage Sunday night to announce the nominees for best picture, few expected him to toss to a co-presenter.

"Tonight, it is my great pleasure to introduce live from the White House, the first lady of the United States: Michelle Obama," he said.

Suddenly, the first lady could be seen standing on screen, appearing from the nation's capital in a glamorous silver and black gown. Standing in the background of her cameo, which came about seven minutes before midnight on Eastern Standard Time, was a group of military aides in formal attire.

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  • Written by Ashley Killough/CNN

'Argo' all the way

'Argo' all the way
By Todd Leopold, CNN
updated 12:09 AM EST, Mon February 25, 2013
 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane opens the show with a few jokes: "The quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh begins now" and "It's an honor that everyone else said no (to hosting). From Whoopi Goldberg to Ron Jeremy."
 
 
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: "Argo" wins best picture
  • NEW: Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis win best acting honors
  • Ang Lee wins best director for "Life of Pi"
  • Adele's "Skyfall" wins best song; first James Bond theme to do so

(CNN) -- "Argo," which was an Oscar also-ran before it caught fire and won practically every guild and organization award available, took home the big prize at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday night: best picture.

 

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  • Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director

Oscar predictions 2013

Oscar predictions 2013

"Lincoln" opened the awards season as the odds-on favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture by virtue of its landing the most nominations. But the snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Director category made his movie, "Argo," the sentimental favorite of the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, and the momentum of that sympathy vote is likely to carry over to Oscar night.

While "Lincoln" won't take home the top prize, it will nevertheless win the most awards (5), followed by "Les Miserables" (3), and then by a number of films taking 2 apiece: "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi," "Skyfall" and "Django Unchained." A quintet of Oscars sans Best Picture won't exactly be a sweep, but it's a far better fate than that of "Zero Dark Thirty," whose hopes were torpedoed by political blowback even before it had a chance to open in theaters.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/21/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/21/2013

For movies opening Feb. 22, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Dark Skies" (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, drug use and pervasive terror) Haunted house horror flick about a happy family (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and Kadan Rockett) whose serene, suburban home life is irreversibly affected by the arrival of a deadly, demonic force. Co-starring J.K. Simmons, L.J. Benet and Annie Thurman.

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Like father like daughter with Lala Hathaway

 Like father like daughter with Lala Hathaway

I usually don't like to write about concerts after the fact because it tends to trigger regrets for those who missed it. However, if I follow that line of thought who am I to tell about the great time I had this past Sunday night at the Will Downing and Lalah Hathaway concert?

Local entertainer – and good friend – Karen Brown rocked the crowd as she belted out some of our favorite songs with her special spin on them.

I ask myself quite often, "Why doesn't the entire world know who Karen is?" She is immensely talented.

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13th Amendment gets official OK in Mississippi

13th Amendment gets official OK in Mississippi

After 148 years, Mississippi has finally ratified the 13th Amendment, which bans slavery.

Dr. Ranjan Batra, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, saw Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film "Lincoln" last November and was moved to search into Mississippi's past, according to the "Clarion Ledger."

The 13th Amendment received the three-fourth's vote it needed to pass from Congress in January 1864.

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  • Written by Carrie Healey/The Grio

Michael Jackson’s son makes debut – as reporter

Michael Jackson’s son makes debut – as reporter

As an heir to the King of Pop, Prince Michael Jackson should not have to work, but at age 16, he has taken a gig as a reporter for "Entertainment Tonight."

After receiving an on-camera coaching session on journalism techniques from ET's Brooke Anderson, Jackson recorded his first interview. The topic: an upcoming remake of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

"ET" will broadcast clips from the interview throughout this week.

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  • Written by Ben Brumfield/CNN

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