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Selfies, Jennifer Lawrence and the modern movie star

The movie star isn't a thing of the past - it's just a changing phenomenon in the face of the web, Ryan writes...

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Taken at this year’s Academy Awards, a photograph of a huddled group of Hollywood actors quickly became the most shared image in social media’s short history. In this single shot - taken by Bradley Cooper and posted by Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres, who are surrounded by such familiar faces as Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt, we get a glimpse of how the modern movie star has changed in the past 20 years.

The movie star phenomenon began in the early 20th century, when actors such as Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin became famous enough to secure ticket sales by themselves. Hollywood studios initially resisted the rising phenomenon of the movie star with all the strength they could muster; with stardom came a demand for things like higher salaries,
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Own to air Maya Angelou tribute on Sunday

Own to air Maya Angelou tribute on Sunday
Own is paying tribute to Maya Angelou, late friend of the network’s founder, Oprah Winfrey, with five hours of programming on Sunday.

The marathon includes four programs in which the trailblazing poet and memoirist was prominently featured: The Oprah Winfrey Show, a two-part episode of Super Soul Sunday, Oprah’s Master Class, and the premiere of Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball.

“I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20′s,” Winfrey said after Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. “She was there for me always, guiding me through some
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Tom and Katie: A Timeline of Their Love Affair

  • TooFab
While it seems everyone is still reeling over the news that Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, we thought we'd take a look back at the couple in happier times. Here is a timeline of the pair's whirlwind May-December romance.October, 2004: Katie tells Seventeen magazine: “I think every little girl dreams about (her wedding). I used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise.” Tom is 16 years her senior.April 27, 2005: While in Italy, Tom and Katie take their new romance public. The coupling comes just shortly after her split from fiance Chris Klein. April-June, 2005: The couple goes Pda-crazy during red carpet appearances at the David di Donatello Awards and Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball, as well as her film "Batman Begins" and his "War of the Worlds."May 23, 2005: Cruise appears on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and infamously goes a little nutty while talking about his new love.
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Where the Stars Will Be on Inauguration Night

The Neighborhood Ball: At the Washington Convention Center, where Mariah Carey, Jay-z, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill and Mary J. Blige perform. The Creative Coalition gala: Elvis Costello and Sting sing at the Harman Center for the Arts. The Purple Ball, at the Fairmont Hotel: Lou Gossett Jr., Ashley Judd, Patricia Arquette, John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Ed Harris, Brendan Fraser, Susan Sarandon and Lisa Marie Presley are expected. The Legends Ball: Hosted by Dionne Warwick Urban Ball: Hosted by Ludacris, will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The Equality Ball: Hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, at...
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