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  • Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

    Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle
    Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood...
  • Nitpicking feminism strengthens the movement

    Nitpicking feminism strengthens the movement
    As women, there’s a universal experience that binds us: that of being and experiencing life as the lesser gender. Not lesser by virtue, mind you, but by supposition. History dictates the sway, and men continue their rule. As feminists (the ones...
  • Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party

    Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party
    Swirling searchlights lit up the sky in front of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for its 12th annual Academy Awards viewing party on Feb. 22. Themed "Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration," this year's...
  • Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers

    Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers
    To many thousands of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Hispanics in general, actor Sean Penn's comments about Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu were offensive. "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" Penn asked, before handing...
  • Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya on-air over hair comment

    Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya on-air over hair comment
    Giuliana Rancic apologized on-air Tuesday to Zendaya for a comment she made on "Fashion Police" the day prior about the dreadlocked hairstyle the 18-year-old wore to the Oscars. "Something I said last night crossed the line," Rancic said, after noting...
  • Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair

    Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair
    Zendaya has fired back at E! "Fashion Police" co-host Giuliana Rancic for saying that her dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday probably smelled "like patchouli oil or weed." The "Shake It Up" alum was among the selected celebrities critiqued...
  • 11 on-screen love stories you will love

    While watching the Oscars this year, something occurred to me. Maybe it's because I'm a love and relationships columnist and therefore sensitive to what movie producers think the public wants to see on the big screen, but I found it interesting that not...
  • Twitter as America's conscience

    Denizens of social media were rankled during last Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards. Or so we are told by the minders of buzz. Penn, just...
  • Scarlett Johansson says there's nothing 'creepy' about Travolta

    Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome." In an exclusive statement to...
  • 'Jupiter Ascending' and 'Seventh Son,' another sort of Oscar fest

    It happens nearly every year. If it’s Oscar season, you can pretty much bet  an awards favorite or two will do something not-very-Oscar-y on our movie or TV screens, materializing in some pulpy/weird/mediocre piece of entertainment (usually...
  • Oscar nominations unfold in 2 parts

    Oscar nominations unfold in 2 parts
    The Oscar nominations will be revealed in two parts Thursday morning. This will allow all the nominees to be announced for the first time. At 8:30 a.m. ET, directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams present the nominees in 11 categories: animated...