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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Amy Adams
Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci couture gown and Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk Sunday night.
That's a wrap, Lupita Nyong'o, but may all the best dresses keep coming your way.
Bill Murray used his Oscar presenter's role to offer a tribute to the late comedy visionary Harold Ramis.
The Academy Award for Best Picture went to "12 Years a Slave," capping a Sunday night in which the brutal 19th-century-set slavery drama won only three awards and the bulk of the technical prizes and the best director award went to rival "Gravity."
Hollywood celebrities and Academy Award nominees walked the red carpet before Hollywood's biggest night.
By the halfway point of Pharrell Williams' colorful performance of his Oscar-nominated song "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," all the celebs were on their feet dancing and clapping.
Amy Adams mixed show business with shoe business at Oscar rehearsals.
Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That is, except for one little category: best picture.
The burgundy velour suit Christian Bale finished with an ascot stands next to the slinky, leopard-print gown worn by Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle." Five of the flashy, low-cut dresses worn by Amy Adams occupy extra-small mannequins beside them.
Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.
One of the most talked-about events of the week was Alexander Wang's show scheduled Saturday night in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It's an interesting venue but one that's not familiar to most New Yorkers.
The fashion house Valentino has apologized for touting in an email blast to journalists that one of their pricey bags was carried by Amy Adams as she stepped from a car at the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects Friday at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his generation.
Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a Thursday night wake in Manhattan.
Hollywood loves a sequel, and this awards season is shaping up to be one.
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"This is protocol. It's just a piece of paper until and unless there is rigorous enforcement that follows," Adams said.