From the random salute to James Bond to the non-sequiturial "Chicago" revival to Seth MacFarlane's predictably fratty but unpredictably tedious stint as a host — dear Rob Lowe and Snow White: All is forgiven — this year's Oscars were even more tumefied and wearisome than usual.
An Iranian government-controlled media agency has digitally altered first lady Michelle Obama's dress in photos from Sunday night's Oscars appearance.
Seeking to avoid $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that begin to kick in Friday, President Obama urged the nation's governors Monday to lean on congressional Republicans to accept more tax increases as part of a deal that he said would save Americans from economic harm.
"If we control the debate, we change politics. And if we change politics, we change the country," declares Glenn Beck, in a new public pitch to bring The Blaze, his independent libertarian broadcast network, to cable TV.
Just as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. "Argo" won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But "Life of Pi" won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.
Forget glamour girls Jessica Chastain versus Jennifer Lawrence. By the end of a long Oscars telecast, the only person who could have stolen the fashion conversation was first lady Michelle Obama _ and she did.
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards.
Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars, opening the envelope that contained the name of the Best Picture winner, "Argo."
British Prime Minister David Cameron has encouraged President Obama to leave the first lady at home during his trip to the United Kingdom for the G-8 summit in June.