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Movies featuring heroic journalists have a history at the Oscars. Whether portraying real-life reporters, fictional journalists, or comic book superheroes with editorial alter-egos, here's a chronology of the some of the greatest films featuring a reporter as the hero.

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Given the degree to which this weekend’s events in Crimea seem to have caught the world off guard, I was curious to see if the Wikileaks cables contained any discussions by U.S. diplomats of a scenario like this one. Indeed, there is some now…

Some welcome the Russian military. Others are scared.

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine –  Ukraine military bases were quickly surrounded and sealed off by Russian forces in Crimea on Saturday, as the Kremlin made preparations for a larger-scale landing of troops on the peninsula.

So, last night Matt went to Miley’s concert in AZ, and of course he wore a tongue-covered tux complete with tongue-covered tie because what else would you wear if you wanted to go to prom with Miley Cyrus? When Miley invited him onstage, he took off…

Congress wants to respond to Russia's provocations with its favorite trick in the toolbox: sanctions. "I don't really think that sanctions talk is necessarily going to be connected to sanctions action."

Alfred Wright's death had previously been ruled accidental. The case was reopened after Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee requested the federal government look into the "suspicious crime" against an African-American man.

Como sea.

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has converted to Breatharianism, a diet/cult that believes humans can survive on light, like plants.

Featuring perhaps the single happiest husky in the universe, a hilariously dead-on parody of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love," and amazingly cool GoPro footage of an abandoned pelican's first flight.

Cate Blanchett hits the carpet at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the beach on Saturday (March 1) in Santa Monica, Calif. The 44-year-old actress…

Actress Mary-Kate Olsen has been dating French banker Olivier Sarkozy for two years.

You didn't know you could create refrigerator art and educational raps for real college courses until you discovered the elementary education major...

White House officials huddled Saturday in a high-level meeting to work on a response to Russia's efforts to move military forces into neighboring Ukraine, as Capitol Hill leaders pledged support for the Ukrainians and called on President Obama to…

Obama called Putin as tensions continued to rise in Ukraine, after Russia effectively seized control of Ukraine. Here's how each government described the call.

This was a glamorous age.

Russia seized Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Saturday. Officials say Obama was making calls during the national security meeting.

This is why the Fast Pass was invented in the first place.

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Ni deux heures de votre vie.

Gwen Stefani has given birth to her third son.

Tomorrow night, we’ll finally be able to cash in on those Oscar bets when the best of Hollywood are honored at the 86th Academy Awards. Nine feature films created by some of the greatest directors working today will compete for Best Picture gold.…

Turn up for Toros.

*standing ovation*

No matter what his real name is, it is now Carl Fredricksen.

Pharrell finally discusses the controversy surrounding "Blurred Lines".

Chris Brown's anger management issues and mood swings stem from bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to a report from his rehab facility.

We're still shaken by the untimely passing of Cory Monteith—so we can't even begin to imagine what his longtime girlfriend and Glee co-star, Lea Michele, is going through. Lea's new single, "If You Say So," gives a glimpse into her thoughts. Here…

Spoiler: Idaho is a myth.

Pero, claro, debí haber escuchado a mi mamá. No, no, no, no, no...

Enter for a chance to win a $500 credit toward the purchase of a new closet organizer from the Closet Factory!

"Our first meeting. Say WHAAAT??!!"

The Russian government is making plans to recall its ambassador from the United States.

As tensions rise in Ukraine, Instagram users opposed to Russian military intervention are responding under the hashtag #prayforukraine.

Whether you're into suits, streetwear or a mix of both, these accounts have something for everyone.

"You can call me king bee."

These pugs will restore your faith in humanity.

(Newser) – Reports of a horrific knife attack at a train station in southwest China say nearly 30 people are dead and more than 100 injured. The official Xinhua News Agency says a group of men…

Oscar Madison the Wheelchair Dog once abandoned on this street, rolls the same route for a special reason.

Sookie the two-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi wanted her bully stick, but she was also very much into randomly running through the house and spinning in circles. Not being able to make up her mind, she frapped.

On Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin got approval from his senate to send combat troops to Ukraine. But he has made it very clear in the past that no war is justified without approval from the United Nations.

Actor Gary Sinise took 50 veterans on trip to California as part of his non-profit foundation.

Apparently, the celeb's not afraid to get affectionate on social media

"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy."

Miley Cyrus gives teen Matt Peterson the ultimate prom date while dissing ex Liam Hemsworth during her Bangerz concert in Phoenix.

You really shouldn't have tried Craigslist.

Patience is a virtue! This is certainly true for Drake and his love for Rihanna. Even when RiRi was involved with Chris, the Canadian singer never once stopped loving his Barbadian princess, an ins...

With a new month comes a new mix of books to look forward to. March brings us new stories from Star Wars, Lovecraftian weirdness, epic fantasy, dragons, Amazons and more!

Meetings were invented as a medieval torture device, and the practice is still carried out to this day.

Montreal-based artist JJ Levine is a bit of a chameleon. The photographer’s intimate portraits of couples in domestic settings were created solely by the artist, who played the role of the man and the woman in each image. Levine’s body of work…

This is the fourth of five "brutally honest" Oscar ballots shared with THR by Academy members, one of which will post each day leading up to the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, March 2. (Also available for you to review: the first, the second and the… VOTER PROFILE: This Oscar voter is a longtime member of the Academy's 377-member public relations branch.

The attack is one of China's deadliest in recent years. Warning: Graphic images.

March comes in more like a lamb than a lion this year. The month begins with a new moon in compassionate Pisces on March 1, awakening a spiritual and nurturing energy. After what was an arduous winter for most of us, this is the perfect day to… Two planets — Mars and Saturn — turn retrograde (backward) at the top of the month. Retrograde occurs when a celestial body passes the earth in its orbit and appears to move in reverse for a few weeks (or months, in some cases). Then, everything under that planet's jurisdiction gets stalled or simply goes haywire. This is a good cosmic review period; a time to handle unfinished business and tweak your plans. (For more on retrogrades, read this.) We've already endured love-planet Venus doing backspins in January, and Mercury for most of February. And, it seems we're not getting a break just yet. From March 1-May 19, energizer Mars goes retrograde in Libra, the sign of relationships and harmony. Watch your temper and impatience with those closest to you. Couples and colleagues are more prone to bickering. Use this cycle to get your relationships back in balance. From March 2-July 20, heavyweight Saturn goes retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of sex, intimacy, wealth, and shared resources. Although you might be ready for a thousand spring flings (especially if you endured the winter of discontent and endless snow), cautious Saturn pushes for discretion. It's an important time to consolidate your finances, pay off any debt, and take it easy on the credit cards, too. Look for ways you can pool resources and reduce your carbon footprint, especially if it's nearing Sasquatch proportions. Bike or carpool to work, share childcare, host communal dinners where everyone brings an ingredient or a dish. In better news, expansive Jupiter ends a four-month retrograde in Cancer, the sign of home and family. If you've been hoping to move, start a family, or reconnect with a relative, lucky Jupiter is here until July 16. The March 16 Virgo full moon is a great day to sign any contracts, pitch an idea, or have an important conversation — we should all be alert and prepared to discuss anything in detail. If you've felt an overall tension in the air since mid-February, you're not imagining it. All the way through the end of April, three "cardinal sign" (leadership-driven) planets are locked in a T-square — a three-way standoff — which can ramp up pressure and make anyone act like, well, a selfish prick. This T-square is between Jupiter in family-oriented Cancer, volatile Uranus in me-first Aries, and controlling Pluto in careerist Capricorn. Trying to juggle home, work, and your personal interests is a special challenge now. It doesn't help that everyone wants it all his/her way. The missing fourth cardinal sign here is Libra, which we look to for answers. Libra is about compromise, fairness, and cooperation. So, let's all try to work together this month, people! And, if you need some "me time" — which you probably do — grab it again at the end of March. This month is bookended by new moons (which also happened in January). March 30 hosts a new moon in Aries, the sign of the self, personal identity, and solo ventures. If we see you eating brunch alone, buying a single round-trip flight, or perusing studio apartment listings "for fun," we won't judge. For your complete monthly horoscope from The AstroTwins, visit www.astrostyle.com.

Appearing on an anonymous YouTube account, the video shows the two divas backstage at the QVC Red Carpet Style party getting into a verbal altercation that turns physical when an irate Miss Piggy shoves Joan into a 3-tiered cake.

Where there is no chance that anyone could say no!

They’ve finally made a women’s condom. No, not a female condom—it’s a male condom … for women. Meika Hollender is teaming up with her father, Seventh Generation founder Jeffrey Hollender, to market a new line of condoms designed to be more alluring…

March 1st is National Pig Day! Let's celebrate by "awwwwing" at these beauties together.

Forty-eight years before "Saving Mr. Banks" hit theaters, Sidney Poitier presented Julie Andrews with an Academy Award for playing Mary Poppins. And she was very grateful to Walt Disney.

*puffs out chest* Finish strong, don't cry.

Every so often our bosses trust us enough to work from home…and they shouldn't.

Put your thinking cap on.

Did you ever wonder what Lorde’s “Royals” would sound like had it been recorded by a Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen? No? Well, now you know anyway, thanks to YouTuber Andy Taylor. Springsteen performed the mega-hit at his latest show, in Auckland,…

Prepare to be very upset

There are two kinds of doctors in America: MDs & DOs. Going forward, they train as one. Celebrate unity!

Try to get to Emma Thompson's level.

(Newser) – Tensions in the Ukraine just keep escalating. Although President Obama warned Russia not to send troops, Vladimir Putin today got official permission to do just that. The Russian…

Seamos honestos, algunas de estas películas merecen ser olvidadas.

Some pig, alright!

Ski resort sends condolences to Liam Neeson five years after Natasha Richardson's death.

You voted – here are the results.

We can’t blame you if you weren’t able to keep up with all the sports hotness news in February 2014–there was a lot. And that’s without taking into account the release of the hottest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue ever. With SI alone you’ve got…

The napping possibilities are endless.

About the creep of creeps, Lord Voldemort.

In an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," Helberg revealed he ended his relationship with now-wife Jocelyn Towne when he realized he wanted to marry her.

If you've got a compelling argument for cooking them any other way, I'd like to hear it.

(Newser) – The Oscar Pistorius murder trial begins Monday in South Africa, and NBC reports that prosecutors think victim Reeva Steenkamp's clothes will help them score a conviction. She was…

At any given time there's some meme flooding the Internet, forcing you to pay attention to a dog that talks like it's a racist Asian stereotype or whatever the kids are into these days. Most of these obsessions fade away eventually, with no harm…

There's tons of amazing tracks out there, and I can't turn any of them into jokes. So, here are some famous singers sounding like crap when you lay bare their vocals.

Bet you can't get through this post without running to your local pharmacie.

Dating is hard enough without having to deal with a total creep.

(Newser) – Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas in 2004 after being convicted of an especially heinous crime: murdering his three young daughters in a fire. But a decade later, the…

Many men hate to shop, but now they don't have to. Learn how to make incredible apparel, accessories and more from the comfort of your own home.

Well, friends, the big night is right around the corner: on Sunday evening at eight, after hours of insufferable people screaming on a red carpet, Ellen DeGeneres will tell some jokes, montages will unspool, songs will be sung, and Hollywood will…

Are you familiar with the acronym "SMH"? My initial thought was "suck my hoagie," but it turns out I'm just a bad person and it means "shake my head." It's a thing people use in texts and on Twitter to express a diluted version of the exasperation…

Laws are tricky, because they're all a matter of phrasing. Ideally, they protect us from our fellow citizens by using the least restrictive language possible so as not to impede anyone's rights. But sometimes we err too much on the side of caution…

Hi! Welcome to the Internet, where everything that can be used for sexual purposes is and already has been exploited by our genitals. To a horrifying extent. But the same thing happens in reverse: Lots of products you thought were the exclusive…

From Amsterdam to Thailand, here's your guide to the world's best red light districts complete with tips on where to go and how…

You might find a lot of bizarre footage airing on your news programs tonight–because today is February 27th, and that’s the annual day for assorted Polar Bear Clubs to hit the beach and bathe in freezing waters. This is a rough year to be a Polar…

C'est chic!

Komugi, House! Good girl!

If it's warm enough to actually go to the farmer's market, you might as well take advantage.

Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next week aimed at preventing the misuse of the food stamp funds amid reports that welfare debit cards have been used to withdraw cash at ATMs at marijuana dispensaries in Colorado.

It's simple, really.

¡Él es como un cachorrito! Un cachorrito gordo y peludo.

If you're an Instagram fanatic like I am, you've certainly heard of (or seen pictures from) The Ballerina Project, a series of photographs by photographer Dane Shitagi taken over the course of 12 years. Shitagi's idea is to capture ballerinas posing…

You just need to put aside £598,000 first.

The Oscars are this weekend and everyone will be talking about the fashion and beauty looks that the women of Hollywood wear down the red carpet. However, there is one trend that I hope stays home for this event: the slicked back hair look. For some reason this hairstyle pops up

- Paula Patton couldn't look happier without Robin Thicke. [Lainey Gossip] - Kate Hudson is probably single right now. [Dlisted] - Things That Bounce Thursday is why God gave us GIFs. [theCHIVE] …

Bonus: Even part-time vegetarians may see a health boost

Ukraine has accused Russia of an "armed invasion" of the separatist peninsula.

It’s no secret that Rihanna has a thing for Instagram. She regularly posts ultra-sexy photos of herself in both designer duds and various states of undress, which is exactly what I would do if I were famous, rich and really, really hot. (Honestly,…

The Academy Awards ceremony has, after many, many decades, become an event we both eagerly await and woefully dread. The latter emotions come from the overwrought parade of celebratory adulation for the Hollywood system, an annual ritual that…

From swanky red carpets to everyday errands, check out OK! Quick Pics below for our favorite celeb photos of the day featuring Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Levine.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's official cause of death has been established nearly four weeks after his death. The late actor, 46 when he passed away earlier this month, died of "accidental acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine,…

These 10 actors, appearing in this year's films nominated for Best Picture, have received multiple Academy Award nominations, yet have failed to win Oscar gold. Can Amy Adams or Leonardo DiCaprio end their long losing streak Sunday night?

"Take a look at how deep this mud is, 4 feet in some areas," Almaguer explained while standing in a massive pool of mud that had slid from a hillside.

When Miley invited Matt to her Atlanta concert, he not only wore a full tuxedo covered in tongues, but when Miley called him up, he then took it off and Miley put it on. Since he originally wanted her to bring her to prom, he brought a corsage — and…

In today’s episode of “Oh my god are you freaking kidding me?,” a teenager managed to cost her family $80,000 with one 23-word Facebook update. This elegant young miss took to Facebook to announce her father’s victory against his former employer…

Of all the places to find nail art inspiration, we were not expecting Snoop Lion to be the mastermind behind our spring manicures. (Really, we were just planning on continuing to watch videos where this adorable, grumpy-faced cat teach us to do…

Most of all, I'm grateful for the opportunity I've had here. I'm enormously indebted to the editors who gave me a shot here; to the copy editors I've tortured with typos; to David Weigel; to Jessica Winter, who edits Moneybox and leads business and…

The Netflix "hack day" uncovered some creative solutions to common Netflix problems such as falling asleep during a show and saving your favorite shows.

Chris Brown pairs a suit with a cool pair of sunglasses while arriving at a court hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (February 28) in Los Angeles. …

You won't believe what researchers dug up this time

It sounds like Kim Kardashian had a shitty time at the Vienna Opera Ball last night with the 81-year-old businessman who paid her $500,000 to be there. She allegedly stormed out of the event early, and if half of what allegedly went down is true, we…

As you’ve probably already noticed, the Academy Awards are fast-approaching. While there’s commentary galore predicting who’s going to win what, you’ll have to wait until March 2nd for your news feed to be slammed with red carpet photos designed to…

Learn from Amy, Lupita, J-Law, and more

Disney wins for the the most magical hashtag on social media.

These looks are 10 years old and are still super chic today.

We confess, we're total saps when it comes to love. So, when we stumbled upon HowHeAsked, a site that features some seriously heart-warming proposal stories from newly engaged couples, we were hooked. Every week, we'll be featuring one of their… As a little girl, I had my wedding planned out at age eight — flowers, dress, everything! As I got older I learned that it wasn’t exactly as easy as all of the movies and stories made it out to be. Finding him was a lot harder than I thought. But, after many years of searching, I found him. On Friday October 19, 2012 my very best friend got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It’s so funny the way it all happened really. We talked over the summer about getting married because it just made sense, being together made life easier. So, naturally after so much anticipation and talk about it all, I knew it was coming. Poor thing, knowing myself, I knew that he had quite the challenge before him. Click through for photos of this adorable engagement!

Looking for other regions of the world having the same peculiarity of Spain, I edited a world map from Wikipedia to show the difference between solar and standard time. It turns out, there are many places where the sun rises and sets late in the…

Part of Wes Anderson’s appeal is undoubtedly his distinct aesthetic, making his films stick with you in their meticulously crafted tweeness, even as minor plot details fade away. For those who are in danger of forgetting the basics, graphic artist…

When should you really buy your plane ticket?

Consider this an ode to your amazing anatomy

Don't hate me because I'm adorable.

Haven't watched the movies? No worries, you got this.

At Netflix's Hack Day last week, one intrepid group of programmers built a system that would link your FitBit (or, presumably, any fitness tracker) to your Netflix account. Why would this be useful? Because, using the tracker's sensors, Netflix can…

And the orgasm goes to...

Whatttttt. So much cute.

Just watch it.

The Korean peninsula is such a powder keg of political tension that it's easy to forget that it's also a powerhouse of flavor. To serve as guides through the fog of war and into the steam of the kitchen, we enlisted two experts to school us on both…

Which one do you think deserves whatever the opposite of an Oscar is? 1. Hercules in "DISAPPOINTED" Source: Zak Hawkins2.  Kid With Glasses ...

But then when they all arrived at the Crazy Horse on Avenue George V, Rihanna was all gotcha, because that long-sleeved, high-necked shirt was made of fishnet and raises the philosophical question: Is a shirt really a shirt if you can see nipple…

Who’s your best friend? It’s a tough question, if you’re lucky. Because the truth is, many people have multiple best friends. There’s the best friend from when you were little, the one you met in high school, your college roommate, that random girl…

If you've ever attended a bachelorette party, it's highly likely you were exposed to an array of penis-shaped paraphernalia. Like penis-shaped drinking straws, penis-shaped lollipops, and of course, the infamous penis-shaped cake pan. But what do…

"They're occupying us," said Ruslan Temirkayayev, as an unmarked military truck trundled by. "We don't need weapons. We'll use our fists to defend ourselves."

Harry Styles is letting the phone ring when it comes to his ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner. Reportedly, the One Direction singer has not been returning Kendall's calls or text messages, and Kendall j...

Through Thicke and thin? Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton announced their separation in a joint statement on Monday, Feb. 24, but a source close to the "Blurred Lines" singer tells Us Weekly that the split may not have been as mutual as it seems.

"Goodbyeeee to yooooUUuuuu."

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