DRESS
Get the Oscar Looks for Less (And Not So Less, But Totally Worth It) !

The 2014 Oscars have come and gone, but we can’t forget about the glamorous red carpet looks we saw this year. Chances are you spotted come incredible dresses that you would love to wear if it didn’t cost you an arm and a leg! And because you might not be able to fork over the amount needed for the hefty price tag on the gowns worn by Lupita N’ Yongo or Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet, Joonbug.com has found a few looks for less options that your wallet will actually like.

Lupita N’Yongo’s powder blue Prada dress was stunning on the red carpet. This custom gown will probably not fit into your monthly budget, but we found a lovely chiffon dress from Lulus that we guarantee you will fall in love with. This Bariano Ocean of Elegancemaxi dress has awesome detailing and is only $179. The details, like the off the shoulder straps, plunging sweetheart neckline and elegant ruching, will have you feeling the red carpet glam.

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86th Annual Academy Awards Recap and Full Winners List

The 86th annual Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres were held March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst moments from the show as well as the full list of winners.

Best:

Pizza Delivery: DeGeneres had pizza delivered to the A-list stars that had to sit through the long award show. Brad Pitt was seen helping to pass out paper plates and Jared Leto was generous with his piece of pizza which he gave to his mom. DeGeneres then passed around Pharrell’s now famous hat to tip the pizza delivery guy.

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Oscars 2014 : Let's Talk Fashion

With Ellen as host, and a list of nominees so impressive, Oscar night 2014 was set to be a fabulous affair, and it did not disapoint. Filled with all the right amounts of laughter, sap, and pizza, the show pulled on our heartstrings, inspired us, and even whet our appetites.

As always, Glam Damn It kept a watchful eye on the fashion, noting all the successes and cringing at the failures. Although there were hundreds of contenders, here are our top and bottom choices from the night.

PEOPLE
New Study Predicts That 12 Years A Slave Will Win Best Picture At The Oscars!

Exponential, an advertising intelligence and digital media company, has done their Oscars research and their data is showing that 12 Years A Slave will win Best Picture this year!

Exponential successfully predicted that Argo would win Best Picture last year, which gives them pretty good credibility.

The way that Exponential predicted this year's winner was through audience profiles created from every nominee. These profiles were compiled from data collection based on online behaviors of over 44.5 million devices. Once the data was collected Exponential then compared the profiles.

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Jonah Hill Took Pay Cut to Work with Martin Scorsese

Some actors will do anything to get a part in a movie with a big time director like Martin Scorsese. For instance, Jonah Hill was willing to take a pay cut just to work with the director in the Oscar nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street.

In a recent interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, the Best Supporting Actor nominee said he only made $60,000, the SAG minimum, for the film’s seven month shoot. “They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer,” Hill said during the interview.

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The 2014 Academy Award Nominations Have Been Announced!

The nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards were announced today by actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone. This year the Oscars will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and will air on Sunday March 2 on ABC. Here is a list of the nominees:

Best Picture:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

EARGASMIC
Listen to 2 Oscar Nominated Soundtracks From The Film 'Spark: A Burning Man Story'
From the creators behind the independent flm, 'Spark: A Burning Man Story,' they are excited to announce that two original soundtracks from the film have been qualified for the 2014 Oscars. The tracks 'We Ride' by Missy Higgins and 'Let It Go' by Michael Franti and Spearhead are amongst seventy-five songs that will contend for the 'Original Song' category at the 86th Oscars. The first track, 'We Ride' by Missy Higgins is the original theme song for the film. Grammy Award-Winning artist, writer and producer, Dan Wilson, produced the single while Higgins wrote the lyrics for the song based on her own experiences at Burning Man. She notes: "I've had some incredibly powerful moments riding through dust storms on the Playa, feeling as though I'm 'On the edge of the world, where the light never dies' so my song, 'We Ride' is an attempt to capture the essence of this magical, mind-bending wonderland that is Burning Man. I'm honored for it to be used as part of the soundtrack to Spark.”
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The Official Princess Diana Trailer

The official trailer for the upcoming biopic "Diana" was released Wednesday, August 7th, giving audiences a glimpse of the film which will delve into the secret world of the late princess.

The film, starring Oscar nominated actress, Naomi Watts, as lady Diana, will detail the love affair between her and Dr. Hasnat Khan, played by actor Naveen Andrews that took place in the last few years of her life.

LIQUID COURAGE
Oscar Worthy Cocktails

With the biggest award show falling this weekend, it's imperative to be prepared -- all the celebs are, after all. As you watch the hottest start walk the red carpet, sip on Oscar-worthy cocktails, full of bling, posing power, James Bond appeal. Whip up one of these camera-ready concoctions and get ready for your close up!


Pucker Bold Berry Bling
1 ½ parts Pucker Vodka Raspberry Rave
3 Fresh Blackberries
2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 part Soda
1 part Lemon-Lime Soda

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Gently squeeze the juice from the blackberries and add the berries to the shaker. Tear basil into small pieces and add. Add vodka and shake vigorously. Add soda, lemon-lime soda and pour into a Collins glass.

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Oscar Viewing Party at KTCHN

Watch the 85th Academy Awards in style at KTCHN Restaurant. Their viewing party will play homage to the first annual Academy Awards in 1929. Enjoy a cocktail hour at 7pm featuring champagne drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres while you watch the red carpet arrivals on the restaurant's 120 inch screen TV. Continue the evening watching the awards ceremony while feasting on a special menu showcasing the dishes served at the first Oscar awards dinner, including consomme celestine, filet of sole saute au beurre and long branch potatoes, or you can opt for KTCHN's regular dinner menu.

All guests will have a chance to predict the night's big winners for the chance to win a variety of prizes and even their own Oscar (the edible candy version). Please book your reservations in advance at their website. Happy viewing!