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12 Years a Slave, Gravity Top Oscars

12 Years a Slave

Gravity dominated Sunday's Academy Awards, taking home seven trophies, but lost the Best Picture prize to 12 Years a Slave.

Gravity dominated Sunday's Academy Awards, taking home seven trophies, but lost the Best Picture prize to 12 Years a Slave.

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As it has done all season, Steve McQueen's slavery drama won few awards during the night — this time just three — but prevailed with the top honor. 12 Years, whose producers include Brad Pitt, is the first film directed by a black filmmaker to win.

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Top Videos: Devil Baby, Jacqueline Bisset's Globes Speech, Juan Pablo Does "I Witness News"

Juan Pablo Galavis

This week, The Bachelor himself, Juan Pablo Galavis, participated in an "I Witness News" segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and 19-year-old figure skater Jason Brown stunned spectators at the 2014 National Championships. Funny or Die won the week with amazing parody videos of the Spike Jonze movie Her andJacqueline Bisset's rambling speech at the Golden Globe Awards. And a Devil Baby terrified people on the streets of New York City. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Where the Wild Things Are Author Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

Maurice Sendak

Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, best known for Where the Wild Things Are, has died, The New York Times reports. He was 83.

Sendak died Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., from complications following a recent stroke, his longtime editor told the newspaper.

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Sendak's books transformed the children's genre by featuring somewhat obnoxious characters and dark plots that included kidnapping and demons.

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TRAILER: Where the Wild Things Are

It's not just your favorite children's book anymore. The Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are has been adapted into a motion picture by eccentric director Spike Jonze. The otherworldly film, featuring Muppet-like monsters voiced by everyone from Forest Whitaker to James Gandolfini, tells the story of a naughty boy named Max, who is sent to bed without supper and creates a world of wild forest creatures who crown him as king.

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Kanye's New "Flashing Lights" Video

After watching Kanye's new video for "Flashing Lights" (directed by Spike Jonze), we were left pretty speechless. Just to break it down for you, here's how it goes: Girl throws off fur coat and rips off skirt, girl douses the pile of clothes in lighter fluid and torches it, girl proceeds to about-face with a whole lot of bare booty going on. Oh, then she repeatedly stabs Kanye with a shovel as he lays bound and gagged in her trunk. Sexy yet disturbing, all rolled into one. Your take: Thoughts on the video? Is it too out-there for your taste, or did the skin, fire and murder do it for you? read more

I recently rented Adaptation. ...


Question: I recently rented Adaptation. and want know whether the story is fictional or based on actual events in Charlie Kaufman's life? Did he truly have a twin brother who died?Answer: Adaptation. (2002) is based on Susan Orlean's nonfiction book The Orchid Thief, which revolves around the 1994 arrest of 36-year-old John Laroche (played in the film by Chris Cooper) for poaching a rare orchid plant from an Everglades nature preserve called the Fakahatchee Strand, but digresses frequently into considerations that range from Florida land speculation to the peculiar biology of orchids. While the screenplay is credited to Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman read more


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