TRENDIN' WITH TRISTAN: Oscar Surprises and Snubs

OSCAR SNUBS LIST:

Now that the nominations for the 2018 Oscars have been announced, we get to second guess the Academy.

James Franco, Steven Spielberg and Wonder Woman are among the biggest snubs.

Franco had won a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award for his role in The Disaster Artist, but it looks like those sexual misconduct allegations did him in Tuesday morning.

The Post is up for best picture but its director Steven Spielberg and one of its stars, Tom Hanks, came up empty. Meryl Streep, however, scored her record 21st career nomination for the political drama. (Meryl has won 3 times)

Despite being the third-highest grossing movie of 2017 and one of the most critically acclaimed superhero movies of all time, Wonder Woman got no Oscar love.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been killing it throughout the awards season, but director Martin McDonagh surprisingly wasn't given a nomination. He's just about the only person involved in the drama not up for an Oscar. The flick is nominated for best picture, original screenplay, best actress (Frances McDormand) and two supporting actor trophies (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell).

Meanwhile, Christopher Plummer (All the Money in World) has become oldest Oscar-nominated actor at 88, and at 22, Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) is the youngest best actor nominee in almost 80 years.

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Rapper/actor 50 Cent is sitting on 8 million dollars of Bitcoin.

He was an early adopter of the crypto-currency. Four years ago, he accepted payment of his Animal Ambition album in fractions of Bitcoin. Altogether, he collected 700 Bitcoins. At the time, they were worth about 650 dollars each.

Fast forward to 2018 and Bitcoin trades at more than 10-grand. Meaning, his initial stack of Bitcoins has grown to around 8 million dollars!

Not bad for a mediocre album that sold fewer copies in four years than Camila Cabellosold just last week of her debut album.

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“Waco” Creators Hope To Humanize The Incident’s Story 

A six-part miniseries about the 1993 Waco standoff starts tonight on the Paramount Network, formerly Spike. "Waco" looks back at the standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidian religious cult in Texas that ended with more than 80 deaths.

The series will also explore the multi-faceted personality of sect leader, David Koresh. Taylor Kitsch, who plays Koresh, said the man wasn't just crazy like so many people believed. The writer’s and producers hope that the complicated nature of the group come to the forefront. 

Source: KWTX


Ursula K. Le Guin, the legendary science-fiction and fantasy author, has died at the age of 88. She's best known for the novels The Left Hand of Darkness and A Wizard of Earthsea. (EW)

Actor Simon Shelton, who played the Teletubbies' Tinky Winky, has died at age 52. A cause of death wasn't immediately announced.

The release of the live-action Barbie movie starring Anne Hathaway has been pushed back nearly two years from August 8th, 2018 to May 8th, 2020.


Netflix Shells Loses Money On Two Movies - A report shows Netflix spent 39-million-dollars on shows it didn't release because two leading men, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., were accused of sexual misconduct.

The company's latest earnings report showed a 39-million-dollar charge in the final quarter of 2017 for "unreleased content we've decided not to move forward with." Although Netflix didn't specifically name Kevin Spacey or Louis C.K., these two men were on the shows that were canceled. The company has confirmed that harassment allegations contributed to its financial write-down.

The good news for the company is a record number of subscribers are signed up!

Source: Variety


Megyn Kelly Was Off The Air Yesterday -

 It looks like Megyn Kelly’s shaky relationship with NBC is getting worse.

A pre-taped episode of “Megyn Kelly Today” aired the day after the NBC host ripped into Jane Fonda on Monday over her actions during the Vietnam war. As we told you earlier, she also took shots at the actress’ plastic surgeries.

Though NBC is saying the sex trafficking episode was meant to be aired pre-taped due to the nature of the topic, the internet pointed out it was a perfect opportunity to talk about the Oscar nominations and sexual harassment.

The question is, will Kelly be back and live today?Source: Daily Mail

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Steve Wilkos is recovering after a nasty car accident landed the talk-show host in the hospital.

According to the Darien Times in Connecticut, his car hit several poles and a tree before landing on its side.

In a statement, Wilkos says, “I feel lucky to be alive after seeing my car. I am so thankful to the first responders from Post 53 and our local police department in Darien...as well as all the wonderful people who took care of me at Stamford hospital.”

Wilkos, who started out as Jerry Springer's bodyguard, has already been discharged. He tells TMZ he’ll be OK.

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