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Oscar noms, World Star Hip-Hop, and secret sisters: Arts links

January 25, 2011 - 08:00 AM
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The nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards will be announced in less than an hour! And comic Mo'Nique is doing the announcing, so maybe that'll liven up the usual reading of the list.

Yesterday, the anti-Oscar awards, the Razzies, were announced, and, as usual, they got it wrong. Sorry, but Eclipse was amazing. 

Oprah has a half-sister!

Popular video site World Star Hip-Hop briefly shut down yesterday. And 50 Cent may or may not have been behind it.

Check out some music straight outta D.C. today: either Tabi Bonney's Postcard from Abroad mixtape or U.S. Royalty's debut album, Mirrors. Or both!

Christina Aguilera will sing what will surely be a loooong version of the National Anthem at Superbowl XLV on Feb. 6.

If you haven't already, read the weekend's New York Times piece on Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open on the National Mall in 2015. 

There has been some fuss over an MTV show that isn't Jersey Shore.

One of the original Fantastic Four will die in a new Marvel Comic. (Fingers crossed that it's neither Mr. Fantastic nor Ben Grimm)

People are still pouring out a little fresh-squeezed juice for Jack LaLanne, who died Sunday. R.I.P.


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