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SAG, Golden Globe nominations push “Boyhood” out front in Oscar Race

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Is “Boyhood” really the frontrunner for Best Picture? Upon release this summer, it certainly felt like a contender. The perfect review scores and strong limited box office seemingly guaranteed that. And yet, the lack of star power in the film made it feel more like a production made for critical praise than gold. The Hollywood Foreign Press and Screen Actors Guild this week have reversed the opinion held by some others and myself. With strong showings in the nominations for …

Why WWE was right to fire CM Punk

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Fittingly, as we were all giving thanks for the wonderful things in our lives yesterday, former WWE superstar CM Punk interrupted the holiday with a long, rambling podcast as close friend Colt Cabana’s guest. It’s filled with the typical, ego-charged rhetoric from Punk we’ve come to expect. He says he’ll never go to work for WWE again, citing a barrage of claims, with the most damning being Vince McMahon and company sent him termination papers on his wedding day.

A Lesson on Weddings and Friendships

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One of my best friends from college, Clint Rosenblatt, is getting married on Saturday. It’s the latest in a series of walks-down-the-aisles those closest to me have taken over the last few years. Those of you in your mid-to-late-twenties, especially in the early commitment-heavy Southern states, undoubtedly know the feeling of constant marital ceremony bombardment that occurs at this age.

A Blessing for Jack Williams

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Friday afternoon, Wise Guise founding members Joseph and Palmer Williams became parents. As with all substantial news in the social media era, the revelation of this birth came from a collage in my Instagram feed of two clearly exhausted young parents cradling a small baby in their arms.

Concert Review: Katy Perry – The Prismatic World Tour at the FedEx Forum, October 2014

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Alex: Should you invest in tickets to see Katy Perry? I use the word “invest” because the act of purchasing tickets to most pop spectacles now go beyond “buying.” Attendance costs per person now are worth a heavy chunk of change, especially if you want premium seating and merchandising to commemorate the whole expensive experience.

Can “Gone Girl” actually capture Oscar Gold?

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Oscar season has arrived. Hard to believe, isn’t it? The summer was filled with mostly cinematic disappointments. The steep box office decline from years gone by put the industry in panic. While decent quality blockbusters were scattered throughout the hottest months of the year, very few potential awards contenders made the rounds. Outside of “Boyhood,” the landscape was dry of gold.