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Sisters' Oscar Feud Continues, 71 Years Later

Sisters Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine still don't speak

(Newser) - Olivia de Havilland and her sister, Joan Fontaine, have been feuding away since they were kids—but things got really bad at the 1942 Academy Awards, and they've never improved. De Havilland is, of course, well known for her role as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind.... More »

Jennifer Lawrence Disses Rivals on SNL

Hey, Quvenzhané Wallis: The alphabet called.

(Newser) - Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence took the stage at Saturday Night Live last night, and wasted no time in mock-swiping at her rivals for best actress, reports People . To 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, of Beasts of the Southern Wild, she snarked, "the alphabet called. It wants its letters back." To... More »

Oscar Nominees Include Oldest, Youngest Actresses

Quvenzhane Wallis is 9, and Emmanuelle Riva is 85

(Newser) - The Oscars made a little history with this morning's nominations : They include the oldest woman nominated for best actress—85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva—along with the youngest—9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, reports the Los Angeles Times . Quvenzhane was only 6 when she shot Beasts of the Southern Wild, about a girl... More »

Streep Does Viola Davis— and Rhode Island—a Favor

Best Actress winner donates $10K to struggling Central Falls school

(Newser) - Meryl Streep's Best Actress win over Viola Davis was the big upset of the Oscars; even Streep herself seemed surprised, calling the whole process "a crapshoot." But now she's making it up to Davis—in a big way. Streep donated $10,000 to a struggling school... More »

Best Actress Oscar Is Sexist

Why can't men and women just be actors together? Kim Elsesser asks

(Newser) - Hey, Academy! Kim Elsesser shouts—acting ain’t the Olympics, so why are you still giving out awards for Best Actress? Female actors consider themselves actors, as the name would imply, and “in the 21st century women contend with men for titles ranging from the American president to the... More »

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