In 2011 the Producers of the Academy awards commissioned an beautiful iconic envelope to hold the most sought after award in Hollywood. Up till then there was no customary envelope, but Marc Friedland the designer of this beautiful envelope and card has been dreaming of being the one to add that Hollywood flare to the “World’s Most Famous Envelope.” It’s made with pieces of gold foil and sealed with red ribbon and a seal, and handled only with white gloves. Check the gallery for pics of Friedland with the envelope, every actor wishes there name was on one of them tonight.
I am sure you have witnessed enough Harlem Shake videos to last two lifetimes. Some don’t share the humor in the latest viral craze and have gone as far as locking up people for HARLEM SHAKING!!! To witness what led to the arrest of a group of dancers and the best Harlem Shake video, in my opinion, hit the jump.
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter to discuss his departure from HBO to sign a six fight, multi-million dollar deal with network rival Showtime. The interviewer of course switched gears and focused the majority of the boxing related questions to the never ending debate about a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao. Floyd is his usual cocky self but his points make sense. Read more after the jump.
Over the years, music has played a huge part in the Oscars by giving light to the musicians who make the movies even better. Peep after the jump for some of the best songs to be nominated for Oscars after the jump.
Jermaine Dupri held a HUGE concert with past and present So So Def artists last night at Fox Theater in Atlanta to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the label. Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Ludacris, Nelly, and Usher surprised fans when they joined So So Def’s Da Brat, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Xscape, and more onstage. Perhaps one of the more anticipated acts of the night was the reunion of Kriss Kross. Mack Daddy and Daddy Mack took the stage, in backwards clothes, to run through some of their tracks including “Jump.” Watch more below.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned 36 years old today. He recently left HBO and signed a deal with Showtime reportedly worth $250 million for six fights, the first of which will be against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on May 4th. To show their appreciation for Money Mayweather they gave him this super dope cake. Check it out after the jump.
Gun control has been a major push for the Obama Administration since the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December. Although the issue of gun control is a very debatable one, many do believe that there should be more of a background check involved in the purchase of gun sales. It shouldn’t take longer to get a driver’s license than it takes to legally obtain a firearm. I know background checks will not stop the sale of illegal guns, but most of the time people who commit mass shootings have purchased their weapons legally. The Senate has announces that they are close to an agreement that would expand background checks to all private firearm sales and with little to no-exception. Read more below.
“Modern Family” actress, Sofia Vergara, has to miss the Oscars because she has been hospitalized. Vergara had to cancel her plans to attend the award show and Madonna’s after party after she was rushed to the hospital to have an unknown operation. The actress was just fine and doing a table read of the forthcoming season of her hit show the other day. It sounds to me like she’s just getting her appendix taken out, but we’ll surely miss her especially on the red carpet! Read more below.