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Niagara Falls native Mark Bridges didn't just capture his second Academy Award for costume design at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. He won the Kawasaki jet ski offered by late night host Jimmy Kimmel, master of ceremonies, in game show-fashion to whoever kept their speech the shortest. The idea became a running gag throughout the night; eve…

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So, OK, asked Chris, addressing the elephant in the room. “Is Hollywood racist?” Considering that the stench of peanuts was everywhere, what choice did he have after all? Well, he explained, not “Burning Cross Racist.” Or “Fetch Me a Lemonade” racist. As he once explained to President Obama, it’s like this in Hollywood: “They just don’t hire black people. And they’re th…

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Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards (aka the “Oscars”) either have you grinning or groaning. Some refuse to watch while others will host a party to soak it all in all the way to the bitter end. Since Hollywood drags this event on year after year, we thought one way to combat the long night would be to munch your way through with popcorn — the ultimate movie staple. Ironically, …

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Befitting its name, the superhero-showbiz saga “Birdman” flew high in the 87th annual Academy Awards, winning Oscars for both best picture and best director Sunday night in Hollywood. “It’s great to be here, who am I kidding? This is great fun,” said “Birdman” star Michael Keaton, standing next to director Alejandro Iñárritu, who summoned him to the microphone. It was on…