Thanks, Obama: Virginia blames Barack-etology for NCAA Tournament collapse

In the aftermath of Virginia's unprecedented upset loss to UMBC, the school's Twitter account pointed to a Barack Obama bracket jinx.
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20 super-sized movies you have to see in theaters in 2018

With attendance at theaters decreasing every year, filmgoers are looking for reasons to spend their money for the best experiences possible. Luckily, 2018 promises to bring more bang for the buck as this year's offering of films simply begs viewers to grab their favorite bucket of popcorn and see this list of 20 films on the largest screen possible.
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Ranking the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards nominees by number of Twitter followers

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will air on April 15, 2018 from fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s still nearly a month away, which gives fans plenty of time to speculate on who this year’s big winners might be. We won’t offer any guesses, but what we will do is look at the popularity of each artist on social media to gauge exactly how relevant each one of the 44 hopefuls...
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Cinema's most versatile actor turns 60: Gary Oldman's 20 most memorable roles

It's a been a big 2018 for Gary Oldman. After nearly a hundred movies, the British actor finally has his Oscar.  And as if reaching the pinnacle of acting isn't enough, Oldman is truly becoming an "old man" this week – he's turning 60! In celebration of these two milestones, here are 20 of the greatest roles from film's most polytropic thespian.
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What the Grammys could learn from the Country Music Awards

Almost two months after the 2018 awards ceremony, the Grammys are still making news – and almost all of it is bad. Mariah Carey says she doesn’t give a damn about the awards anymore; A Tribe Called Quest recently reiterated their gripe that the group’s final album, from 2016, wasn’t nominated; and this year’s CBS Grammys broadcast had the lowest ratings in almost a decade, a 24 percent...
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15 filmmakers influenced by David Cronenberg

Born in a stable, Canadian home, little would anyone know what was floating around in the mind of David Cronenberg, but his influence in the horror genre is unmistakable with genre classics "The Fly," "Scanners" and "Crash." In celebration of his 75th birthday, we share a list of 15 filmmakers whose style is heavily influenced by the king of body horror.
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We can be heroes: 20 best movies based on real-life military operations

Truth is often stranger (and more entertaining!) than history, which is why so many films are based on true stories. This includes countless movies based on actual military or other governmental agency operations, like the upcoming film “7 Days in Entebbe,” which recounts Operation Entebbe (also called Operation Thunderbolt), a terrorism-related hostage rescue undertaken by commandos...
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How David Cronenberg, master of body horror, changed cinema

There was no shortage of violence and gore on movie screens in the mid-1970s. The meat grinder that was the Vietnam War was barely in the rearview, and filmmakers were still feeding off the fury and disillusionment that the brutally prolonged conflict had engendered. No genre expressed this disgust more vividly or viciously than horror. It was the time of MPAA-challenging provocations...
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The best (of feeling the worst) of teen heartbreak

We all pine for the carefree days of high school from time to time, but if we're being honest with ourselves, the good old days weren't always so hot. The worst of it was the heartbreak. Whether you were lovesick from a crush or deep down in the dumps after a break-up, none of it was fun. So while we may not want to travel back in time to personally re-experience these teenage agonies...
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20 reboots that actually went right

Hollywood is often lazy. It looks at what works in the past, and it tries to replicate its success again (and, sometimes, again and again after that). Oftentimes, these attempts at rehashing the old fail miserably. But once in a while, a modern take on an old idea turns out pretty well. With the reboot of "Tomb Raider" set to hit theaters on March 16, here are 20 examples of reboots...
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Top 20 albums produced by Quincy Jones

In his time as a producer, composer and conductor, Quincy Jones has hauled in an impressive 27 Grammys throughout the course of his phenomenal career, and earned a record 79 Grammy nominations. What makes it all the more remarkable is that his devotion to sound trancended genre. Whether it was jazz, R&B, hip-hop or teen pop, Quincy made an indelible mark on music as a whole,...
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Billy Crystal's best jokes

Billy Crystal is a movie star, comedian, writer, director, producer, author, awards show host, Broadway star, and the world's most famous Los Angeles Clippers fan. He's been a city slicker, a mobster's psychiatrist, an animated monster, and a Comic Reliever. Over his long career, Crystal has been a nine-time Oscar host, a six-time Emmy winner, the director of "*61," and on March...
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The King of Cockney Cool: The best of Michael Caine

Born on March 14, 1933 to a fish porter and a charwoman, Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr. aka Michael Caine was the antithesis of the polished Shakespearian-trained thespians England put out into the world. He served for two years in the British Army, and then found his way to acting by picking up walk-on roles as a stage manager of a provincial repertory company. The Cockney Caine...
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Don't open the door: Best home invasion films

Lock your windows and bolt your doors. In celebration of this month's "The Strangers: Prey at Night," hitting theaters, here's our list of the best home invasion films.
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Mike Judge built his legend on American simple-mindedness

Mike Judge is a genius.Whether it's the wage slaves of Initech depicted in "Office Space," the (now) uncomfortably prescient near-future of "Idiocracy" or the simple middle-aged men of Arlen, Texas featured in "King of the Hill," the simple, useful idiots of Mike Judge's oeuvre are presented in a way that's both more subversive and funnier than most of his contemporaries.But we're...
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20 of the best concert films of all time

Images have always been an essential part of pop music, from Elvis and the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to MTV, the Super Bowl, and "Lemonade." The best pop and rock documentaries do more than just show artists on stage—they offer insight into the music, revealing something that sound alone can’t convey. Here’s a list of 20 of the best concert films of all time.
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The best careers of 'American Idol' alumni

"American Idol" is back, baby! Do you miss it? Well, it's OK if you don't, as it ended in 2016 due to massively declining ratings over its incredible, record-breaking run. Now it's being revived for 2018 with a whole new set of judges, and everyone's wondering whether or not this is going to produce a genuine new music superstar or flame out despite all of its good intentions.No...
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We won’t tell anyone if you put ranch on these 25 foods

Ranch dressing isn’t just a condiment to some people, it’s a way of life. After all, why else would there be a National Ranch Dressing Day on March 10? To celebrate this occasion, we’ve compiled a slideshow of all the foods we’ve heard about or seen people put ranch on. (We’ve also personally tried most of them.) Although it’s easy to just squirt ranch on top or dip it, we’ve also...
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The 20 greatest performances on 'American Idol' of all time

"American Idol" is coming back after being on hiatus for two years! Season 16 will feature a new network – ABC, instead of Fox – and new judges in Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie. In celebration of the return of America's biggest singing competition, here are the 20 greatest performances in "American Idol" history. 
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These are the 20 best movies based on young adult literature

This Friday, Disney will premiere "A Wrinkle In Time," the Ava DuVernay adaptation of the 1962 novel written by Madeleine L'Engle about a time- and space-traveling girl in search of her father. The film is one of the most anticipated theatrical releases in recent memory thanks in large part to its director and its star-studded cast (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling...
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Our favorite weed comedies of all time

It's a stoned-cold fact: marijuana has been an integral part of some of our favorite comedies for at least 40 years. Some of the highest-caliber movies feature the highest-possible characters – and often the highest audience members. Look, it's a joint effort. With the release this week of "Gringo," an action comedy about marijuana pills, Mexico, cartels, and kidnapping, we want...
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Television's 20 greatest dynamic duos

I don't think I'm blowing anyone's mind by saying that two is better than one. It takes two to make a thing go right, just as it takes two to tango. And it takes at least two people to play "Frog baseball," to have a proper roast of music videos, and of course, it takes two to work the drive-thru. Everything is just better with a friend – even if all they do is talking about "scoring...
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Rock bands that never shied away from politics

Rock and roll shook up the world in the 1950s as the sound of youthful rebellion, but in the early days it was all about sex and fast cars and just plain having a good time. It wasn't until the mid-1960s, basically around the time protest folkie Bob Dylan went electric, that this quintessentially American musical genre became the sound of political change. In time, the country's...
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Bands that moved on from their lead singer

After Stone Temple Pilots fired frontman Scott Weiland in 2013, STP faced the difficult decision of moving on without their lead singer, or finding the right voice to carry the torch for the band. They briefly found that voice in Chester Bennington before he decided to devote all of his time with his own band, Linkin Park. The tragic overdose of Weiland in late 2015 and then Bennington...
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New worst classics: The best so-bad-they're-good films of the past ten years

Every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards do a great job of playfully reminding us of the worst cinematic excrement to plop out of Hollywood. Sometimes they nominate big-time noisy Hollywood blockbusters, and sometimes they nominate lesser-seen but equally-derided fare. Often they nominate Michael Bay. Yet while 2017's "The Disaster Artist" helped introduce a whole new generation to...
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Movies and actors who didn't deserve their Razzies

From its humble beginnings in founder John J.B. Wilson's living room to its now 38th year, the Golden Raspberries are a mock award that "celebrates" the worst in film. Now as we know, bad is as subjective as good, but sometimes bad isn't that bad at all, so in honor of this year's Razzies, we take a look at 20 winners who didn't deserve to win, because there's always something worse.
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Best and worst renditions of the national anthem

Saturday, Mar. 3 is National Anthem Day (you had this marked on your calendar, right?), which is as good of an excuse as any to revisit the most memorable renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" we've been treated/subjected to over the years. The best versions are often the most adventurous; alas, the same can be said of the biggest debacles. Here are 20 performances that filled...
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The 20 best TV moms of all time

If you’ve been a sitcom fan anytime in the last two decades, you probably think of Patricia Heaton as a mom in some regard. After all, she played a mother as Debra Barone on CBS’ hit comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond” from 1996 to 2005, as Kelly Carr on FOX’s “Back to You” from 2007 to 2008, and as Frances “Frankie” Heck on ABC’s “The Middle,” which premiered in 2009 and is currently...
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The most memorable Oscar moments of the past 20 years

Everyone loves a good movie, and every once in awhile, the ceremony which hands out the film industry's highest honors can be just as entertaining as any blockbuster. We remember the hilarious hosts, the dramatic and touching speeches, and the occasional stunning upset of a category win, making for great water cooler talk the next day. Yet even more than that, we remember the jokes...
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Some evildoers vandalized 'Field of Dreams' site

There’s bad people in the world, and there are evil people in the world. We’re going to put this group of unknown vandals in that latter category.These men and/or women caused thousands of dollars in damage by driving a vehicle through the Iowa field that was made famous by the Kevin Costner hit movie Field of Dreams.“Denise Stillman, owner of Dyersville’s Field of Dreams movie site...
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