The Oscars took place last Sunday, February 11. Stars from all aspects of the Industry graced the red carpet, from Billie Eilish to Hailee Steinfeld to Billy Porter. A few of the best-dressed celebs as named from Harper’s Bazar were Renee Zellweger, Brie Larson, Florence Pugh, Zazie Beetz, and Natalie Portman. Some memorable moments from the event were Timothée Chalamet’s photobombing Margot Robbie’s red carpet pictures. Then Joaquin Phoenix’s emotional speech about varying topics such as racism, animal rights, and second chances. Also when Taika Waititi hilariously put his oscar under the chair in front of him. But of course, the most memorable moment was the Parasite’s historic win of Picture of the Year. Parasite is the first non-English speaking film to achieve this feat. The movie also won 3 other awards, bringing its total to 4.
Another Democratic nominee has dropped out of the race. On Tuesday night, Andrew Yang announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign. This was just before the results of the New Hampshire primary came out. Following the announcement, Yang tweeted “ I am so proud of this campaign. Thank you to everyone who got us here.” along with “We’ll be back” hinting at a possibility of him running again in the 2024 election race. Not long afterward his supporters, the #YangGang trended multiple hashtags to show their love for the ex nominee. Some include #ThankYouYang, #YangGang, #YangGang2020, #YangGangForLife, and so on. Many users pointed out that with the suspension of Yang’s campaign, there are no more nominees of color. As of now, the remaining Democratic nominees are Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Joe Biden.
The Broom Challenge trended yesterday. This came after a rumor spread that NASA reported that because of the gravitational pull, only on Monday, 2/10/2020, brooms can stand up on their own. Of course, Twitter users flooded the # with their videos of them attempting the challenge. NASA later addressed the situation and clarified that it was a hoax and that our brooms can stand up by themselves at any time. They posted a video on Twitter with the caption
Astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sarah Noble respond to the #BroomstickChallenge, showing that basic physics works every day of the year — not just February 10th.”
Birds of Prey
The long-awaited “Birds of Prey” has finally arrived. DC has produced another movie about the infamous Joker’s girlfriend, Harley Quinn. The film focuses on Harley(played by Margot Robbie) following her split with the Joker. The blockbuster movie is currently being received positively by critics and viewers with an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 81% user score. Although the film is being praised, it’s low box office numbers of 33 million(in America) precipitated a title change as the previous one “Birds of Prey(and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” led viewers away because they didn’t think Harley was going to be the main focus of the movie. The new title is “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”.
Apple is being fined $27 million after admitting that they purposefully slowing down older phones when newer ones are released. Apple defended their actions by claiming that they didn’t slow them down so people would upgrade, but to preserve the battery life of the phones. Explaining that the lithium-ion batteries in the phone would become less able of “supplying peak current demands”. This fine was serviced by the “fraud watchdog” DGCCRF. The company said that Apple did this without notifying the consumers.