Meryl Streep Is The Most Oscar-Nominated Actress Ever, Jennifer Lawrence Becomes Youngest Three-Time Nominee
Everyone's still buzzing about the 2014 Oscars nominations from this morning. Meryl Streep, whose August: Osage County performance earned her a Best Leading Actress nod Jan. 16, has received more acting nominations (18!) than any other actress. Jennifer Lawrence who was just nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle, is the youngest three-time nominee ever at age 23. She won a 2013 Academy Award for role in Silver Linings Playbook, but was first nominated at 20 for her role in 2011's Winter's Bone. She also happens be the youngest actor nominated for an Oscar in 2014.
U.S. Adopts Harsher Tone In U.N. Envoy Dispute With Iran
The United States adopted a harsher tone toward Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador on Tuesday, calling Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi "unacceptable" and tying him to the 1979-1981 U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran. While it did not detail what the veteran diplomat may have done during the period, when radical Iranian students seized the U.S. embassy and held 52 U.S. hostages for 444 days, the State Department for the first time linked the U.S. decision not to issue him a visa to those events.
Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexican Capital
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered on a long-dormant fault line northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
Will Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Have A Rendezvous At Cannes?! They're Scheduled To Be There At The SAME TIME!
This could be awkward or uber romantic! Former flames Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are BOTH scheduled to appear at the Cannes Film Festival at the same time to promote their respective flicks! While R-Patz is promoting The Rover AND Map To The Stars, KStew will be busy with the premiere of Clouds of Sils Maria. Seeing as there are 18 movies slated to compete for the jury's HIGHly coveted Palme d'Or prize, the exes will totally be able to hide behind a slew of other stars on the red carpet. Then again, Kristen and Rob will definitely be stressed about the competition and what better way to relieve themselves than catching up on old times!
Rajaratnam's Brother Loses Bid To Dismiss Insider Trading Charges
Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged. Buchwald agreed that four securities fraud counts were "internally inconsistent" with a conspiracy charge contained in the indictment.
Kourtney Kardashian Bikinis In Cabo San Lucas To Celebrate 35th Birthday
35 looks pretty damn good on you, Kourtney Kardashian. The hot mama showed off her sexy bikini body in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as she rang in her birthday accompanied by Scott Disick and her two little children.
Nearly One Third Of Morning-after Pills In Peru Are Fake
A whopping 28 percent of morning-after pills in Peru are fake. A study published today in PLOS ONE relates how some emergency contraceptives contain inadequate amounts of active ingredients that, in many cases, aren't being released quickly enough into the body to be considered effective. In the study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology tested 25 batches of emergency contraceptives purchased from 15 pharmacies and distributors in Lima, Peru. Peru isn't the only country that has had to deal with fake contraceptives.
Kate Middleton Tells Prince William The “Bald” Truth
When it comes to being honest with each other, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don't mince words. On Friday, Prince William and Kate Middleton continued their tour down under, visiting the The Sydney Royal Easter Show. It was there that the topic went from alpaca wool to Prince William's receding hairline. William's diminishing 'do has become more noticeable in recent years, and is similar to his father, Prince Charles', hardly-there hair. So, although Prince William may one day inherit the royal throne, he has already inherited his father's royally receding hairline.
This Weekend Vital For Missing Plane's Search: Malaysia
Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said this weekend would be very important for the search of missing plane -- MH370. "I believe this weekend is very, very important few days," Xinhua quoted the minister as saying. Adding that he was informed by Angus Houston of the Joint Agency Coordination Center that the visuals they got from the autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin- 21, were very clear, which made it quite easy to see the seabed. "The next few days will be important to see what they can find, " he said.
Motorola Will Soon Launch An Even Cheaper, Slimmer Android Handset
Motorola has previously hinted that it wants to offer users an even more affordable smartphone this year, and Tecnblog says it learned that such a handset will launch this May. The Moto G has been one of Motorola’s best-selling smartphones thanks to its affordable price, and this new device may be even cheaper. According to a person that reportedly works for a Brazilian mobile operator, the cheaper Motorola handset would pack a 4.3-inch display with unspecified resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, 3G support, FM Radio antenna, 1900mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.