What’s it really like to be a non-actor thrust into the spotlight during Oscar season? Barkhad Abdi has some insight. The “Captain Phillips” star was the subject of a recent Talk of the Town piece in The New Yorker, where it was revealed that Abdi was paid just $65,000 for his work on the Tom Hanks film, a salary which he received two years ago. After production ended, Abdi sold mobile phones at a Minneapolis mall with his brother. He quit that job when “Captain Phillips” was released in October of last year and had been on the awards circuit ever since.
Abdi had never acted before “Captain Phillips.” He only auditioned for the film afer seeing a casting call on television.
“When Abdi is in Los Angeles to promote the film, he subsists on a per diem, good at the Beverly Hilton, where the studio likes to put him up. The town car is available only for official publicity events. His clothes are loaners. Recently, Abdi requested that he be allowed to stay at a commuter’s hotel near LAX, to be closer to his friend, a Somali cabdriver from Minneapolis, who shuttles him around for free.”
If you had to pick one Oscar who has already damaged his golden man, and you picked Jared Leto, you’d be right. 42 year old Leto won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club“. Dinging his Oscar within hours of receiving it Leto said “I was letting some of the people that I work with take a picture with the Oscar and I was carrying it down the stairs and, boom, I hit it against the stairs, the railing and I put a little nick in the back of it. So, you know, that’s how it goes. It’s already lived in, as they say.”
Loving Jared’s carefree approach, we know his Oscar will be sitting in a prime spot at home that is hopefully a safe one.
“The Oscar is sitting in my kitchen, guarded by some vegan butter and a bag of popcorn,” the Best Supporting Actor winner said. “You know, they kind of end up in the kitchen because that’s the first place that I go when I get home. You put your keys down and you take off your jacket … and you put your Oscar in the kitchen.”
1. Your dog respects the hell out of you.
2. Your dog is a great listener.
3. You know your dog would do anything to protect you from danger.
4. Your cooking will always be appreciated and enjoyed.
5. Every time you walk in the door your dog is happy to see you.
6. Your dog is happy being big spoon, little spoon, or whatever this is:
7. It’s impossible to stay mad at each other.
8. Your dog may have a few bad habits, but none of them are deal breakers.
9. Besides, your dog accepts all of your bad habits as well.
10. Your dog is protective over you…maybe even a little jealous sometimes.
11. Your dog totally understands your occasional need to binge eat.
12. They will also support you when you decide it’s time to get in shape for summer.
13. Your dog is always down to go out…
14. …but also never minds staying in for a Netflix marathon.
15. Even when you’re rambling on about the most insignificant things, your dog is there to comfort you.
16. Truth is, your dog needs you as much as you need them.
During a Las Vegas stop on her “Bangerz” Tour on Saturday, March 1, Cyrus used a moment during her performance of “Adore You” to lock lips with a female fan in the audience. The song usually features a kiss cam that spotlights same-sex couples, except this time Cyrus herself was part of the action, just as she was when she made out with Katy Perry less than two weeks ago at a Los Angeles concert.
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said it was not his intention to upset Rob Ford during the mayor’s appearance on his ABC program Monday night.
Kimmel razzed the Toronto mayor during his guest appearance over a series of unflattering and controversial incidents that have garnered Ford worldwide attention.
“It seemed like we were having fun,” said Kimmel as he opened his monologue Tuesday night.
“But then after the show, apparently he was upset. Why, I’m not exactly sure. I asked him about drinking and smoking crack — what were we supposed to talk about, his other hobbies?”
Kimmel noted that after the show, Ford “left right away mad,” but changed his tune after perhaps watching it again or thinking about it out on the flight home.
Kimmel then played video of a scrum at Toronto city hall where Ford denied that Kimmel had made a fool out of him.
“I knew I was going into a lion’s den but I held my own,” the mayor said.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. The Niagara falls is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Canada, and when the falls freeze over, its gives tourists just as much reason to stop by and see the frozen beauty.
Multi-coloured lights helped create the alien-looking scene.
See more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/things-people-looked-like-at-the-2014-academy-awards
Photos by Carly Donaldson
Leaugen Fray of Trenton High School has his goals for future track championships set high. Fray is a triple Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations medalist and is presently ranked first in Canada for his age group in the Octathlon.