Suspense and surprises mark the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday after a rollercoaster awards season dominated by the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and no clear front-runner for the top honour of best picture . Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform "Til It Happens to You ", and she will be introduced by Vice President Joe Biden as part of a presentation aimed at combating sexual violence.
Speaking of which, Lionsgate earns the distinction of having the first major flop of the year, with their $140 million " Gods Of Egypt " tanking with $14 million from over 3,000 screens. (Ridley Scott faced similar criticism over Exodus: Gods and Kings ). Eddie the Eagle and Triple 9 are the small, February-filler type of releases (3 Days to Kill and The Lazarus Effect are good examples); however, Gods of Egypt was looking to plant a flag for a franchise - and instead ran into a brutal ...
Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars this weekend and it looks like he's not going to shy away from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Hill, who won an Emmy for the 2011 World Series broadcast as former chairman and CEO of Fox Sports Media Group, is a master of live and reality television.
Academy officials are staying mum. She was 10 years old when she won the best supporting actress award for the movie Paper Moon in 1974. That leaves Hudlin and Hill with the unenviable challenge of presenting a show celebrating the best of the movie business when its worst features have been in focus.
Kolo Toure has admitted that his ambition to win a trophy with Liverpool is more important than brotherly love. "Big time, I'd take him out", Kolo replied after being asked by the BBC if he might foul his sibling to prevent a goal. Yaya won the Champions League under Guardiola with Barcelona back in 2009 before the Spaniard shipped him off to the Etihad the following season for a fee believed to be in the region of £24m.
Liverpool have not secured a League Cup trophy since 2012, with the Citizens bringing the title to Manchester in 2014 after defeating Sunderland 3-1. Klopp refused to discuss tactics before the game, saying: "I think even in Manchester they have televisions".