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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

DeGeneres-Inspired (Hill) Selfies

Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity. Members of Congress think they are. So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many...

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Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. secretary of defense, speaks prior to a television interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 28, 2011.

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Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. secretary of defense, speaks prior to a television interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 28, 2011.

Rumsfeld: The Movie

A film about former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is competing for the Golden Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, Farah Nayeri of Bloomberg Muse reports. ``The Unknown Man” is directed by Errol Morris, who won an Academy Award...

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Ben Affleck in "Argo."

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Ben Affleck in "Argo."

‘Argo’ Win Sparks Poor Reviews in Iran

Divisive national and international issues have been known to shadow — and at times dominate — Hollywood’s annual celebration of itself. That wasn’t the case during last night’s 85th Academy Awards presentation. Host Seth MacFarlane may have raised hackles with...

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