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Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner “Gone With the Wind.” McQueen dedicated the honor to those who suffered slavery and “the 21 million who still endure slavery today.”
A 33-year-old woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she’s retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children. Marissa Alexander was convicted in 2012 on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 20 years — three counts served concurrently. An appeals court tossed the conviction, saying the judge made a mistake in shifting the burden to Alexander to prove she acted in self-defense.
Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA. Now it’s time for his own fans to welcome him back. More than a week after becoming the league’s first openly gay player, Collins will finally get to play a home game Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets host the Chicago Bulls.
Well, it looks like Arby’s got its hat back. A month after Pharrell Williams debuted his now infamous Vivienne Westwood hat at the Grammys, fast food chain Arby’s has purchased the brown fedora, which is very similar in design to its logo, for $44,100 on eBay. Proceeds will benefit the producer’s charity From One Hand to Another.
Call it the house that rap built. On Monday, Roc Nation announced a partnership with Kanye West’s “creative house” DONDA to manage Donda Music. But don’t worry, it doesn’t appear as though G.O.O.D. Music is going anywhere anytime soon. Details HERE.