We’ll be recapping the 2014 Oscars today on POPSUGAR Live! Join Entertainment reporters Becca Frucht and Allie Merriam and Entertainment Director Becky Kirsch as they relive the night’s most memorable moments, biggest winners, best acceptance speeches, and more. We’ll also be joined by Fashion reporter Allison McNamara, who will help us break down the best and worst dressed at the Oscars, and…
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.”
Lupita Nyongo accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “12 Years a Slave” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama as they sit down to meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington March 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)
A general view of the U.S. Capitol in early morning snow in Washington, March 3, 2014. The National Weather Service predicted the storm will bring up to 9 inches (23 cm) of snow to the Washington area. Votes scheduled for Monday in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were postponed, and District of Columbia Public Schools have canceled classes REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (front C), accompanied by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (front L), walks to watch military exercises upon his arrival at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the … Credit: REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in Times Square, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in New York. Western powers are prepared “to go to the hilt” to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, “an incredible act of aggression” that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott of a Russian-hosted economic summit of global powers in June, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
“12 Years a Slave” Director Steve McQueen tells Reuters that his movie tells a “story never told.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Those “Nutrition Facts” labels on nearly every food package in grocery stores are getting a new look.
Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes proposed by the Obama administration Thursday. Serving sizes would be updated to make them more realistic. A serving of ice cream, for example, would double to a full cup, closer to what people actually eat.
The proposed overhaul comes as nutritionists’ views have shifted. While fat was the focus two decades ago when the labels first were created, there is now more concern about how many calories we eat. And serving sizes have long been misleading, with many single-serving packages listing multiple servings, so their calorie count is lower.
The idea isn’t that people should eat more; it’s that they should understand how many calories are in what they are actually eating. The Food and Drug Administration says that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not ideal consumption.
Anti-government protesters stand guard in front of Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east questioned the authority of the national parliament. Protesters took control of Ukraine’s capital and parliament sought to oust the president. (AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)
Finland forward Teemu Selanne, center, celebrates with teammates forward Lauri Korpikoski, left, and forward Mikael Grandlund after scoring a goal against the USA during the second period of the men’s bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters took control of Ukraine’s capital on Saturday, seizing the president’s office as parliament sought to oust him and form a new government. An aide to President Viktor Yanukovych said he had left Kiev for his support base in the country’s Russian-speaking east, but that he has no intention of abandoning power.
Canada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period of the men’s semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
(AP) - President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama at the White House Friday over the stern objection of China, which warned the meeting would “inflict grave damages” on the U.S. relationship with the Asian nation.Obama greeted the Dalai Lama while the Tibetan spiritual leader and fellow Nobel laureate was in the U.S. on a speaking tour. The meeting was closed to photographers, and, unlike during some previous visits, the Dalai Lama departed the White House without speaking to reporters.
Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova (C), Korea’s Yuna Kim (L) and Italy’s Carolina Kostner celebrate with their flags after the flower ceremony during the Figure Skating Women’s free skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato