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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of a $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy With ABC

Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note 3, the phone that took the picture.

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President Obama: ‘We’re Building an Iron Man’ [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama spoke at a Manufacturing Innovation event on Tuesday and announced two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – in Chicago and Detroit - with a surprising revelation: "I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man."

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Jimmy Fallon Kicks Off ‘The Tonight Show’ With Will Smith, Tina Fey, Seth Rogen and Tons of Special Guests

Last night, Jimmy Fallon officially ushered in a new era of 'The Tonight Show' and, besides a move to New York City, already made the show his own. Can you imagine Jay Leno ever doing The Humpty Dance in a "The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing"?

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2014 Oscars: Seth MacFarlane Asked to Host Again

At this year Oscars, Seth MacFarlane caused quite a controversy as he hosted the ceremony with a number of risque bits and jokes (most notably the "We Saw Your Boobs" song from the opening monologues) but that was exactly what Oscar producers hoped MacFarlane would bring to the normally staid production. The 'Family Guy' creator previously said he has no interest in returning, the producers seemed to have liked the controversy (and the ratings that went with it) and MacFarlane has officially been invited to return to host the 2014 Oscars.

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Ben Affleck Could Be Hanged for ‘Argo’ Says Former White House Analyst

Ben Affleck was not nominated as Best Director for 'Argo' (a film that would later go on to win Best Picture at the Oscars) and lots of people thought this was a big problem. But if a former Reagan-era White House Analyst is to believed, Affleck may have an even bigger problem: being hanged for war crimes.

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2013 Oscar Nomination Fun Facts

As you may have heard, the 2013 Oscar nominations were announced today. There were lots of surprises and notable snubs but in all the nominations there are lots of interesting facts, you might not know. Like, which Oscar nominee got their start on the 1993 Vanilla Ice movie 'Cool as Ice?' Check out these 10 facts about the 2013 Oscar nominations and sound smart at your Oscar viewing party.

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Is This the Movie Theater of the Future?

Forget about 3D movies, pretty soon we could have 3D screens. At the 2012 Yeosu EXPO in Korea, Hyundai unveiled a new panoramic project screen that is actually made up of thousands of 11" x 11" cubes that can push in and out creating a rippling and pulsating effect on the screen. So not only can the image be in 3D but the screen could move along with it.

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