Lincoln Park plans on MC5 50th anniversary events
The Lincoln Park Historical Museum and Society will honor the MC5's 50th anniversary with a series of events in July. The influential Detroit rock band will be feted July 11-12 with a special exhibit and concert. Plans are still coming together, but a Facebook page — facebook.com/MC5.LincolnPark — has been created to keep fans updated.
Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz clean up at Razzie Awards
While Hollywood was preparing to honor itself Sunday night, the Golden Raspberry Awards called out the worst films and actors of the year Saturday night. Kirk Cameron won Worst Actor, Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay for his film "Saving Christmas," Cameron Diaz was declared Worst Actress for her roles in both "The Other Woman" and "Sex Tape." Diaz was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress for "Annie" and Worst Screen Combo for "Sex Tape" with Jason Segel. Ben Affleck was bestowed the Redeemer Award, declaring that his performance in "Argo" and "Gone Girl" made up his acting in "Gigli."
Sean Penn gets heat for 'green card' joke
It seems somebody always says something they shouldn't at the Academy Awards. This year the foot-in-mouth award goes to Sean Penn, who enraged Twitter and other social media platforms while presenting the Best Picture award, which went to Mexican-born Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of "Birdman." "Who gave this (expletive) his green card?" quipped Penn before announcing "Birdman" as the winner. Actor Mario Lopez tweeted "ruining a fantastic moment with a green card 'joke' #tacky." Journalist Nina Terrero posted that "the problem w Sean Penn's statement is that it limits what Latinos are entitled to — certainly nothing which belongs to whites." The Twitter backlash even sparked the hashtag "penndejo" to trend (blending "Penn" with a Spanish word for an unsavory person). Iñárritu, who has worked with Penn in the past, said he found the comment "hilarious" and that the two have a "brutal friendship." The Latin Times also published an op-ed saying the backlash is unwarranted.
Emma Watson squashes Prince Harry rumors
British actor Emma Watson took to Twitter Sunday to remind fans not to believe everything they hear from the media. Australian magazine Woman's Day first reported that the "Harry Potter" star was dating England's Prince Harry. While she didn't outright dismiss the rumors, she did say: "Remember that little talk we had about not believing everything written in the media?!"
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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