I was a bit skeptical when Instagram sold its business to Facebook for a billion dollars. But apparently, CEO Kevin Systrom thinks otherwise.
When asked about his decision to sell his popular photo-sharing service to the biggest social network on the planet, Systrom certainly showed that he had no regrets despite wanting to sell his company for TWO billion dollars.
Well, like he said…sh*t happens. But personally, something tells me that this reaction is partly masking his disappointment. He probably wanted more money out of the sale!!
In a song dedicated to Facebook (yes, Facebook!), a group of people here gather together, join hands and praise the social networking site like it’s the gospel. With lyrics like: “Play a game, app or chat / And comment when I please / Stay in the loop or in a group / and “Like” what I see — hey yeah”, it’s hard to think that these people are being serious.
But considering that all the people in the video have seemingly genuine expressions, I guess you gotta appreciate the fact that these people want to thank Mark Zuckerberg for all he’s done even though it makes for an incredibly corny song.
Personally, I lasted about 10 seconds before I started cringing. But then again, these people are pretty good singers.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27th and the evening dragged on in it’s traditional lengthy fashion as it honoured the best of film in 2011.
The evening was full of predictable results, with some surprises thrown into the mix. Those included Kirk Douglas’ flirtatious shenanigans, Melissa Leo’s heartfelt f-bomb, James Franco in drag, Bob Hope’s brief resurrection, and the ‘In Memory’ tribute that somehow forgot to acknowledge Charlie Sheen’s career.
Franco and Hathaway lured in a younger demographic with their good looks and auto-tuned shorts of Harry Potter and Toy Story, but the awards still targeted the traditional Academy audience. Keep in mind that the average age of those voting in the Academy is 56.
As for the awards, the Best Picture went to The King’s Speech, Best Actor went to Colin Firth for his performance in The King’s Speech and Best Actress went to Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Other contenders that cleaned up were Inception with 4 awards and The Social Network took home 3,
Here is the complete list of winners and nominees:
127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
INCEPTION (Warner Bros Pictures)
THE FIGHTER (Relativity Media/Paramount Pictures)
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)
THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Co)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Sony Pictures)
TOY STORY 3 (Pixar/Walt Disney Studios)
TRUE GRIT (Paramount Pictures)
WINTER’S BONE (Roadside Attractions)
JEFF BRIDGES – TRUE GRIT
JAVIER BARDEM – BIUTIFUL
JESSE EISENBERG – THE SOCIAL NETWORK
COLIN FIRTH – THE KING’S SPEECH
JAMES FRANCO – 127 HOURS
It’s been over a month since I released my picks for this year’s Academy Award best picture category. I think it is time to revise the picks as the ceremony is getting closer and closer and I have seen more of the films.
Like last year, I am still disappointed by many of the “Oscar worthy” films this season, but that is a discussion for another time. Here is my list of nominees for best picture revised.
1. 127 Hours (Danny Boyle)
2. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
3. Black Swan (Daron Aronofsky)
4. The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper)
5. The Social Network (David Fincher)
6. The Fighter (David O. Russell)
7. Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik)
8. The Rabbit Hole (John Cameron Mitchell)
9. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
10. Made in Dagenham (Nigel Cole)
Pop Eater reports that JT was on-set shooting futuristic thriller “Now” when he hurt himself so badly he required crutches and rest. The film is on hiatus until Timberlake can get back on his feet and back into the action, which doctors are saying will take about two weeks.
He’s not completely incapacitated though – Timberlake appeared at the ArcLight theatre with his Social Network co-stars to answer some questions about the now infamous Facebook movie.
Until the MRI results give the “Now” crew the green light, the film will be completely ground to a halt.
Looks like “Now” may be a good time to start working on that next album, Justin?