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The 2023 Oscar nominations are here, and it wouldn’t be the Oscar nominations if there weren’t a bunch of people on Twitter getting really mad at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The nominations for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, hosted by Riz Ahmed & Allison Williams, which you can watch on the Oscars YouTube page. Eligible films for the 2023 Oscars include titles released from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, and had to have at least a 7-day qualifying run in theaters in a major U.S. city during that time.

The 2022 movie year marked a return to theaters for Hollywood, with box office hits like Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar Way of Water, after two years of streaming supremacy thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But streaming services didn’t just go away. Netflix came through with nominations for All Quiet on the Western Front, Blonde, RRR, and more.

But again, it wouldn’t be the Oscars if people weren’t unhappy. Read on for a breakdown of the 2023 Oscar snubs and surprises, and find the list of 2023 Oscar nominations here.

OSCAR SNUBS 2023:

Viola Davis for The Woman KingWhile there were a few well-deserved surprises in the nominations for Best Actress, there were also some harsh snubs, and the biggest oversight has to be Viola Davis for The Woman King. Most assumed the Academy Award-winner was a shoo-in for a nomination—but apparently not! In fact, The Woman King was overlooked entirely. Boo hiss.

Danielle Deadwyler for Till: This one in particular hurts. All the experts were predicting a banner awards year for Danielle Deadwyler, thanks to her performance as Emmett Till’s mother in this civil rights drama. We can only imagine what a letdown it was for Deadwyler not to see her name on the nomination list this morning.

Tom Cruise for Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise has been flying high in Hollywood this year since the rousing financial and critical success of Top Gun: Maverick, which got plenty of nominations in other categories. But the Academy overlooked Cruise himself for Best Actor. Maybe after Will Smith’s slap last year, the Academy wasn’t feeling so friendly toward Scientologists.

Charlotte Wells for Aftersun: There are too many egregious oversights in the all-male nominees for Best Director to count, but one of them has to be Charlotte Wells for her deeply personal feature film debut, Aftersun. She didn’t create that breathtaking “Paul Mescal dancing to Queen” scene for this!

Sarah Polley for Women TalkingThank god Women Talking managed to pull off the Best Picture nomination, but would have killed the Academy to name a single woman for Best Director? Really?

Jessie Buckley and Claire Foy for Women Talking: One last gripe on the Women Talking front—if you saw the movie, you know that at least one of those performances deserved a nomination. Either would have made me happy!

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio for Best Song: Listen, I don’t know about you, but “Ciao Papa” has become the adorable soundtrack to my life these days. Where was the love for that little puppet?

Spirited for Best Song: Hugh Jackman got his wish—that catchy “Good Afternoon” tune from the Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell Christmas movie didn’t manage to snag a nomination.

Descendant for Best Documentary Feature: If you haven’t seen this compelling Netflix documentary about the discovery of the last slave ship in America, add it to your watchlist ASAP. It definitely deserved a nomination.

OSCAR SURPRISES 2023:

Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie: Shout-out to Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchette, who pushed a last-minute Oscar campaign for Andrea Riseborough’s little-known drama about an alcoholic, To Leslie, and actually managed to get Riseborough the Best Actress nomination. What an underdog story!

Brian Tyree Henry for Causeway: This was a pleasant surprise for this Apple TV+ drama starring Jennifer Lawrence—Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry nabbed a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Well-deserved!

Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All At Once: While Jamie Lee Curtis was all but guaranteed to get the Best Supporting Actress nomination, the fate of her talented co-star, Stephanie Hsu, was less sure. But thankfully, the Academy came through, and you could hear the screams of support for Hsu when her name was announced.

Ana de Armas for Blonde: For a while it seemed Netflix’s controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic would be shut out of the 2023 Oscars entirely, but Ana de Armas was honored with a Best Actress nomination for her heartbreaking portrayal of this troubled star.

Paul Mescal for Aftersun: While I’m bummed Charlotte Wells didn’t get the recognition she deserved, at least Mescal snagged a surprise Best Actor nomination for his performance in Aftersun. At least someone is being awarded for that “Under Pressure” scene!

The Sea Beast: An unexpected but certainly not unwelcome nomination was the nod to Netflix’s The Sea Beast for Best Animated Feature. It really was beautifully animated!

The Oscars will air on ABC on March 12, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET.




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Chrishell Stause shares pic from hospital bed after removing ovarian cyst

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Chrishell Stause spent her Wednesday in a hospital, revealing she underwent a “minor surgery” to have an ovarian cyst removed.

The reality TV star, who is best known for starring in the hit Netflix show “Selling Sunset,” shared a snap from the hospital bed shortly after the operation took place.

Stause told her 3.6 million Instagram followers that the cyst had caused her major discomfort, forcing her to have it removed.

“Had minor surgery today and had a large ovarian cyst removed,” the 41-year-old wrote on her Instagram Story. “Thank you Dr. Hakakha for taking such good care of me.”

Stause went on to issue a suggestion to her fans, urging them to get a check-up if they experience “bad, unexplained cramps.” She went on to tell followers, “Don’t ignore it.”

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Stause said she was experiencing “bad, unexplained cramps.”
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The “All My Children” alum added that she was “feeling good” and was “being looked after by my 💜,” possibly in reference to her partner, G Flip.

Stause revealed in May 2022 on a reunion episode of the hit Netflix show that she was in a relationship with G Flip, 28, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

The pair first laid eyes on one another at a Halloween party in LA in 2021 but reconnected at another gathering months later.

Chrishell Stause hugging G Flip as they take a selfie.
Stause is currently dating musician G-Flip, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Chrishell Stause and G Flip holding hands as they walk together.
Stause is currently dating musician G-Flip, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.


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Stause is currently dating musician G-Flip, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.


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Stause – who was fresh off her breakup with her “Selling Sunset” boss and co-star, Jason Oppenheim – said she shared a kiss with G Flip at the bash, but initially didn’t think much of it.

The lovebirds later had the chance to get to know each other while filming a steamy music video for G Flip’s single “Get Me Outta Here.” Stause played G Flip’s love interest in the clip.

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Chrishell Stause is best known for starring in the hit Netflix show “Selling Sunset.”
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After sparks flew, the pair decided to go public with their romance on the “Selling Sunset” Season 5 reunion.

Days after Stause went public with the relationship, G Flip got a tattoo on their leg of the song’s title.

As well as her ill-fated romance with Oppenheim, Stause was previously married to “This Is Us” star Justin Hartley. The pair tied the knot in 2017 but called it quits just two years later.


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Elon Musk’s Neuralink may have illegally transported pathogens, animal advocates say – One America News Network

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By Rachael Levy

(Reuters) – An animal-welfare organization said it plans to ask a U.S. government agency on Thursday to investigate Elon Musk’s brain-implant company Neuralink over records it said show potentially illegal movement of hazardous pathogens.

The Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine (PCRM) said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which was shared with Reuters, that it has obtained emails and other documents that suggest unsafe packaging and movement of implants removed from the brains of monkeys. These implants may have carried infectious diseases in violation of federal law, PCRM said.

The letter said records that the group obtained showed instances of pathogens, such as antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus and herpes B virus, that may have been transported without proper containment measures.

PCRM’s letter adds to the scrutiny facing Neuralink, which is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological ailments.

In December, Reuters reported that Neuralink has been under a federal investigation over potential animal welfare violations and that some of its staff made internal complaints about experiments being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths.

The incidents that involved potential breaches of hazardous material transportation regulations happened in 2019, when Neuralink relied on University of California, Davis to help carry out its experiments on primates, according to the documents cited by PCRM.

While Neuralink’s partnership with UC Davis ended in 2020, PCRM said the company continues to employ the neurosurgeon who oversaw the experiments and other staff involved may also still be employed.

Reuters reviewed the UC Davis records cited by PCRM in its letter. It is unclear whether further records exist that provide a different or fuller account of what happened. PCRM obtained the records from UC Davis through public information requests. Neuralink messages and records not shared with UC Davis are not subject to such information requests.

Representatives for Neuralink, including Musk, and the Department of Transportation did not respond to comment requests. A UC Davis spokesperson would only say that the university abides by all biohazard and lab safety regulations.

PCRM’s letter said pathogens were carried on removed implants from monkeys after improper sanitization and packaging. The group said those pathogens could cause serious health issues in infected humans, such as bloodstream infections, pneumonia and severe brain damage, among other problems.

PCRM, which opposes the use of animals in medical research, did not identify any harm as a result of these incidents, but said Neuralink’s actions “may pose a serious and ongoing public health risk.”

“The company’s documented track record of sloppy, unsafe laboratory practices compel DOT to investigate and levy appropriate fines,” PCRM said in the letter.

PCRM said it also found instances that appear to describe UC Davis employees urging immediate biohazard training for Neuralink employees following incidents that had caused contamination concerns. On one occasion in April 2019, a UC Davis employee wrote in an email that the university’s primate center is “at risk” for “monkey contaminated hardware.”

“This is an exposure to anyone coming in contact with the contaminated explanted hardware and we are making a big deal about this because we are concerned for human safety,” wrote the employee, whose name was redacted from the records.

PCRM has raised concerns about Neuralink in the past. Last year, it wrote to federal officials about alleged animal-welfare issues during Neuralink’s research partnership with UC Davis, citing another set of records it obtained. A federal prosecutor in the Northern District of California referred PCRM’s complaint to the USDA Inspector General, which later launched the federal probe into Neuralink, Reuters previously reported.

During its partnership with UC Davis, Neuralink grew frustrated with what it regarded as the slow pace of testing on primates, current and former company employees told Reuters, and has since built out extensive in-house animal testing facilities. The company has missed deadlines set by Musk to proceed to human trials, however. His pressure on Neuralink’s staff to make progress contributed to mistakes plaguing some experiments, Reuters reported.

(Reporting by Rachael Levy in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Greg Roumeliotis and David Gregorio)

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Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss’ widow Allison files for half of his estate after his death

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Allison Holker Boss, the widow of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, has asked a California court to grant her half of the late dancer’s estate after he died without a will.

Stephen, who was a regular fixture on “The Ellen Show,” died by suicide on Dec. 13. He was 40.

In court documents obtained by Page Six Wednesday, Allison filed a California Spousal Property Petition in the Superior Court of California on Feb. 6 to formally request all of her late husband’s assets to be put in her name.

As Stephen did not have a will in place at the time of his death, Allison asked the court for “confirmation of property belonging to the surviving spouse” and “determination of property passing to the surviving spouse” — a standard procedure in such cases.

In the filing, Allison Boss, who shared kids Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3, with the late dancer, said he did not have a net worth when they married in 2013.

Allison said he “owned only personal effects of little value” before landing a permanent spot on “The Ellen Show.”

Allison shared a photo with her late husband on Instagram.
Allison Holker Boss shared a photo with her late husband on Instagram.
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The filing also mentions the property the mother of three wants to receive as Stephen’s surviving spouse but notes she is not requesting administration over her late husband’s estate.

“This includes any interest in a trade or business name of any unincorporated business or an interest in any unincorporated business that the deceased partner was operating or managing at the time of death,” the documents state.

She said there were “no written agreements between” them prior to his death, as she requested Stephen’s half of Stephen Boss Productions and his Goldman Sachs investment account.

Per the court filing, Allison is also requesting royalties from Cast and Crew Production Services; Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.; GEP Talent Services, LLC; and SAG/AFTRA.

Allison Holker Boss and Stephen "tWitch" Boss in a promo shoot for "Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Special."
Allison Holker Boss and Stephen “tWitch” Boss in a promo shoot for “Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Special.”
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Stephen was found dead in a Los Angeles motel room near his home in California at the age of 40 after he took his life via a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities also found a suicide note which alluded to previous struggles but its exact contents have not been released.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.




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