Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars’ return to tradition mark a TV win? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2014, 5:00 a.m.. They’ve tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is … Read More

Ellen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people happy’ as Oscars host – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEllen DeGeneres talked to Robin Roberts about the ‘delicate balance’ of hosting the Oscars. When Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the … Read More

Stephen Curry’s triple-double helps Warriors blow out Knicks – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Stephen Curry had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in three quarters, Klay Thompson added 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors sent the frustrated New … Read More

Obama warns Russia: There will be costs to any military intervention in the Ukraine – Haaretz

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its … Read More

NY Rangers and Dan Girardi agree on six-year, $33 million contract extension – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — One down, one to go. Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi agreed to terms on Friday to a six-year, $33 million contract extension to remain with the … Read More

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s cause of death determined – Reality TV World

Reality TV WorldThe results of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s autopsy have been released nearly four weeks after the actor’s death. ADVERTISEMENT. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of … Read More

Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres trade goalie Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA – The St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres swung open the doors to the 2014 NHL trade season with a blockbuster deal on Friday night. The … Read More

Dazzling February sets up Miami Heat for stretch run to playoffs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comA not-so-subtle trend has emerged recently for the Heat. The two-time defending champions are destroying every team they play. The Heat finished off its best month of the season Thursday … Read More

LeBron James’ Mask Hides Miami Heat’s Real Story vs. New York Knicks – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportMIAMI—All ’round the rounded locker room, players were prompted for their perceptions of the black mask and the man who wore it so well. Norris Cole used the word … Read More

Philip Seymour Hoffman had heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines in system … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsDoomed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a host of hardcore drugs, including heroin, cocaine and amphetamines, the city medical examiner determined Friday. … Read More

Cleveland job bank operator Kelly Blazek shamed after brutal rejection letters … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe keeper of a Cleveland job bank online posting group is under fire after she ridiculed, embarrassed and trash-talked at least two job seekers who sought the … Read More

LeBron James: Even Better When in Disguise – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLooking like a cross between Zorro and Hannibal Lecter, LeBron James donned a menacing black mask against the New York Knicks Thursday night in order to protect his … Read More

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: ‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuarón likely headed for new … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar-watchers and movie fans notice the times when the Best Director winner doesn’t match up with Best Picture. It seems wrong, and out of sync. (When directors … Read More

Dan Girardi signs six-year extension with New York Rangers – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comDan Girardi has signed a six-year contract extension to remain with the New York Rangers the team announced. According to multiple reports including by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the deal is … Read More

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of drug mix – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA New York City coroner says Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, the Associated Press reports. Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines were what ultimately caused … Read More

‘The Flash’ image released: First look of Grant Gustwin under superhero’s cowl … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe first look at “The Flash” star Grant Gustwin in his super hero skivvies whipped up major buzz at super speed. Warner Bros. Television dropped the image … Read More

Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of … Read More

Gov. Chris Christie ‘Bridgegate’ 911 takes show chaos, anger at Fort Lee – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsRELATED: CHRIS CHRISTIE FIGURINE COMMEMORATING BRIDGEGATE. Officials in the North Jersey town have said the traffic jam — ordered up as a political slap at the local … Read More

Richie Incognito admitted to psych hospital in Arizona: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsTroubled ex-Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito has been admitted to a psych hospital in Arizona, according to a report. TMZ reported that Incognito was checked into a … Read More

Please, Oscars: Don’t Give ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Any Awards – Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you … Read More

Lupica: Chris Christie’s is a tale of high hopes and Port Authority dopes – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOn Election Night less than four months ago, Chris Christie did not just look like the darling of the Republican Party, he looked like the super-sized man … Read More