<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usWed, 01 Mar 2017 10:24:32 -0800Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:24:32 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[High-Profile Customs Nightmares Worry US Travel Industry]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:37:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/split-MemIbtihaj.jpg

The son of a recently deceased global icon, a beloved Australian children's book author, a renowned authority on the Holocaust and a U.S. Olympic fencer. What do they have in common? In recent weeks each has recounted harrowing details of being caught in a customs nightmare when trying to enter the United States.

As those stories and others were grabbing headlines, NYC & Company, the city’s tourism marketing agency, released an ominous forecast directly tied to new immigration enforcement policies.

"Following tourism growth over the last seven years, this new forecast shows a drop in inbound international travel to New York City this year at a loss of 300,000 visitors compared to 2016," the tourism agency said Tuesday in a statement. "This is the first drop in visitation since the start of the recession in 2008." 

Here is a look at some of the high-profile cases in recent weeks that have the travel industry worried.

Early February: While returning from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and Ali's first wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were detained by immigration officers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. 

He asked me 'What is your religion?' And I was like why would you ever ask me what my religion is, does it matter," Ali Jr. told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied Ali was stopped because of his religion.

Feb. 6: Australian children’s-book author Mem Fox was detained following a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Fox, on her way to a paid speaking engagement in Milwaukee to deliver a speech about the importance of diversity, said she ran afoul of immigration officials when she revealed she was receiving a fee for her appearance. 

Fox said she left humiliated by the experience. In an opinion written piece for the Guardian, the author said the incident fundamentally changed the way she felt about the United States.

"In that moment I loathed America. I loathed the entire country," she wrote. "And it was my 117th visit to the country so I know that most people are very generous and warm-hearted. They have been wonderful to me over the years. I got over that hatred within a day or two. But this is not the way to win friends, to do this to someone who is Australian when we have supported them in every damn war. It’s absolutely outrageous." 

When asked for comment about Fox’s account of her ordeal, Jaime Ruiz, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at LAX, cited privacy concerns and told NBC he could not speak directly about her incident. The spokesman instead offered a blanket statement reading in part, "Our dual mission is to facilitate travel in the United States while we secure our borders, our people and our visitors from those that would do us harm like terrorists and terrorist weapons, criminals, and contraband."

Feb. 9: In an interview with Popsugar.com, U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics, revealed she was detained by customs at an airport.

"I personally was held at customs for two hours just a few weeks ago. I don't know why. I can't tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I'm Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn't change how you look and how people perceive you," Muhammad said.

"Unfortunately, I know that people talk about this having a lot to do with these seven countries in particular, but I think the net is cast a little bit wider than we know. And I'm included in that as a Muslim woman who wears a hijab," she said.

Feb. 22: French historian Henry Rousso, a pre-eminent scholar on the Holocaust, was detained for more than 10 hours by federal border agents in Houston. Rousso was told he wouldn’t be allowed to enter the United States before lawyers intervened on his behalf. 

Customs and Border Protection did not respond to a request for comment on his case.

In January, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), released a statement following Trump's now stalled travel ban to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen) that warned the action could hurt travel to the U.S.

“Global challenges demand global solutions and the security challenges that we face today should not prompt us to build new walls; on the contrary, isolationism and blind discriminatory actions will not lead to increased security but rather to growing tensions and threats”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

“Besides the direct impact, the image of a country which imposes travel bans in such a hostile way will surely be affected among visitors from all over the world and risk dumping travel demand to the USA” added Mr Rifai.

In an interview by NBC News, Nadejda Popova, a travel project manager for market research firm Euromonitor, also expressed concern about the ultimate impact the customs crackdown will have on travel into the U.S.

"The ambiguity of these very latest developments introduced by President Trump is casting a shadow over the future travel demand to and from the U.S., especially as many trade representatives are concerned that such changes could bring similar types of retaliation from other countries," Popova said. "The new executive order could also impact how the U.S. is perceived as a tourism destination and how open to foreign travelers it will be in the future." 

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Calls to Homeland Security were not returned.

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<![CDATA[Oprah Never Considered a Presidential Run — Until Trump]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:50:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/oprah-rubenstein.jpg

Oprah 2020?

The media mogul may consider a run for president now that another TV star has proven that prior government experience isn't necessary for the job.

Oprah Winfrey seemed to suggest that she's shifted her thoughts on a presidential run of her own, with a thinly veiled reference to President Donald Trump, in a video clip published Wednesday of Bloomberg's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations." 

"I never considered the question even a possibility," she said, when asked if she ever considered a run.

Rubenstein said it's clear that experience running the government isn't a prerequisite, since Trump was elected without ever serving in office.

"I thought 'Oh, gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough.' And now I'm thinking, '...Oh...Oh!'" Winfrey replied, with an intrigued look on her face as the audience applauded.

Days after Trump won the election, filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and voiced support for a Winfrey run.

"Democrats would be better off if they ran Oprah or Tom Hanks," he said. "Why don't we run beloved people?"

Winfrey campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race.

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<![CDATA[Melania Trump Style Guide ]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:56:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DiptychMelania1.jpg First lady Melania Trump brings her fashion sense as a former model and designer from the campaign trail to the White House. ]]> <![CDATA[Coachella Goes Gaga After Beyonce Bows Out]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:17:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gaga.png

Attention, Little Monsters: Lady Gaga is coming to Coachella.

The diva announced Tuesday night that she will perform at the music festival in April. Gaga will take the headlining spot that had been Beyonce’s; pregnant with twins, the superstar announced last week that her doctors recommended she bow out. She rescheduled her performance for next year.

"Let's party in the desert!" the "Born This Way" singer tweeted while sharing the adjusted lineup Tuesday evening.

Gaga is set to launch her "Joanne" world tour this summer, so Coachella, the annual, multi-weekend Indio, California, event (scheduled for April 14-16 and 21-23), will be a warm-up for her of sorts, though she may have given fans a sneak peak of what to expect with her Super Bowl half-time performance in February.

Besides Gaga, other performers at the festival will include Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar.

Last year's biggest names included Guns n' Roses, Calvin Harris and LCD Soundsystem.

The Associated Press contributed to this report -- Ed. 

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Author Reza Aslan Worries for US Immigrants]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:41:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/reza-aslan-seth-meyers.jpg

Author Reza Aslan talks to Seth Meyers about being an Iranian immigrant in the U.S., and how he worries the Constitution won't protect him and other immigrants from bigotry.

<![CDATA[Adele's Grammy and Other Jokes Seth Meyers Can't Tell]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:33:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jokes-seth-cant-tell.jpg

Seth Meyers doesn't feel he can tell some of his jokes, so he enlists the help of his two female writers to tell the jokes for him.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Alicia Keys Lost It That Time Prince Called Her]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:12:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alicia-keys-talk-prince.jpg

Alicia Keys was clueless about having to ask permission from the Purple One himself in order to sing a Prince song on her debut album. Then he called her up on the phone.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Wheel of Musical Impressions With Alicia Keys]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:01:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alicia-keys-musical-wheel.jpg

Jimmy Fallon challenges Alicia Keys to a game of random musical impressions like Adele and "The Alphabet Song."

<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Rihanna, Tom Hiddleston and More ]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:29:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-646371482.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Love and Loss: Kenny Goss Remembers George Michael]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:52:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DSC_5680.JPG

Ever since the sudden death of pop superstar George Michael, his former partner has stayed out of the spotlight. But now North Texan Kenny Goss is sharing memories of the man with whom he shared much of his life.

"I really miss him," Goss said in an exclusive interview with NBC 5.

Goss met Michael in Los Angeles in 1996.

"We just met out in L.A. at a restaurant. He asked me out," Goss said.

That was the beginning of a relationship that would last more than two decades, first as a couple and later as friends.

The two men shared a life in the glare of George Michael's worldwide fame.

"I don't think he liked being a star at all when I met him. I don't think he got into music at all for fame. He just loved being a musician," Goss said.

There were difficult times, like Michael's arrest for cruising for sex in a public restroom.

"When somebody’s being so crazy publicly … I just loved him, certainly didn't judge him. It was bad enough everybody else was talking about it," Goss explained. "I think we both wished certainly that we would have stayed together."

Michael would write several songs about his relationship with Goss. "Amazing," "American Angel" and "Where I Hope You Are," are all about their life together.

The two also started the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, which raises money for charities and helps develop young artists. The foundation has raised millions of dollars for causes such as the MTV Staying Alive Foundation dedicated to the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Generosity was a priority for Michael. Goss said his partner gave away tens of millions of dollars, almost always anonymously.

"He always said to me more than once, 'How much money does someone really need? So many people think I've got to keep all this money and be super rich.' He really believed that you help people a lot and you only need a certain amount of money in your bank account," Goss said.

Fans learned in 2011 that the couple had split. Goss said there were no hard feelings.

"There's no huge story at all. There's no craziness that I got upset or he was upset with me," Goss said.

Goss said they continued their friendship and stayed connected through their work with the foundation.

Goss learned of Michael's death on Christmas Day in a phone call from Michael's manager, Michael Lippman.

"I said, 'Hey, Michael, how you doing? Tell Nancy I said hello. Merry Christmas!' And he said, 'Kenny, you haven't heard?' I found out that way. He said, 'George is dead,'" Goss said. "And I just went, 'Wow.'"

The days and weeks that followed were difficult for Goss. He said he knows nothing about the circumstances surrounding Michael's death, who was discovered in bed by his boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz. Goss said seeing the worldwide tributes to his former partner have been heartwarming.

"They loved him," he said.

Goss said the foundation that bears both of their names will continue.

"It won't stop until I decide it will. It's my decision. I think in death he was even more proud of it," Goss said.

Goss is currently preparing for the upcoming MTV RE:DEFINE event in Dallas, which will raise several million dollars for the Staying Alive Foundation.

More than two months after Michael's death, Goss said he still feels Michael's presence.

"All the time, yeah. I'm always asking him questions. Like coming to do this interview, I'm like, 'Darlin' I hope this is OK,' because he's really private," Goss said.

And when asked about what he would say to the man he still calls his longtime love, Goss says this: "I said it all to him already. There wasn't anything we left unsaid. 'I love you.'"


MORE: The Dallas Morning News: Dallas' Kenny Goss opens up about George Michael, their art foundation

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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Kate Visits Ronald McDonald House]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:29:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cate-2222.jpg A look throughout the years at the royal family.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Jewish Hall of Fame Wanted Matthew Broderick]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:31:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/matthew-broderick-late-night.jpg

Matthew Broderick sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about the time an audience member at his play told him the Manhattan Jewish Hall of Fame wanted to induct him.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's Speech to Congress]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:23:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Seth+Meyers+closer+look+trump.jpg

Seth Meyers talks about President Donald Trump's first address to Congress and what issues he might include, such as the need to spruce up a few tunnels.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Ed Sheeran and the Roots Sing 'Shape of You']]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:42:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ed-sheeran-tonight-show.jpg

Ed Sheeran joins Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the "Tonight Show" Music Room to perform "Shape of You" with classroom instruments.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Rappers, Aaron Paul, Keri Russell Play 'Password']]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:16:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/aaron-paul-tonight-show.jpg

Things get super competitive when Aaron Paul and Gucci Mane team up against Keri Russell and 2 Chainz in the game "Password."

<![CDATA['Biggest Loser' Host Bob Harper Suffers Heart Attack ]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:55:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/biggestloserheart.jpg

Fitness trainer and host of NBC's "Biggest Loser" Bob Harper says he is recovering from a serious heart attack that left him unconscious for two days.

Harper tells TMZ he was working out in a gym in New York City this month when he collapsed. He says a doctor who also was in the gym performed CPR on him.

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The 51-year-old Harper says he spent eight days in a New York hospital and has not yet been cleared to fly home to Los Angeles.

Harper has been a fixture on all 17 seasons of "The Biggest Loser." He served as a trainer on the show from 2004 to 2015. He took over as host of the reality weight loss program last year.

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<![CDATA[Logan's Last Run: Jackman on Wolverine's Final Film]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:19:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/loganny.jpg

Hugh Jackman dons the adamantium claws one final time in "Logan," which hits theaters Friday. Jackman, along with co-stars Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal took part in a special screening and fan event in New York Friday as they prepared to say their final farewell to the character.

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Jackman, who first portrayed Wolverine in 2000, said the evening was somewhat bittersweet knowing he'd never play the character again.

"I think we got to the real bottom of this character and who he is," Jackman says. "In the end it's a movie about family."

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Stewart believes what sets this film apart from earlier incarnations is the raw emotion you'll see on screen.

Fans will see, "Real people. Conversations. A lot of emotion and some sensational action," Stewart says.

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<![CDATA[O'Donnell to Lead Protest Against Trump on Tuesday]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:29:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/RosieTrump.jpg

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s first address of a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, there will be a rally against the new administration in front of the White House, led in part by actress and television personality Rosie O’Donnell.

In partnership with the ACLU, MoveOn.org Civic Action, National Nurses United, Hip Hop Caucus, DailyKos, Our Revolution and others, anti-Trump protesters will rally together to protest the president’s agenda, which “does not represent the values of the American people.”

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Speakers at the event will include people who say they were directly affected by Trump’s first month in office, including members of LGBTQ community, environmental groups and immigrants rights groups.

"We rally not only to resist but to build a movement of millions working for social, environmental and economic justice,” Larry Cohen of Our Revolution said in a statement.

The feud between O’Donnell and Trump spans years. During her tenure on “The View” O’Donnell was openly critical of Trump, and he infamously called her a “pig” during a Republican presidential primary debate. O’Donnell has tweeted openly against the Trump administration, and even offered to play adviser Stephen Bannon for “Saturday Night Live.”


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<![CDATA[Social Media Erupts Over #GaryFromChicago During Oscars]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:19:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Gary+From+Chicago.png

Aside from the unforgettable best picture blunder, one of the most-talked about moments from Sunday night’s Oscars came from a Chicago couple who stole the spotlight, and the hearts of viewers, in the middle of the show. 

Gary Coe and his fiancée Vicki Mines were visiting Los Angeles and riding a Hollywood tour bus when, in a prank led by host Jimmy Kimmel, they were unknowingly brought into the Dolby Theater during the live ceremony. The tour group had been told they were stopping to see an exhibit of Oscar dresses and gowns. 

“In a way it’s true,” Kimmel told the crowd before the unsuspecting tourists arrived. “They will see dresses and gowns, but they will be on people. So, they don’t know it but the moment they open the door, they are going to be on live TV and we are going to surprise them.” 

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Coe, who led the group with his fiancée, was brought toward the front of the stage by Kimmel before he was asked to introduce himself, all while recording every moment with his iPhone that was covered in a bright purple case. 

“You know that we are on live TV, so you don’t need to do that,” Kimmel joked as Coe answered every question with his eyes on his iPhone screen.

“I know, but I want to,” an awestruck Coe said. 

His fiancée quickly propped her cellphone on a selfie stick to record the moment as well. 

Singer Keith Urban captured the whole encounter from the front row with wife Nicole Kidman: [[414864363, C]] 

The Chicago couple, as well as the hashtag #GaryFromChicago immediately became a top-trending topic across social media. 

Many viewers resonated with their cliché, yet endearing, tourist behavior. 

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They ended up going home with much more than the memories captured on their cellphones. After the couple noted that they were planning on getting married in the summer, Kimmel asked Mines who her favorite actor was. She pointed to Denzel Washington, who was just an arms-length away. 

Washington quickly jumped up, even offering to officiate an impromptu wedding ceremony. 

“I now pronounce you husband and wife!” Washington proclaimed before posing for a selfie with the two. 

Before they made their departure, Kimmel called on actress Jennifer Aniston, who was sitting a few rows away, to give the couple something of a souvenir to take home with them. She quickly rummaged through her purse to find something before offering up her sunglasses.

And that’s not the only gift they will be getting.

Within hours, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Bulls and Giordano’s in their hometown of Chicago were among those giving the soon-to-be newlyweds offers of their own:

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<![CDATA[An Awards Show of Firsts: Records Set at the 89th Oscars]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:03:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/mahershala-first.jpg The 89th Academy Awards were full of memorable moments, from the first Muslim to win an Oscar for acting, to the dramatic, flubbed announcement for "Best Picture" when the awards show kept viewers and fans on the edge of their seats. Take a look.

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<![CDATA[Warren Buffett's Laguna Beach Pad Listed for $11 Million]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:28:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/lg16746519-residential-zp04e9-l.jpg Warren Buffett's Laguna Beach getaway is on the market for the first time in almost a half-century. You can own the "Oracle of Omaha's" Laguna Beach pad for $11 million.

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<![CDATA[Celebs Clink Glasses, Take Photos at Oscars Afterparties]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:49:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-645753410ali.jpg After an eventful 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, stars celebrated and chatted at the afterparties.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: A Hollywood Ending for 'Moonlight']]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:03:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-645721868+%281%29.jpg

“Moonlight,” the story of a young man searching for himself amid a hardscrabble upbringing in Miami, and “La La Land,” an old-school throwback musical about star-crossed lovers seeking fame in Los Angeles, sport little in common, save for bittersweet conclusions.

But shortly after midnight Monday, “Moonlight” scored a Hollywood ending – marking an awards show version of “Cinderella” where, amid unprecedented Oscars confusion, the right envelope finally fit the right movie.

All the questions that could answer how Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway ended up initially announcing “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner remained far from clear. Ballot tabulators PwC took responsibility for the error, saying that the presenters had been given the wrong category envelope by mistake. 

One thing is certain: “Moonlight” is a worthy victor in a year brimming with strong films.

“La La Land,” which notched a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations, is a fine movie that could have ended up going down in fandom annals as another good flick that unfairly became enshrined in greatness by a Hollywood establishment that too often over-rewards films about the entertainment industry.

There’s nothing glamorous about director Barry Jenkins’ brilliantly wrought and acted “Moonlight,” which traces, in three parts, the tale of Chiron, aka “Little.”

The character is introduced as a bullied, latchkey kid who is being raised by his crack-addicted mother (Oscar nominee Naomie Harris) and is befriended by her dealer (Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, who plays Juan with more nuance than menace). In the second part, Chiron is a high schooler dealing with his sexuality and worsening destabilization at home. In the third part, he’s a young man, hardened by prison and life as a drug dealer, but still sensitive and haunted by a past and a love he’s struggling to come to grips with.

The low-budget critical hit stood out in a year filled, as previously noted, with other searing dramas (“Fences” and “Manchester by the Sea”), true-life uplifting fare ("Hidden Figures" and "Lion") and intriguing sci-fi (“Arrival”).

There’s no need to feel sorry for “La La Land,” which took home six Oscars and whose team proved the epitome of grace amid the muddle on the Dolby Theatre stage in the ABC broadcast’s final moments. “Moonlight” scored three statuettes, including the one that counts most and could spur a deserved box office boost.

The two movies will now be linked forever in cinematic history, both winners in their own way, but with “Moonlight” outshining a lighter film that celebrated the “City of Stars.” Movie fans can only hope that the inevitable controversy and conspiracy theories bound to swell won’t overshadow the dramatic triumph of “Moonlight.”

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[And the Best Oscar Burn on Twitter Goes to...]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:25:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-645726660.jpg

When the team from "La La Land" on stage at the Oscars learned the best picture award was supposed to go to "Moonlight," producer Jordan Horowitz took to the microphone to deliver the news to the world. 

"This is not a joke," he said as he held up the winning envelope in one hand, a golden statuette in the other.

Devastating as that moment must have been for Horowitz, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and the rest of the cast and crew of "La La Land," social media did not get Horowitz's message.

The jaw-dropping finale had thousands and thousands of people sharing their shock — and jokes — on Twitter, comparing the unprecedented Oscars moment to one that recently happened at the Miss Universe contest, Photoshopping the winning envelope and more.

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