Mahershala Ali

New dad Mahershali Ali won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the gay coming-of-gay film Moonlight.

As he took to the stage, the 43-year-old Oakland native made sure to give a special shout out to his wife Amatus Sami-Karim, the mother of his newborn daughter Bari Najma Ali, who was born on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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2015 Miss Universe Pageant - Show

This is the celebration we missed when the Miss Universe 2015 Pageant ended abruptly due to a colossal mixup between host Steve Harvey, the teleprompter guy, and the cue card.

The cue card that Steve Harvey should have read from correctly named Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach the winner of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. But Steve read from the teleprompter which named Miss Colombia the winner. The correct winner was eventually crowned but the show ended abruptly because it ran over its allotted time slot due to the mixup. The 2015 Miss Universe Pageant was taped live at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Oscar nominations

The Academy Award nominations were announced live this morning to much fanfare. Oprah’s vanity film ‘Selma’ received an unlikely Oscar nod. Click the link to see if your favorite actor or movie was nominated. By the way, fan favorite Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, was snubbed by the Academy for a Best Picture nom.

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Common and John Legend

The Golden Globes of the past have always been stiff, snobby, pompous affairs. Though no one really believed Oprah‘s vanity film ‘Selma’ had a chance of winning a Golden Globe award last night, rapper Common and singer/songwriter John Legend pulled off something of an upset by winning Best Original Song for the truly forgettable “Glory” off the ‘Selma’ soundtrack.

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