Obama Calls Ellen’s Oscar Selfie “a Pretty Cheap Stunt”

President Obama on Ellen

President Barack Obama took his ObamaCare agenda to the Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday. Appearing via satellite from his man cave in the White House, Obama promoted his signature healthcare reform law to Ellen’s 5 million viewers.

Ellen did her part to urge her female viewers to sign up, saying “we’re all grateful for Obamacare.”

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Celebrity Style: MIU MIU Dress Worn by Lupita Nyong’o Sold Out

'12 Years a Slave' Los Angeles special screening red carpet arrivals

Lupita MIU MIU dress sold out

Add Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o's name to the exclusive list of Trendsetters and style icons who influence style fads by just breathing. The MIU MIU “Parrot dress” worn by Lupita at the 12 Years a Slave LA premiere has sold out everywhere. The MIU MIU Printed cady dress retails for $3,500 — if you can find it.

Lupita won the coveted Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her gut-wrenching portrayal of a slavemaster’s favored concubine in 12 Years a Slave.

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Celebs Out & About: Lupita Nyong’o

Celebrities at the LAX

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o was all smiles as she waded through a sea of paparazzi at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) today. Nyong’o, 31, won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in 12 Years a Slave on Sunday. Lupita was upstaged by her lesser famous sibling Peter Nyong’o, who attends Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Peter photo bombed a star-studded Selfie that was tweeted by Ellen Degeneres, who hosted the Oscars.

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’12 Years a Slave’ screenwiter says McQueen omission not a snub

John Ridley and Steve McQueen

12 years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley, right, exclusively tells Page Six that omitting the name of director Steve McQueen during his acceptance speech wasn’t intentional.

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12 Years a Slave Runs Away With Best Picture Oscar

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Steve McQueen‘s slavery-themed film 12 Years a Slave won the top honor at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Actor Will Smith, who was awarded a Razzie on Saturday for worst actor in a flop (After Earth), presented the Best Picture Oscar Award to 12 Years a Slave.

Director McQueen said: “Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live… I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”

It was another “end of white guilt” moment for the Oscar Academy who have conditioned audiences to believe that black actors are only at their best when they portray slaves or humble domestic help.

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The Selfie Seen Around the World

A star-studded Selfie Tweeted on Sunday by Oscar Awards host Ellen Degeneres broke a Twitter record that was previously held by U.S. President Barack Obama.

“We just crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history,” announced Degeneres after her Tweet was retweeted over one million times by Twitter users during the Oscar Awards telecast Sunday night.

Included in the All-Star Selfie were Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper (who actually snapped the Selfie), Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o and her bespectacled brother, and Angelina Jolie, among others.

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And the Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress Goes to…

Lupita Nyong'o Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o walked away with the coveted Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her gut-wrenching performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave Sunday night in Los Angeles.

“Yes,” exclaimed the 31-year-old actress as she hugged director Steve McQueen and her co-stars. Lupita thanked her family, her co-stars and her drama school during her emotional acceptance speech.

“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s,” she said, referring to the suffering of African slaves in America.

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