MORNING TEA: Bradley Cooper Technically Owns Ellen’s Oscar Selfie

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TMZ reports that Bradley Cooper — not Ellen — actually owns the most famous selfie in the world:

Here’s the way it works … the person who owns the now-famous photo is the person who actually took it … NOT the person who owns the camera or organized the shoot. … So unless Bradley signed his rights away to the Academy, he’s the copyright owner. Any use of the pic without his permission is a violation of the copyright.

Oops. Should I have emailed him before using it above?

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PHOTOS: The Gays Dazzled at the 10 Arts Oscar Viewing Party

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The third annual Oscar Viewing Party took place at the Ritz-Carlton on March 2nd. Guests donned their finest gowns and suits (some even wore black tie) to enjoy a pre-party before the screening of the famed awards show. They enjoyed a complimentary happy hour featuring Peroni beer and Casamigos Tequila cocktails, as well as light bites and desserts from the 10 Arts bistro.

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These GIFS of Celebrities Dancing With Pharrell at the Oscars Will Make You “Happy”

One of my favorite moments from last night’s Oscars is when Pharrell, who was singing “Happy,” the Oscar-nominated tune from Despicable Me, took to the floor to dance with a few celebs on the front row. Here, I’m celebrating the 20-second-ish moment of pure Oscar bliss with GIFS of him shimmying with Lupita, Meryl and wild child Amy Adams.

Lupita Nyong’o had been waiting for this moment all her life. I sense chemistry. 

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Guardian Slips Up, Says Bradley Manning — Not Bradley Cooper — Took the Record-Breaking Oscar Selfie

By now you’ve heard about Bradley Cooper and Ellen’s tweet that was heard around the world, but for a split second, some web readers may have been confused when The Guardian accidentally misidentified Bradley Cooper as Bradley Manning in their coverage of the milestone – yea, the WikiLeaks guy. Here’s the blurb they had to tag their coverage with:

This article was amended on 3 March 2014. The original stated that Bradley Manning took Ellen’s selfie. In fact, it was Bradley Cooper. This has been corrected.

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5 Most WTF-Worthy Oscar Musical Moments

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Every year the hype surrounding the Academy Awards tricks us into thinking we’re about to catch something exciting on TV, but inevitably the telecast is one big, much-too-long snoozefest. (I mean, how many people can a person really thank for best sound-mixing?) In honor of the instances that have actually succeeded in making it interesting over the years, we’ve rounded up five of the most WTF-worthy moments, starting with the undisputed queen of them all: Björk and her swan dress.

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5 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Mummers Mardi Gras, Korean Art at PMA, and More

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: The Official Gay Oscars-Viewing Extravaganza

1614048_10100924663044784_1838982421_oThe Oscars will be hitting gay TVs all over the world this Sunday, with homo-tastic performances like Idina Menzel singing current gay anthem “Let it Go, a Wizard of Oz tribute starring Liza (with a “Z”), a number by Upper Darby’s own Pink, and, hello, Ellen. In short: These are not the kinds of moments you want to experience at home alone in your PJs. Come to what we’re dubbing the Official Gay Philly Oscars-Viewing Extravaganza.

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MORNING TEA: Bradley Cooper and Will Smith to Present at the Academy Awards

A morning roundup of entertainment headlines you may have missed while snoozing. 

Philly film stars Bradley Cooper and Will Smith have been announced as presenters at this Sunday's Academy Awards.

Philly film stars Bradley Cooper and Will Smith have been announced as presenters at this Sunday’s Academy Awards.

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