The Help Wins Big At Image Awards Houston Remembered

“The Help,” which chronicled the experiences of black maids in the 1960s, and the comedy “Jumping the Broom” were honored at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, and the life and career of Whitney Houston was celebrated with rousing gospel songs a week after the singer’s untimely death.

The box-office hit about black maids speaking out against their white employers in Mississippi in the early 1960s won best movie and acting awards for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. The film, Davis and Spencer have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Davis said “The Help” was an important movie because “the maid hadn’t been humanized before. I felt she remained a cardboard cut-out” before the movie was made.

“Jumping the Broom” also took home three award, for best actor Laz Alonso, Salim Akil and supporting actor Mike Epps.

The two-hour ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of people of color was tinged with grief over the death on Saturday of Houston, best known for her hit song “I Will Always Love You.”

Yolanda Adams, singing with a gospel choir, led the tribute on Friday, belting out a version of “I Love the Lord” from Houston’s film “The Preacher’s Wife” after video clips of a smiling Houston were shown receiving NAACP awards in the 1990s. Continue Reading…

Coachella 2012 Remaining $285 Passes to go on sale Friday

Coachella 2012 Remaining $285 Passes to go on sale Friday: Three-day passes for the two April weekends of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be available on the fest’s official site beginning at 10 a.m. Friday PST. Since the lineup was announced Monday afternoon, the Coachella site has been struggling to manage the traffic influx and has been largely shut down.

Rapper Dr. Dre will close the 2012 edition of the annual Indio festival, to be held for the first time over consecutive weekends, the first April 13-15 and the second April 20-22. Each weekend, featuring identical lineups, is a separate ticket. Only weekend passes are available.

Titckets were first sold for the 2012 editions of Coachella in June 2011. They were available for only a week, and it was unknown how many were snatched in the initial on-sale. Though the event was 10 months out and artists had yet to be announced, multiplying Coachella into separate festivals to be staged over consecutive April weekends didn’t seem to lessen the immediate rush for tickets. Wait times for tickets varies, but a 35-minute queue wasn’t out of the ordinary. Read More…

Right To Work House Democrats

Right To Work House Democrats: House Democrats brought state lawmaking to a halt in Indiana for much of this week, refusing for a third straight day on Friday to come out to their chamber floor in a procedural effort to stop “right to work” legislation at the center of a mounting battle over unions here. But by Friday afternoon Republicans in the Senate succeeded in moving the measure out of a committee to the full Senate, where passage is likely next week. And by the end of the day, even Democrats in the House — who could face steep fines for not attending the session in the coming days — seemed to hint that there was only so much they could do to stop the provision from eventual adoption. Read More…

ABC New Hampshire Republican Debate Tonight

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ABC New Hampshire Republican Debate Tonight: Tuesday’sNew Hampshireprimary voters most important baseball gloves not Republican Newt Gingrich, Romney fear theme or to see John Santorum complacency in a fight as their challenges.

 

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Jason McBride, the country’s first main condition does Romney function “only in the element I am gloves against complacency is a form of the function” concerned about “it’s a dilemma,” said. ”

 

Romney led to the election of a broad time inNew Hampshiresuch and so much more common is an understanding that is expected to win. Read More…

Portlandia Returns For A Second Season Look out Liberals

Portlandia Returns For A Second Season Look out Liberals: Plot where others have failed in the IFC design performance won a hit and (laughs) serious lefties skewering and scoring in twee hipsters

“Generous advertising bias” has been published, and not a response to closing specified, cross-talk wire TV spots hovering research and stage relationship conflict, a large number of that are gradually left the national press.

However, clear to everyday living ambiance of an average of products of a crazy comic. have fun to present liberal conservatives, Friday evening at the expense of live performances on the day, Jon Stewart, the Colbert Report with real-time expenditure Maher – but very little satire that is available in your krasheyars leaves look liberal.

So far, is that this design performance with the best turning comedy SNL IFC moderate Liberal to come in Sleater-Kinney Portlandia. Michael Armisen often, current and former musician Elizabeth Brownstein that liberal lefties are on the top electoral Portlandia zealotry, but should the father rather than failing, yelling this unique kind of display banners designed by abusive in a second period that his first term four. Read More…

Consumer Chief Says Controversial Appointment Won’t Slow Agency

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Consumer Chief Says Controversial Appointment Won’t Slow Agency: Rich Cordray, customer economical security Bureau’s new major guaranteed Friday that his debatable break consultation would not slow down the Organization.

And he proven this by stating its new power cash advance loan companies to Organization and other economical organizations outside the checking method to observe starts using instantly.

“The consultation is legitimate,” the Brookings Organization, a liberal-leaning Oregon Cordray think container said after a presentation. “I’m now the Manager of the Organization.”

The Organization was created by law 2010 economical change and present customer security regulations for other checking specialists have liability, but a Organization and especially economical companies that are not financial organizations – unless verified by the Us senate of a Manager was in place to oversee-unable to use new abilities. Read More…