Kids these days.

In my day, we just asked a girl to prom and she always said, "No! Gross, get away from me!" Now it's a movie production-- it's Ryan Gosling and Hollywood. It's vegan iPhones and "can I be viral yet?" How can a lady turn that down?

For example, Jacob- the kid who recorded a song, recreated the opening of "La La Land," and is asking Emma Stone to prom.


Jacob, bud, you're making your friends look bad. They could only afford flowers, balloons, and a sincere handwritten card to ask their crushes to prom, the poor peasants. And think about this, how many girls in the video would love to go to prom with you. There's at least one. You know, the girl who helped you make this video and got her friends to be extras in it. Ask her, son. She's the one you're looking for.

If Emma Stone says no, I blame this guy.


Bah! Kids these days.

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You may remember that this year's Oscars ceremony ended with a real bang in the form of "La La Land" spending close to 2 minutes on stage accepting the award for Best Picture, that they didn't win.

And you may remember that one of the stars from "La La Land," Ryan Gosling, just kind of stood to the side and giggled throughout the ordeal.



In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gosling finally shared why he had the giggles-- he was just glad no one died.

What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt.

I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.

Truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won. I know the director [Barry Jenkins] … I've worked with them before. It's such a groundbreaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I'm so happy for them that they were being recognized.

And that's that.

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In case you missed it (and if you did, how?), the wrong Best Picture winner was announced at the 2017 Academy Awards.

What happened was -- Warren Beatty was handed the Actress in a Leading Role envelope, instead of the Best Picture envelope.

When Warren noticed an issue with the card, he paused (most people assumed it was for dramatic effect) and handed it over to his "Bonnie and Clyde" co-star Faye Dunaway, who simply went with it read off the movie title she saw -- "La La Land."

Here's proof:


After realizing the mistake, Warren made a second announcement saying, "I opened the envelope and it said, 'Emma Stone, 'La La Land.'' That's why I took such a long look at Faye and at you, I wasn't trying to be funny."

Long and short of it -- Warren Beatty is innocent.


Anywho, the mix-up triggered an onslaught of reactions from fans, viewers and, of course, the stars who were in attendance.

Here are some of the best reactions.

11 Celebrity Audience Reactions That Perfectly Summarize the Best Picture Fiasco:

1. Meryl Streep


2. Damien Chazelle


3. Trevante Rhodes


4. Octavia Spencer


5. Samuel L. Jackson


6. Taraji P. Henson


7. Taraji P. Henson (Again)


8. Emma Stone


9. Ryan Gosling


10. Barry Jenkins


11. All of These People


Here's the full moment... incase you missed it.

The internet can be both a horrible and wonderful place.

While some people are sharing encouraging words and life-changing insight through their keyboards, others can be found roasting people they don't even know -- namely celebrities.

So, in order to combat the haters, comedian Jimmy Kimmel sometimes invites a few of his famous friends to read some of the meanest, but also most hilarious, tweets written about them.

His latest round features some of our favorite Oscar-winning actors like Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Gosling and many more.

Be prepared to LOL -- hard.

Gary from Chicago is the person this country needs to carry us forward into every unknown situation we will face for the next 30 years.

Gary, fresh off a Hollywood tour bus and armed with a bag full of approximately 300 or so things and his purple-clad smart phone, walked into the 2017 Oscars like it was his mom's house and never looked back.


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Gary was a part of Jimmy Kimmel's skit which involved a group of tourists being dropped off in the middle of the Oscars and walked through the theatre. From what I can tell, it was totally unstaged.

Gary was in town with his fiancée, but given the opportunity to photograph every A-list celebrity on the planet, Gary left her in the dust several times.

Gary seemed to be the only tourist not starstruck by the occasion. Or maybe he was so starstruck his social anxiety took over and he just held his phone up and took around 900 pictures.

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Gary kissed the hands of Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. When Kimmel told Gary not to look into Ryan Gosling's eyes, he stared straight at him and took a photo of him about 12 inches from his face. From there he took a wedding gift from Jennifer Aniston and acted so cool around Denzel Washington it was like he was at his house the night before.


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At times, Gary was so in the zone that Kimmel couldn't even contain him. After Kimmel introduced him to new Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Gary just asked him to take his photo-- not to take a photo with him.

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There was no one in the room cooler than Gary from Chicago at the Oscars.

No one.

Like most of America (and probably the world), I love "La La Land."

Now, I'm not one of those crazy this is the best movie I've ever seen and it should win every award ever people, but I do have a huge appreciation for the light-heartedness and uniqueness of the film.

Oh, and Ryan Gosling's singing voice.

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Anywho, a couple in California decided to have a "La La Land"-inspired engagement shoot -- and I'm obsessed.

After seeing the Oscar-nominated film, photographer Marlies Hartmann of M. Hart Photography teamed up with newly-engaged couple, Ellen Wleklinski and Corey Collins, to make her dream of recreating the film a reality.

“Ellen and Corey are both native Californians who met and fell in love right here in LA, even though they grew up in neighbouring towns upstate," Marlies told BuzzFeed. “They visited the Griffith Observatory for one of their first dates... They were both huge fans of the film, and Ellen always felt that Corey looked like her own personal Ryan Gosling!"

If that's not goals, I don't know what is.

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Marlies picked the lucky couple because she thought they not only physically look like Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's characters from the film, but they act like them too.

"Ellen and Corey's relationship encapsulates the same romance, passion, playfulness and chemistry that was felt between Mia and Sebastian throughout the film," she told The Huffington Post. "Not only did they resemble the characters physically, but their relationship embodies all the best elements of Gosling and Stone seen in the movie."

So cute -- I can't handle it.

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Initially, Marlies was nervous to present her idea to the couple because she wasn't sure if they'd even seen the movie.

"I was initially hesitant to suggest it to them since I wasn't sure if they had seen or even liked the movie, but I threw out the idea and they loved it!" she told The Huffington Post. "They were both huge fans of the film, and Ellen always felt that Corey looked like her own personal Ryan Gosling!"

Well, we're sure glad things worked out!

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In case you haven't noticed, we are smack-dab in the middle of Oscar season. Or awards season, whichever you prefer.

Currently, movie theaters are chock-full of grade-A movies, actors are wrapping up their press tours, humans everywhere are claiming to see movies they haven't seen. Basically, the whole world is gearing up to see who will take home the most prestigious movie awards of the year.

This year, like every other, has presented some obvious and some surprise nominations. We've seen a lot (14, to be exact) of nominations for "La La Land," which is no surprise, and a lot of nominations for "Moonlight," which we didn't really see coming.

And while it's nearly impossible to pinpoint who and which movies are going to win this year, I can sure try.

2017 Oscar Winner Predictions:

Best Picture

Will Win: "La La Land"

Could Win: "Moonlight"

Should Win: "Lion"

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Will Win: Casey Affleck // "Manchester by the Sea"

Could Win: Ryan Gosling // "La La Land"

Should Win: Casey Affleck // "Manchester by the Sea"

Should Really Win: Sunny Pawar // "Lion"

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Will Win: Emma Stone // "La La Land"

Could Win: Isabelle Huppert // "Elle"

Should Win: Emma Stone // "La La Land"

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win: Mahershala Ali // "Moonlight"

Could Win: Dev Patel // "Lion"

Should Win: Dev Patel // "Lion"

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win: Viola Davis // "Fences"

Could Win: Octavia Spencer // "Hidden Figures"

Should Win: Michelle Williams // "Manchester by the Sea"

Best Director

Will Win: Damien Chazelle // "La La Land"

Could Win: Barry Jenkins // "Moonlight"

Should Win: Kenneth Lonergan // "Manchester By The Sea"

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win: "Manchester by the Sea"

Could Win: "Hell or High Water"

Should Win: "The Lobster"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: "Arrival"

Could Win: "Moonlight"

Should Win: "Arrival"

Best Animated Picture

Will Win: "Zootopia"

Could Win: "Kubo and the Two Strings"

Should Win: "Zootopia"

Best Documentary

Will Win: "O.J.: Made in America"

Could Win: "Cameraperson" or "I Am Not Your Negro"

Should Win: "O.J.: Made in America"

Best Original Song

Will Win: "City of Stars" // "La La Land"

Could Win: "Can't Stop the Feeling" // "Trolls"

Should Win: "City of Stars" // "La La Land"

Best Score

Will Win: "La La Land"

Could Win: "Jackie"

Should Win: "La La Land"

Best Cinematography

Will Win: "La La Land"

Could Win: "Arrival"

Should Win: "Silence"

Best Film Editing

Will Win: "Arrival"

Could Win: "La La Land"

Should Win: "Hacksaw Ridge"

Best Visual Effects

Will Win: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Could Win: "The Jungle Book"

Should Win: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Best Sound Editing

Will Win: "Hacksaw Ridge"

Could Win: "Arrival"

Should Win: "Hacksaw Ridge"

Best Costume Design

Will Win: "Jackie"

Could Win: "Allied"

Should Win: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Best Makeup and Hair Styling

Will Win: "A Man Called Ove"

Could Win: "Star Trek Beyond"

Should Win: "A Man Called Ove"

Best Production Design

Will Win: "La La Land" // David Wasco

Could Win: "Arrival" // Patrice Vermette

Should Win: "Hail Caesar"


The Oscars air Sunday, February 26 on ABC.

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