The Critics' Choice Awards have added Star Wars: The Force Awakens as an 11th best-picture nominee. After announcing their nominees last week, the group's board of directors reconvened to add J.J. Abrams' Star Wars sequel to their best picture category. Its members hadn't been able to see The Force Awakens before sending in their ballots.
A copy of the new Quentin Tarantino movie The Hateful Eight that leaked online earlier this week has been linked to a top Hollywood film executive. The co-CEO of a production-finance company was sent the "screener" copy of Hateful Eight for year-end awards consideration. That copy was signed for by an office assistant and later shared online. The co-CEO says he never saw the DVD. The FBI is looking into it.
Steve Harvey may be the man behind this year's most awkward blunder on live television, but Miss Universe executives would love to have him back for 2016. A spokesperson for the pageant also laughed off suggestions that the mess-up at the competition was deliberately hatched to lure greater publicity. When asked if Steve Harvey's mistake automatically makes him a bad choice for next year's competition, he said he would love to offer Harvey a chance to redeem himself: "Look, the world forgives, the world forgets. It could happen to the best of us. He was so well intended, and he's such a good guy, and it was really such a mistake that I hope people don't hold this over him other than for just a good laugh and let it pass."
Mariah Carey's holiday hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" came out 21 years ago - but this year hit the Top 20 for the first time. When All I Want for Christmas Is You first came out in 1994, it wasn't available as a commercial single - you couldn't physically buy it.
Back then, a song had to be commercially available to be allowed on the Billboard Hot 100. A few years later that rule was changed, and in 2000 the song charted for the first time, reaching #83. Mariah's song has now climbed to #18: its best ranking ever.
It's sold 3.1 million downloads, making it the best-selling holiday download ever.
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