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The actors in the audience at last night's Oscars were not acting at all when they were trying to figure out what the heck was going on stage at the Oscars last night. In case you weren't watching, there was a big mix up when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented he final award of the evening for Best Picture and the wrong film title was read.
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Our favorite baby laughs
We couldn't tease you with the baby laugh idea and not show you our favorite videos. Check out our absolute favorite baby laughs. Be sure to dress your own baby -- or your grandchild-- in clothing fit for a prince or princess, too!
Oh, these poor dogs!
Dads are very funny, we agree
Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, February 28 (Fat Tuesday) and you'll need some time to gather everything you need to laissez bon temps rouler (let the good times roll!). King Cakes, gumbo, masks and beads -- all are part of a tradition that goes back to medieval Europe, but which we associate with New Orleans thanks to Jean Baptiste Sieur de Bienville, a French-Canadian explorer. He landed about 60 miles south of New Orleans on March 2, 1699 on the eve of Mardi Gras, dubbing it "Pointe du Mardi Gras". A few years later, he founded Fort Louis de la Louisiane, now Mobile, where the very first American Mardi Gras was celebrated.
That town started Masque de la Mobile, a precursor to the famous krewes and 32 years after the hard working Jean came to the region, he founded New Orleans. Later, the city threw elegant balls which still go on today. By 1840, parades came into the picture and around 1870, all that bead throwing started happening.
Food, drink, fabulous costumes, all are part of this annual celebration of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the fasting of Lent. Now, it's celebrated all over the country, but you still have time to get to The Big Easy before next Tuesday! IN the meantime, start with making some King Cake.
We've found a truck full of stylish stuff for your pet but first, for those of you out there who have yet to get a pet (we like rhyming), start with this handy decision guide to help you find just the right dog, cat or small mammal. Just want to stick with dogs? Animal Planet has a guide to choosing the perfect dog for you. It always comes up PUG for us. Considering a bird? Some parrots live to be 80, so keep that in mind when choosing a pet bird. They do talk, however, which is more than we can say for a pug.
The glitz and glam of awards season is fun and all, but it's the movies that matter the most. The 89th Annual Academy Awards are on February 26, so you still have time to see all of those Oscar nominated movies. We at Limelight Deals make it a goal to see all of the films with nominees in the Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor and Actress, Actor and Actress, Screenplay, Documentary, Foreign Language and the Cinematography category. This year that means we should see oh, about 28 movies. We are well on our way, thanks to the ability to buy or rent these movies through Netflix and Amazon. We can even rent and stream them on the spot! Here are just a few to watch this weekend. Be sure to grab a big tin of popcorn from the Popcorn Factory first! If you know someone far away who is as big a film buff as you are, give them an handy eGift Card good at the Popcorn Factory, Cheryl's Cookies and more so they can pick out their own treats for movie night!
Where do we begin, to tell the story of...love? We don't. We let the professional novelists take care of that. There are so many wonderful love stories to put on your reading list, starting with that genre classic, Love Story by Erich Segal. It's that common and often tragic story -- rich boy meets working class girl, they fall in love, their parents don't like it, but they get married anyway. We're pretty sure most of you know the story, but in case you don't, the ending is not all that happy. Still, it's a beautiful story of tragic love, hearkening back to that other famous star-crossed lover classic, Romeo and Juliet. You simply have to get the movie with Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw. Check out this gem of a video with the stars of the 1970 movie. Ir's a fascinating look at how the movie was made and a fun look at their dynamic decades later.