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The 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Complete List of #Oscars2014 Winners

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Tinseltown’s biggest night ended with some well-deserved wins across the board, as the 86th Annual Academy Awards, more popularly known as The Oscars, was held Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

Here’s the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE: 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Great Gatsby

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING: Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): Mr. Hublot

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Frozen

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION): Helium

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: 20 Feet from Stardom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Great Beauty (Italy)

BEST SOUND MIXING: Gravity

BEST SOUND EDITING: Gravity

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Gravity

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gravity

BEST FILM EDITING: Gravity

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Great Gatsby

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Gravity

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Let It Go – Frozen

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Spike Jonze – Her 

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Reportedly Engaged

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Mila Kunis is reportedly engaged to his boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.

‘Crazy’ in love

Mila Kunis

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According to a report, the former “That 70s Show” lovers are all set to tie the knot and Kunis was even seen wearing a diamond ring while out shopping in Los Angeles.

A source confirmed, saying, “She is crazy about him!”

The two started dating in 2012 but they kept it under wraps early on. Kutcher finally made it official as he finalized his divorce from Demi Moore in 2013.

Officially hers

A source said the couple, who have been together for two years now, have been getting more and more serious about their romance.

Kunis is wearing what appears to be an engagement ring on her left finger while shopping.

Kutcher and Kunis met in 1998 as co-stars of the popular sitcom, in which they played an on-screen couple.

Mean LinkedIn Rejection Makes Internet Rounds

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A rejection letter posted on LinkedIn is making the rounds on the Internet as people deride it as unprofessional and demeaning.

A Heck of a Rejection Letter

The letter comes from a Cleveland professional who runs a job bank with over 7,300 subscribers, but has shut down her Twitter and LinkedIn accounts since the controversy. The professional in question has not yet made any official comment on the matter.

Some excerpts from the letter read: “Your invitation to connect is inappropriate…beneficial only to you and tacky. Wow, I cannot wait to let every 26 year-old jobseeker mine my top tier marketing connections to help them land a job

She ends the letter by saying: “I love the sense of entitlement in your generation and therefore I enjoy denying your invite…you’re welcome for your humility lesson for the year…Don’t ever write me again.”

Inevitable Backlash

According to social media experts, the exchange may have risen from a misunderstanding about the job bank’s policy on who it accepts invites from. The letter has since appeared on Facebook and Twitter, drawing angry responses for its rudeness and unprofessionalism.

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Split Up

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton couldn’t make it work in the end, as they have decided to separate after nearly nine years of marriage.

When love isn’t enough

Robin Thicke

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“We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the pair said in a joint statement.

“I knew she was special the night I met her. I was only 14, but she was already the most special girl,” Thicke said  in a September interview. “As a relationship progresses, you fall in love again in so many deeper ways. You realize that you need each other and you can’t live without each other.”

Third party

The two married in 2005 and have a son together, Julian.

News of separation comes after Thicke was photographed getting close to women other than his wife.

Last year, a socialite claimed she kissed the singer after meeting at a VMAs after-party. While recently, he was seen “dirty dancing” with a woman in Paris.

Drones, A Future Car Accessory

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Renault released a concept SUV that’s getting a lot of attention for its travelling friend, a drone.

The Flying Companion

Future Car AccessoryAccording to a Slashdot report, the “flying companion” takes off from the vehicles hatchback to check on traffic conditions and off-road hazards. Controlled by a dashboard tablet or GPS system the drone will feed images back to the vehicle, much like the early missions of its military counterparts.

But, analysts note that the drone is more gimmick than an actual production proposal at this point. The possibility however, is already raising red flags among those concerned about how it might affect driving if it becomes a reality.

Safety Concerns

Driving concentration will undoubtedly be affected, as solo drivers will refer to the images now and again. Air traffic control will also be an issue, as multiple drones will vie for air space with each other, as well as Amazons delivery drones, if that becomes a reality too.

Sergio To Take On Another Challenge: ‘Put Maserati On The Map’

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MaseratiSergio Marchionne managed the impossible when he revived Chrysler, merged with the Fiat, and energized both companies with his personality, all in four short years as CEO. Now Sergio wants to add another item on his challenges list: putting Maserati on the map.

The Name

Though Maserati is a brand with some recall on US consumers, it falls short on converting it to actual sales. The American luxury market prefers the likes of Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz, but Sergio wants to change all that.

The Plan

The CEO launched his campaign through a commercial ad on the Super Bowl, which is an unusual move for an inconspicuous brand, especially when competing with Chevrolet, Toyota, and Ford. But the ambitious part of the plan is yet to come. Marchionne wants to expand Maserati’s number of US dealer’s by two-thirds its current number and triple its annual global sales in two years.

Only time will tell if this aggressive plan pays off, but if there’s one thing Chrysler’s CEO has proven he can do, it’s win, and win big.

Japan’s Automotive Industry Bounces Back

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As the yen continues to weaken, the country’s automotive industry is enjoying a surge unlike anything it’s experienced before. All the Japanese automakers are shirking off half a decade of trials and are now in a golden age of record profits.

More Money to Spend

Japan’s AutomotiveThe mounting stores will last the companies through another downturn, if ever one occurs, as well as give them more leeway to invest in new factories, R&D, adding content, hold off on price increases, or add more incentives for their products.

In fact, the stores are so large that Toyota is planning to spend a record amount on R&D, a whopping $8.55 billion, that’s more than General Motors’ 2013 income of $3.77 billion. Even Honda is forecasting a 13% rise on R&D spending for the current fiscal year, amounting to $5.99 billion.

More Money to Come

Four companies – Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru – are forecasting net profits rise of more than 20 percent for the entire fiscal year.

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