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Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Oscar

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar at the 88 Academy Awards Feb. 28.

The actor won for his lead role in the film “The Revenant,” in which he played “a frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s” in a fight for survival, after being “mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team,” according to iMDB’s website.

According to iMBD’s website, DiCaprio had been nominated for an Academy Award four times before his current win, for his role in “The Wolf Of Wall Street” “Blood Diamond,” “The Aviator” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”


Tiegs criticizes Sports Illustrated cover

Former model Cheryl Tiegs called plus-size model Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated cover “unhealthy,” CNN reported.

“I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 inches,” Tiegs said to CNN. “That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it.”

According to New York Daily News, Tiegs was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue three times in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Graham is the first plus-size model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.


‘Fuller House’ is receiving mixed reviews

On Feb. 26 Netflix released its latest original series “Fuller House.” The show is a revival of the ‘90s series “Full House” and stars most of the original cast with the exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The series received mixed reviews online, with Daniel Fienberg for CNN stating that “it’s doubtful that there will be a more painful 2016 TV episode than the “Fuller House’ pilot” and Todd VanDerWerrf for VOX writing that “the laugh lines are predictable. The gags play out exactly as you’d expect.”

According to CNN, the series features clips from and references to the original “Full House” throughout its episodes.

Ellinor Rundhovde
Staff Writer
Published March 2nd, 2016