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Oscar's iconic moment and all of the snubs and surprises from the 89th Academy Awards

11 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Oscar's iconic moment and all of the snubs and surprises from the 89th Academy AwardsOscar's iconic moment and all of the snubs and surprises from the 89th Academy AwardsAdriana Floridia2/27/2017 11:21:00 Am

As crazy as that final moment from the 89th Academy Awards was last night, we need to celebrate.

Moonlight, a film made on a budget of 1.5 million dollars, about a gay black man struggling with his identity, is the first Lgbt film to win the Best Picture Oscar. It's also the first Best Picture winner with an all-black cast. Most importantly, its big Best Picture win will open many more opportunities for diverse film-making and the representation of minority voices.

We're still in shock and awe about how it all went down last night, in a major Oscars first. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage to present the Best Picture winner, the most coveted award a movie can win, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Oscars 2017: 'Moonlight,' Warren Beatty and the Perfect Hollywood Ending

11 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Forget it, Jake – it's La La Land.

No wait, sorry, there's been a mistake. it's Moonlight! Our bad.

What a glorious only-in-Hollywood fiasco, and what a sublimely insane ending to an Oscar night for the ages. It was just like the end of Bonnie and Clyde: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway bask in each others' glow, there's suddenly an awkward silence, they share a moment of doomed erotic eye contact ... and then oh, the carnage. The only thing missing was some sad banjo music. The Best Picture screw-up was »

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TV Review: Oscars Celebrate Cinema Through the Messy Power of Live Television

20 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just when you think the Oscars might be boring — a post-midnight twist makes them worth staying up for.

After one of the more pleasant if predictable runs of show in recent Oscars history, a complete best picture upset stunned at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, as “La La Land” — in the process of receiving the final and most prestigious Oscar of the night onstage — was interrupted by the revelation that the award in fact had been given to breakout “Moonlight.”

It’s an incredible story of “Moonlight,” a film that slowly caught the attention of a mainstream audience through the awards circuit and now has entered a hallowed canon of films. It’s less of one for the producers “La La Land” — which, while still winners of six other Oscars, were forced to make way for another film in the middle of their own acceptance speeches.

But that final-seconds revelation, and »

- Sonia Saraiya

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TV Review: Oscars Celebrate Cinema Through the Messy Power of Live Television

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Just when you think the Oscars might be boring — a post-midnight twist makes them worth staying up for.

After one of the more pleasant if predictable runs of show in recent Oscars history, a complete best picture upset stunned at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, as “La La Land” — in the process of receiving the final and most prestigious Oscar of the night onstage — was interrupted by the revelation that the award in fact had been given to breakout “Moonlight.”

It’s an incredible story of “Moonlight,” a film that slowly caught the attention of a mainstream audience through the awards circuit and now has entered a hallowed canon of films. It’s less of one for the producers “La La Land” — which, while still winners of six other Oscars, were forced to make way for another film in the middle of their own acceptance speeches.

But that final-seconds revelation, and resulting confused awkwardness, served to be one of the most equalizing and wonderful moments in Oscars history. It was hard to accept that “La La Land” had lost and “Moonlight” won, but somewhere in between good intentions and studio hype, both films got a chance to share the (literal) stage. And on a night that frequently ends up being about just one film — or one studio, or one auteur — Sunday night’s Academy Awards felt like they were a joyful, messy tribute to how revelatory and wonderful cinema can be, at its best and most ambitious.

They accomplished that by being great TV.

After the political firestorm that was this year’s Golden Globes, the Oscars began with a slightly tentative feeling. The same anger and frustration at American politics was present, but seemed a little less explosive; it felt like everything that happened during the ceremony was political — with a bit more restraint and grace than from just a month or two ago.

Maybe Hollywood has reacted to the first turbulent month of Donald Trump’s presidency by beginning to focus on how to channel anger and frustration into the work they do best — telling stories. More than usual, the Oscars were suffused with fervent belief in the power of cinema. Some years, that dedication seems a little performative and superfluous — and going into the ceremony, where “La La Land” was expected to sweep, an emphasis on fantasy and escapism seemed inappropriate.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars found a way to balance the telecast between that sensibility — the treacly self-satisfaction of sweeping orchestrals and tap-dancing starlets — and the very real widening gulf between the wealthy and cultured elites in Hollywood and the global public they make art for. Several of his bits were about bringing the audience into the telecast — “Mean Tweets,” from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” was joined by a practical joke where a Starlite Tours tour group was diverted into the auditorium to rub shoulders with Denzel Washington. Politics were omnipresent — Kimmel addressed Donald Trump’s tweets several times throughout the evening — and the winners and presenters championed the voices of the underrepresented, the transformative and universal power of art, and most specifically, the harsh stance on immigration taken by the Trump administration. But also prevalent at this awards show was the sentiment seemed to be that the arts and entertainment industry could be a force of good, without simply using that soapbox for soundbytes.

Kimmel’s not Teflon, but he’s found an interesting way to braid together both bro comedy and sensitivity — and that’s usually by opting into the role of jackass, which allows pretty much everyone else to look good. Even at the end of the night, he said ruefully to the audience that he knew he was going to screw up the telecast somehow —the perfect, quintessential host move. It makes Kimmel the joke, not anyone else, even though the mix-up was obviously not his fault at all.

The host’s style made for a ceremony where even if you loathed his jokes or delivery, the ceremony was kind of nice; rather than the final circuit of an endless PR tour for the three or four Best Picture frontrunners, it felt like a tribute to the cinema in general. In addition to the ritual “In Memoriam” and the platitudes about showbusiness, Sunday night’s Oscars included montages for each acting category that showed clips of past greats and a recurring feature where stars talked about a movie that changed them before coming out with a star from that very film. So Charlize Theron walked out with Shirley MacLaine, and Seth Rogen reminisced about “Back to the Future.”

And there’s no better example of that renewed sense of purpose than “Moonlight’s” win, which is a repudiation of the night’s expected narrative and last year’s much discussed “Oscars So White” phenomenon, where creatives of color were nearly shut out from the nominations. The Academy has made some real changes, and Hollywood seems ready to work.

The Oscars can feel like a very stuffy party full of people in penguin suits. Not this time. There was something really live about this live telecast — something raw and shifting and earnest, whether that was Viola Davis’ typically lovely speech, a stray fabric “wave” hitting Auli’I Cravalho in the head, and the tears in Denzel Washington’s eyes when he lost Best Actor to Casey Affleck. There were weird segments and bits that didn’t totally land. But that’s live television, in its fascinating unpredictability. The Oscars weren’t a complete vision tonight, as prestigious films usually try to be. They were a strangely fascinating mess.

Of course, a last-minute twist is some “The Walking Dead” style storytelling, and obviously, if the Oscars’ producers had had their way, there would have been no mixed-up envelope delivery at the end. But that kind of half-fantasy mess is exactly the weird and wonderful place where showbusiness lives, whether it is in the musical sequences of “La La Land” or the subtle, sneaky power of “Moonlight.” Now both of these movies can be joined by the last few minutes of the telecast. All three really have to be seen to be believed.

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- Sonia Saraiya

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Before the Snafu: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway’s Reunion Marks 50 Years Since Bonnie and Clyde

21 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are together again.

Before the big snafu (La La Land wins Best Picture … no, wait, it’s Moonlight!), the actors marked the 50th anniversary of their iconic 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde, by presenting the Best Picture category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Sunday’s ceremony was Dunaway’s first time presenting the best picture award, but Beatty previously had the honor twice before – in 1975 and in 1990.

“I think that it could be said that our goal in politics is the same as our goal in art, and that’s to get to the truth. So, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Social Media Gushes Over Shirley MacLaine After Oscars Appearance

22 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shirley MacLaine’s still got it. The 82-year-old screen legend appeared on Sunday’s Academy Awards with Charlize Theron, following an appreciation of MacLaine’s classic film “The Apartment.” Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre erupted in applause for MacLaine, and she rewarded them with a charm offensive that eventually made her a top trending topic on Twitter. Also Read: Shirley MacLaine's '250,000 Years' Oscars Joke, Explained “Nurse, prepare the immortality serum for Ms. Shirley MacLaine,” one user wrote. “Shirley MacLaine is wearing a sequined pantsuited , the only variety of pantsuit not owned by Hillary,” said another. There was also a »

- Matt Donnelly

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Shirley MacLaine’s ‘250,000 Years’ Oscars Joke, Explained

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you’re under, say, 25, you may not have totally understood Shirley MacLaine’s “250,000 years” Oscars joke. And that’s okay. “That’s the nicest reception I’ve had in 250,000 years,” MacLaine says at Oscars, after being introduced by Charlize Theron. MacLaine is a youthful 82. The joke is that MacLaine believes her soul has inhabited this earth for about that long. For years, MacLaine was known for being one of Hollywood’s biggest proponents of the concept of reincarnation — the idea that our souls inhabit many bodies over time. Also Read: Did You Catch the Sweet Oscars Moment Between Mahershala Ali and Jeff Bridges? »

- Tim Molloy

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Oscars 2017 Dance Moves

26 February 2017 6:44 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Justin Timberlake kicked off the Academy Awards with a groove-inducing performance of his Best Original Song-nominated track “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

The upbeat song got the whole glam audience on their feet, and we weren’t disappointed by their enthusiastic dance moves.

Of course, Timberlake impressed with a dynamic routine that took over the aisles.

Check out People’s full 2017 Academy Awards coverage and complete winners list!

Charlize Theron, Shirley MacLaine and Brie Larson were happy so they clapped their hands.

Naomie Harris couldn’t stop, wouldn’t stop bopping along.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban nailed a number of classic moves. »

- Lydia Price

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Film Feature: Top 20 Interviews of 2016, by Patrick McDonald

26 February 2017 1:55 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago –To quote the sublime Bruce Springsteen, it’s just “talk, talk, talk ‘til you lose your patience.” Well, that ain’t HollywoodChicago.com’s Patrick McDonald, who throws down the über-interview on a series of movers, shakers and magical filmmakers. Oscar Day is perfect for the Top 20 talks of 2016.

The criteria for making the list are basically who the participants were, what they happened to say and what they were representing, The least reviewed film might have the greatest quote and the bigger stars or director might provide an insight that has stuck throughout the year. It all comes down to a magic 20.

The interview highlights are broken down by “Background and Behind-the-Scenes” and the “Memorable Quote” associated with each subject, and are often accompanied with exclusive photography by Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com. Seven notables who just missed the list include (click the name) For a third time talk, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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89th Oscars News – 24 Hours Until Hollywood’s Big Night

25 February 2017 4:24 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As Hollywood readies for it’s big night, get some tips Here on how you can throw an award-winning party,

Download Wamg’s ballot for the 89th Academy Awards.

In this week’s Oscar news:

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

Previously announced presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, Halle Berry, John Cho, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep and More Announced as Final Oscars Presenters

25 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The presenters list for the 89th Annual Academy Awards just keeps getting better!

Oscars producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final group of A-Listers who will be taking the stage on Sunday to hand out accolades and announce the night's performers at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Watch: Oscars 2017 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know!

Joining previously announced presenters are Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

Other presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, Halle Berry, John Cho, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Mark Rylance, Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Alicia Vikander.

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Oscars 2017 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know!

24 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The grand finale of awards season is just around the corner, as the 89th Annual Academy Awards kick off live from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

In anticipation of the night celebrating the highest honors in filmmaking, Et has your official cheat sheet on everything you need to know ahead of this year's Oscars.

What Time Do the Oscars Start?: The awards show airs live on ABC on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 8:30 p.m. Et/5:30 p.m. Pt. Viewers can also watch a live stream of the show on ABC.com or the Watch ABC app.

Et's Red Carpet Coverage: You can catch all of Et's live coverage right here on ETonline.com and on Twitter (@etnow) and Instagram (@entertainmenttonight) ahead of Monday's full post-show coverage airing on Entertainment Tonight.

Also be sure to head over to Et's official Facebook page for live pre- and post-show coverage »

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From Gene and Debbie to Ryan and Emma: The Movie Musicals That Influenced ‘La La Land’

23 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From its opening, traffic-stopping number to its romantic ending, La La Land is a love letter to the city of Los Angeles — as well as to the classic movie musicals of the ’40s and ’50s.

In his six-year quest to get the film — which earned a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations — made, director Damien Chazelle called upon those original MGM song and dance numbers for inspiration.

Some of the film’s homages are more overt — for example, there’s a scene in which Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) have a date at the Griffith Observatory after attempting to watch »

- Julia Emmanuele

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Lineup for the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival

22 February 2017 2:50 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (Giff) announced its official selection for the annual event held at the Tampa Theater and AMC Centro Ybor in Tampa, Florida, from March 2-March 9.

The festival will host the world premiere for All Nighter starring Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons and directed by Gavin Wiesen.

There will be 35 films and over 70 shorts, in which it will host international and regional premieres of narrative features, documentaries and short films around the world.

Here are the highlighted line up of the films:

Opening Night Film:

Burn Your Maps: A nine-year-old boy, grieving with his parents over the recent loss of his baby sister, becomes obsessed with the idea that he’s a Mongolian goat herder who belongs back home in his small village in Mongolia. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Virginia Madsen, Suraj Sharma. Directed by Jordan Roberts

Closing Night Film:

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- Gig Patta

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Lindsay Lohan Wants to Be Ariel in The Little Mermaid Remake

19 February 2017 2:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August, Disney revealed that the studio is teaming up with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, who are set to write new music for the studio's The Little Mermaid remake. We haven't heard any more on the remake since then, including who will be cast, or who will serve as writer or director on this coveted project. Today we have word that actress Lindsay Lohan may be throwing her hat in the ring for the Ariel role, after a new post on Instagram this weekend.

While Lindsay Lohan doesn't specifically state that she wants the Ariel role, she posted a side-by-side picture of herself with red hair, and the redhaired animated version of Ariel. She didn't state anything else on Instagram, only using the hashtag #TheLittleMermaid. It isn't known if the script is even ready or if the studio is ready to start the auditioning process, but we don't »

- MovieWeb

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The dark arts of poster billing

19 February 2017 4:07 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brendon Connelly Feb 23, 2017

Working out what stars go in what order on a movie poster is quite a job. And causes many, many arguments...

Billing can be important to an actor's career. Arguably, it's more important to their ego. Most of all, though, it's cross-eyed dead crucial to their agent. The order in which actor's names appear on a poster might be contested as if it's a matter of life or death. It's no exaggeration to say that people have been sent to the electric chair with less wrangling or dispute than a handful of movie star names have been splashed onto a poster.

To be 'top of the bill' originally meant, literally, that your name is at the top of the bill – i.e. the poster. In variety theatre or music hall terms, this implies that you would take the stage last of all, the big attraction that the »

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When Are the 2017 Oscars? Plus, Everything Else You Need to Know About the Show

17 February 2017 10:25 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Oscars are the grand finale of award season, and this year, we have more to look forward to than ever. La La Land is up for an astonishing (and recording-tying) 14 awards, Viola Davis has already broken a record, and unless one of them doesn't show up for their nominated categories, ex-couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield will be in the same place at the same time. (It's exciting, Ok?) If you're looking forward to the big show, take a look at all the need-to-know details below! The Nominees The best picture race is incredibly tight, with Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight all in the running. At least one actor from each of those movies is up for an individual nod, including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington, and Viola Davis. There are »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson and More Join Slate of 2017 Oscar Presenters

16 February 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hollywood's biggest night is right around the corner!

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed on Thursday the third slate of presenters for the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

Exclusive: Matt Damon Plans to 'Throw Stuff' at Jimmy Kimmel When He Hosts the Oscars

The new presenters to join an already diverse group include Javier Bardem, David Oyelowo, Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.

They join previously announced presenters Halle Berry, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael Garcia Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Shirley MacLaine and Hailee Steinfeld.

Related: John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2017 Oscars Performers

The first group of presenters, announced earlier this month, included Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander.

The 2017 Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will air on Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.

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Emma Stone, Dwayne Johnson and Charlize Theron to Present at the 2017 Oscars

16 February 2017 7:01 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

In less than two weeks, the 2017 Oscars will bring out the brightest stars in Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced the third slate of presenters Thursday morning, with Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron joining fellow actors Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon, Mark Rylance, Hailee Steinfeld and Alicia Vikander onstage. "No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together. Through indelible, fearless »

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Lee Daniels Plans To Remake Terms Of Endearment With Oprah Winfrey

12 February 2017 1:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remakes, remakes, remakes. Oh, how they come and go in Hollywood. Barely a day goes by without one promised, one announced and one discarded, and today is no different. James L. Brooks’ Best Picture-winning 1983 directorial debut, Terms of Endearment, wasn’t necessarily clamoring for a remake, but by golly are we going to get one.

Lee Daniels, the Oscar-nominated director behind Precious and The Butler, and the co-creator of television’s Empire, is now in talks to direct a new adaptation of Larry McMurty’s novel, with Oprah Winfrey attached to play Aurora Greenway, the role which won Shirley MacLaine an Oscar.

For those unfamiliar with the original, Terms of Endearment is a mother-daughter relationship dramedy that follows widower Aurora and her daughter Emma, originally played by Debra Winger, after she catches her recent husband cheating. The emotional part of the story, however, involves Emma’s terminal cancer condition, which »

- Will Ashton

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