Most Not Happy With In Memoriam Segment at the Oscars

There’s no surprise here.  41.7% of you thought the biggest faux pas at this year’s Oscars was leaving out Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett.  No excuse coming from the Academy will be good enough.  A quarter of you (25% exactly), thought Elinor “Lady Kanye” Burkett was worse.  8.3% of you thought that there should have […]

Biggest Faux Pas at the 2010 Oscars

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Carla Mancini's Spring/Summer 2010 Bags

Cynthia Cheng Carla Mancini is not a person – at least, not a fashion designer.  Rather, it is a line of handbags owned by Mariana Goschin and Richard Elgrichi and has an exquisite spring 2010 line.  Mariana comes from a fashion family.  Her father was an atelier in her home town of Constanza, Romania, and she […]

10 Best Pic Nods = Too Many Nominees

More than half of our participants (at 58.3%) believed that there were way too many nominees for Best Picture this year.  Some of you (at 25%), believed that the Academy should split the best film nominations into two categories, similar to the Golden Globes.  There were also readers who felt that 10 was way too […]

Oscar Surprises? Not Really

It doesn’t look like there are that many surprises this year. Acting nominations include: Meryl Streep (Best Actress), George Clooney (Best Actor), Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress), Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress).  For directing, it is no surprise to all of us that James Cameron was nominated for Best Director.  Others on the list include: Jason Reitman (Up in […]

Hollywood Only Wants the Dough….They’re Not REALLY laughing at us

It seems that many (36.4%) of you believe that Hollywood is there to make money, not to laugh at (18.2%) or with (9.1%) society. At the same time, another 36.4% of you thought it was other. Personally, I feel that movies in the past 10 years have somehow been “dumbed down.”  Many movies (especially big budget pieces […]

Big Budget Movies: Is Hollywood Laughing WITH Us or AT Us?

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Popular Entertainment and the Unintelligent

Hollywood seems to cater to those who would prefer unintelligent entertainment.  The movies which do well at the box office tend to be those with what I like to call the “crash, bang, boom” effect or part of franchises (which often have said effect) rather than those which tend to be thought provoking or have more of an […]

Bet Your Bottom Dollar – Style on a Budget

Brittany Curran  No need to spend a lot of money shopping in order to be stylish! Bewitched by the world of romantic glamour, I pine over outfits like Natalie Portman’s rich plum-magenta Lanvin cocktail dress worn at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The ruffled lining and billowy chest, which she so sweetly paired with classic […]

Oscar Poll Results: Hugh Jackman RULZ!

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: Hugh Jackman, an actor not known for his comedy (or talk show work) hosted the Academy Awards. What did you think of him? OK, maybe not “rulz!”, but most of you liked him.  The  majority of you, at 73.3% thought that Hugh Jackman was a welcome change from the hosts […]