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3 Things You Need to Know Today: March 3, 2014

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Slave Wins Best Picture; Ellen Selfie Gets Most Retweets Ever
The Oscar winners are in! The favorites definitely swept the night, with Cate Blanchett winning Best Actress, Matthew McConaughey picking up Best Actor, and 12 Years a Slave chosen as Best Picture. None of which was surprising–but that doesn’t mean the show was without its moments, including Liza Minelli’s silk number (what WAS that?) and Ellen Degeneres snapping this photo during the broadcast, which literally took Twitter down with the most retweets ever.


Will and Jaden Smith Both Get Razzies
On the flip side of entertainment news, did anyone see After Earth? Be thankful. Father-and-son acting duo Will and Jaden Smith managed to take home three Golden Raspberry awards for their roles in the film, as Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Onscreen Combo.


CA Gov. Brown Says Legal Pot Isn’t a Good Idea: “We Need to Stay Alert”
They may have called him “Moonbeam” in the past, but liberal California governor Jerry Brown still draws the line when it comes to potheads. This past Sunday on “Meet the Press,” he expressed concern over the idea of legalizing pot in California, saying he wants to see how things shake out in states like Colorado before supporting it himself. “How many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?” he asked. “I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together.” Photo: Rawstory.com

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