NCAA Women’s Final Four: Stanford vs. UConn is the match to watch

CNN — This weekend, the three most successful NCAA college basketball coaches take to the sidelines hoping to guide their teams to a championship. One of those coaches, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, has received the lion’s share of the attention, but it’s actually on the women’s side of the game where the match-up of coaching titans … Read more

Will Smith appeared to strike Chris Rock on Oscars telecast

CNN — Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, which did not appear to go over well with her husband Will Smith. While presenting the award for best documentary, Rock joked, “Jada I love you, ‘GI Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.” The camera cut to Pinkett Smith, who rolled … Read more

Three times when real events challenged The Oscars

CNN — Like any awards show, the Oscars are built on the inherently self-absorbed notion that what happens in the room and who takes home the trophies matters, in what should be a welcome distraction from the outside world. Occasionally, though, world events have cast such a large shadow that they can’t be ignored. And … Read more