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Report: Actor Barkhad Abdi Is ‘Dead Broke’

It hasn’t been a great week for former Minneapolis cab driver turned movie star Barkhad Abdi. First he lost the Academy Award, and now a new report says Abdi is “dead broke.” According to the New Yorker, Abdi only made $65,000 from his role as the Somali pirate leader in “Captain Phillips.”

03/06/2014

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Movie Blog: Top 5 Oscar Highlights, Lowlights

The thing about throwing an Oscar party — even an impromptu, informal one — is that it’s really tough to actually keep track of the show itself, what with making the cocktails and distributing the ballots and tipping the pizza delivery person.

03/03/2014

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PODCASTS: 3-3-14 THE WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE-John Hine

Catch up on everything you missed Monday Morning on THE MORNING NEWS by clicking the link above….

03/03/2014

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2-28-14 PODCAST: The Morning News With Dave Lee…….John Hines Filling In

Missed something from Friday’s Show? CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen to podcasts from today!

02/28/2014

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OSCARS: Best Picture….Who Will Win?

Take 5 seconds to cast your vote!!!!

02/28/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Tuxedo & The Red Carpet

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selections will provide the perfect accompaniment to your Oscar party. And one’s even safe for the kids.

02/28/2014

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Movie Blog: Your 2014 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

It’s not exactly the mirror opposite of the situation we had last year at the Academy Awards, but most pundits seem to agree that whereas last year’s best picture frontrunner Argo left the best director […]

02/27/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. If you want entertainment, you can take a polar plunge, see your favorite Disney characters or watch the Oscars in style.

02/27/2014

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Barkhad Abdi Wins British Academy Award

Barkhad Abdi, the Somali immigrant who was a Twin Cities limo driver before playing a pirate in “Captain Phillips,” won an award at the British Academy Awards over the weekend. Abdi was named best supporting actor, edging Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” and Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle.”

02/17/2014

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Movie Blog: Predictions For Oscar-Nominated Shorts

For the last few years, I’ve pointed out that winning your Oscar pool in some ways depends on being smart about your selections in the short film categories. That everyone usually has a pretty solid idea of what’s going to win in the major races is mostly a given. Down ballot? A whole ‘nother ball game.

01/31/2014

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1-20-14 Bill Pohlad Talks With The Morning News With Dave Lee

Will “12 Years A Slave,” nab the top prize at the Academy Awards? Click the link to hear Dave’s extended interview with Bill Pohlad.

01/20/2014

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1-17-14 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota will be represented at the Oscars…..click the above link to hear this weeks RASH REPORT!.

01/17/2014

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Barkhad Abdi: From Mpls. Limo Driver To Oscar Nominated Actor

Minnesota will be well represented at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The most notable is former Minneapolis limo driver Barkhad Abdi, who was discovered by the producers of Captain Phillips. Abdi, who had never acted before, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

01/16/2014

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Barkhad Abdi, Bill Pohlad Nominated For Oscars

The 86th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

01/16/2014

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Movie Blog: Oscar Nomination Predictions

The critics have spoken. The Golden Globes have been handed out. And the Oscar ballots have been in for a week now. The Academy Awards are unquestionably the Super Bowl of the entertainment world. Here are the people and films I expect to be nominated this year.

01/14/2014

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