daily dos: Kanye disses Timberlake, Raul Castro to retire and The Onion apologizes to Oscars nominee

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daily dos: Kanye disses Timberlake, Raul Castro to retire and The Onion apologizes to Oscars nominee

  • Did you feel like there was someone missing during this year's "In Memoriam" segment at The Oscars? Lupe Ontiveros, the Mexican-American actress who appeared in The Goonies, Selena and El Norte, was left out of the televised segment and the Academy Awards' online slideshow. In 2002, Ontiveros told the New York Times that she was typecast as a maid because Hollywood "[doesn't] know we’re very much a part of this country and that we make up every part of this country."

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  • Satirical newspaper and website The Onion has apologized for tweeting an obscene term to describe nine-year-old Oscars nominee Quvenzhane Wallis. "No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire. The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication," wrote The Onion CEO Steve Hannah, who added, "We are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible. Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better."
  • Cuban President Raul Castro has announced that he will retire in 2018. Castro has tapped 52-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was recently elected vice president, to take over for him after he steps down.
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  • Maybe Kanye West will lighten up after finding out that he and Kim Kardashian are expecting a baby girl. West made headlines recently for dissing Justin Timberlake during a performance in the U.K. "I got love for Hov but I ain't fucking with that 'Suit & Tie,' said West in a rant that was posted on YouTube.
  • Sofia Vergara has denied reports that she had to skip the Oscars to get an emergency surgery. Vergara tweeted a photo in an effort to prove the reports wrong: "Watching the Oscars at home so I dont give everyone the flu haha!"
  • A U.S. District Judge has dismissed Lindsay Lohan's defamation lawsuit against Pitbull, citing that Lohan's claim that her name was used for 'advertising' or 'purposes of trade' does not apply to works of art.
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  • Will the U.S. and Mexico ever host the Olympics together? San Diego Mayor Bob Filner wants Tijuana to team up with his city and make a bid to host the 2024 games. Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante says he likes the idea.
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