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Betty MacDonald fan club research team is working on a new Betty MacDonald exhibit.
If you are interested in joining this Betty MacDonald fan club project you are welcome.
Several Betty MacDonald fan club fans shared very interesting details and info regarding Betty MacDonald's fascinating experiences in Hollywood.
Marjorie Main was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Ma Kettle in 1948 for her role in The Egg and I.
Celeste Holm was the Oscar winner instead of Marjorie Main.
I wished Marjorie Main had won it because she really deserved it.
Marjorie Main was outstanding.
I'm very happy for Leonardo DiCaprio who won the Oscar tonight.
He had to wait for 22 years and it was his 6th nomination.
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Congratulations dear Lenonardo DiCaprio!
We are going to publish some new Betty MacDonald fan club interviews by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel who is working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography.
Good luck dear Wolfgang Hampel!
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is a great guy even if he is a bit strange.
My British friends would say he's a bit eccentric but that's like Onions in the Stew, don't you think.
Do I agree with Betty MacDonald's description of women and men? Oh yes I do!
Betty MacDonald was such a very intelligent lady and she knew very well what she was writing about.
If we believe that Mr. Tigerli acts a bit strange what can we say of the behaviour of some men?
Betty wrote the truth! By the way I don't hate men! I love them - some of them - especially mine!
My family and friends adore Traci Tyne Hilton's books very much.
We are very happy that she is our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.
Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world like Linde Lund's interview with Traci Tyne Hilton very much.
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Here are two recent interviews. The second one is a "character interview" with the characters from my newest book, which is kind of fun.
Betty's work gives us a glimpse into a world that we would have never known without her. Both life in the Olympic Mountains and on Vashon are so different from regular town and city life. I think readers love to escape, and the more remote the location, the more different the people we get to meet, the more we love the work! Betty's books help us all escape to a time that is getting farther and farther away, and a place that doesn't even exist anymore, but even when it did, it was unexpected, hilarious, and stunningly beautiful.
I wasn't a bit bored! Betty MacDonald is definitely my favorite author and I loved having a chance to talk about her work and why I love it so much!
Dearest Traci thanks a million for this wonderful interview.
Lots of love to you and your family.
Lots of love to you, as well! Thank you.
It all stemmed from DiCaprio being just about the only major cast member from Titanic to not be nominated for an Oscar when that film won 11 awards (and was nominated for 14) in 1998.
Well, the internet will now have to find somebody new to laugh at. On Sunday, at the 2016 Oscars, DiCaprio finally won his prize for Best Actor, for his work in The Revenant.
His win wasn't exactly unexpected. DiCaprio had won every major pre-Oscar award of the 2016 awards season, including the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild award. But with DiCaprio, there's always the sense that someone might swoop in at the last moment and win instead.
DiCaprio thanked numerous collaborators, from his Revenant co-star (and fellow nominee) Tom Hardy to Martin Scorsese, who directed DiCaprio to two previous Oscar nominations, for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.
But DiCaprio saved his most glowing praise for Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who'd won his second consecutive Best Director trophy earlier in the evening: "You have forged your way into history these past two years. What an unbelievable talent you are. Thank you to you and [cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki] for creating a transcendent cinematic experience for all of us."
DiCaprio concluded by talking about how The Revenant had to keep switching locations during filming, because the production team wasn't able to find cold enough temperatures to keep going. And the longtime environmentalist tied that into the battle to stop climate change.
"Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work together and stop procrastinating," he said in the most passionate moment of his speech. "We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters ... but who speak for all of humanity."
He concluded with gracious thanks — "I do not take tonight for granted" — and then slipped backstage, finally an Oscar winner.
Desperate refugees riot at Greek-Macedonia border
Angry refugees stranded at border rip open razor-wire barrier trying to enter Macedonia as guards fire tear gas.
A woman holds her children as they run away after Macedonian police fired tear gas [Giannis Papanikos/AP]
A riot broke out as hundreds of desperate refugees stranded at the Greece-Macedonia border smashed down a gate guarded by security forces on Monday.
The razor-wire barrier was ripped open and border guards fired tear gas in response.
Angry crowds shouted and pushed towards the barrier. Several men used a large steel post to ram the gate while trying to pry it open.
Nearly 8,000 refugees are in limbo at the overcrowded border camp - with a capacity of 2,000 - at the village of Idomeni, according to Greek officials.
The Idomeni camp is rapidly turning into the main focal point in the largest migration crisis in Europe since World War II.
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Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid, reporting from Idomeni, said there was a rumour that the border crossing was opening, which brought hundreds rushing to the gate.
"There was a state of panic and hope that finally those gates towards Western Europe would open. It's an emotional roller-coaster for these refugees and migrants who are here," she said.
About 50 refugees were allowed into Macedona on Monday.
"The refugees are saying, 'What we've seen here is going to divide opinion in Europe'," Abdel Hamid reported. "It's a completely different atmosphere at the moment from last year and they are aware of it. People are saying that 'this is not going to help us. They will see this and we will not be welcome.'"
The situation at Idomeni camp, the main transit point for refugees travelling towards western Europe, continues to deteriorate.
Hundreds queued for hours for food at the camp on Greece's northern border.
The people at the camp - mostly Syrian and Iraqi refugees, many of them families with children - complained over lack of access to basic facilities such as toilets and food distribution points.
"The situation is, as you see, like a disaster and they don't open the borders, Macedonia don't open the borders, and people are coming more and more, so there is a very big number of people who have to wait for a long time in the food [line] and in the toilet," said Hamsa, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo.
Struggling with limited resources to house migrants itself, Macedonia had briefly closed its border last week, only to re-open it but with much stricter controls, allowing only a few hundred people to pass through over the weekend.
"I am suffering here. I am slowly dying here. I don't know what I'll do," said Abdullah, another Syrian man from Aleppo.
More than one million refugees and migrants passed through the camp in the previous 12 months, travelling from Turkey to Germany and other western European countries, where they hoped to secure asylum.