Twitter has a new verified and official royal addition: Princess Beatrice. The 25-year-old, also known as @yorkiebea, proudly shared the good news on Thursday. Beatrice posted "So happy to be verified, thank you @TwitterUK," Prince William and Prince Harry's cousin sent her first tweet last May. Before she become official, she tweeted Pharrell Williams about his memorable Grammys hat. Besides staying active on Twitter, Princess Beatrice is keeping busy with an internship at Sony Pictures Television. The young royal is said to have begun working at the London headquarters quite recently following a break from all professional obligations.
Paolo Sorrentino's homage to Federico Fellini, "The Great Beauty" has divided critics in Italy even as it has racked up awards abroad. The film is nominated for an Oscar for best film in a foreign language, gaining momentum as it snatched a Golden Globe and a British Film Academy award in the weeks running up to the movie industry's biggest night: Sunday's Academy Awards. It has raked in more than 8 million euros ($11 million) at the Italian box office, making it the most successful Sorrentino film. It also topped Italian art house movies last year — but was still well below Hollywood blockbusters.
President Barack Obama says he wanted to bring the atmosphere of the Academy Awards to the White House early. Obama hosted a student film festival in the East Room, with two big screens set up to show the winning work. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade were invited to submit three-minute videos about the role technology plays in their education. White House staff narrowed the nearly 2,500 submissions down to 16 for the festival. Obama says the festival is just like the Oscars scheduled or Sunday "except nobody asks what you're wearing."
He's bringing sexy back, but some fans really don't know how to act. One super handsy fan at Justin Timberlake's Philadelphia concert stepped a little out of line Thursday night, getting a handful of the "Mirrors" crooner's butt during his stage performance. While performing "Cabaret" on the edge of the stage, one concertgoer reach out and grabbed JT's booty. Without missing a beat, the husband of Jessica Biel swatted the fan's hand in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it-moment before retreating to the other side of the stage. Timberlake then jokingly flipped the entire arena the bird to get it out of his system.