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Polly Higgins is Newsday.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment editor, covering home and garden, food, restaurants, pets, travel and entertainment. Her education includes a journalism degree from Indiana University and a masters in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. She called Arizona home for a number of years, working for both the Arizona Daily Star and (now shuttered) Tucson Citizen. In her spare time, Higgins can be found walking Otto the beagle in her Brooklyn neighborhood, logging miles on her running shoes and watching reruns of "Dallas."
Those averse to numerology might do well to steer clear of "Lindsay," as Lohan's reality series on OWN is jam-packed with digits. Director Amy Rice inscribes them on every title card she can: 90 (how many days Lohan spent in rehab in August), $51,135 (how much "The Canyons" grossed), two (DUIs in 2007). Facts are fun, but Rice continues, compulsively clicking off the days passed since Lohan left...Read more »
The Oscars loves its award show conventions. But while we can count on stilted teleprompter banter between co-hosts, plenty of cinematic montages and poor time management of the entire production, we can also learn a lot. Here are our takeaways from the 86th Academy Awards, in no particular order.
1. Oscar style is officially homogeneous. Though we've been in the Age of the Stylist for years...Read more »