Oscar! Oscar! Oscar!

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Jean Marie Brown
February 26, 2012

Coverage of the Academy Awards is the highlight of every site except Mario Wire. Fashion, faux pas, the winner’s circle and Billy Crystal are all trending . . .

Loop21 and the world of Twitter zeroed in on J.Lo’s dress and what it was and wasn’t revealing . . . Loop21 also asks what’s next for Viola Davis  . . . The Grio looks at five great moments . . . and wonders who told Billy Crystal that blackface was a good idea, even though it was his famous Sammy Davis routine . . . The Grio also celebrates Octavia Spencer’s win as best supporting actress . . . along with Diddy’s win for “Undefeated” . . . The Root rounds up the evening’s memories . . .

Slate just wasn’t impressed by the ceremony . . . But the fashion slideshow is nice . . . Best speech goes to Asghar Farhadi . . .

Salon considers the worst moments of the evening . . . The Daily Beast has a full offering . . . Viola Davis didn’t wear a wig . . . and J.Lo might not have worn enough . . . 11 moments to remember . . .

The Huffington Post has a slide show of the stars  . . . Meryl Streep’s win gets a post . . . Can someone explain Sacha Baron Cohen?

HuffPost links to Moviefone’s coverage of his antics.

Meanwhile, there’s Michigan . . .

HuffPost looks at the strategies of Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney  . . . Mike Huckabee says the GOP is too “toxic” for him to consider a run  . . . Meanwhile, Santorum is attacking the idea of separation of church and state . . . Mitt Romney knows NASCAR team owners  . . .

The Daily Beast reports that GOP leaders are less than enthused about Santorum . . . and considers why Michigan Republicans are angry about the auto bailout and cold to Romney  . . . The man behind Santorum’s rhetoric is revealed . . . Is apologizing for burning the Koran really a sign of weakness, as Santorum says?  . . . Salon suggests that Santorum is electable . . . And there’s more on Santorum’s rant about church and state and John Kennedy’s absolutes . . . Slate looks at Romney’s evolving views on abortion . . . And Santorum is sticking with his claim that the President’s a snob . . .

The Root examines suggestions that the President has dismissed white workers from his election equation . . . There’s also a post about Romney’s awkwardness in Michigan . . . The Grio picks up on Santorum’s rant against the President.

. . Mario Wire looks at the role Latinos will play in the election . . .And, there’s coverage of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of Romney.

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