Whatever For February 20: Doctors Perform Tracheotomy on Bobbi Kristina Brown
It's time for your daily dose of Whatever for February 20, and today it leads off with Bobbi Kristina Brown and the Academy Awards (or The Oscars).
The odds-on favorites to win the major categories at the Academy Awards on Sunday include: "Birdman" for Best Picture, Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor, Julianne Moore for Best Actress, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Best Director. He did "Birdman". (Oscar Odds)
Doctors performed a tracheotomy on Bobbi Kristina Brown this week so they could move her breathing tube from her mouth to her throat. This is standard procedure, and cuts down on the risk of infection. It's also a possible sign that Bobbi won't recover anytime soon. But it's also a sign that she won't recover anytime soon. Dr. Sanjay Gupta told
CNN: "This is an indication that the patient will need this for weeks and months to come, as opposed to hours and days." Bobbi is still in a medically-induced coma, but sources close to the family say doctors are slowly trying to bring her out of it. Then again, BOBBY BROWN has spoken out about these "family sources" before.
Rolling Stone Magazine recently polled its readers to come up with a list of the 10 best romantic comedies. "When Harry Met Sally" got the most votes.
Here's the Top 10:
- "When Harry Met Sally", 1989
- "Annie Hall", 1977
- "The Wedding Singer", 1998
- "Love Actually", 2003
- "Say Anything", 1989
- "50 First Dates", 2004
- "You've Got Mail", 1998
- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", 2004
- "Notting Hill", 1999
- "There's Something About Mary", 1998
- Rihanna is 27.
- Miles Teller is 28.
- Justin Verlander is 32.
- Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys is 40.
- Cindy Crawford is 49.
- Charles Barkley is 52.
- Ivana Trump is 66.
- Sidney Poitier is 88.
- Kurt Cobain would've been 48
- Ellen Page is 28.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt is 36.
- Kelsey Grammer is 60.
- Alan Rickman is 69.
- Anthony Daniels is 69.
- Rajon Rondo is 29.
- Drew Barrymore is 40.
- James Blunt is 41.
- Rachel Dratch is 49.
- Julius Erving is 65.
- Don Pardo would have been 97.
- Steve Irwin (1962-2006)
- George Washington (1732-1799)
• 7 p.m. on ABC: "The 87th Academy Awards" . . . Neil Patrick Harris is your host. The performers include: Adam Levine, Anna Kendrick, Common, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Lady Gaga, and Tim McGraw.
-As for the nominees: "American Sniper", "Birdman", "Boyhood", "The Grand Budapest Hotel", "The Imitation Game", "The Theory of Everything", "Selma", and "Whiplash" are up for Best Picture.
Here are some of the other categories you care about:
- Benedict Cumberbatch for "The Imitation Game"
- Bradley Cooper for "American Sniper"
- Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything"
- Michael Keaton for "Birdman"
- Steve Carell for "Foxcatcher"
- Felicity Jones for "The Theory of Everything"
- Julianne Moore for "Still Alice"
- Marion Cotillard for "Two Days, One Night"
- Reese Witherspoon for "Wild"
- Rosamund Pike for "Gone Girl"
Best Supporting Actor:
- Edward Norton for "Birdman"
- Ethan Hawke for "Boyhood"
- JK Simmons for "Whiplash"
- Mark Ruffalo for "Foxcatcher"
- Robert Duvall for "The Judge"
Best Supporting Actress:
- Emma Stone for "Birdman"
- Keira Knightley for "The Imitation Game"
- Laura Dern for "Wild"
- Meryl Streep for "Into the Woods"
- Patricia Arquette for "Boyhood"
- 223 years ago: In 1792, for some reason, President George Washington created the U.S. Post Office.
- 53 years ago: In 1962, astronautJohn Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, flying aboard Friendship 7.
- 41 years ago: In 1974, Cher filed for separation from Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Sonny was devastated by the news, so, 24 years later, he skied into a tree and died.
- 30 years ago: In 1985, the voice of Donald Duck, Clarence Nash, died of leukemia at age 80.
- 18 years ago: In 1997, Ben & Jerry's introduced a new flavor -- Phish Food , named after the rock group Phish. Phish Food contains chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
- 17 years ago: In 1998, tiny Tara Lipinski became the youngest Olympic champion ever when she beat Michelle Kwan to win the gold medal in women's figure skating. Tara Lipinski was just 15 years old.