Oscars 2014

The dresses dazzled as ladies strutted along the red carpet last night, especially Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, my personal favorites. Everyone looked amazing including the men in their very interesting tuxedos and of course Ellen wearing several different tuxes during the evening. Ellen has this amazing way of hosting the show keeping the viewing audience at home interested, and the audience in the theater interactive. Ellen tweeted the selfie (above) which broke Twitter as history was made. The photo was actually taken by Bradey Cooper.

The musical entertainment was also fantastic. My favorite performance was Pink - in a ruby red sparkling gown singing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" - as scenes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz - scrolled on a giant screen. It was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the film. Judy Garland's children were also in the audience.

The metaphors in "The Wizard of Oz" are many and correspond with humanity as a consciousness projected illusion - right down to the wiZard of oZ - and going home at the end of the dream.

One of my favorite Broadway performers, Idina Menzel, sang the final song. You may remember her as Lea Michelle's mom on Glee. The videos I posted today don't give justice to either singer - just something for our memoirs - and those who missed the real deal.

There was something different about the energies this year that you had to experience to understand what I mean. If I didn't know better it was almost as if this was the last Oscar show ... ever. But that's silly ... right? Of course there were glitches ... some funny like Jennifer Lawrence stumbling again (that was last weeks blog). But something was different ... as if everyone was asleep and were about to be woken up by Pink (love).

Lots of tears and joy as winners not only thanked the academy but spoke about the messages brought forth from their films. At last the winners got to finish their speeches without being told they were running out of time.

You can read all about it on the Oscars website or in the news.

Go to your "happy place". If you don't have one, maybe this will help.

If you watched the Oscars, you may recall Best Song nominee Pharrell Williams performing his upbeat song "Happy". Well, it seems "Happy" is turning into a worldwide phenomenon! It truly seems to be making people around the world...HAPPY! Not only is it No. 1 all over the world, but people are responding by making their own video versions of "Happy". It's nice to see a song like this bringing people together. Check out video versions of Happy from around the world. I checked out Brooklyn.