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"Avatar" Puts the Hurt on "Hurt Locker," Takes Best Picture




    The son of Robert F. Kennedy has been charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly clashing with two nurses who tried to stop him from taking his 2-day-old baby boy from a Westchester maternity unit. Douglas Kennedy and his wife called the charges "absurd" and said the nurses were in the wrong. Jonathan Dienst reports. This story was published Feb. 24, 2012 at 11:31 p.m. (Published Thursday, Apr 26, 2012)

    Wow -- "Avatar" won both Best Director and Best Picture. Incredible.

    James Cameron must really want to win at this year's Oscars, because he was laying it on thick in both of his acceptance speeches tonight, more than a decade after he made all of Hollywood cringe with his, "I'm the king of the World!" victory lap at the 1998 Academy Awards.

    "I went to the bathroom so I can take my time," Cameron joked, a reference to his early haste in deference to nature's call, before appealing to the room's formidable ego.

    "It’s such an exciting evening … this is the best job in the world... Just give it up for yourselves, folks," he said as he clapped his hands.

    We'll have to wait some six weeks before we know if this was enough to curry favor with his peers who have not yet submitted their Oscar ballots, which aren't due until Jan. 23.