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Girl breaks record throwing football

After throwing a football 48 feet, five inches in the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition, seven-year-old Elly Evarts broke a national age group record. She was first to compete at the event in Orlando, and she fell a little short on her first try, but thankfully, everyone got two tries.

And on her second try at kicking, Elly more than doubled the total from her first, says her father Bo. "Her first kick was only about 24 feet,” he says, “but she came up for the second kick and nailed it about 50 feet, 9 inches.” She also had a throw of almost 49 feet and a punt of more than 51 feet.

She’s laid back about her success, too. "I was pretty confident after I went," Elly says. "I just took deep breaths." And it worked! Congratulations, Elly.

Source: USA Today

  • Last night was the 2017 Academy Awards
  • Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, and Casey Affleck took home the acting awards 
  • At first, "La La Land" was announced as the Best Picture winner but it turns out Warren Beatty made a mistake and "Moonlight" was declared the rightful winner
  • The 2017 Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, but were kicked off by Justin Timberlake and that ridiculously catchy "Can't Stop The Feeling," which was nominated for Best Original Song. From there, Kimmel's opening monologue had the obvious political jabs, but also included a moment calling for people to have conversations not as either Republican or Democrat, but as Americans. 
  • Like every awards show, there was a lot of audience participation but this time Jimmy Kimmel gave people on a sightseeing tour the ultimate surprise when they walked right into the ceremony. People kissed Meryl Streep's hand, made off with Jennifer Aniston's sunglasses, and Denzel Washington even pronounced a couple husband and wife. 
  • When it came to the awards, winners were almost all sure bets and there were plenty of history making moments. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Moonlight" and became the first Muslim to take home an Oscar. Viola Davis' win for Best Supporting Actress made her the first black actress to win an Emmy, Oscar, and Tony. Even "La La Land's" Damien Chazelle made history by becoming the youngest Best Director winner. In what some will consider an upset, Casey Affleck beat out Denzel Washington for Best Actor. While Emma Stone did was she was expected to do and won Best Actress. 
  • Then, just when we all thought the night went as many predicted, with "La La Land" winning Best Picture and coming to the stage to accept their award, it was announced presented Warren Beatty had made a mistake. In fact, "Moonlight" had won the big award of the night. Beatty claims he was given the Best Actress card, which he says read "Emma Stone, La La Land." That temporary "loss" aside," it still turned out to be an incredible night for the cast of "Moonlight."

Best Picture

  • "Moonlight" (WINNER)
  • "Arrival"
  • "Fences"
  • "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • "Hell or High Water"
  • "Hidden Figures"
  • "La La Land"
  • "Lion"
  • "Manchester by the Sea"

Actor in a Leading Role


  • Casey Affleck - "Manchester by the Sea" (WINNER)
  • Andrew Garfield - "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • Ryan Gosling - "La La Land"
  • Viggo Mortensen - "Captain Fantastic"
  • Denzel Washington - "Fences"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali - "Moonlight" (WINNER)
  • Jeff Bridges - "Hell or High Water"
  • Lucas Hedges - "Manchester by the Sea"
  • Dev Patel - "Lion"
  • Michael Shannon - "Nocturnal Animals"

Actress in a Lead Role

  • Emma Stone - "La La Land" (WINNER)
  • Isabelle Huppert - "Elle"
  • Ruth Negga - "Loving"
  • Natalie Portman - "Jackie"
  • Meryl Streep - "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Viola Davis - "Fences" (WINNER)
  • Naomie Harris - "Moonlight"
  • Nicole Kidman - "Lion"
  • Octavia Spencer - "Hidden Figures"
  • Michelle Williams - "Manchester by the Sea"

Even if you’re not a dog lover, this video has got to make you smile. A dog that goes grocery shopping for his own treats!


and the best picture is....OOPS!

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