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Monday Scoop: Oscars Night

🏆Plus, what happened on Hollywood’s biggest night?



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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed their famous duet. (image: ABC video)

The big story…

What Happened at the Oscars

Last night was Hollywood’s biggest night. Did you miss the Oscar festivities? Here’s what you need to know:

In national news…

Secretary of State Says North Korea Still a Threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said North Korea is still a threat months after President Trump declared that the country no longer poses a nuclear threat to the U.S. following a historic summit with Kim in Singapore. CNN reports, “‘Do you think North Korea remains a nuclear threat?’ CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Pompeo Sunday on ‘State of the Union.’ ‘Yes,’ Pompeo replied.” Pompeo’s comments come ahead of a planned summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. This second summit will take place in Vietnam in which Trump will likely try to convince Kim to abandon his nuclear program.

In food…

Coca-Cola Debuts New Flavor Orange Vanilla

Coca-Cola is debuting its first new flavor in a decade. Today, customers can buy Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero — TBD whether this flavor is here to stay.

In music…

R. Kelly Jailed While Waiting for Bail Money

R. Kelly is now being held in a Chicago jail, unable to make the bail money of $100,000. Kelly was indicted on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated assault, only a small part of the allegations that have surrounded the R&B singer for much of his career.

Trending today…

Catty Escape


Last but not least…

Meet the Writer: Charlotte Kohlberg

As an aspiring writer with an intense passion for music, Charlotte Kohlberg’s journey into music journalism was a perfect fit. Born in Palo Alto, California, Kohlberg’s love of music started with the pop punk princesses of the early 2000s — P!nk and Avril Lavigne. After majoring in art history at NYU, she took an interest in music marketing and A&R work. But a chance meeting with a music journalist in the Bay Area led her on the path to music journalism. Since then, she has been working for the Knockturnal, an entertainment website operated out of New York. Read more in Tim Coffman’s report for CMN.

Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoTim Coffman, and the CMN Staff. We got up without pressing the snooze button, where’s our Oscar? P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.

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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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