January 16th, 2014
09:17 PM ET

The Money & Power of Hollywood: Actress Mo'Nique on Oscars, SNL

The Money & Power of Hollywood.

The Academy Award nominations were announced and three actors of color picked up nominations.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years A Slave" and Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips."

They join a very exclusive club, as just 13 black performers have won an Oscar for their acting, including actor and comedian Mo'Nique who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2009 for her portrayal of Mary Lee Johnston in "Precious."

OutFront: Mo'Nique.

Filed under: Entertainment • Money & Power • News
January 16th, 2014
09:12 PM ET

Finding Space Shuttle Challenger photos was 'extraordinary'

An amazing discovery.

Michael Hindes was at his grandparents house in Massachusetts. His grandmother had recently passed and he was looking for photos of her.

That's when he found a series of pictures of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster at the bottom of a box.

He posted the images on social media website, Reddit and they went viral.

28 years later: Space Shuttle Challenger photos you've never seen

Hindes was in 4th grade when the disaster shook the world, but his grandfather was a contractor for NASA at the time.

Nearly 28 years after that memorable day, CNN's Don Lemon asked him about this incredible find.

"It's absolutely extraordinary," said Hindes.

Hindes tells us he's reached out to NASA about the photos but hasn't heard back.

Filed under: News
January 16th, 2014
09:08 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother' exploiting Asian stereotypes for laughs?

How I met your Mother has met the wrath of viewers after a Kung-Fu tribute gone wrong.

Throughout Monday's show - the all-white cast played the role of martial art "teachers. The actors dressed in Asian attire and spoke with stereotypical accents.

The gag quickly lead viewers to create the hashtag – "How I met your Racism."

CNN's Tom Foreman is OutFront with more on the backlash.

Filed under: Entertainment • News
January 16th, 2014
08:47 PM ET

Quake jolts California 20 years after Northridge

When you live in California, the threat of an earthquake is a part of daily life.

On Wednesday, a small 3.8 magnitude quake hit southern California, but its been 20 years since the last big one and 38 million Californians are wondering not if but when the next major will strike.

In 1994, a 6.7 magnitude quake hit Northridge, killing 57 people.

Our Kyung Lah spoke to a survivor of that quake and she has the remarkable story of how it changed his life.

Filed under: Environment • News
January 16th, 2014
08:44 PM ET

Mixed breeds now allowed to compete at Westminster

The Westminster dog show is mixing things up.

For the first time in its history, the club known for its purebred pups will allow mutts to compete alongside its prized canines.
But just don't call them - best in show.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has more.

Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos • News
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