Street Artist Wins $100,000 TED Prize

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27-year-old Parisian street artist JR just won the $100,000 TED prize for 2011

TED, the progressive California nonprofit that brings luminaries of technology, entertainment, and design together for the sake of world betterment, has made an unexpected choice for its seventh annual $100,000 TED Prize: JR, a 27-year-old street artist who, under a mysterious cloak of semi-anonymity, has been pasting monumental black-and-white photographs across the urban infrastructure of the world’s poorest slums…

(more award winning art after jump…)

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Marion Cotillard Wins Best Actress Award at the Academy Awards


It was just announced that “La Vie En Rose” star Marion Cotillard was the surprise winner for best actress at tonight’s Academy Awards, riding the spirit of Edith Piaf to Oscar triumph over Julie Christie, who had been expected to win for “Away From Her.” Here is a preview of the movie so few had seen. Great photos after the jump.

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