“Slumdog Millionaire” cleaned up at the 81st annual Academy Awards last night snagging eight Oscars including best picture, director, adapted screenplay and song. It’s hard to believe that movie almost went straight to DVD in the U.S. Sean Penn won best actor for “Milk” and Kate Winslet won best actress for her performance in “The Reader.” Best supporting honors went to the late Heath Ledger for “The Dark Knight” and to Penelope Cruz for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
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A Salvadoran immigrant convicted of attacking two women in the park where Chandra Levy’s remains were found is expected to be arrested in the next few days in the former intern’s 2001 murder. Investigators in 2002 questioned Ingmar Guandique in the slaying after he was convicted of attacking two women joggers in Washington’s Rock Creek Park, but he wasn’t charged. Statements Guandique made to people while in prison helped lead investigators back to him. MSNBC
President Barack Obama will announce a former Secret Service agent who helped expose lobbyists’ corruption at the Interior Department as his pick to oversee the $787 billion economic stimulus plan, news reports indicate. It’s believed that Obama will name Earl Devaney as chairman of the new Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board. Vice President Joe Biden also will be given a role coordinating oversight of stimulus spending. CBS News