Afternoon Cram: It’s Oscar, To You

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are no longer referring to their award show as the Academy Awards and everything else you need to know from today’s news headlines

AMPAS Would Like You To Refer To This Weekend’s Big Award Show As ‘The Oscars’
A rebranding campaign is underway.
[The Wrap]

Can Jeanie and Jerry Buss Effectively Share The Lakers?
Bill Plaschke doesn’t think so

Then-Assistant Sherrif Speaks Out Over Natalie Wood’s Drowning
He disputes the idea that Robert Wagner was shown preferential treatment by law enforcement.

Police Chase of Stolen Vehicle Ends Without Injuries
It was an old fashioned, not deadly car chase.

Curiosity Rover Successfully Collects Mars Rock Samples
And lives to tweet about it: “I’ve got the scoop on Mars.”

Conan O’Brien to Host White Host Correspondents Association Diner. Again.
A score for Team Coco.

Dwight Howard Does Not Need to Worry About His Job
General manager Mitch Kupchak: “ Dwight is our future.”

First Palestinian To Be Nominated For an Oscar Detained Briefly at LAX
Emad Burnat’s trip is already one to remember.

Michelle Obama Has a New Official Portrait
This time with bangs!