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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of former and current female employees at Sterling Jewelers, the multibillion-dollar parent company behind Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, say sexual harassment was widespread at the company, with some alleging they were told to perform sexual favors to get promoted or keep their jobs.

The newly released statements from the accusers are part of a private class-action case against Ohio-based Sterling over claims of discrimination in promotions and pay. The case, now in arbitration, includes more than 69,000 current and former employees who say women were systematically paid less than men and were often passed over for promotions.

The sworn statements include allegations that Sterling had a policy "prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with each other," which they say "made it difficult for women to identify instances where they were paid less than male employees performing the same job." One former female employee said she was making a yearly salary of between $42,000 and $43,000 when she witnessed a male employee at another Kay Jewelers store in the same state complain his salary was only $70,000.

The woman stated her supervisor "tried to console" her by telling her the male employee was "'on his way out' because his numbers were down."

A sworn statement in the arbitration case also alleges that "female sales associates were hired at about $1 an hour less than male sales associates."

Plaintiffs' testimony about sexual harassment allegations describe a corporate culture at Sterling in which annual managers' retreats allegedly became no-spouses allowed "booze fests" at which male executives "prowled around the [resort] like dogs that were let out of their cage," and that "there was no one to protect female managers from them," arbitration documents show.

"Managers at all levels in the company either participated in it or condoned it," Joseph Sellers, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, told ABC News.

The alleged instances took place over the course of many years, from the late 1990s to the 2000s, according to the sworn statements. The arbitration documents were first reported by The Washington Post.

In one instance, witnesses alleged they spotted Mark Light, now the CEO at Sterling's parent company, Signet, at a meeting "being entertained" by female employees "in various states of undress." The witnesses alleged Light also joined the female employees in a swimming pool.

Heather Ballou, a former store manager at Kay Jewelers who is part of the arbitration case, started working for Sterling in 2000 as a sales associate in Pensacola, Florida, and was promoted internally to different stores until she was eventually terminated as store manager in 2009.

Ballou said she attended four of Sterling's annual managers' meetings, a multi-day event attended by managers up to the executive level and human resources staff, between 2005 and 2008. She also says she was propositioned while employed with the company. "At one meeting, yes, I was propositioned for sex in return for a promise to be brought back to this district for a promotion," Ballou said. "I am not proud to say but I did it. I mean, I wanted to get home."

Ballou described the company's culture as a crude "boy's club" and compared it to Kay Jewelers' signature slogan, "Every kiss begins with Kay."

"They had no idea," she said. "They think, 'Every kiss begins with Kay' but they don't know how many unwanted kisses come from that kiss."

Sterling told ABC News in a statement the testimonies alleging sexual harassment present a "distorted and inaccurate picture of our company," and stressed they are not part of the actual lawsuit on promotions and pay.

"Since the case was filed in 2008, it has never included legal claims of sexual harassment or hostile work environment discrimination," the statement read.

The company did not comment specifically on the allegations surrounding Light, who could not be reached by ABC News.

The company also said the claims about professional advancement are "not substantiated by the facts and certainly do not reflect our culture."

The current and former employees are seeking back pay among other damages.

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Stockbyte/ThinkstockIt's officially tax season. That means there's a chance you'll hear from someone who sounds threatening.

"It might be an email, a phone call from someone pretending to be from the IRS or even pretending to be from law enforcement" demanding immediate payment, maybe with a credit card "or even in some cases they will ask you to pay with a gift card," warns ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. "This is a scam."

Her advice? Hang up.

If the IRS needs to get in touch with you about something, it will use old-fashioned snail mail.

"You never ever, ever want to give out any kind of credit card information over the phone. You never are going to be threatened over the phone by the IRS that you are going to go to jail if you don't pay right away," explains Jarvis.

That doesn't mean you can't call the IRS if you have a question about something. And remember: The real IRS always is happy to take a check.

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Credit: Twitter(NEW YORK) -- Twitter is taking action to make its community safer, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday.

Twitter has been criticized by a growing number of its users for what critics say is an insufficient and too-slow response to abuse on its platform. On Wednesday, the company's Vice President of Engineering Ed Ho posted on the Twitter blog that changes have been made over the last few weeks to keep Twitter users safe.

In recent weeks, Ho writes, an updated manner of reporting abusive tweets, preventing the creation of abusive accounts and implementation of safer search results were all put in place. Now, the company says, it will leverage its technology to continue fighting online abuse.

Twitter will look to identify abusive accounts even if they haven't been reported, and then to limit the functionality of those accounts for a period of time.

The social media platform has also worked to expand its "mute" feature, which allows messages with certain words or phrases, or from specific users, to be hidden. Now, Twitter says, users will be able to decide how long a mute is put in place for.

Additionally, Twitter users will be able to filter out posts from "certain types of accounts" including "those without a profile photo, unverified email addresses or phone numbers." That action would allow users to avoid dealing with "eggs" or users who create accounts without uploading their own photo -- often to harass others.

Finally, the company says that it will be more transparent about the reporting process. Users who report accounts or tweets for being abusive or spam-related will now receive notifications when their report is received and if further action is taken by the company.

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BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — In case you were wondering what designer the first lady donned Tuesday night for her husband’s joint address to Congress, Melania Trump sparkled in a black Michael Kors suit.

The suit's sequined blazer was embroidered with flowers and cinched at the waist with a wide black belt.

Meanwhile, a number of female lawmakers wore white, which is historically a symbolic color for the women's suffrage movement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted a photo stating that Democratic women were wearing white in support of women's rights earlier Tuesday evening.

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan all donned blue ties, instead of the red that is traditionally associated with the Republican Party.

President Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, wore a magenta asymmetrical dress by Roland Mouret.

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adempercem/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's one very tiny step for women-kind: In the shadow of the hit "Hidden Figures," which highlighted a group of African-American women and their contribution to the U.S. space
program, LEGO has announced it will sell a "Women of NASA" set of its Minifigures.

The idea was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock, a science writer and editor, who submitted to LEGO that the company should highlight the efforts of a number of prominent women.

The announced set includes mathematician and NASA trajectory expert Katherine Johnson, whom Taraji P. Henson played in "Hidden Figures." Also featured are Margaret Hamilton, an MIT computer
scientist who developed the flight software for the Apollo craft; Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; astronaut and physicist Nancy Grace Roman; and Mae Jemison, an entrepreneur,
astronaut and doctor who was the first African-American woman in space.

"We’re really excited to be able to introduce Maia’s 'Women of NASA' set for its inspirational value as well as build and play experience," a rep for the company said, adding that the company hopes
the toys will inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM -- that is, science, technology, engineering and math.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With spring break fast approaching and summer vacation coming not long after, many families will soon be traveling by air or car.

Good Housekeeping
magazine's style director, Lori Bergamotto, appeared Tuesday on Good Morning America with hacks to make traveling easier and more efficient, whether you’re flying solo or with kids in tow.

Good Housekeeping security line hacks


Pack toiletries efficiently: Use a small, clear bag to store travel-size versions of packs of face wipes; toothpaste and a toothbrush; shampoo and conditioner; razor; deodorant; body wash; sunscreen; and moisturizer.

Skip the line: Obtaining TSA PreCheck ($85), which allows vetted passengers access to expedited security-screening, or CBP Global Entry ($100), which gives pre-approved travelers expedited entry upon arrival in the U.S., can help cut waiting time at security checkpoints. Both are valid for five years, making the price worth it if you travel even just a few times each year.

Good Housekeeping's top luggage picks


The Biaggi Zipsa: This $70 piece of luggage folds to briefcase size for easy storage. You can also access the contents of the luggage from either its center, like a suitcase, or its top, like a backpack.

The Ricardo Beverly Hills: This $150 bag is expandable so it allows for lots of storage. It also has a comfortable grip, is maneuverable and boasts a retractable strap to secure a second bag, according to Bergamotto.

The Raden connected luggage: Bergamotto called this $295 bag innovative for its technology that allows you to view airport-security wait times with its app. You can also weigh the bag via its handle and charge your electronic devices with the bag's built-in battery.

Good Housekeeping's packing hacks


An expert panel assembled by Good Housekeeping magazine recommends packing with the efficiency of a Boy Scout. Their tips include placing heavy items near the base of your luggage, packing clothes before shoes and accessories, bringing two small laundry bags and putting the outfit you plan to wear first at the top of your bag.

Bonus travel hacks


The Good Housekeeping expert panel also advises traveling with a scarf to use for warmth or as a pillow, and bringing headphones to help cancel out travel sounds.

To get cheaper airfares, experts recommend clearing cookies on your computer when searching for flights, setting alerts on sites like Expedia and Kayak to let you know when fares drop, and always looking at nonstop flights, which may not always be the most expensive option.

To save money once you land, stop at a local grocery store to pick up food essentials so you will be less likely to splurge on meals at your hotel or by dining out. To get a taste of local cuisine at your destination, sites like Mealsharing.com and Eatwith.com allow you to sign up for home-cooked meals and classes with experienced cooks.

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iStock/ThinkstockIt's one of those questions the tax form asks you: Did you work abroad or receive income from a foreign source?

If the answer is yes, tax attorney Janice Hayman says don't try to hide it.

"The governments of all countries are all compliant now," she says. "So the information will be reported eventually. And you want to be the one to report it."

The good news is if you worked abroad and paid taxes, you may be able to take a tax credit or deduction. This can reduce your taxes if both countries tax the same income.

As for accounts you might hold in a foreign country: "If it's a non-interest bearing, or non-dividend bearing account, there really is no harm, because there is no taxable income," Hayman notes. She says it's just about reporting the information.

And if you find out you had an account you haven't been claiming, go back and file the papers just to be compliant.

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iStock/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) — A Hong Kong-based airline is set to launch a specially-crafted beer to enjoy at 35,000 feet, and they have high hopes it'll take off.

According to Food & Wine, Cathay Pacific is about to introduce a new in-flight beverage, Betsy Beer -- a beer they say has the “ingredients, aroma and necessary carbonation to taste great both in the air and on the ground” so you can enjoy a refreshing beer while you fly.

It's been proven that the way things tastes changes the higher the altitude, because of the effect the altitude has on our bodies.  Betsy Beer brewers claim theirs is the world’s first beer specifically designed to be enjoyed at high altitudes.

"We know that when you fly, your sense of taste changes. Airlines address this for food in certain ways. But nobody has ever tried to improve the taste of beer at altitude,” Cathay Pacific said in a statement.

Betsy Beer is brewed by the Hong Kong Beer Co., and enlisted an “expert tasting panel” to develop the flavor.  It'll be available for first and business class passengers on Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and the U.K. starting March 1.  It'll also be sold in airport lounges in Hong Kong and Heathrow airports.

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Trader Joe's(NEW YORK) -- Trader Joe's is voluntarily recalling three kinds of unsweetened applesauce because of "the potential presence of glass pieces" in the food.

On Sunday, the company listed the three products as: Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce, barcode 00015905; Trader Joe's Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, barcode 00194877; and Trader Joe's All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce, barcode 00014359.

It said the recall affected all codes of Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce through "best before Aug. 8, 2018" in all Trader Joe's stores.

All codes of Trader Joe's Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce were affected through "best before Oct. 6, 2018" in all Trader Joe's stores.

And Trader Joe's All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce codes were affected through "best before Dec. 16, 2018" in stores located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

According to a Food and Drug Administration news release, the recall was initiated after Manzana Products Co., which makes the applesauce for Trader Joe's, said it had gotten reports from consumers saying they'd found glass in the products.

"All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed," Trader Joe's said in a news release on its website. "If you purchased any of these Unsweetened Apple Sauce products with the affected codes, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street finished slightly higher Monday with a 12th straight record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The Dow gained 15.68 ( 0.08 percent) to finish at 20,837.44.

The Nasdaq jumped 16.59 ( 0.28 percent) to close at 5,861.90, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,369.73, up 2.39 ( 0.10 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices were flat at about $54 a barrel.

President Trump: Investors await President Trump's address to Congress Tuesday night, where he is expected to talk about the Affordable Care Act and plans to overhaul the tax code. Stocks have rallied over the past few weeks as the president has discussed cutting back on regulations for businesses.

Winners and Losers:
Defense stocks, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin, performed well Monday after the White House announced a request for a $54 billion increase in military spending. Shares in Lockheed Martin climbed 2 percent and Boeing gained about 1 percent.

Auction house Sotheby's beat quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, causing its stock to jump nearly 16 percent.

After La La Land won several Oscars at the Academy Awards Sunday night, and was mistakenly named "Best Picture" before the Oscar was awared to Moonlight, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. gave up less than 1 percent at the close.

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Courtesy Folkmanis(NEW YORK) -- While you were checking off wish list items for the little ones over the holidays, the toy experts were busy creating and planning new ways to keep children entertained.

That's why it should be no surprise that thousands of play professionals came together recently at New York's Javits Center to show off what's coming your way next.

Laurie Schacht, aka The Toy Insider Mom, met up with ABC News at the big event and offered up an early first look at some of the new toys, including prototypes, that will be available later this year.

Classic play


"Classic play is always a trend," Schacht told ABC News. She highlighted three products in the classic play group that may be big hits this year. Among them, the new Vintage Disney Puppets from Folkmanis which will be available in winter 2017.

"It's great play for kids and for parents," Schacht said of the puppets, "great for storytelling, great for bedtime and great for imaginative play, which is so important to kids as they grow up."

Schacht also highlighted Cupcake Surprise Dolls from Sunny Days, which you'll start to see on store shelves now. A simple flip transforms the little cupcakes into mini dolls.

And she demonstrated the PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset from Just Play. Tap a "button" and the racer is on his way. The PJ Masks sets will all available this fall.

Each of the toys target children ages 3 and up and encourages imaginative and creative play.

Arts and crafts


Schacht said when it comes to arts and crafts, "Kids love DIY, they love simple things. When you talk about kits, usually you're talking about things that are not expensive. So think all year," she said, "when you're thinking about what do you get for that kid's birthday party. An arts-and-crafts kit is always a perfect answer."

There are a host of new toys that will require more hands-on play. The 3D Cra-Z-Gels from Cra-Z-Art available this spring will give children the chance to use their painting skills to decorate stickers. The stickers come in kits with everything necessary to create unique artwork.

The Drone Force from the Alpha Group U.S. is another hands-on toy coming this fall. It offers kids an opportunity to test their flying skills with an assortment of five drones, each with different features.

There's also Meccano M.A.X. from Spin Master, also set to be released this fall. The robot learns to do more based on interaction with the child.

The toys highlighted in this group are best for children 6 and up.

Active play

"We want to keep our kids active and busy," Schacht said as she highlighted a few toys that will encourage kids to get moving.

The 3-in-1 Activity Center Trampoline from Smart Trike, hitting store shelves now, may help little ones burn off some of that extra energy. The trampoline can be adjusted for use in different ways as the child grows.

Schacht also highlighted the Bubble Ball from Zuru, which is already on store shelves. The child slips inside a giant inflatable ball with handles on the inside and then attempts to maneuver around.

Schacht also included an all new add-on accessory for hoverboards called the Neon Kart. It comes from Yvolution and is set to be available this spring. It's essentially a seat that will attach to the hoverboard (sold separately) giving users new ways to maneuver the boards, especially those who may have difficulty standing on them.

To see all of these toys in action and for more detailed information about each of the products featured, be sure to watch the video below:

Editor's note: Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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iStock/ThinkstockThe individual mandate part of the Affordable Care Act means you have to have health insurance.

If you get it through work, that basically means checking a box on your tax form. But if that's not the case, preparing your taxes will be slightly different.

"If you went to the marketplace directly, you'll be receiving a form 1095-A," explains tax attorney Janice Hayman. "And you must have this form when you do your taxes -- especially if you receive a subsidy."

The penalty for not having health coverage is $695 per adult, or 2.5 percent of your household income, whichever is higher.

Generally speaking, Hayman says, a two-month gap is okay.

"In these cases there should be some documentation showing when their coverage started, when their coverage ended. And as long as it's not more than two months, then they will not be penalized," she explains.

If you need more information about whether you have to pay a fee and how much it might cost, there's a calculator on the IRS taxpayer advocate website.

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DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Good news for kids: the tooth fairy is paying more money than ever before.

According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, the average gift from the tooth fairy reached a new high of $4.36 last year, up 86 cents from $3.50 in 2013. In 2014, the Tooth Fairy left a whopping $255 million for lost teeth.

USA Today
reports that the Tooth Fairy’s generosity has also been a strong indicator of the economy. The poll shows that the cash payout for teeth is within a percentage point of the S&P 500’s, continuing the pattern of following the index’s direction for 12 of the past 13 years.

In 2016, the Tooth Fairy paid about $290.6 million in the U.S., up 13.5 percent from 2015. Cash for a first lost tooth is up roughly 10 percent to $5.72. First-tooth payouts are usually higher than average.

Across the country, Tooth Fairy payouts are highest in the West: $5.96 ($6.89 for the first tooth); followed by the Northeast at $5.08 ($6.31); the South at $4.57 ($4.88); and the Midwest at $4.04 ($5.70).

According to the survey, 48 percent of children put the money aside for a rainy day. The spenders also check in at about 48 percent, 3% donate the cash and 1 percent loan out their money.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Travel can be costly and stressful, but Farecompare CEO Rick Seaney sat down with ABC News to share 5 unusual airline perks that can make the experience more pleasant.

Here's what he had to say:

Sometimes things happen on planes that catch you by surprise. I’m thinking about those poor passengers boarding a United flight a couple of weeks back only to be greeted by an out-of-uniform pilot ranting away about everything from politics to divorce (before finally being ushered off the plane).

But let’s talk about happier surprises. Here are five perks offered by airlines that can be a truly pleasant surprise and may even save you a little money.

Too bad the airlines couldn’t get together and provide all these things to all passengers, but at least some are offering us something.

1. A free meal in economy

Thank you, Delta, for the return of free meals for passengers in the cheap seats. Starting March 1, economy flyers on several long-haul domestic routes will be able to enjoy such things as honey maple breakfast sandwiches, mesquite-smoked turkey combos, Mediterranean whole-grain veggie wraps or fruit-and-cheese plate. It certainly sounds tasty, but what I like most about food on long flights is that the meal helps kill the time.

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2. Bidding for first class

Hawaiian Airlines has started a new program in which ticketholders can bid online to try to win a first-class seat for at a discount price. At the moment the program, called Bid Up, is only available on flights between continental North America and Hawaii, but imagine traveling first class instead of in a middle seat in coach on a long flight to Honolulu. Tip: Check out prices for first-class seats before you bid so at least you know the ballpark for prices. Maybe you’ll get lucky.

3. Free wi-fi

JetBlue brags it is the only airline with free high-speed wi-fi at every seat. The discount carrier further proclaims it offers a “robust online experience much like you would expect at home or work.” I can tell you "robust" is not how I'd describe the wi-fi offered at a cost which I have used with some other airlines. (I’ve not yet tried the JetBlue service).

This does not mean other airlines leave you hanging, entertainment-wise. Delta, for example, offers free access to a library of entertainment via its Delta Studio service which the airline says includes “300 movies, 750 TV shows, 100 foreign film titles, 2,400 songs, 18 channels of live satellite TV” and more. The service is available on almost all of Delta's flights. This service, too, may leave you wondering how that slog of a long flight just zipped along.

4. Free wine transport

Sure, you could pack a bottle of that Napa Valley sauvignon blanc in your big suitcase and hope it doesn’t break/spill/leak but there’s got to be a better way and there is. if you’re flying certain routes with Alaska Airlines, they’ll transport a whole darn case of wine for you. For free.

This could be another good reason to visit a vineyard in California, Oregon or Washington and you can learn more about this on the Alaska’s website.

5. Best freebie for uncertain travelers

Southwest continues to do the unthinkable (at least it’s unthinkable in the eyes of its competition). I’m talking about it’s no change-fee policy. Quick background: All airlines have to allow ticketbuyers 24 hours to change their ticket with no penalty, as mandated by the federal Department of Transportation. After the 24-hour grace period, making a change to a ticket can cost up to $200. But Southwest charges nothing for changes at any time, although if the price of the ticket has increased prior to your making a change, you'll have to pay the fare difference.

Rick Seaney is the CEO of FareCompare, a website that curates the best deals on flights from around the world. Any opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Invites to the Dolby Theatre may be exclusive, but you can still take part in Oscars festivities from the comfort of your own home. Print your ballots, prepare some signature drinks and snacks, and gather your friends to witness a star-studded evening.

Stock a champagne bar

What’s a true celebration without popping champagne? Have guests bring a bottle from home to chip in and add some fun garnishes.

“Set out some fresh strawberries or raspberries, that makes a beautiful presentation,” Dayna Isom Johnson, trend expert for Etsy, told ABC News.

Dress up the photo booth

While the stars are getting their photos snapped on the red carpet in Los Angeles, you can do the same back at home.

“Why shouldn’t your guests walk on a little mini red carpet as well, and have a moment for themselves?” Johnson said.

Tinsel and festive-themed wall hangings can make all your Oscars-night photos Instagram-worthy, and you can use printable props to get a little silly.

Prepare some festive food

While Johnson suggested clever takes like “Manchester by the Caesar Salad” and “La La Lollipops,” you can get as creative as you please when it comes to your food. Channel the true menu of the Academy Awards parties with statuette-shaped sugar cookies or chocolate-covered tuxedo strawberries.

Get your ballots and bingo ready

There are some things we can come to expect from the Oscars, like music cutting a speech short or a star tripping on their way to the stage. Keep track of all these iconic moments on your Oscars bingo sheet.

While you're at it, don't forget to fill out your ballot with the night's predictions.

Enjoy yourself


"Just because you're the host doesn't mean you need to do all the work," Johnson said, adding that guests can help with bringing food and drinks. "Pass out some tasks to your friends."

Relax and settle in for a night of celebrating your favorite movies.

"To me, Oscars Sunday is like Super Bowl Sunday," Johnson said. "Get creative, have a good time with it."

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