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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Will Not Produce The Oscars Next Year

For those who complained about this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on 22nd February 2015, there's some good news: the producers will not be returning for next year's show. Producers Craig...

Academy Awards Producers Step Down

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced they will not be returning to take charge of the big show, after fulfilling the terms of a secret contract they signed when the duo first...

Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Dress Potentially Recovered After Anonymous Tip Off

Lupita Nyong'o's stolen dress may have been found. The dress, worn by the 12 Years A Slave actress to the Oscars on Sunday (22nd February), was reportedly stolen a few days after the ceremony. The...

Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Dress Returned To Hotel Room Where It Disappeared

After a week of mystery and intrigue, the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to the Oscars has been found – in the hotel room where it was first reported stolen. The pearl-covered gown, reported...

The Highlights From Edward Snowden's Reddit Ama

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the whistleblower and journalists behind the NSA revelations, conducted a Reddit AMA on Monday to coincide with the release of HBO's Citizenfour, which won the Oscar for best...

From Adrien Brody To Patricia Arquette, The 8th Hollywood Domino Gala Brings Stars Together [Photos]

In 2008, Daya Fernandez thought of a fun little variation on the traditional game of dominos. Said game involves players using the pieces to make 'movie reels' - an idea that has certainly found a...

Bomb Scare Near Oscars Venue Proves To Be False Alarm

A bomb scare near the venue for the Oscars ceremony on Sunday (February 22) proved to be a false alarm though a man was detained by police. Bomb squad investigators cordoned off several storefronts and...

Neil Patrick Harris Drops More Hints About Oscars

Just three days to go before the Oscars, and Neil Patrick Harris has been spending Thursday talking about what kind of host he’ll be and what kind of jokes he’ll be cracking. In separate telephone...

Frozen's 'Let It Go' Songwriters To Pen Oscar's Number For Neil Patrick Harris

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar winning team behind Frozen’s megahit ‘Let it Go’, will be bringing their talents to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, by penning an original musical number for host Neil...

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Addresses The Lack Of Diversity In This Year's Oscar Nominations

When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning one thing which stuck out for many observers was the lack of diversity amongt the nominees. All 20 of this year's acting contenders are...

Oscar Nominations Court Controversy

The reaction to this week's Oscar nominations was a loud one, because Academy voters played it so safe in a year when films expanded to explore a diverse array of themes. Throughout 2014, actors and...

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Second Favorite For Oscar After Globes Win

Wes Anderson's comedy farce The Grand Budapest Hotel - which was considered out of the running for the major awards this season given its release in February 2014 - is now the second favourite to...

'Ida' And 'Leviathan' Lead The Way As Best Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist Is Announced

The shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film award at next year’s Oscars have been announced with nine films from around the world competing for the golden statue. The list has been narrowed down from...

James Cagney's 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Oscar Fails To Sell At Auction

The Oscar won by James Cagney in 1942 for his performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy, has failed to sell at an auction in Los Angeles. The statuette had been expected to fetch at least $800,000...

Harry Belafonte Honorary Tugs At Our Heart Strings During Honorary Oscars Speech

Harry Belafonte, an icon of classic Hollywood, received an honorary Oscar at a special ceremony this Saturday night. Belafonte received his award at the Governor’s Awards in Los Angeles, alongside the likes of Irish actress...

Neil Patrick Harris Wants Lady Gaga, Adele And Pink For Oscars 2015

Neil Patrick Harris, the recently announced host for the Academy Awards 2015, has revealed his dream musical guests for the ceremony. The star of 'How I Met Your Mother' sat down with Entertainment Weekly's Matt...

Can Neil Patrick Harris Unlock The Secret To Hosting The Oscars?

Neil Patrick Harris is the latest personality entrusted with the difficult, risky and often downright stupid responsibility of hosting the biggest night in movies, the Oscars. Such is the emphasis placed on the host of...

Neil Patrick Harris Will Host The Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris is due to host the next Oscars ceremony. First reported by Variety and BuzzFeed, the news was confirmed via a press release on Twitter on Wednesday evening.Neil Patrick Harris will make his...

The Oscars Selfie Gets A Simpsons Makeover. Look At Kevin Spacey.

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie - which was actually taken by Bradley Cooper - has been the talk of the net all week, but it looks as though the famous snapshot is going to run and...

Ellen Degeneres' Oscars Selfie Sells Tons Of Samsung Galaxy Note 3'S (Probably)

Ok, so we don't know if Samsung has seen a sales spike in their Galaxy Note 3 model since the Academy Awards, but Ellen DeGeneres Oscars selfie wouldn't have hurt interest in the technology giant's...

Benedict Cumberbatch. Best Oscars Photobomb. Ever.

Benedict Cumberbatch won the Oscar for best photo-bomb at the 86th Academy Awards for totally spoiling a nice team shot of U2 posing outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Bono, The Edge and co...

Mcconaissance Is Complete As Matthew Mcconaughey Wins Oscar For Best Actor

As we predicted, Matthew McConaughey's remarkable career turnaround is complete after the actor won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 86th Academy Awards for his stunning turn in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey played Ron...

Most Obvious Headline, Ever: Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress At The Oscars

As we predicted, Australian actress Cate Blanchett has won the Oscar for best actress at the 86th Academy Awards for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Blanchett was the overwhelming favorite to win the statuette for her...

'Gravity' Pulls In Best Director Oscar For Alfonso Cuaron

As expected, and as we predicted, Alfonso Cuaron has won the Oscar for Best Director at the 86th Academy Awards for his work on the stunning 3-D epic Gravity.George Clooney in Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'Cuaron has...

Jared Leto? That’S Oscar Winner Jared Leto To You

Jared Leto is now Oscar winner Jared Leto after claiming the Academy Award for best supporting actor. Leto has always been considered the favorite for the Oscar, given his stunning turn as Rayon alongside Matthew...

Fancy An Outside Bet On The Oscars? The Nominees With Amazing Odds

Sitting around with a bunch of friends, eating bad (good) food and trying to guess who’s going to win each category is really fun. But putting some money on the proceedings can add to the...

Oscars 2014: What Kind Of Host Will Ellen Degeneres Be?

There are two of Oscar host: the one who’ll set out to insult as many people whilsy trying not to cross an invisible headline with a view to entertaining the audience at home, and then...

Ahead Of The Oscars, Alfonso Cuaron Claims 'Gravity' Is "Not Sci-fi"

With a clear nod to the fact that no sci-fi movie has ever won Best Picture at the Oscars, the director of 'Gravity', Alfonso Cuaron, has claimed his stunning 3-D epic starring Sandra Bullock and...

"I'd Like To Thank The Academy", But Who On Earth Are They?

"I’d like to thank the Academy" is a phrase we’ve all heard a million times, but who the heck is this mystical ‘Academy’? We’ve always assumed that they were an immortal committee of terrifying movie...

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