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Zadan And Meron Make An Oscars Awards Show

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been given the responsibility of curating the 2013 Oscars ceremony, reports the BBC.The executive producers of Chicago, which hauled in an impressive 6 Oscars, including that of Best Picture,...

Abc Selects Its Late-night Star To Host Emmys

The major television networks, which take turns each year presenting the Emmy awards, now appear to be selecting their late-night personalities to host them -- giving each one the opportunity for primetime exposure. On Monday...

Eddie Murphy's Reputation Takes Another Battering With 'A Thousand Words' Critical Flop

As little as six months ago Eddie Murphy was looking at a potential career resurgence with a hosting appearance at the Academy Awards coming up and a new film on the way. Fast forward to...

Eddie Murphy's Return Set For Dismal $10 Million Opening

Though Eddie Murphy was once charming Hollywood audiences with huge grossing movies such as 'Beverly Hills Cop' and 'Trading Places', the veteran actor's career appears to have ground to standstill. Though he was supposed to...

Sandra Bullock & Brett Ratner Dismiss New Romance Report

Sandra Bullock and moviemaker Brett Ratner have released a joint statement dismissing rumours of a romance.The odd couple has been linked in a new In Touch magazine cover article, but Bullock and Ratner insist the...

Will Billy Crystal's Blackface Force Oscars 2013 To Think Different?

A report by the Los Angeles released shortly before the 84th Academy Awards showed that the majority of Oscar voters were mainly white, old and male. The story was an eye-opener for cinema fans, and...

Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal Hosting Risks Accusations Of Racism

Billy Crystal was brought in as Oscar's host following Eddie Murphy's decision to bow out after his friend Brett Ratner left his role as the event's producer following homophobic slurs. How good then to have...

Dwayne Johnson To Play Hercules In Upcoming Adaptation

Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) looks set to appear in Brett Ratner's forthcoming adaptation of Hercules, Collider.com have reported. The movie will be an adaptation of Steve Moore's graphic novel, Hercules: the Thracian Wars, and...

Oscars First Reshearsal: Billy Crystal Gets The Jokes Rolling

As the world gears up for this weekend's Oscars ceremony, the stand-in host Billy Crystal has already started on the gags. The City Slickers star took to his Twitter page yesterday (February 22, 2012) and...

Brett Ratner To Front New Gay Rights Video Campaign

Moviemaker Brett Ratner is to team up with gay rights activists to direct a series of new videos promoting tolerance, just three months after he stepped down as the producer of the 2012 Oscars following...

Oscars Trailer 2012: The Search Is On For Host Billy Crystal

A trailer for the Academy Awards 2012 hit the web this week, featuring numerous celebrities undertaking a cinematic style adventure in search of host Billy Crystal, who returns to the Oscars for the ninth time....

Seth Rogen Would Host Oscars With 'Better Writers'

Seth Rogen would only host the Oscars if they hired "better writers". The '50/50' star feels his friend James Franco got a raw deal when he co-hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway last year,...

Oscar Unaffected By Economic Downturn

Despite deteriorating ratings in recent years, next February's Oscar telecast commands the same price for a 30-second commercial as it did a year ago, about $1.6-1.7 million, according to Advertising Age , which cited "a...

Jane Lynch: 'I Feel Bad For Ratner'

Gay Glee star Jane Lynch has thrown her support behind embattled moviemaker Brett Ratner after he stepped down as the producer of the Oscars last week (ends11Nov11) following a homophobic slur scandal.Ratner's resignation came four...

Immortals Kills At Weekend Box Office

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even...

Oprah Winfrey Teary Eyed After Winning 'Oscar'

Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears after accepting an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (12th November 2011). The 57-year-old, who was nominated for an acting Oscar in 1986, received...

Brett Ratner's Replica Ferraris Inspired By Cage's Car

Moviemaker Brett Ratner had two replica 1963 Ferrari 250 Gt Lussos built without engines for his new film Tower Heist, so the vehicles could easily be set up for scenes in what appeared to be...

Sherak Overwhelmed By Oscars Support After Brett Ratner/eddie Murphy Resignations

Hollywood came out in force to save the Oscars when producer Brett Ratner and host Eddie Murphy resigned last week (beg07Nov11), according to Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Tom Sherak.Speaking at the...

In Wake Of Oscars Havoc, Industry Offered Help, Says Sherak

Motion picture academy president Tom Sherak maintains that the turbulence of the past week, which saw both the co-producer and host of next year's Oscar telecast resign, will have no effect on the production of...

Billy Crystal, Comedy Icon, Returning To The Oscars

Billy Crystal will host the 2012 Academy Awards following the shock departure of actor Eddie Murphy, with the 63-year-old comedian confirming the news on his Twitter page on Thursday (10th November 2011).The comedy veteran has...

Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012. The comedian and actor – who has previously hosted the ceremony eight times – is returning to front the show for the first...

Brett Ratner Vows To Make Amends For Gay Slur Fall Out

Director Brett Ratner has issued a fresh apology to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) community for using a homophobic slur during a recent media event.Ratner expressed his remorse after coming under fire for...

Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal Or Chris Rock For Oscars Host?

Ricky Gervais appears to be leading the race to host the Oscars in 2012, by openly suggesting he would give Hollywood a "two for one offer" by helming both the Golden Globes and the Academy...

Ricky Gervais Wants To Host Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars.The controversial comedian - who upset Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie when he hosted the Golden Globes earlier this year - has revealed he would be happy to...

The Muppets Tipped To Host Oscars 2012

The Muppets have been backed to host the Oscars in February 2012 after the sensational exit of Eddie Muprhy and producer Brett Ratner. The comedic actor stepped down following the controversy surrounding Ratner's use of...

Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

Piers Morgan Quits America's Got Talent

Piers Morgan has quit 'America's Got Talent'. The TV star has stepped down from the judging panel of the talent show after six years because he can no longer juggle his commitments with his CNN...

Brian Grazer To Replace Brett Ratner As Oscars Producer

Movie mogul Brian Grazer is to replace Brett Ratner as the co-producer of the 84th annual Oscars.Ratner resigned on Tuesday (08Nov11) over a homophobic slur he used during a movie question-and-answer session with fans on...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host Following Brett Ratner's Resignation

Eddie Murphy has quit as Oscars host a day after pal Brett Ratner resigned as the big event's producer.The Rush Hour director stepped down over a homophobic slur he made during a movie question-and-answer session...

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