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#Oscars2015? Zadan And Meron To Produce Academy Awards For Third Consecutive Year

The directorial duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have become favorites around Hollywood come awards season and now they’ve been called on again to produce the 2015 Oscars ceremony. This will be Zadan and Meron’s...

Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Tease Some Of This Year's Biggest Moments

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this time. Getting Seth McFarlane to host anything is a risky...

"Just Prepare", Oscar Producers Advise Nominees At Annual Luncheon

Apart from the award show itself, the Oscar luncheon is the event of Oscar season. Unlike the more stressful award ceremony, the luncheon is an informal opportunity for all Oscar nominees to mingle, regardless of...

Wizard Of Oz To Be Celebrated At Oscars

The Oscars will celebrate the 75th anniversary of 'Wizard Of Oz'.The iconic musical adventure film starring the late Judy Garland - which received six nominations in 1939 - will be given a special tribute at...

Chicago Producers To Adapt Pippin Musical For Big Screen

Chicago producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are hoping to find stage-to-cinema success yet again with a big screen adaptation of hit musical Pippin.In 2002, the Emmy-nominated duo teamed up to produce the movie version...

Has The Academy Lost Its Nerve Hiring Ellen Degeneres As Oscars Host?

Ellen DeGeneres has been announced as the host of the Oscars for 2014, confirming our fears that the Academy would lose its bottle after the Seth MacFarlane debacle and retreat to safe, fluffy ground for...

Oscar Producers Rehired

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch announced on Monday that he has rehired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce next year's Oscar ceremony. In reporting the decision, the Los Angeles...

High Ratings See Craig Zadan And Neil Meron Re-hired For Oscars 2014

Despite widespread criticism – although primarily directed at the host, Seth Macfarlane – The Oscars 2013 was considered a success by The Academy due to the high ratings, especially in the much coveted demographic of...

Craig Zadan And Neil Meron To Produce 2014 Oscars

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce next year's Oscars ceremony.The 'Chicago' executive producers have been re-hired to oversee next year's Academy Awards broadcast after receiving high praise for their star studded show - hosted...

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan Invited Back As Oscars Producers

Movie moguls Neil Meron and Craig Zadan have been invited to take charge of the Oscars for a second year.The two men teamed up to produce this year's (13) Academy Awards and they have signed...

How Secrets And Lies Got Michelle Obama To The Oscars

Michelle Obama was the surprise turn at an otherwise predictable Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (February 24, 2013), presenting the prize of Best Picture to Iranian hostage drama Argo via video-link up....

Stars To Sing Live In Oscars Musical Tribute

The cast of 'Les Miserables', Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Hudson will sing live at the Oscars.The Academy Awards will pay tribute to musical films on Sunday (24.02.13) with a big song-and-dance segment featuring the stars...

Salma Hayek, John Travola To Present At Oscars

Salma Hayek, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta will present at the Oscars.The actors - who have all received nominations at the Academy Awards in the past - have been added to the line-up...

Seth Macfarlane To Bring More 'Edge' To Oscars

Seth MacFarlane is aiming to bring more ''edge'' to this year's Oscars.The funnyman is set to host the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24 and while he feels he...

Best Actress Winners To Present At Oscars

Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon will present at this year's Oscars.The quartet of actresses - who have all won the coveted Best Actress award in the past - have been added...

Chicago Cast To Reunite At Oscars

The cast of 'Chicago' will reunite at the Oscars later this month.Stars Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah and Richard Gere are to come together at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the Academy Awards...

The Oscars: An Early Sell-out For Abc

Advertisers are presumably betting that this year's Academy Awards show, to be hosted by Seth MacFarlane and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with performances by Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Norah Jones, will be...

Channing Tatum To Present At Oscars

Channing Tatum has joined the Oscars presenting line up.The 'Magic Mike' hunk will take to the stage alongside fellow thespians Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe to help present the 85th Academy Awards live...

Meryl Streep To Present At Oscars

Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin will present at this year's Oscars.The actors - who took the top acting prizes at last year's Academy Awards - will be joined by fellow acting award winners, Christopher Plummer...

Barbra Streisand To Perform At Oscars

Barbara Streisand is to perform at the Oscars next month.The singer-and-actress last sang at the prestigious event in 1977, where she performed 'A Star Is Born' and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song...

Norah Jones To Perform At Oscars

Norah Jones will perform at the Oscars.The 'Don't Know Why' hitmaker is set to sing her Oscar-nominated track 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' from Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy 'Ted' at the 85th annual Academy Awards...

Adele To Perform Skyfall At The Oscars

Adele will perform 'Skyfall' at the Oscars next month.The 24-year-old pop star will perform the theme to the latest James Bond movie during the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on...

Adele To Perform Skyfall At The Oscars

Adele will perform 'Skyfall' at the Oscars next month.The 24-year-old pop star will sing the latest 'James Bond' theme at the 85th Academy Awards (24.02.13) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and she will...

Seth Macfarlane To Host Oscars

Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars.The 'Family Guy' creator has been chosen to present the 85th Academy Awards and bring his fresh brand of comedy to the prestigious ceremony on February 24 next year.Seth...

Seth Macfarlane To Host Oscars 2013

The man behind one of the USA's most controversial comedies Family Guy, as well as its spin off The Cleveland Show, and American Dad, Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th Oscars on...

Oscars Have New Producers

Following rumors appearing on numerous blogs, newspaper columns, and tabloid TV shows that Lorne Michaels had a lock on the producer's gig at next year's Oscar ceremony, it was announced Thursday that Craig Zadan and...

Oscars Producers Confirmed: But Who Will Scoop The Awards In 2013?

After we reported 'Chicago's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are to produce the show, Contactmusic.com have had a look at some of the front runners to pick up awards at the 2013 ceremony.The Best Picture...

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,...

Nbc To Air Sound Of Music Special -- Live

NBC plans to experiment again with a live television production with a live telecast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music , it announced on Friday. The production will be staged by Craig Zadan...

'Proud' Lady Gaga Wins Glaad Award

Lady Gaga won the outstanding music artist prize at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) media awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (24.03.12). The eccentric star picked up the prize for her album...

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