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

28th February 2012

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...

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Oscars 2012: Was Billy Crystal To Blame For Losing Younger Audience?

28th February 2012

There weren't too many shocks or surprises at this year's Academy Awards, and any eyebrow raisers became largely mocked or criticized, like replacement host Billy Crystal 's blackface routine and Angelina Jolie's now infamous show...

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Oscars 2012: Billy Crystal Hosting Risks Accusations Of Racism

27th February 2012

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...

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Adam Sandler Nominated Elevn Times At This Year's Razzies

26th February 2012

Adam Sandler has received eleven nominations for the Razzies, the spoof awards that highlight the worst movies of the year. It is a record for Adam Sandler who wrote, produced and starred in 'Jack and...

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Dwayne Johnson To Play Hercules In Upcoming Adaptation

24th February 2012

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...

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Oscars First Reshearsal: Billy Crystal Gets The Jokes Rolling

23rd February 2012

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...

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Odds On Meryl Streep Winning Best Actress At The Oscars Fall Dramatically

22nd February 2012

As the Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences approach, there may be more surprising winners than first thought. Silent movie The Artist looks set to sweep the board once again, with nominations in the Best...

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Kate Upton Lands Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover - Who Is She?

14th February 2012

Kate Upton had landed the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2012 swimsuit issue, essentially cementing her place as one of the world's most famous models. Upton, 19 - who has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to fame...

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Tv Reviews The Golden Globes

16th January 2012

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night's Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners -- best drama The Descendants ; best comedy or...

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Ricky Gervais Keeps It Tame At Golden Globes: A Look Back At The Most Controversial Awards Hosts

16th January 2012

Last night, it would appear that Ricky Gervais redeemed himself as a suitable host for the Golden Globes. After the furore surrounding his controversial routine last year, he had evidently opted to tone things down...

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T.i. Missed Out On Tower Heist, World War Z Roles In Prison

12th January 2012

Rapper T.I. missed out on starring roles opposite Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist and Brad Pitt in World War Z - because he was behind bars.The Live Your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr.,...

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

6th January 2012

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....

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Eddie Murphy's Ex-wife 'Conned Out Of Millions'

21st December 2011

A man accused of stealing $7 million (£4.3 million) from Eddie Murphy's ex-wife has been indicted on charges of money laundering.Troy Stratos is alleged to have defrauded Nicole Murphy out of almost half of her...

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Eddie Murphy In Line For Mayoral Role

12th December 2011

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a biopic about controversial US mayor Marion Barry.The comedian - who recently stepped down from hosting the Oscars - is being attached to the family friendly film...

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Eddie Murphy To Play Scandal-hit Marion Barry

9th December 2011

Funnyman Eddie Murphy is set to tackle a controversial new role playing shamed U.S. politician Marion Barry in an upcoming biopic.Filmmaker Spike Lee will direct Murphy in the as-yet-untitled movie about the former Washington D.C....

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Kristen Stewart Named World's Most Bankable Star

7th December 2011

Forbes magazine's 'Most Bankable' list is out, with 'Twilight Saga' stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson unsurprisingly leading the way. The list works by calculating how much the star's film will gross per $1 that...

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Mel B Swallows A Fly

25th November 2011

Mel B swallowed a fly while she was in Australia. The former Spice Girl - who has been Down Under acting as a judge on 'The X Factor (Australia)' - was talking to her 12-year-old...

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Seth Rogen Would Host Oscars With 'Better Writers'

24th November 2011

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,...

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Oscar Unaffected By Economic Downturn

15th November 2011

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...

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Immortals Kills At Weekend Box Office

14th November 2011

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...

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Oprah Winfrey Teary Eyed After Winning 'Oscar'

14th November 2011

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...

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

14th November 2011

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...

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

11th November 2011

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...

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Billy Crystal, Comedy Icon, Returning To The Oscars

11th November 2011

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...

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Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars

11th November 2011

Billy Crystal has been confirmed as the new host of the 2012 Oscars following Eddie Murphy's decision to step down.The When Harry Met Sally star, who has hosted the Oscars eight times, emerged as the...

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Billy Crystal To Host The Oscars?

10th November 2011

Billy Crystal appears to be ready to save the 2012 Oscars following Eddie Murphy's decision to step down as host after posting a comical tweet about the drama.The When Harry Met Sally star, who has...

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Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

10th November 2011

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...

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Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

10th November 2011

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

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Ricky Gervais Wants To Host Oscars

10th November 2011

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...

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Ricky Gervais Offers To Host The Oscars

10th November 2011

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars. The British comedian has offered his services in a "two for one deal" to present the star-studded event, which requires a presenter after Eddie Murphy stepped down...

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