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Chinese Open Huge Museum Devoted To Film

17th June 2013

The Shanghai Film Museum, covering a massive 108,000 square feet, opened today (Monday), featuring some 3,000 exhibits. The city is regarded as the birthplace of Chinese filmmaking and many of the exhibits describe its role...

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Drummer Andy Mrotek Assaulted In Wisconsin

27th July 2012

Former The Academy Is... star Andy Mrotek is nursing a broken jaw after he was assaulted in Wisconsin earlier this week (begs23Jul12).The drummer was walking near Humbolt Park in Milwaukee when an unknown perpetrator attacked...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars?

23rd February 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen might be banned from walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday (26.02.12). The British comedian is believed to have planned to attend the glittering ceremony as General Aladeen -...

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Oscar May Leave Hollywood

12th January 2012

Hollywood's biggest annual event may be leaving Hollywood. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering moving the annual Oscars ceremony from the Kodak Theatre to the Nokia...

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The Academy Is Split

10th October 2011

Rock band The Academy Is have split after eight years together.The punk group, which was once signed to Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz's record label Decaydance, released three albums, beginning in 2005 with Almost...

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New Rules For Best Picture Oscar

16th June 2011

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- the group that hands out the Oscars each year -- has again revamped the rules to qualify for a best picture nomination. Two years after expanding...

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Christopher Lee Awarded Bafta Fellowship

8th February 2011

Sir Christopher Lee will receive an Academy Fellowship at this year's Orange BAFTA Awards.The 'Dracula' star joins Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and Charlie Chaplin on the list of fellows – awarded for recognition of outstanding...

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Broadcasters Hope To Dump Longform Emmys

31st August 2010

Not only do the Emmy categories for TV movies and miniseries shut out the broadcast networks -- who rarely produce such fare anymore -- they also act as a drag on the awards show itself,...

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Movie Academy To Recreate Silent Era

25th November 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the annual Oscar awards, plans to present a program next week aimed at recreating the moviegoing experience of the silent era 100...

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Dga Joins Protest Over Emmy Changes

5th August 2009

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has joined the Writers Guild of America (WGA) to protest against the announced plans by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to pre-tape segments of next month's Emmy...

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Tv Academy To Expand Nominees

5th February 2009

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it plans to expand the number of nominees in several categories from five to six. It indicated that it was doing so because frequently the...

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Brucie Bonus: Legend Forsyth To Receive Bafta Honour

19th April 2008

Entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth is set to receive British television's highest honour tomorrow night at the Baftas.The 80-year-old will receive the award from comedian Paul Merton in London, the city where 50 years ago he...

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Conrad Leaves The Academy Is...

3rd November 2006

Guitarist TOM CONRAD has left cult rocker THE ACADEMY IS... after deciding to move in a different direction creatively. Conrad will play no further part in recording sessions for the group's follow up to last...

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Snakes On A Plane Supergroup To Tour

14th September 2006

The indie supergroup formed to record the theme to SAMUEL L JACKSON's summer movie flop SNAKES ON A PLANE are set to tour. Members of trendy underground acts THE SOUNDS, THE ACADEMY IS and MIDTOWN...

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Arctic Monkeys And Imogen Heap Lead Woodie Nominations

13th September 2006

ARCTIC MONKEYS and IMOGEN HEAP lead the list of nominations for mtvU's 2006 Woodie Awards with three apiece. The Woodies, which honour music voted best by university audiences, will be announced on the 25 October...

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