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Robert Downey Jr. on Oscar: ‘I’m Getting One’

Robert Downey Jr. on Oscar: ‘I’m Getting One’

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) — Robert Downey Jr. — not exactly known for his modesty — is calling himself one of the best actors of his generation.“I’m probably one of the best,” the Iron Man star said in the latest is…

Will Jimmy Kimmel Be the Next Host of the Oscars?

Will Jimmy Kimmel Be the Next Host of the Oscars?

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — With this year’s host Seth MacFarlane reportedly saying “No way,” and ditto for another possible host, Tina Fey, the New York Post reports on Friday that the next emcee for the telecast will be found in-house for ABC: Jimm…

Tina Fey: ‘No Way’ She’d Host Oscars

Tina Fey: ‘No Way’ She’d Host Oscars

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) — Despite a bit in this year’s Academy Awards telecast that had William Shatner pleading from the future that she and Amy Poehler would host The Oscars telecast, Tina Fey is saying, “No way.”In an interview with The Huffingto…

The Oscars Ratings Up from Last Year

The Oscars Ratings Up from Last Year

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oscars on Sunday night pulled in its biggest audience in three years.The ABC telecast of the awards show was seen by 40.3 million viewers, an increase of one million from last year’s ceremony.It was the most…

Jewish Group Calls Seth MacFarlane “Ted” Joke at Oscars ‘Offensive’

Jewish Group Calls Seth MacFarlane “Ted” Joke at Oscars ‘Offensive’

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Count the Anti-Defamation League among Seth MacFarlane’s post-Oscars critics.The group, which fights anti-Semitism, says a joke that the Oscars host made at Sunday night’s ceremony was “offensive” to Jewish people…

Michelle Obama’s Image Altered By Iranian News Agency

Michelle Obama’s Image Altered By Iranian News Agency

The First Lady in the pre-touchup photo. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — A semi-official Iranian news agency called Fars altered an image of Michelle Obama at the Academy Awards to appeal to their more conservative readers.An imag…

If Washington Chose the Oscar Winners…

If Washington Chose the Oscar Winners…

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oscars’ official theme this year may have been music and movies, but there was also an unofficial theme — celebrities and politics.According to OpenSecrets.org, if Washington had given out Osca…

Oscars Fashion: Hollywood Glamour Shines on the Red Carpet

Oscars Fashion: Hollywood Glamour Shines on the Red Carpet

JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — It was all about color on the Oscar red carpet Sunday night. The world’s biggest stars strutted in colors ranging from pale pinks and hot reds, to light silvers, greys and metallics and everything in between….

Tie for Best Sound Editing Oscar: Has It Happened Before?

Tie for Best Sound Editing Oscar: Has It Happened Before?

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The award goes to… It’s a tie. Wait, what?One of the biggest surprises of Oscar night was when Mark Wahlberg announced there was a tie for Best Sound Editing between Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall.Which spark…

Oscars 2013: Facial Hair Fashion Statement?

Oscars 2013: Facial Hair Fashion Statement?

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Forget having a glammed-out gal on your arm. The best accessory for men at the Oscars this year appeared to be facial hair.Stars like George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper all strutted down the red…

Oscars Will Be Presented this Sunday

Oscars Will Be Presented this Sunday

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s almost here: the Oscars.  The ceremony — officially known as the 85th Academy Awards until recently — will be presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywo…

Oscar Losers Take Home $45,000 Gift Bag

Oscar Losers Take Home $45,000 Gift Bag

ABC/BOB D’AMICO(LOS ANGELES) — Everyone wins at the Oscars this Sunday.  While a few of Hollywood’s best and brightest will get to walk away with a coveted golden statuette, the nominees who don’t can console themselves with a gift ba…

Las Vegas Oddsmaker: “Argo” Is Favorite to Win Best Picture Oscar

Las Vegas Oddsmaker: “Argo” Is Favorite to Win Best Picture Oscar

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Oscars are just a few days away, and Wynn Las Vegas oddsmaker John Avello believes Argo is in line to win the night’s biggest award.Avello says Ben Affleck’s thriller is the favorite to win the best picture Oscar,…

Producers Promise ‘Can’t Miss’ End to Oscars

Producers Promise ‘Can’t Miss’ End to Oscars

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For all the fanfare and anticipation, Oscars telecasts usually end rather abruptly, moments after the Best Picture trophy is handed out.  However, this year’s telecast promises something different.
Producer…

Oscar Winners Join Musical Tribute at Sunday’s Academy Awards

Oscar Winners Join Musical Tribute at Sunday’s Academy Awards

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Each year at the Oscars you can expect to see glammed-up Hollywood starlets and dashing leading men, and listen to lots of long speeches. But this Sunday’s Academy Awards will have a special musical celebr…

Oscar Voting Deadline Looms Tuesday

Oscar Voting Deadline Looms Tuesday

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For those eligible voters who still haven’t cast their votes for the upcoming Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is about to call “cut.”  Voting ends Tuesday at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.Aca…

PETA: ABC Won’t Air New Ad Starring Joaquin Phoenix During Oscars

PETA: ABC Won’t Air New Ad Starring Joaquin Phoenix During Oscars

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A new ad from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is a little too fishy, as far as ABC is concerned.PETA tells E! News the network has opted not to air its anti-fishing commercial, featuring Joaqui…

“The Avengers” Stars Will Present Together at the Oscars

“The Avengers” Stars Will Present Together at the Oscars

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) — The Avengers will assemble at the Oscars.  The producers of this year’s telecast have announced that most of the actors who portrayed the Marvel superhero group on the big screen last year — Robe…

Oscar Nominees Gather for Luncheon

Oscar Nominees Gather for Luncheon

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — A luncheon honoring this year’s Oscar nominees was held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday.  Also there was the year’s most notable snub: Ben Affleck.Of course, Affleck said all the right thin…

Wolfgang Puck Again Preparing Menu for Post-Oscars Bash

Wolfgang Puck Again Preparing Menu for Post-Oscars Bash

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After next month’s Academy Awards ceremony ends, the movie stars on hand will be well-fed by Wolfgang Puck at the Governors Ball, the official post-Oscars bash.Puck is creating the menu for the celebration for t…

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