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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…

Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway Answers Critics

Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway Answers Critics

Fred Duval/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Anne Hathaway may have won the approval of the Academy on Oscar night with her supporting actress win, but so-called “Hathahaters” are criticizing the star’s authenticity.In what was seen as a ster…

The Story Behind Michelle Obama’s Oscars Appearance

The Story Behind Michelle Obama’s Oscars Appearance

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(LOS ANGELES) — While everyone knows that the spy-thriller Argo won best picture, thanks to first lady Michelle Obama’s presentation of the award on Sunday, it turns out that her appearance was a bit of a …

Seth MacFarlane on Hosting the Oscars Again: ‘No Way’

Seth MacFarlane on Hosting the Oscars Again: ‘No Way’

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Seth MacFarlane’s debut as host of the Academy Awards appears to be a one-off. 
When asked by one of his Twitter followers if he’d host again, the Family Guy creator posted plainly early Tuesday morning: “No…

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…

Late Celebrities Left Out of Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Late Celebrities Left Out of Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

ABC/BOB D’AMICO(LOS ANGELES) — The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” segment is typically notable as much for who it excluded as for who it included.  This year is no exception.The “In Memoriam” segment on Sunday’s Oscars telecast left out the late Andy Grif…

State Department ‘Excited’ About “Argo’s” Oscars Win

State Department ‘Excited’ About “Argo’s” Oscars Win

Warner Bros. Pictures(WASHINGTON) — Argo’s victory at the Oscars went over well with the State Department, the setting for some scenes in the best picture winner.Officials in the department were “excited” to see the movie claim the Oscars’ top prize, …

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…

“The Onion” Apologizes for Vulgar Tweet About Quvenzhané Wallis

“The Onion” Apologizes for Vulgar Tweet About Quvenzhané Wallis

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Onion, a satirical news site, apologized Monday for a crude tweet posted during the Oscars about Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-year-old actress nominated for best actress for her role in Beasts of the S…

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 2013: Complete List of Winners

Oscars 2013: Complete List of Winners

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The 85th Academy Awards took place on Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The big winners were Argo, which won the award for Best Picture; Daniel Day-Lewis, who took home the Oscar for Best Acto…

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…

Oscar 2013 Predictions From the ‘This Week’ Red-Carpet Roundtable

Oscar 2013 Predictions From the ‘This Week’ Red-Carpet Roundtable

ABC(NEW YORK) — The Oscars celebrate the best of the year in Hollywood, but Sunday night’s ceremony will also shine a spotlight on Washington and politics, with Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty up for top honors.Sunday morning on ABC’s T…

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…

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