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Mr. Movie review: Are Oscars really that relevant anymore?

Mr. Movie review: Are Oscars really that relevant anymore? Providing the soundtrack to one of Hollywood's most watched events is no easy task. Since 2005, the Academy has consistently rewarded films that made less than $140 million at the domestic box office. It has won Producers Guild, SAG and Director's Guild awards - the latter of which suggests that Chazelle will become, at 32, the youngest person to ever win a directing Oscar . [Full Article...]

Jodie Foster Urges Americans 'To Resist' Trump During Impassioned UTA Rally

Jodie Foster Urges Americans 'To Resist' Trump During Impassioned UTA Rally Foster said she's never been comfortable using her public face for activism and has always found the small ways to serve, but that this year is different. "I hope this unity will continue and spread to fight other injustices. Film-makers can break stereotypes around the world by turning their cameras to capture shared human qualities". [Full Article...]

CBS cancels low-rated Katherine Heigl drama 'Doubt'

CBS cancels low-rated Katherine Heigl drama 'Doubt' The show's days were numbered after its February 15 premiere drew just a 0.8 rating in the demo, and 5.3 million total viewers. The network will air a rerun of " Bull " at 10 p.m. From the 18-49 demographic, the pilot garnered piddling ratings amounting to 0.8. In contrast, "Beyond Borders" Season 1 averaged 6 million viewers and around a 1.0 rating last spring. [Full Article...]

Actress Laverne Cox turns talking head on Trump's bathroom order

Actress Laverne Cox turns talking head on Trump's bathroom order Plenty of pundits and celebs have weighed in on President Trump's plan to lift an Obama-era action that allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. When the show's host Chris Matthews straight up asked Weber if he thinks Laverne should use the men's room... "A lot of people know more about his story now, so that this young man can come forwa... [Full Article...]

Unemployment Benefits Claims Rise Slightly

Unemployment Benefits Claims Rise Slightly KEY DRIVERS: Employers added a healthy 227,000 jobs in January after averaging 187,000 a month a year ago. The four-week average is considered more reliable as it smooths out sharp fluctuations in the more volatile weekly figures, giving a more accurate picture of the health of the labour market. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel considering retiring from late night television

Sunday night's show, airing on ABC , is Kimmel's third time on the big awards stage, after hosting the Emmys previous year and in 2012. "It's amusing, because part of the reason I was asked to do this is because the Emmys went well ". Now, the Oscars job has elevated his anxiety to new levels. "Listen, there are certain people who are winners and there are certain people that aren't". [Full Article...]

Anthony Anderson to Host Post-Oscar Show, Replacing Kimmel Special

Anthony Anderson to Host Post-Oscar Show, Replacing Kimmel Special Then Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host E!'s "Live From The Red Carpet: The 2017 Academy Awards" to bring fans the most spontaneous and genuine interviews with films biggest stars and nominees including the debut of the E! Gentleman's Agreement comes from the '40s. [Full Article...]

Who Will Win The Oscars?

He isn't winning because he made arguably the best movie of 2016; or because his film told a fantastic story in a way we haven't seen done well in a while; or because of how handsome just about every scene was shot. Then Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host E!'s "Live From The Red Carpet: The 2017 Academy Awards" to bring fans the most spontaneous and genuine interviews with films bigges... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel Considering Retirement From TV

Jimmy Kimmel Considering Retirement From TV Damon shot back that he just hopes Kimmel lives up to his extremely low expectations. "The Oscars are in great hands with Jimmy ", said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. "In the middle of the night, I think of something, but I'll write it down and about half the time I can't read the writing at all". I've talked about some odd things here at Inside The Star - one time I even legitimately wrote about... [Full Article...]

Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories Alright, but what about the other movies? The 3 films that have won all of the "Big Five" awards-best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay are: " It Happened One Night " (1934), " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest " (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs " (1991). [Full Article...]

Talk it out: Should 'La La Land' win at the Academy Awards?

Talk it out: Should 'La La Land' win at the Academy Awards? Here for your cheat sheet - or more reasons to groan as you compare - are my recent reviews of films that carry some Oscar connection. The Oscars were hosted in a variety of venues before landing at the Dolby Theatre. Her 2-word message: "Thank you". Usually Best Director aligns with Best Picture , and that'll be the case again in 2017, as La La Land director Damien Chazelle is the ... [Full Article...]

USA troops 'in combat' in Mosul, some have been wounded - Pentagon

USA troops 'in combat' in Mosul, some have been wounded - Pentagon Mosul is the last major stronghold for Isis fighters in Iraq , with the jihadis having taken control of the city in a blitzkrieg offensive in June 2014 before going on to attack large parts of north and western Iraq. "There are many injured still inside", said a dust-covered Khalaf of his neighborhood south of Mosul . The Iraqi air force bombed ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, the first time t... [Full Article...]

How to Pick an Oscar-Winner and Win Money

How to Pick an Oscar-Winner and Win Money An Oscar is the highest decoration a film or celebrity can hold, but according to whom? Moonlight follows with eight nominations for best picture, director (Barry Jenkins), best actor in a supporting role (Mahershala Ali) and best actress in a supporting role (Naomie Harris). [Full Article...]

Host Jimmy Kimmel says this year's Oscars could get political

Host Jimmy Kimmel says this year's Oscars could get political Who Should Win: Kenneth Lonergan. "How often in betting do you see a 70-1 shot win?" La La Land could also become the fourth movie to pull off the Big Five, taking the prize in the five major awards categories ( Best Picture , Best Director , Best Actor , Best Actress and one of the Best Screenplay awards). [Full Article...]

Looking ahead to Hollywood's biggest night, the 89th Academy Awards

Looking ahead to Hollywood's biggest night, the 89th Academy Awards The Supporting Actor categories have obvious front-runners in the form of Mahershala Ali in "Moonlight" and Viola Davis in "Fences". While it's still highly likely Moonlight will claim those awards, be on the lookout early cause if they miss those awards, it'll be a long night for them. [Full Article...]

Ian McShane to 'Game of Thrones' Fans

Ian McShane to 'Game of Thrones' Fans Firstly, you love it; and secondly, you'll have forgotten by the time it comes out!' he told Empire Magazine , throwing major shade at the mega fanbase that Game Of Thrones has. Setting aside the fact that "It's only tits and dragons" is a pretty ideal tagline for " Thrones ", fans were pretty peeved about McShane's slam. And during the same interview, he also gave away another spoiler when he ... [Full Article...]

Muhammad Ali's son detained under Trump immigration ban

Muhammad Ali's son detained under Trump immigration ban The encounter with border patrol guards took place four days after U.S. President Donald Trump had his controversial immigration ban put on hold by a federal judge. "We do not discriminate in this country based on religion". Ali was traveling with his mother, Khalilah, who reportedly was not questioned by officers after she showed them a photo of herself with her late husband. [Full Article...]

Mahershala Ali and his wife welcome a baby girl

Mahershala Ali and his wife welcome a baby girl The Hidden Figures actor, who portrays Taraji P. Henson's love interest, boasted over the newborn as Amatus gently kissed her forehead. Ali has incredible respect for his wife, and baby Bari will be in lovely hands. 'The pregnancy has been a real anchor for me to be able to check in'. To date, Ali has won a Critics' Choice Award and a SAG Award for his critically acclaimed performance. [Full Article...]

The 'Bob's Burgers' music album is on the way

The 'Bob's Burgers' music album is on the way Featuring the show's many memorable songs . The songs also feature the voices of recurring and special guest stars from the 20th Century Fox TV series, from comedians like Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman , Kevin Kline , Bill Hader , Zach Galifianakis and Fred Armisen , to musicians Cyndi Lauper and Carly Simon . [Full Article...]

Sir Patrick Stewart says Logan is definitely his last X-Men movie

Sir Patrick Stewart says Logan is definitely his last X-Men movie Stewart was on the chat show with Hugh Jackman to promote their new film, Logan. I simply don't know why I'm not in it'. The actor mistakenly thought he had been circumcised as a child but it was only on discussing it recently with his wife, as you do, that she told him he wasn't. [Full Article...]


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