Billy Crystal to Host Oscars

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter got confirmation on this from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Looks like Billy Crystal will be the host of the 84th Oscars, replacing the departed Eddie Murphy. PREVIOUSLY: In the “what are we supposed to make of this?” department, this tweet came across our screens from none other […]

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Veteran Oscar Producer Gilbert Cates Dead at 77

By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Producer and director Gilbert Cates, who oversaw a record 14 Academy Awards ceremonies and founded the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, has died. He was 77. The Directors Guild of America confirmed the death Tuesday. Cates also founded the School of Theater Film and Television at […]

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