Emmy Producer Says Memorial Tribute a Challenge

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The producer of this year’s Emmy Awards says it’s a challenge to decide who to include in the ceremony’s memorial tribute. Executive producer Don Mischer said Friday that about three dozen stars and other industry notables are typically included in the “in memoriam” segment, although he says many more are […]

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‘Modern Family,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Top DGA TV Nominations

“Modern Family” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” were the only primetime shows to receive multiple nominations, while actors Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Fred Savage were saluted for their directorial work in the Dirctors Guild of America’s television and commercial nominations, which were announced on Tuesday.

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Oscars Tap Zimmer, Williams as Music Consultants

LOS ANGELES — An Oscar-winning composer and Grammy-winning rapper will handle the music at the 84th annual Academy Awards. Producers said Thursday that Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams will serve as the show’s music consultants. Neither musician has worked on the Oscars before. Zimmer won an Oscar for the original score for 1994’s “The Lion […]

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James Franco Says He Didn’t Want To Host Oscars

By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – Remember that disastrous Academy Awards show back in February? Well, it wasn’t James Franco’s fault that he was a lousy host. In fact, he didn’t even want the gig and acted dull on purpose. Four months after a brief Twitter-fueled tiff in which he criticized Oscar writer Bruce […]

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