By Neelanjana Banerjee For desi or South Asian American kids, religion and culture can be a confusing part of one’s identity. I remember being acutely aware of my mother’s prayer room—a repurposed walk-in closet—full of pictures of the Hindu Goddess Kali, who wears a necklace of decapitated heads, infused with smoky incense and freshly churned sandalwood […]
This month Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents Zach Heinzerling’s feature debut documentary, “Cutie and the Boxer.”
Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars.
Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014. The multitalented comedian says on Twitter that he “tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep.”
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the Oscars again. The film academy announced Tuesday that it has invited Zadan and Meron to return for the 2014 Academy Awards telecast, and the two producers said they’re honored to come back.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film fans can already mark their calendars for the Academy Awards in 2014 and 2015. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that next year’s Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2. The 2015 trophies will be handed out Feb. 22. Awards shows, including the Oscars, are […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Oscar winner Geena Davis says remarks reflecting disrespect for women by the host of the Academy Awards overshadowed the win of an animated film with a strong female character. Davis, star of “Thelma & Louise,” referenced host Seth MacFarlane’s much-criticized Oscar routine during a ceremony on Monday at the state Capitol. […]
Seth Meyers got a surprise prank call from his former “Weekend Update” co-host on Thursday night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live.” Amy Poehler, disguising her voice and posing as a viewer from New Hampshire, phoned in to the show to ask Meyers what he liked about working with her on “SNL.” [xfinity-record-button id=”8809822949267363112″ program_type=”series”] […]
(Reuters) – Comic actress Tina Fey says there is “no way” she would host the Oscars ceremony next year, despite getting a thumbs up from “Star Trek” actor William Shatner in a sketch at Sunday’s Academy Awards show. The creator and star of TV comedy “30 Rock” told the Huffington Post website that she did […]
Two female California state lawmakers have condemned Oscar host Seth MacFarlane’s comments during Sunday’s awards presentation as degrading toward women and asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to use better judgment in the future.