Oscar Hosting: Is It a Thankless Task?

NEW YORK (AP) — The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless. The “Family Guy” creator and first-time Oscars host seemed unusually preoccupied with his reviews both before and during Sunday’s show. He […]

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Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th Academy Awards (Getty Images)

Television Ratings Up for Oscars, to 40.3M People

NEW YORK (AP) The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years. Last year’s show, when “The Artist” won best picture, had an audience of 39.3 million people. After bringing in “Family Guy” creator […]

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Adele, ‘Les Miserables’ Cast Sing on Oscar Stage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an extra starry, musical day at the Dolby Theatre. Adele took the stage first Friday, followed by the cast of “Les Miserables,” singing together of the first time. Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, along with co-stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sasha Baron-Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron […]

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