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 […]
Seth MacFarlane might be the hardest working man in show business. Right now he’s getting ready to host Sunday’s Academy Awards, where he’s also a nominee for the original song for his hit movie “Ted.”
Hollywood wunderkind Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards, ABC announced Monday.
Aerialists, acrobats and contortionists are among the guests at this year’s Academy Awards. Telecast producers Don Mischer and Brian Grazer say they’ve invited Cirque do Soleil to perform during the Oscar show.
Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to join Jimmy Kimmel’s seventh post-Oscar special. Winfrey is making a rare late-night appearance at a time when her year-old cable channel, OWN, is trying to attract viewers after a rocky start.
Chris Rock has been booked as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards, marking his return to the show where his 2005 hosting gig ended with Rock being scolded by Sean Penn for denigrating the talents of “one of our finest actors,” Jude Law.
By Arthur Axelman – I discovered one of my favorite artists Thomas Pradzynski on the walls of Gil Cates’ magnificent home when Andrea and I had dinner one wintry evening. Pradzynski primarily depicted Paris street scenes in oil, but on Gil’s wall were his rare storefronts of New York. So, not only did I experience […]
LOS ANGELES – Steve Martin is giving some free advice to Eddie Murphy about hosting the Academy Awards. The 66-year-old entertainer posted “an open letter” to Murphy on his website Tuesday filled with tips based on Martin’s three Oscar-hosting stints. Confirmed: Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars “Whatever you do, don’t have a co-host,” Martin […]
And the winner is…Oprah!? Oprah Winfrey is being pegged as a frontrunner to host next year’s Academy Awards, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. According to the article, sources inside the Motion Picture Academy reveal that Winfrey is topping the list of potential candidates to host the 84th Oscars next February. No other names were mentioned in […]
Much has been made about James Franco’s lackluster Oscars performance, and on tonight’s “Late Show,” Franco is going on the defensive. For one, he denies reports that he was high during this year’s broadcast. “People thought I was under the influence,” Frano tells David Letterman in the pre-taped interview. “I think I know why – […]