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Academy Invites 271 New Members – Rob Riggle?

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Here are the invitees. Interesting to note that they’re inviting only one female director is invited. But the diversity is once again remarkable. The 2014 invitees are: Directors Hany Abu-Assad – “Omar,” “Paradise Now” Jay Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus” Mark Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus” David Gordon Green – “Joe,” “Pineapple Express” Gavin O’Connor – “Warrior,” “Miracle” Gina Prince-Bythewood – “The Secret Life…


AMPAS NEW RULES: Smack-Down in Music Branch Category for 87th Oscars

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The Academy did not like the way the songs were campaigned for last year, specifically one song, Alone Yet Not Alone. They decided to change the rules, or enforce them, to disallow members to contact other members to campaign for their song submission. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible…


Oscar Charity Events Dumps Beverly Hills Hotel Amid Hate Scandal

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The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive continues to illustrate that the anti-gay laws soon to be instituted by the owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Sultan of Brunei: The Night Before party, which draws Hollywood’s biggest stars and every top executive in town, has been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel since its inauguration in 2003. The brainchild of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Night Before has raised more than…


Zadan and Meron Return as Oscar Producers for 67th

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By all accounts, the 86th Oscar telecast was a huge success, launching the group selfie, featuring the glorious Lupita Nyong’o stealing the show and landing high ratings, most watched in 10 years!. I myself had no complaints. What do you do when you can’t complain about the Oscars? Ellen DeGenerous was a fantastic host, the speeches were powerful, history was made – there was water cooler controversies, dazzling vocal performances,…