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Academy Awards

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  • NFL's Scores in Ratings Make the TV Biz Willing to Follow the Game Plan

    At the annual Television Critics Assn. press tour in July, CBS topper Leslie Moonves faced an auditorium full of reporters to discuss the Eye's most promising new program: eight weeks of "Thursday Night Football." Moonves was ebullient, calling "TNF"...
  • NFL's Scores in Ratings Makes the TV Biz Willing to Follow the Game Plan

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - At the annual Television Critics Assn. press tour in July, CBS topper Leslie Moonves faced an auditorium full of reporters to discuss the Eye's most promising new program: eight weeks of "Thursday Night Football." Moonves...
  • Reese Witherspoon has a lot invested in 'Wild'

    Reese Witherspoon has a lot invested in 'Wild'
    "Your movie, your movie, your movie!" Laura Linney gushed to Reese Witherspoon, who was brunching at the homey and packed New Sheridan Hotel with her director, Jean-Marc Vallée, and costar Laura Dern the morning after the first public screening of "Wild"...
  • Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'

    Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'
    I propose that, in Joan Rivers' honor, we once and for all retire the word "comedienne." It was jarring to hear and read it in the coverage of Rivers' death Thursday at age 81 — we are well past the days when gender-specific job titles are...
  • Digital Savant: Taking the 'social' out of 'social networks'

    ?I have an idea for a scary story. It could be a movie. It's about a large group of people who are captives in a jail where they are monitored constantly and their communications to the outside world are filtered in accordance with the wishes of the...
  • Paul Rudd Replaces Jeff Bridges as Hyundai's Celebrity Spokesman

    Paul Rudd is in the driver's seat at Hyundai as the carmaker's new pitchman, replacing Jeff Bridges who has been the voice of the carmaker's commercials since 2007. Rudd's deal with the Korean automaker will last three years and already has begun with...
  • Broadway's Kelli O'Hara Joins NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

    NBC has again turned to the Great White Way before setting off for Neverland, tapping Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara for its upcoming musical "Peter Pan Live!." O'Hara, whose credits include "The Bridges of Madison County" and "Nice Work if You Can Get It,"...
  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will...
  • Taiwan to Take 'Ice Poison' on Foreign-Language Oscar Campaign

    TORONTO - Taiwan has selected "Ice Poison" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film by Taiwan-based Burmese director Midi Z is the story of impoverished Burmese who through miserable circumstances turn to selling and...
  • 'It's Only a Play'

    "NEW York, without the theater, is Newark!" utters the Matthew Broderick playwright-character in the about-to-open hit comedy, "It's Only a Play." This Terrence McNally work of inside theatre genius is already over the moon at the Longacre and it doesn't...
  • Russian Cinema: Local Pics Up VFX Ante

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Russian audiences have an enthusiasm for 3D, large formats and visual effects, says Paul Heth, CEO of leading Russian exhibition chain Karo. That lines up Russians with audiences in much of the world, where such spectacle...