Neil Meron

Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp during a rehearsal for "The Sound of Music Live!," in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Giovanni Rufino)

Hills coming alive with ‘The Sound of Music Live!’

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria, former would-be nun, is about to get married. Starring as Maria in NBC’s new version of “The Sound of Music,” Carrie Underwood is clad in her own T-shirt and leggings […]

11/26/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres’ selection Friday. The movie […]

08/02/2013

Actors Bradley Cooper (top left), Daniel Day-Lewis (bottom left), Hugh Jackman (center), Joaquin Phoenix (bottom right) and Denzel Washington. (AP Photo)

Oscars have clear favorites, wild-card MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.

02/24/2013

007

James Bond’s 50th anniversary celebrated at Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar won’t be the only chiseled man in the spotlight at the 85th Academy Awards. Telecast producers say the show will also feature a celebration of Bond, James Bond.

01/04/2013

The Oscar Experience College Search (Photo credit: The Oscar Experience via Facebook)

MacFarlane surprises UCLA class, announces contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Oscar host Seth MacFarlane is inviting college students to join him on stage at the Academy Awards. The “Family Guy” creator made a surprise appearance at UCLA to announce a contest sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU that will allow winning college students to appear on the Feb. 24 Oscar telecast.

11/30/2012

Why Seth MacFarlane is a brilliant choice (audio)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday. MacFarlane made his directorial […]

10/02/2012

'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday. MacFarlane made his directorial […]

10/01/2012