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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

(Photo credit: Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

$11M gift from estate of Billy and Audrey Wilder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received an $11 million gift from the estate of late Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy Wilder and his wife.

12/20/2012

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Academy Award maker plans layoffs in Chicago

  CHICAGO (AP) — The company that makes the gold-plated Oscar statues will lay off almost 100 employees in the process of being bought out. But some workers could be rehired, it said, and the […]

12/07/2012

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

Iran official says will boycott 2013 Oscars

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s culture minister said Monday that his country will boycott the 2013 Oscars in the wake of the anti-Islam video made in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. An […]

09/24/2012

Oscar nomination date jumps ahead to Jan. 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Academy Awards organizers have moved up a key date in the upcoming season of Hollywood film honors. Nominations for the 85th Oscars will be announced Jan. 10 – five days earlier […]

09/19/2012

Oscars change rule for best original song nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There will be more songs vying for Oscars at next year’s Academy Awards. The motion-picture academy said Thursday that there will be a minimum of five nominees in the original song […]

08/30/2012

Oscar-winning producer Richard Zanuck dead at 77

(AP) – Film producer Richard Zanuck, who won the best picture Oscar for “Driving Miss Daisy,” has died. He was 77. Zanuck’s publicist says he died of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home […]

07/13/2012

Sony Pictures taps Aaron Sorkin to adapt Steve Jobs biography for big screen

(AP) — Aaron Sorkin is going from Facebook to Apple. Sony Pictures officials say the Oscar-winning writer will write a screenplay based on the Steve Jobs biography. Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal says Sorkin will […]

05/16/2012

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