FILE - This image from video released by Noujaim Films shows Egyptian activist Ahmed Hassan in a scene from the documentary "The Square," which depicts the tumult of the Egyptian Revolution beginning in 2011. (AP Photo/Noujaim Films, File)

First Egyptian film at Oscars not shown at home

CAIRO (AP) — Directors of Egypt’s first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but most Egyptians have yet to see the hard-hitting movie that […]


An Oscar statue at the Governors Ball Press Preview for the 86th Oscars, Feb. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Hollywood streets close leading up to Oscars

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – One week before the Academy Awards ceremony, motorists in the Hollywood area will start seeing detours today as streets begin closing in advance of the 86th Oscar ceremony. Some alleys, sidewalks and […]


This June 14, 2012 file photo shows entertainer Bette Midler at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala in New York. Midler will perform at the Academy Awards, her first time at the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Midler’s booking Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

Bette Midler to perform at Oscars for 1st time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Better Midler will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Midler’s booking Wednesday. The show’s producers declined to say what […]


Jill Scott attends the 2013 Delete Blood Cancer Gala in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

First Oscar Concert honors nominated composers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in […]


Chris Hemsworth, left, and President of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the Academy Awards nominations for best picture at the 86th Academy Awards nomination ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP).   (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

In three-horse Oscar race, who’s the favorite?

In a hydra-headed Oscar race, “American Hustle,” ”12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that’s a good thing. Even if a front-runner emerges from the much-nominated trio over […]


The Oscar statue in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Oscar Nominations 2014: Complete List

Here is the complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday: 1. Best Picture: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall […]


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Oscars salute film heroes

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony will include a celebration of big-screen heroes, with tributes to animated and live-action heroes, comic book legends and the filmmakers who brought them to life in […]


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Oscars expand social media outreach for 85th show

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is encouraging celebrities to tweet during the Oscars.


Leo Quinones

Film Freak analysis of Oscar nominations

With the Oscar nominations released, KFWB’s Leo Quinones, host of the Film Freak Movie Talk Show, shares his perspective on the kudos and the snubs with Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee. Click to listen.


'Taken 2' takes down 'Argo' in close weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Liam Neeson’s “Taken 2″ has defended its box-office title with a narrow win over Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” Sunday studio estimates put 20th Century Fox’s action sequel “Taken 2″ at No. 1 […]


Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he’s planning a prank on folks not watching the show. “I have […]


Composer Marvin Hamlisch has died

(CNS) – Marvin Hamlisch, a highly prolific Oscar-winning composer best known for the Tony Award-winning “A Chorus Line” and the scores to the films “The Sting” and  “The Way We Were,” has died in Los […]





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