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Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend of self-reflection, profound anxiety and (dashed?) The dream of so many here is that they too will be thanking the Academy for their own Oscar someday. Actors Awards academy awards execution oscar

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Film Academy Brings Lawsuit Over Oscar Gift Bags

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The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." read more.

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Academy Sues Over Oscars Gift Bag With Vapes and Vibrators

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The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." read more.

'The Shape of Water' Sparks Copyright Lawsuit Amid Oscar Voting

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The son of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author says the awards contender rips off his father's work, while Fox Searchlight says the claims are baseless. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water

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"The Post" Receives Two Oscar Nominations; Meryl Streep Receives Yet Another Nom

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The Post, the big screen film about the Washington Post starring has received two major Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep). Streep has received an Oscar nom.

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Man Selling Fake Oscar Statuettes on eBay Ordered to Pay $375,000

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Oscars 2014 Oscars Business The Film Academy is awarded its requested damages after citing the need for "deterrence." read more. The Business Awards Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Film Academy Investigating Google In 'Oscars' Infringement Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Oscars 2013 Oscars Google Tech BusinessFacing a lawsuit for letting users "park" Academy Awards-related domain names, GoDaddy has been fingering Google's role. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

The Oscars are a Sacrilege

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I do not abide the Oscars. why)Filed under: misc.

Man Who Sold Possible 'Deer Hunter' Oscar on eBay Defends Himself

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Oscars 2013 Oscars The Race BusinessJames Dunne, who got $25,000 for selling a statuette, says there's no evidence he knew it was stolen and says he wasn't bound by any sales restrictions. read more. Movies THR, Esq.

Oscar Planning

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Wednesday night, I walked on the plastic-covered red carpet on my way to Gold Derby blogger Tom O'Neill's annual Oscar party at the Max Factor Hollywood museum. Kim Masters wraps up the Oscars. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards IFC Indie Spirits Oscars

Academy Sues Events Company for Oscar Copyright Infringement

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Daniel Miller The lawsuit alleges that Illinois-based TheEventLine.com sells unauthorized eight-foot statues that are 'strikingly' similar to the Oscar statuette. The Business Home AMPAS Oscars

Hollywood Docket: 'Crash' Ruling; Grammy Lawsuit; Oscars Battle

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Oscars Paul Haggis AMPAS Business A roundup of entertainment law news, including a lawsuit against TBS for allegedly ruining a Sunset Boulevard restaurant. read more. The Business Brendan Fraser Grammy Awards THR Online THR, Esq.

Oscar Pools: Jump In

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The Oscar ballots are in. But he told me his votes over the phone, and judging from his picks and my gleaning of the Oscar tea leaves, I'll be fairly close this year. Or, if you dare: enter Defamer's In Memoriam Oscar pool.

Armie Hammer's Wife Sues Imposter Who Sought Oscar Bash Invite

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The woman allegedly created a fake email address in Elizabeth Chambers' name in an effort to get on Vanity Fair's guest list. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Oscar Watch: Hollywood Issues

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Each February, as the Oscars approach, special Hollywood issues roll out, and party planning kicks into gear. Madonna and Demi Moore are throwing their Oscar party again.) And for some of us, Oscar fatigue sets in: how many more pieces can we read about these people?

Hurt Locker Oscar Winner Challenges Government Subpoena Over Bergdahl Interviews

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Mark Boal, who won an Oscar for the film The Hurt Locker (Best Original Screenplay), has challenged an Army-issued subpoena in the case the U. government has brought against Bowe Bergdahl (Hollywood Reporter). Mr. Boal interviewed Sergeant Bergdahl in

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 'Crasher' Lawsuit Heads to Trial

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Oscars BusinessThe owner of the mansion where the lavish 2011 soiree was held hoped to promote her upstart personal management company's services at the party read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

Film Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heir for Selling Statuette

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Legal action is taken after the 1953 Oscar for Cinematography is put on eBay read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Academy's Method of Restricting Oscar Statuette Sales Upheld in Court

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If Oscar winners want to sell their trophies, they have to offer them to the Academy for $10. A judge looks at Victorian era land disputes and fruit salad jars to figure out whether this is enforceable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Awards Business THR Online

Oscar Watch: Penn Talks to Smiley

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Sean Penn is on the Oscar campaign trail: here he talks to wily interviewer Tavis Smiley about his limitations : Tags: Oscars Sean Penn Milk Sean Penn Tavis Smiley

Oscar Wraps, Links, Updates, Video

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Here's the Oscar site's Road to the Oscars: Tags: Oscars Bennett Miller fashion forecasts James Franco Judd Apatow Oscars red carpet Seth Rogen short wrap-ups

Oscar Watch: Covering the Oscars

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Reuters entertainment editor Bob Tourtelotte is covering his 10th Oscar show. Virginia Madsen tells Osborne nothing will ever equal her first Oscar show, when she was nominated for supporting actress for 2005's Sideways. And now Bolt is nominated and hopefully we'll take home an Oscar for Bolt.' Tags: Media New Media Oscars Academy Awards OScars red carpet Reuters

Oscar Parties: Down but Not Out

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Oscar fetes are downsizing this year, from Vanity Fair at the Sunset Tower to likely big Oscar-night winner Fox Searchlight at One Sunset. Bill Higgins lays out the Oscar weekend options. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Oscars parties

Oscar Changes: Winners and Losers

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis has another surprise up his sleeve: Thursday he's going to promise that the Oscar show to be broadcast on ABC will not be longer this year, even with ten best picture nominations instead of five.

Oscar Watch: Press Bleachers

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Academy settling Oscar crasher lawsuit

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: The actor accused of crashing the Oscars in March is resolving his legal battle with the motion picture academy. Michael Avila (aka Michael Avmen) tells us he and his wife have agreed not to attend future.

Is a Legal Battle the Next Act In the Oscars Snafu Saga?

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Amid speculation that the Academy could cut ties with PricewaterhouseCoopers, legal experts assess potential liability. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Oscar Watch: Presenters Are Top-Secret

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While I have confidence in Larry Mark and Bill Condon's ability to give us an entertaining and classy Oscar show, my instincts tell me that not announcing the Oscar presenters --which is something you do to build interest and awareness to get people to watch the show--is buying more time.

Oscar Lopez Rivera gets hero's welcome at Puerto Rican Day Parade - NY Daily News

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Oscar Lopez Rivera, an ex-member of a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to deadly bombings in the 1970s and 1980s, waved to the crowd and pumped his chest while riding on a float on Sunday. Supporters chanted ‘Oscar!’ One carried a sign reading, ‘Oscar Lopez Rivera is our Mandela.’

Is your Oscar pool legal?

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By Eriq Gardner Is holding an online office pool to predict Oscar winners unlawful gambling? The answer: It depends. Although the risk of prosecution is minimal, any contest that is based solely on luck is considered a "lottery" and prohibited.

Oscars: Aniston to Present

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Jennifer Aniston will present at the Oscars, announces Marc Malkin. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Aniston Hugh Jackman Oscars As the Academy tries to beef up a show that is light on popular movies or drama, they continue to leak names of people who might draw younger audiences. Patrick Goldstein talks to Laurence Mark and Bill Condon , who obviously leaked the Hugh Jackman rehearsal clip. That was clearly made for distribution via YouTube.

Oscar Watch: Twilight, MIA In, Gabriel Out.

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The Oscar producers are starting to leak things--on purpose, natch--to whet our appetites for Oscar night. Tags: Oscars Twilight Academy Awards Laurence Mark MIA Oscars Peter Gabriel Twiliight

Oscar Rule Change Follow-ups

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The changing Oscar rules are still a hot topic these days. I totally approve of moving the honorary Oscars to a separate awards show, where everyone will get more time. And I will have to deal, I admit, with no longer being an Oscar expert.

Oscar Watch: More Arrivals

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Oscar Watch: Boyle Wins DGA

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Multiple Oscars are in Slumdog's sights. By the way, Warners isn't crying in its beer about losing bragging rights to this Oscar contender. But most of the time the DGA winner is the Oscar winner.

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Film Academy Loses to GoDaddy in Oscars Cybersquatting Battle

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The litigous group behind the Academy Awards suffers a surprising court loss. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Awards Tech Business THR Online

Oscar Watch: Jackman Promises a Twist

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I'm there (literally on the red carpet Oscar night). But will these gambits work, as many of the films in contention flounder at the boxoffice--in desperate need of Oscar gold? Many Oscar-watchers think Slumdog Millionaire can't be stopped as it threatens to sweep.

Oscar Watch: Is Milk Coming Up on the Outside?

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Milk was ahead in the Oscar race back in November before Slumdog took off. The distrib was waiting, waiting to break wide on Friday, January 30, one week later than the other Oscar nominees. Now Milk goes out backed by a substantial ad campaign: during the prime of Oscar season. "It

Oscar Watch: Viola Davis Talks Pre-Oscar Jitters

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She confessed her pre-Oscar jitters: Find more videos like this on AnneCam. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Doubt interview Oscars video Viola Davis At the Women in Film party at Peter Guber's Bel Air manse Thursday night, I grabbed this Flipcam interview with Viola Davis, nominated for supporting actress for Doubt, who is a long-shot to beat Penelope Cruz.

Oscar Watch: More Arrivals

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I just know that she's wearing red and I'm wearing black and she's real cute," he tells Osborne, who tells him to prepare for an Oscar win in his future. "It The whole show is unlike any Oscar you've ever seen. It's so overwhelming, there are so many awards leading up to the Oscars, you'd think it would be diminished but it doesn't. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Meryl Streep Mickey Rourke Oscars red carpet