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Billionaire James Packer Packing a Shiner?

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that billionaire gaming tycoon and Hollywood producer James Packer exchanged blows and wrestled “like a couple of schoolboys” with a long-time friend and TV executive at the media mogul’s Bondi Beach house. Packer, who the newspaper reports is said to be sporting a “huge shiner,”[...]

Joaquin Phoenix about the Oscars: “I didn’t know I had a choice”

Twas the night before Oscars and all through the town, everyone was stirring and no one was down. Indeed, Hollywood seemed ebullient on Saturday night as limos careened back and forth up and down Sunset Blvd. from the Chateau Marmont to Soho House and up to the Beverly Hills Hotel[...]

Sandra Bullock denies Oscar hook up rumor

HollywoodNews.com: Sandra Bullock may be single these days, but that doesn’t mean that she’s been involved in a random hook up that was rumored about recently. Bullock has released a statement denying the rumor that she hooked up with Brett Ratner during the time of the Oscars, something he is[...]

‘Glee’s’ Jane Lynch feels bad for Brett Ratner

HollywoodNews.com: Brett Ratner got into a lot of trouble recently for saying a gay slur during a Q&A, but ‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch doesn’t think it was that big of a deal. Lynch recently stood up for Ratner who stepped down as producer for the Oscars, claiming that she feels bad[...]

Oscars: Billy Crystal Tweets he’s hosting again – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com:Billy Crystal will host the 84th annual Academy Awards. The former Oscar host – a perennial favorite – steps into a murky mess of a PR situation following the “resignation” of producer Brett Ratner and subsequent exit of Ratner’s chosen host, Eddie Murphy. While some fervent Twitter players lobbied[...]

Oscars: Brian Grazer producing the telecast, but who’ll host? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: UPDATE: Brian Grazer has been confirmed as the producer of the 84th Academy Awards, filling in for Brett Ratner, who resigned. FROM EARLIER: Oscar speculation is running rampant today following the news, inevitable as it may be, that Eddie Murphy is leaving his post as Academy Award host.[...]

Oscars: Eddie Murphy out as Academy Awards host – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The next big shoe has dropped as the Academy continues to deal with the fallout over Brett Ratner’s scandalous remarks and subsequent removal from the Oscars telecast. With Ratner out as producer, his chosen host – Eddie Murphy – has opted to exit, as well. “First and[...]

Oscars: Eddie Murphy is out. He withdraws as host of the 84th Academy Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak. Commented Murphy, “First and foremost I want[...]

Oscars: Brett Ratner resigns as Academy Awards producer – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Inevitably, Brett Ratner has resigned as producer of the 84th Academy Awards telecast. In a statement acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, Ratner states that he contacted Academy President tom Sherak Tuesday morning and resigned his gig. “Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the[...]

Oscars: Brett Ratner must be fired …

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The blogosphere isn’t backing off of commercial director Brett Ratner, whose derogatory comment regarding rehearsals being for “fags” and a crude, misogynistic diatribe on Monday’s “Howard Stern” show have many in the media demanding that he be fired from his upcoming gig as producer of the Academy[...]
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