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Daily Archives : Feb 23, 2012

AMPAS Oscars 2012 Ballot The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards, presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 Best Picture:  "The Artist"  "The Descendants"  "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" …

CMT Announces Early Renewals for Two New Series

CMT has picked up two freshman series for second seasons, Deadline.com reports. The cable network will bring back "Bayou Billionaires" and "My Big Redneck Vacation," the story reports. Both shows debuted in January and have been putting up big numbers,…

Academy Clarifies Stance on Whether Sacha Baron Cohen Can Attend Oscars

After widespread media reports that the Motion Picture Academy had banned actor Sacha Baron Cohen from attending the Academy Awards ceremony, the Academy has clarified its position, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As we reported earlier, Cohen was said to…

What’s Different About JK Rowling’s New Book Deal?

The author of the mega-selling “Harry Potter” series has a new book deal, and it has one big difference from the “Potter” books, The Huffington Post reports. JK Rowling’s next book will be aimed at adults. The story reports: “The…

Costume Designers Guild Awards: Hollywood Dresses Up to Honor Those Who Dress Up Hollywood

It’s the one night of the year when costume designers in film and television get more glory than the actors who wear their creations in an event that has a rep for being loose and rollicking, the Costume Designers Guild…

Hollywood Dresses Up to Honor Those Who Dress Up Hollywood

It’s the one night of the year when costume designers in film and television get more glory than the actors who wear their creations, and TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin was on hand to size up the Costume Designers…

ABC Posts Ratings Gains as ‘Modern Family’ Trounces ‘American Idol’ in Viewers 18-34

ABC posted ratings improvement Wednesday night over its year-ago numbers for the third week in a row in total viewers (up 3%) and adults 18-49 (up 4%), and was the only broadcast network to post year-to-year improvement in the 18-49…

‘Kennedy Center Honors’ to Stay at CBS

After 40 years with CBS, The Kennedy Center Honors signed a deal to remain with the network through 2018, reports Deadline.com. The agreement between the network and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ensures that the awards…

Actor Known for ‘Seinfeld’ Role Clings to Life After Suicide Attempt; 911 Call: ‘I’ve Shot Myself in the Head’

A veteran TV and film actor known for roles on “Seinfeld” and “Malcolm in the Middle” was fighting for his life in an Ohio hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, TMZ.com reports. Daniel von Bargen, 61, who played Mr. Kruger…

Actor From Top Oscar Contender Reportedly Banned From the Academy Awards

An actor who stars in of one of the top Oscar contenders has reportedly been banned from attending the Academy Awards ceremony, according to Deadline.com. Sacha Baron Cohen had his tickets pulled by the Motion Picture Academy, according to the…