Oscars Producers, Academy Fail to Apologize to ‘La La Land’ Filmmakers for Best Picture Fiasco

It’s been roughly 17 hours since “La La Land” was mistakenly crowned the best picture winner Sunday night, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the producers of the Oscar show have yet to apologize to the filmmakers behind the musical. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that tabulates Oscar votes and oversees the… Read more »

Donald Trump Takes Credit For Oscars Best Picture Snafu

The Oscars should have been less focused on bashing him and more time sweating the details, President Donald Trump said today of Sunday’s awards ceremony Best Picture announcement snafu.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart News. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very…

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‘Hamilton’s $3.1M Week Keeps Broadway Box Office On An Even Keel

Posting a $266K uptick and again topping the $3 million mark in weekly ticket sales, Hamilton helped keep Broadway flat in an otherwise blah week that saw New Yorkers and tourists taking to the streets in spring gear during an uncharacteristically balmy February stretch. The American history blockbuster, running at the Nederlander Organization’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, took in a Street-leading $3.13 million, with an average ticket price of $291.37, also the top number…

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Boss Says Best Picture Envelope Pulled From Wrong Pile

In his fourth year of handling envelopes for the winners of the Academy Awards, PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Brian Cullinan picked a bad time for a miscue — pulling the envelope for what was supposed to be the Best Picture winner from the wrong pile. As a result, presenter Warren Beatty carried the wrong envelope to center… Read more »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Premiere Pushed to ‘Late Summer, Early Fall’

CBS intends to launch its much-anticipated revamp of “Star Trek” for its growing “All Access” broadband service some time in late summer or early fall, according to Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp. Speaking at an investor conference organized by Morgan Stanley, the CBS chief said  “Star Trek: Discovery,” the new series, required “a… Read more »

Bill Paxton ‘Training Day’ Dedication Planned For New Episode

This Thursday, CBS will air a new episode of Bill Paxton‘s drama series Training Day, which will include a special dedication to the actor at the top of the episode, Deadline has confirmed.
Paxton’s unexpectedly passed away on Saturday at the age of 61 from complications from surgery. Production for the series wrapped in Decemeber, with the Twister actor completing his work on the 13-episode first season of the midseason drama, a reboot of Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 film.
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JJ Totah Cast In Mindy Kaling’s NBC Comedy Pilot; Josh Kidd Joins CW’s ‘Searchers’

JJ Totah has been set to play Mindy Kaling’s son in the pilot for NBC’s untitled Kaling/Charlie Grandy comedy from Universal TV, Kaling International and 3 Arts Entertainment. Written by Kaling and Grandy and directed by Michael Spiller, the pilot centers on Vince (Anders Holm), a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince’s teenage son Michael…

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Trump: Oscars Best Picture Flub Occurred Because Show ‘Focused So Hard’ on Him

President Donald Trump, making his first remarks on an Oscar ceremony where he and his policies were a frequent target of jokes and serious speeches, told Breitbart News that the ceremony’s political tone may have played a role in the major flub of the announcement of best picture. “I think they were focused so hard… Read more »