Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) held the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, or “the quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh.” Once again television audiences around the nation, excited by the glitz and glamour of the most prestigious cinematic awards ceremony, would be disappointed by the inevitable snoozefest.
It may have been 25 years since Cary Elwes, 49, played the incomparable Westley in the 1987 Rob Reiner modern classic, The Princess Bride, also starring a legendary cast of Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Sarandon, Carol Kane and Billy Crystal, but the film and all its high praise are far from forgotten by Elwes, even after all this time.
Disney/Pixar's upcoming Monsters University, a prequel to 2001's Oscar-winning Monsters, Inc., will hit theaters on June 21, 2013. With Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprising their roles as monsters Mike Wazowski and Sulley, the long-awaited prequel tells the back story of how two monsters made it through the travails of college life.
President Barack Obama echoed his support for gay marriage at a record-breaking, star-studded fundraiser held Thursday at the home of actor George Clooney. "Obviously, yesterday we made some news," Obama began, speaking to an applauding crowd that included Tobey Maguire, Salma Hayek, Barbra Streisand and Billy Crystal.
When it was announced that Billy Crystal was going to be the host of the Oscars for a record ninth time, it just seemed to be a mistake. He hasn't been relevant or funny since the '90s. Almost none of his jokes were funny.
Leading up the highlight of awards season, the Academy Awards nominees for 2012 have been announced, and there aren't too many surprises this time around. The Martin Scorsese adventure flick, Hugo, led the pack, nabbing 11 nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.
Not satisfied with the past few awards show telecasts? The Oscars want to change that — by going interactive. Oscar.com, the official online home of the 84th Academy Awards, is launching its Emmy-winning Oscar Digital Experience today with a first look at Billy Crystal’s return to Oscar’s stage.
If you're lamenting the loss of Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy, cheer up! A new trailer hyping up the televised Oscars ceremony is determined to get your blood pumping. In the goofy spoof vid, detectives played by Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox go looking for an unnamed man who "went off the grid.
Those eying the much-anticipated release of The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will get to see a sneak peak of the star on January 24 as she reads out the nominees of the Academy Awards. Lawrence, one of last year's Best Actress nominees for Winter's Bone, will call out the top five contenders in categories including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay.
Apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't learn its lesson. After causing quite a stir on last year's Golden Globes with his unconventional hosting performance, Ricky Gervais has been invited back to host the 2012 awards ceremony.
As word spread Wednesday about the dual departure of producer Brett Ratner and host Eddie Murphy from 84th Academy Awards, so did speculation of who would replace them. Today, an answer: Brian Grazer will step up as producer, and veteran comedian (and Oscars host) Billy Crystal will emcee the February 2012 event, EW.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams, 60, walked down the aisle for the third time on Sunday, this time with Susan Schneider, a graphic designer who helms the California firm, Critical Eye Design. The two met in 2009, shortly before Williams underwent heart surgery.