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Mila Kunis Signs On to Wizard of Oz Prequel

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Mila Kunis has joined the cast of the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, the Great and Powerful, according to Variety.

As previously announced, James Franco will play a fast-talking oil salesman who flees a traveling circus in a hot air balloon and winds up in Oz, where three sisters are battling for control.

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Wendy Williams Takes Over TV

Wendy Williams

Is it just us, or has Wendy Williams suddenly taken over the whole planet? The best-selling author and daytime chitchatter — now in her second year as host of The Wendy Williams Show — is all set to compete on the new season of Dancing With the Stars. She's also juggling a recurring role as gossip queen and star of Access Llanview Phyllis Rose on the ABC sudser One Life to Live. (Look for her on March 28 dishing dirt on the scandalous Buchanan clan.)

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James Franco Strikes Back at Oscar Writer Bruce Vilanch

James Franco; Bruce Vilanch

James Franco fired back at Bruce Vilanch after the Oscar writer told Vulture that the actor was outside of his comfort zone when it came to hosting this year's Academy Awards.

In an interview posted Monday, Vilanch took aim at Franco's performance, saying Franco "didn't get there."

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True Blood, 30 Rock Snag GLAAD Awards

Nelsan Ellis, Tina Fey

Vampires and comedy writers took top honors at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award in New York Saturday.

HBO's supernatural hit True Blood won for Outstanding Drama Series. The show features numerous gay characters — some are human (Nelsan Ellis' Lafayette) and others are vampires, like Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi. Denis O'Hare, who plays Russell, was on hand to accept the award.

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Oscar Ratings Drop

James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Viewership for the 83rd annual Academy Awards telecast on ABC fell nearly 10 percent from last year, according to preliminary Nielsen figures.

Overnight ratings showed an average of 37.6 million people watched Sunday night's show. Some 41.7 million people tuned in last year's ceremony.

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Roush Review: A Long Night at the Oscars

Billy Crystal

So how did everyone like 127 Hours: The Oscar Show?

Past experience has lowered our Oscar night expectations, but the enormity of this year's train wreck was hammered home when the starry audience stood and cheered as Billy Crystal took the stage midway through — as if to say: "Come back, Billy! Do something! Please save this show!"

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The 8-time former host teased, "We're running a little long, so here are the nominees for best picture." Bad boy. Funny boy. Boy oh boy, could the show have used a little more of Crystal's comic polish... read more

Oscars 2011 Top Moments: James Franco in a Dress, Taylor Lautner Without a Shirt

Anne Hathaway and James Franco

Anne Hathaway and James Franco's first foray into hosting the Oscars was a little rocky, but there were still plenty of top moments to be had from the ceremony:

Most Awkward Host Introduction:  Ouch. Anne Hathaway and James Franco's requisite montage of fake clips from the Best-Picture nominees fell flat, but at least we got a small giggle from seeing Franco in a white, full-body leotard for their Black Swan spoof. Can we get him and Justin Timberlake doing "Single Ladies"?

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James Franco, Black Swan Win Big at the Independent Spirit Awards

James Franco

One day before his hosting gig at the Academy Awards, James Franco took home the award for best male lead at the Independent Spirit Awards.

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When accepting his award, Franco, who is nominated for Best Actor at Sunday's Oscars for his 127 Hours role, thanked his agent, manager and publicist, who told him to take a break from school, saying, "James, you're an effing idiot if you don't do this movie."

After winning the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in Black Swan, Natalie Portman also won... read more

Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

Black Swan

Will The King's Speech stage a royal flush at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Or will The Social Network prove to have the most friends in all the right Hollywood places? We'll find out Sunday, but for now, let's make some predictions. So put on your thinking caps, bust out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below while we count down to the big night.

TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage begins Sunday at 5 ET/2 PT with Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, followed by Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison at 6 ET/3 PT. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards start at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

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Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap the next night at 8/7c.

Oscar nominees: Who should win?

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Chris Harrison's Biggest Oscar Competition: Ryan Seacrest's Hair

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison is set to interview Oscar nominee Natalie Portman and show host James Franco, but his real worry is Ryan Seacrest's hair.

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"We have competing hair stylists and I'm trying to poof mine up," Harrison jokes. "See what I've got going? This is like a Seacrest-plus-four."

TVGuide.com asked the TV Guide Network host about his biggest faux pas, who he'd hijack an interview for, and who he wants to win at Sunday's Academy Awards... read more

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