82nd Academy Awards

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Sacha Baron Cohen Axed from Oscars

Sacha Baron Cohen

Hurt Locker producer Nicholas Chartier isn't the only person disinvited to Sunday's Academy Awards: Sacha Baron Cohen has also been dropped from the ceremony due to what his rep calls "creative differences."

Hurt Locker producer banned from Oscars after anti-Avatar e-mail

The controversial actor, who was announced as a presenter Friday, was set to team up with Ben Stiller for an Avatar spoof in which Baron Cohen would appear as a ...
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Hurt Locker Producer Banned from Oscars After Anti-Avatar E-Mail

The Hurt Locker

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences banned Hurt Locker producer Nicholas Chartier from attending Sunday's ceremony because he violated Academy campaigning standards with an e-mail urging voters to support his film over Avatar, the Academy announced Tuesday.

The Academy has strict rules against "casting a negative or derogatory light on a competing film," it said in a statement. Chartier has since apologized for the e-mail, which encouraged voters to support The Hurt Locker over Avatar, which he described as "a... read more

Vivica A. Fox Joins TV Guide Network's Red Carpet Team at the Oscars

Vivica A. Fox

TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage is about to get a little foxier.

Check out TVGuide.com's full Oscars coverage

Vivica A. Fox will join hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian on the red carpet during TV Guide Network's live telecast at the Academy Awards. Fox, an actress, producer and lover of fashion, will share her take on the night's festivities, nominees, and, of course, the glamourous styles... read more

Hurt Locker Producer Apologizes for Anti-Avatar E-Mails

Hurt Locker, Avatar

A producer of The Hurt Locker has apologized for sending e-mails urging Academy Award voters to cast a ballot for his film rather than "a $500 million film" — meaning the other leading best-picture contender, Avatar.

The e-mails sent by Nicolas Chartier, one of the four producers nominated for best-picture nominee The Hurt Locker, violated the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rule against sending mailings that "attempt to promote any film or achievement by casting a negative light on a competing film or achievement," academy spokeswoman Leslie Unger told The Associated Press. The academy is considering taking action against Chartier... read more

Alec Baldwin "Completely Fine" After Hospitalization

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin was briefly hospitalized early Thursday morning because of what his rep called a "misunderstanding."

"This was a misunderstanding on one person's part," Baldwin rep Matthew Hiltzik said in a statement. "Alec was ...
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Avatar, Hurt Locker Top Oscar Nominations

Hurt Locker, Avatar

Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the 82nd Academy Awards with nine nominations each.

The films join The Blind Side, Inglourious Basterds, District 9, An Education, Precious, A Serious Man, Up and Up in the Air in the expanded best picture race, which features 10 nominees for the first time in 66 years.

Avatar director James Cameron will face off against ex-wife and Hurt Locker helmer Kathryn Bigelow for directing honors. Bigelow, only the fourth woman to be nominated for best director, would ...
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Anne Hathaway to Announce Oscar Nominations

Anne Hathaway

And the Oscar nominees are... going to be revealed by Anne Hathaway.

Seth Rogen, James Franco, Anne Hathway and more invited to join Academy

The actress, who was Oscar-nominated last year for Rachel Getting Married, will unveil this year's list of contenders on ...
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Premise: Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the 82nd annual ceremonies, telecast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" lead the nominees with nine each, including Best Picture. The other nominees for Best Picture are "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up in the Air" and "Up."

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