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Interview: Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Oscar-nominated directors of ‘RBG’

Betsy West and Julie Cohen (Photo by Patrick Lewis/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock) At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed abreathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without adefinitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quietwarrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of …

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2019 Oscars: Academy Reverses Decision After Industry Protest; All 24 Categories Will Be Broadcast Live

After a truly wild week of social media uproar and industry backlash from actors, directors and editors, cinematographers and makeup & hairstylists guilds, the Academy and Oscars producers have relented. All 24 categories will be presented in the live Oscars broadcast. Industry Open Letter to Academy Reaches 550+ This decision breaks from Academy protocol that would have required the 54-member …

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Academy backtracks; All Oscar-nominated songs will be performed

Not long after it was leaked (intentionally?) that only two Original Songs would be performed at this year’s Oscars and encountered tons of backlash, the Academy did an about face and now Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) will be performing the song “I’ll Fight” from the Oscar-nominated documentary feature of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, and written by 10-time …

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BREAKING: Kevin Hart Is OUT as Oscars Host

Kevin Hart has stepped down as the host of the 91st Academy Awards, a job he held for two days.  When The Academy pressed the comedian to apologize to the LGBTQ community for his past comments or step down, the actor/comedian refused. When Hart announced in an Instagram post that he was going to host the Oscars, I took Twitter to …

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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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