Oscars

TV comedy writer Carol Leifer (of "Seinfeld" and more) brings her standup act to The City. (Courtesy Carol Leifer)

At long last, Carol Leifer returns to Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Southern California comedian Carol Leifer couldn’t more thrilled about returning to San…

 

The Shape of Water won best picture at the 90th Academy Awards as did its director, Guillermo del Toro, on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Scott Varley/TNS)

Winners at the 90th Academy Awards (full list)

And the Oscar went to.... Here’s a complete list of winners at…

 

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, pictured with Warren Beatty, right, was the guy who exposed the best picture envelope error at Sunday's Oscars ceremony. (Courtesy Twitter)

Accountants explain Oscars envelope gaffe

Everybody’s making nice over Envelopegate. After Sunday’s flub -- the biggest in…

 

Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lin walks onto the court following an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

NBA player Jeremy Lin addresses Asian stereotypes at Oscars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the…

Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lin walks onto the court following an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)
Chris Rock did a great job tackling the race issue as host of Sunday's Oscar ceremony. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Chris Rock rocks Oscar ceremony

In a night with a few surprises, it wasn’t surprising Chris Rock…

Chris Rock did a great job tackling the race issue as host of Sunday's Oscar ceremony. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ahead of Monday’s show, news outlets reported that the Grammys could be under fire since it planned to pay tribute to white performers such as David Bowie and The Eagles’ Glenn Frey, above in a 2012 file photo, with live performances, though the legacy of black acts such as Natalie Cole and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire recently passed and were not receiving the same treatment. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Producer says Grammys doesn’t have diversity issue

A veteran Grammys executive producer says his awards show does not have…

Ahead of Monday’s show, news outlets reported that the Grammys could be under fire since it planned to pay tribute to white performers such as David Bowie and The Eagles’ Glenn Frey, above in a 2012 file photo, with live performances, though the legacy of black acts such as Natalie Cole and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire recently passed and were not receiving the same treatment. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)
Actor Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, takes part in a panel discussion on the global water crisis during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Damon says Hollywood must do more to support diversity

Matt Damon says the movie business has “a long, long, long way…

Actor Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, takes part in a panel discussion on the global water crisis during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Chris Rock, speaking Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. event in New York, apparently has unveiled a new promotion for the 2016 Oscars broadcast, calling the ceremony “The White BET Awards.” (Andres Kudacki/AP)

Scoop: Will non-diversity evoke meaningful Oscar 2016 boycott?

It probably won’t be the case that a boycott over the lack…

Chris Rock, speaking Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. event in New York, apparently has unveiled a new promotion for the 2016 Oscars broadcast, calling the ceremony “The White BET Awards.” (Andres Kudacki/AP)
In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Scoop: ‘Making a Murderer’ filmmakers say they expected backlash

The filmmakers behind Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” documentary say they expected a…

In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Ridley Scott, right, presents the Chairman's award to Matt Damon at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturda in Palm Springs. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Damon leads Oscar charge for ‘Martian’ director Scott

Matt Damon launched a bold new phase of Oscar campaigning for his…

Ridley Scott, right, presents the Chairman's award to Matt Damon at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturda in Palm Springs. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
John Shearer/Invision via APAlejandro G. Inarritu won best director for "Birdman" on Sunday at the Academy Awards.

'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

LOS ANGELES — The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the…

John Shearer/Invision via APAlejandro G. Inarritu won best director for "Birdman" on Sunday at the Academy Awards.
Paramount PicturesDavid Oyelowo

“Selma” leads list of surprising Oscars snubs

Break out the first aid kit, because the Academy of Motion Picture…

Paramount PicturesDavid Oyelowo
AP Photo/Fox SearchlightRalph Fiennes

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 each

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for…

AP Photo/Fox SearchlightRalph Fiennes
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Ellen DeGeneres Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

Never mind that the groundbreaking film “12 Years a Slave” took the…

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John Shearer/Invision/APJared Leto accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Dallas Buyers Club” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday

Nyong'o, Leto, 'Gravity' win at Academy Awards

First-time winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto took supporting acting honors, while…

John Shearer/Invision/APJared Leto accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Dallas Buyers Club” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday
Matt Sayles/Invision/APAn Oscar statue stands on the red carpet as preparations are made for the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles

Surprises at Academy Awards may be few

After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for…

Matt Sayles/Invision/APAn Oscar statue stands on the red carpet as preparations are made for the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles
Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The LA Gay & Lesbian CenterScreenwriter Dustin Lance Black attends 'An Evening Under The Stars' benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at a private residency on October 19

When LGBT role models get exposed

Earlier this month we found out that Dustin Lance Black, the 39-year-old…

Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The LA Gay & Lesbian CenterScreenwriter Dustin Lance Black attends 'An Evening Under The Stars' benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at a private residency on October 19
Getty ImagesCheck out the jokes cut from Seth McFarlane's performance.

Seth McFarlane had help penning crappy jokes

Seth McFarlane might have been a sucky Oscars host, but it’s not…

Getty ImagesCheck out the jokes cut from Seth McFarlane's performance.
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'Argo,' 'Lincoln' are Oscar favorites

Weirdly, this year’s Oscar nominees involve snubs in nearly every category, and…

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Getty Images File PhotoIt’s good to be bad: Teresa Giudice

Loving to cringe with the New Jersey ‘Housewives’

Now that season four of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” draws…

Getty Images File PhotoIt’s good to be bad: Teresa Giudice