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2012 Oscar Drinking Game

Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

As anyone who has ever made it through the less riveting parts of the Oscar broadcast knows, alcohol can be helpful. But if you prefer to imbibe with ...

Billy Crystal's Top On-Screen Performances

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 02.23.2012 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES -- Billy Crystal is back Sunday as host of the Academy Awards, a responsibility he's held eight times before. By now, the 63-year-old come...

A Fast and Furious Look at the Oscars

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Lawrence Shulruff

Spicing up the broadcast would be a quick fix -- It's time to add some new award categories. So Hollywood, take note: These recommendations could be the cure for that after-party hangover.

Gary Susman

Rating 60 Years Of Oscar Hosts, From Worst To Best

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

They've tried everything. One host. Two hosts. Four hosts. 32 hosts. Comic hosts. Serious-thespian hosts. Hollywood-legend hosts. Young hosts. Old hos...

Billy Crystal Is at It Again! Why Oscar Needs This Baby Boomer!

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.22.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

The Academy Awards got it right again this year. Billy Crystal -- the funniest baby boomer alive -- will host The Greatest Show on Earth for the ninth time. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.

'Inside Comedy': Billy Crystal Talks About The Stress Of Hosting The Oscars

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

Billy Crystal will be hosting the 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26 and on "Inside Comedy" (Thurs., 11 p.m. EST on Showtime) he opened up abo...

Oprah Joins Kimmel's Post-Oscar Extravaganza: Show Will Also Include Streep, Clooney And More

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to join Jimmy Kimmel's seventh post-Oscar special. ABC made the announcement Thursday....

The New Post 50: Why We All Get To Be The Boss

Carol Orsborn | Posted 04.16.2012 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

I no longer view being old as an ending to my involvement in life in a vital and powerful way. Rather, I see it as the initiation of a new life stage during which I am freer than ever to achieve my true human potential.

Uggie At The Oscars? Billy Crystal Reportedly Planning Sketch With 'Artist' Dog

Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment

Forget George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Viola Davis; awards season has been dominated by one star and one star only: Uggie the dog. From a ...

Boycott the Oscars Over the Harry Potter Diss?

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment
Linda Kenney Baden

I love films and movies. But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must stop acting with ancient out-of-date mentality.

Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel Go On A Far Flung Journey

Posted 01.05.2012 | Entertainment

We knew he was in a bind, but we had no idea Brian Grazer needed a reputable Oscar host this badly. This first trailer for the 2012 Academy Awards ...

Who's The Best Post50 Host: Billy Or Ricky?

Posted 11.20.2011 | Fifty

Despite the ripples of anger and resentment felt across certain Hollywood circles in the wake of Ricky Gervais' controversial performance as host of t...

Why We're Stoked Billy Cystal Is Hosting The Oscars

Second Act | Patrick J. Kiger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

It looked like a Hollywood disaster of The Poseidon Adventures proportions when Eddie Murphy backed out of hosting the 2012 Academy Awards, but then c...

Jane Lynch 'Feels Bad' For Brett Ratner

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

Though director Brett Ratner might have made quite a few enemies -- and lost his gig as producer of next year's Oscars -- when he made a homophobic co...

Oscars Producers Insist All Systems Go

Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment

Despite what you may have heard over the past few days, things are just golden in Oscar world. Following a torrent of negative publicity and fallou...

FLASHBACK: 'You're Stealing All My Glory!'

Posted 01.10.2012 | Comedy

Billy Crystal replacing Eddie Murphy is nothing new. Even before Crystal was announced as Murphy's replacement at the Oscars this year, the same thing...

Billy Crystal Officially Oscar Host

Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Crystal will indeed host the Oscars. _____ PREVIOUSLY: Billy Crystal is coming to the rescue for the Oscars -- ...

The Muppets? Billy Crystal? The Next Oscar Host Will Be...

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Maybe the Academy Awards need to launch a "Draft Billy" movement. Or even a "Draft Kermit" campaign. A return to the Oscar stage ...

"F" Axel: Yet Another Eddie Murphy/Brett Ratner Oscar Story

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Like most Murphy fans, I'd been waiting for years for him to return to his comedic roots and ditch the family comedies. I figured the Oscars would be a great platform to run wild as he did in the 1980s.

Getting Back To Her Roots?

Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment

While Marisa Tomei has come a very long way from wearing bejeweled bodysuits, to us, her biological clock will always be "Ticking. Like. This." Now...

Next Year's Oscar Host?

Moviefone | Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment

If newly minted Oscar ceremony producer Brett Ratner is serious in his stated intent to make the show funny again, Billy Crystal has an emcee nominati...

Sophia Loren Inspires Women to Be Sexy and Age Gracefully

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 07.07.2011 | Entertainment
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

I knew seeing Sophia Loren on the red carpet at the Academy Tribute was going to be a great, but I had no idea this iconic role model could still inspire me to feel good about being a woman now, at my age.

Sophia Loren Honored at Academy

Jay Weston | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This week, Loren was honored by AMPAS at their Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. What I came away with was how extraordinary a talent this woman was, with a range of performances probably unrivaled in film history.

A Friend Reflects: Seymour Cassel on the Father of Independent Film, John Cassavetes

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the artistically vibrant NYC of the 50s, Cassel was an acting student with the famed Stella Adler when he encountered Cassavetes, just six years his senior, a man who'd go on to redefine what independent film could achieve and be.

WATCH: Helen Mirren & Billy Crystal In 'When Harry Met Sally 2'

Posted 06.06.2011 | Comedy

When you attempt to create a follow-up to a beloved comedy like "When Harry Met Sally" the stakes are high. You have to stay true to the spirit of th...