The Oscars

Oscars to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz"

The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

“We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year’s Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron.

“The Wizard of Oz” received six Oscar nominations, winning two for Original Score and Song. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The telecast, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


The Grammy Awards and a Taste of the Red Carpet

January 26, 2014
Debra Yeo
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  • Dressed for Excess: It’s not as glamorous as the Oscars, but the 90-minute special Entertainment City: Live at the Grammys puts the focus on the Grammys red carpet. Will Madonna bring her latest boy-toy? Will Miley Cyrus show and if so how scantily clad? And what about Justin Bieber and his Lamborghini? Then the awards start at 8 p.m. on City and CBS (City at 6:30).
  • Bieber’s Golden Days: Fans of Bieber might look on it as nostalgia, given his DUI arrest last week, or maybe just another way to support their hero in his time of trouble, but Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is on the tube. Back in the days before there was peeing in buckets, ginormous strip club bills and threats of fisticuffs with paparazzi, there was this 2011 documentary showing Bieber in concert and hanging with his family and friends (CTV at 7).
  • Treasure Island: It’s like Canada’s very own Curse of the Pharaohs. The Curse of Oak Island follows brothers Rick and Marty Lagina in their hunt for the truth about the mysterious island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Reputed to be the site of a treasure, once sought by the likes of Errol Flynn, John Wayne and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the island also comes with a curse: that seven people will die before the treasure is found. The death toll now stands at six (History at 9).
  • The Plot Thickens: If you haven’t caught up with the excellent crime dramaTrue Detective, scan episodes 1 and 2 on demand or the TMN GO app and settle in for episode 3. Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Hart (Woody Harrelson) seek a scarred, tall man seen with murder victim Dora after an image at the burned church leads them to preacher Joel Theriot (Shea Whigham, Boardwalk Empire) and Cohle finds a connection with a woman assumed to have drowned years earlier (HBO at 9).
  • Games Behind Games: With the 2014 Winter Olympics set to open Feb. 7, the documentaryPutin’s Games takes a timely look at the IOC’s bizarre decision to stage the event in Sochi, Russia, a traditional summer resort for Russia’s rich that didn’t have a single Olympics-ready venue when it was chosen. Interviews with government officials and businessmen ahead of the most expensive Olympics ever exposes alleged corruption and the steep environmental and human costs of constructing a faux winter (CBCNN at 10).
  • Kelly Osbourne Suffers Seizure

    Reality TV star Kelly Osbourne has been hospitalised after suffering a seizure on the set of her E! Tv show Fashion Police in Los Angeles, according to U.S. report
    It is suggested that Osbourne fell to the ground and began shaking after complaining of feeling ill. An ambulance was called for the 28 year old, who has previously battled substance abuse issues, and she was taken to a local medical centre for treatment.

    A representative for the star had not responded to a request for comment as Wenn went to press.

    Osbourne shot to fame as the star of reality Tv show The Osbournes, which documented her early drug issues.

    She entered rehab three times between 2004 and 2009 to battle an addiction to painkillers. She has since become a Tv star in America, appearing on Dancing With the Stars and Fashion Police. She is also a regular contributor to E!’s red carpet awards show specials and recently interviewed celebrities at the Oscars.

    Twilight Saga Lands Seven Razzie Awards

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 dominated the 2013 Golden Raspberry Awards, which names and shames the year’s worst films.

    The final installment in the vampire franchise was voted Worst Picture at the 11th annual Razzie Awards on the eve of the Oscars, beating Battleship, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, That’s My Boy and A Thousand Words.

    Twilight leading lady Kristen Stewart landed Worst Actress, while co-star Taylor Lautner was branded the Worst Supporting Actor for his turn as werewolf Jacob Black.

    Stewart did not attend the spoof prizegiving, so organizers brought a cardboard cut-out of the actress to a press conference to “accept” her trophy.

    Razzies founder John Wilson joked, “I believe that rather than 40 million girls who bought tickets (to see Twilight), it was four million girls who bought 10 tickets each. That makes me feel better about the American public.”

    The blockbuster also picked up Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Screen Couple (Lautner and Mackenzie Foy), Worst Onscreen Ensemble, and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

    That’s My Boy scooped the Worst Actor dishonor for Adam Sandler as well as Worst Screenplay.