Former motion picture academy president dies – Boston.com

Boston.comFILE – In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, the Academy of Motion The Associated Press FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, the Academy of Motion Picture…

George Lucas on Tom Sherak: ‘An Honorary Jedi Master’ – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterThe “Star Wars” creator was among the actors, producers, politicians and Hollywood executives who expressed their messages of sympathy upon the passing the industry great, who died Tuesday at…

Tom Sherak, Former Academy (AMPAS) President, Dies At 68

Tom Sherak, the former President of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS), died today after a reported bout with prostate cancer. The following is a statement from…

Deadline’s Nikke Finke Attacked By Blog She Created

Nikke Finke is the legendary Hollywood business blogger and creator of Deadline.com who’s broke many a story about the doings of executives in Tinsel Town over the years. Over that…

Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From The Oscars (For Now)

Sacha Baron Cohen, most famous for the character Borat, and currently for his movie The Dictator, has been banned from Sunday’s presentation of The 84th Academy Awards. The action was…

Eddie Murphy Out As Oscar Host In Academy Turmoil

In just about a bit more time than Kim Khardashian was married to Kris Humphries, Eddie Murphy has resigned as host of the 84th Academy Awards, just days after Brett…

AMPAS News: Gil Cates Passes, Governors Award Series

In this sad news from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Gil Cates passes at 77 years old. Mr. Cates produced the Academy Awards 14 times, more…