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Academy Awards warn Ukrainian TV prankster not to crash the ceremony

A Ukrainian television prankster who gatecrashed the Grammys has been warned not to try the same at this weekend’s Oscars show, according to a lawyer’s letter. Vitalii Sediuk, who kissed Will Smith at a red carpet event in Moscow last year, was warned he would face prosecution if he tries…

Janet Jackson sparks paparazzi brawl at Milan fashion show

U.S. star Janet Jackson’s front row appearance at the Roberto Cavalli show at Milan fashion week on Saturday threw photographers into such a frenzy that they had to be physically hauled off the catwalk. Whistles and cat calls filled the air and the audience was roused for drama, which the…

Nate Silver, Microsoft researcher analyze Oscar voting: ‘they provide for plenty of parallels to political campaigns’

Nate Silver, Microsoft Researcher Analyze the Oscars Nate Silver, famous for applying rigorous statistical methods to U.S. political elections, has focused his predictive powers on a somewhat more lighthearted topic: this weekend’s Academy Awards. “The Oscars, in which the voting franchise is limited to the 6,000 members of the Academy…

‘Five Broken Cameras’ sparks debate over Israel funding

“Five Broken Cameras” the Oscar-nominated documentary about Palestinian popular resistance in the occupied West Bank, has found itself at the centre of an unusual debate — over its identity. Co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi, the film documents the story of Bil’in village and the struggle of…

Mark Hamill confirms he is in talks for new Star Wars movie

Actor who played Luke Skywalker in original series wants to reprise his role as Jedi knight in proposed new trilogy of films Mark Hamill has confirmed he is set to have talks with the team behind the new Star Wars films about reprising his role as Luke Skywalker. Speaking to…

‘The Gatekeepers’: Israeli intelligence under spotlight at the Oscars

Already under scrutiny over the Prisoner X affair, Israel’s all-powerful spy agencies have once again found themselves in the spotlight with the explosive Oscar-nominated documentary “The Gatekeepers”. The film, which has been nominated for best documentary, is a French-Israeli production that sheds a harsh and unforgiving light on the operations…

Heart surgeon featured in honored documentary reluctant to leave Sudan for Oscars

Italian heart surgeon Gino Strada would really rather not be in Los Angeles for Sunday’s Academy Awards, where a documentary about the life-saving work he does in Sudan is up for an Oscar. “I would prefer to be here and doing surgery,” said the head surgeon at the Salam Centre…

National Gallery of Art exhibition traces history of pre-Photoshop altered images

n this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation? Not at all, said the curator of a landmark exhibition on the topic that opened in Washington this week. After all, we’ve been living with altered images since photography was invented in…

New York Times to sell The Boston Globe

The New York Times, facing a difficult environment for newspapers in the digital age, announced Wednesday a plan to sell The Boston Globe and other New England assets. The Times said in a statement that it has hired Evercore Partners to advise the company and manage the sale process. The…

Conan to host White House Correspondent’s Association dinner

Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien will host the 2013 White House Correspondent’s Association dinner, according to an announcement published Wednesday morning by association president Ed Henry. O’Brien, who previously hosted the 1995 correspondent’s dinner, has made political humor a staple of his late night show on TBS. He’s…

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