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  • American actress Mira Sorvino, while auditioning was gagged with a condom when she was 16

    Los Angeles: American actress Mira Sorvino, who has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing her in the 1990s, has now opened up about an incident involving a casting director, claiming he gagged her with a condom during an audition when she was 16. In an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s “HFPA In Conversation” podcast, the Oscar-winning actress, a supporter of the #MeToo movement, has shared her personal experience with harassment

  • Scarlett Johansson draws criticism for playing transgender role

    Washington DC: Hollywood diva Scarlett Johansson is in the midst of a controversy after she drew criticism for choosing to play the role of a transgender man in an upcoming film, ‘Rub & Tug’. According to the Hollywood reporter, people started criticising the ‘Captain America: Civil war’ star on social media for opting to play a transgender man. They argued that the role should have gone to an actor from the transgender

  • Oscars academy expels Cosby, Roman Polanski

    Los Angeles : The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that its board of governors voted to expel Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership for failing to meet the institution’s standards of conduct.

  • Steven Spielberg doesn’t think Netflix movies deserve Oscars

    Los Angeles: Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg thinks Netflix films are “TV movies”, and shouldn’t get Oscar consideration. Since Netflix began distributing movies, the industry has been rife with contention about whether such films deserve the same recognition as traditional, theatrically released films, particularly when it comes to the Academy Awards.

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    Oscars 2018: Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar Best Actress trophy

    Los Angeles: In one of the most bizarre incidents happening at the Oscars, a man has been arrested for allegedly stealing actress Frances McDormand’s Oscar statuette. According to the local media, the Los Angeles Police confirmed the incident and said a 47-year-old Terry Bryant was arrested on Sunday over suspicion of felony grand theft.

  • Oscars 2018: Jimmy Kimmel addresses harassment in 90th Academy Awards’ opening monologue

    New Delhi: Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel returned to the Dolby Theatre to host the Hollywood’s biggest star-studded ceremony – The Academy Awards. The host started by mentioning the last year’s Best Picture goof-up and said, “Some of you will be going home tonight with an Academy Award. This year, when you hear your name called. Don’t get up right away,” he joked.

  • Frances McDormand is the best actress at 2018 Oscars

    Los Angeles: Two decades after winning her first Academy Award for playing Marge Gunderson in “Fargo”, a police chief about to give birth, Frances McDormand today took home her second Oscar for her role of Mildred Hayes, a mother grieving the loss of her teenage daughter, in award season’s favourite “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.

  • James Ivory becomes oldest Oscar winner

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker James Ivory, who once worked closely with late Indian star Shashi Kapoor, became the oldest Oscar winner at 89 for his adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name.

  • Oscars 2018: Ali Fazal’s film loses out on Oscars

    Los Angeles: Indian actor Ali Fazal-starrer “Victoria & Abdul”, with Judi Dench in the key role, lost out on a chance to win an Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards here on Sunday. The movie was nominated in two categories – Best Costume Design for Consolata Boyle and Make-up and Hairstyling for Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard.

  • Oscars 2018: Actors wear orange pins for advocating gun safety

    New York: As movements like #MeToo and Time’s up take up the front row at the 90th Academy Awards, many celebrities have donned orange pins on the red carpet to advocate for gun safety.

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster to present Best Actress at Oscars

    Los Angeles: Actors Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will reportedly present the Academy Award for Best Actress at the upcoming Oscars ceremony. Traditionally at the Oscars, the previous year’s acting winners present the same categories for the opposite gender. But after actor Casey Affleck dropped out of the awards ceremony to avoid becoming a distraction, past Oscar winners Lawrence and Foster, will be presenting the Best Actress award at this year’s ceremony,