Neil Patrick Harris will be James Lipton’s guest on Feb. 12 when Inside the Actors Studio premieres its 21st season. It’s fortuitous timing for Bravo, as Harris will be hosting the Academy Awards on Feb. 22. It will be the actor’s first solo sit-down on the show, though he did join the cast of How I Met Your Mother on the program last spring. READ FULL STORY
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The Olympics weren’t the end of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s fabulous collaboration: The two oh-so-fashionable figure skaters will provide their commentary on the Oscars red carpet this Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The duo, who brightened up the Olympics with their memorable outfits (and incisive quips) as they commented live on skating events, have been hired by Access Hollywood. Host Billy Bush will interview stars on the actual red carpet as Weir and Lipinski sit in a tower above the crowd, giving their thoughts on the night’s fashions.
But the real question is, what will they wear? Matching flowers in their hair? Subtle golden crowns? Glitter? Either way, one thing’s for certain: Whatever Lipinski and Weir choose, their outfits are sure to be coordinated.
The producers who oversaw Seth MacFarlane’s highly-rated — but also heavily criticized — stint as this year’s Oscar host said lots of people “missed the joke” when the comedian broke out into the “Boobs Song” at the top of the telecast on ABC.
The tune, which made fun of actresses like Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Winslet for exposing their breasts in movies, was one of the most lambasted parts of the telecast and prompted criticism from the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and Geena Davis. “It was not about the women that were mentioned; the song was about him being a bad host and him being a juvenile, which was why he was a bad host,” Craig Zadan told The Hollywood Reporter. READ FULL STORY
With Seth MacFarlane named next year’s Oscars host, a parents group is renewing its longtime campaign against the envelope-pushing writer-producer-actor.
The Parents Television Council is asking its members to file Federal Communications Commission complaints against Sunday night’s premiere episode of MacFarlane’s American Dad, which airs on Fox. The PTC accuses the episode of a graphic verbal and visual reference to oral sex and ejaculation (see photo) while airing at 8:30 p.m. in some parts of the country, “when there are millions of children in the audience.”
“Is the man that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected to host next year’s Oscars telecast, following in the footsteps of such Hollywood legends as Bob Hope and Johnny Carson?” asked PTC president Tim Winter. READ FULL STORY
Time already to plan your Oscars 2013 screening party?
ABC announced today that the 85th Academy Awards will air on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. The nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The ceremony will take place at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be televised to more than 225 countries.
And yes, it’s waaaaay to soon to find out who will produce and who will host.
Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to join Jimmy Kimmel’s seventh post-Oscar special.
ABC made the announcement Thursday.
Winfrey is making a rare late-night appearance at a time when her year-old cable channel, OWN, is trying to attract viewers after a rocky start. She’s been more visible on the channel as well, with a new weekly series, Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Billy Crystal, who is hosting the Oscar ceremony, will help kick off Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards. Nominees Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Martin Scorsese will be among the stars on hand.
A performance by Coldplay will wrap up the show.
Kimmel’s Oscar-night special has yielded comedy pieces that became online sensations, including one with Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon and “Handsome Men’s Club” featuring Matthew McConaughey and Sting.
The Oscars will air from a Hollywood theater Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST, with Kimmel’s show to follow the awards and local newscasts.
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Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, Nina Garcia, and Entertainment Weekly‘s managing editor Jess Cagle will host ABC’s Oscars Red Carpet Live, the hour-long pre-show before the 84th Academy Awards on Feb. 26. Roberts, Gunn, and Cagle are returning for the third time, while Garcia and Roe will be making their Oscar debuts. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with this red carpet team,” said pre-show executive producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, in a statement. “Each brings something unique and different that will contribute to the show’s overall dynamic and creative direction.”
EW Special Coverage: Oscars 2012
Adding to his ongoing list of accomplishments, first-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill will host Saturday Night Live for the second time in his career. A source close to the show confirmed that the Moneyball star will host the March 10 episode.
But before Hill returns to the stage at Studio 8H, his 21 Jump Street costar Channing Tatum will beat him to the punch, hosting this weekend’s new episode, with musical guest Best New Artist Grammy nominee Bon Iver. (Zooey Deschanel, another SNL first-timer like Tatum, will have her go on Feb. 11.)
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