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Bette Midler Talks Oscar Diversity, Leo Dicaprio and Donald Trump >>

Ahead of her return to the Broadway stage, Bette Midler is making headlines due to her social media presence. Midler took to Facebook Sunday night to weigh in on the Oscars, discussing everything from Leo Dicaprio's big win and the diversity issues. That is not all. Midler has also been weighing in Republican Presidential race and the feud between Trump and Rubio.


Saoirse Ronan Charms Oscar Audiences Before ‘Crucible’ Broadway Previews >>

Saoirse Ronan ('Brooklyn') may have lost the Best Actress Oscar to Brie Larson but that didn’t stop her from winning over the hearts of viewers all over the globe. The Irish-American actress charmed viewers at home from the red carpet in an interview with, professional microphone holder and talker into-er, Ryan Seacrest. Ronan is currently gearing up to star in the Broadway revival of 'The Crucible,' which was set to start previews tonight, but has been pushed back so Ronan could attend the ceremonies. The official opening for the show has also been pushed back.


Wordless Music Presents Screening, Live Score of 'Birdman' With Original Composer Antonio Sanchez >>

A wonderful event for music and movie lovers alike will be happening this April. Wordless Music will present the brilliant score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar-winning film 'Birdman.' The night features a screening and live score by the film's composer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez.


Score for Alejandro G. Innaritu's 'Birdman' Ineligible for Oscar: Antonio Sanchez Files Appeal >>

Fans of the amazing Antonio Sanchez’s drum-heavy score for Alejandro G. Innaritu's widely acclaimed film "Birdman" will be disappointed to hear that it is has been deemed ineligible for an Academy Award this season. The branch disqualified the movie for best score because its soundtrack includes pieces of classical music in addition to Sanchez’s score. But this decision has not come without controversy. There is a highly contentious debate about whether or not to overturn the decision between Sanchez, Inarritu, Fox Music and the chairman of the academy's music branch executive committee, the details of which have not been previously reported. When the Golden Globe nominations were announced, "Birdman" topped the list with seven nominations, including one for best original score. Later that day, Dave Hanson, the Academy Awards's manager, passed along a note from Charles Fox, chairman of the academy's music branch executive committee, to Sanchez through his manager, notifying the composer that his score was ineligible and would not appear on the academy's long list for the best original score Oscar consideration. Fox wrote, "The [music branch] committee viewed the film, reviewed the cue sheets and discussed the score at length, particularly with regard to Rule 15, Section II-E of our Awards Rules, which state, 'Scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.’”

Film About Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, 'The Lady in Number 6,' Wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film

Malcolm Clarke's Film on Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, 'The Lady in Number 6,' Wins 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Short >>

Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who passed away a week ago at age 110, was the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. Malcolm Clarke's film about her, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Les Miserables Performance at the Oscars 2013

Les Miserables Performance at the Oscars 2013 >>

Watch Les Miserables Performance at the Oscars 2013

Actors (L-R) Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Chris O'Dowd, Shari Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell, arrives on the red carpet for the gala presentation of the film ''The Sapphires'' at the 37th Toronto In

Musical comedy "The Sapphires" sparkles at Aussie Oscars >>

Musical comedy "The Sapphires" sparkles at Aussie Oscars

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