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Ellen DeGeneres plays nice, crashes Twitter during Oscars hosting duties (Video)

Ellen DeGeneres plays nice, crashes Twitter during Oscars hosting duties (Video)

By | March 3, 2014 at 11:29 am | One comment

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres returned to the Academy Awards last night to host a fun and friendly Oscars ceremony for the second time. After an edgy performance last year by host Seth MacFarlane, DeGeneres kept the jabs light-hearted and embarrassing moment exposures to a minimum...

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Ellen DeGeneres dresses up, gets down in musical Oscars teaser (Video)

Ellen DeGeneres dresses up, gets down in musical Oscars teaser (Video)

By | December 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm | No comments

In this just released teaser for the Oscars -- going down live on ABC on Sunday March 2 -- show host Ellen Degeneres dons a sharp tuxedo and is joined by 250 dancers. With the help of Fitz and The Tantrums (the song) and Paul Feig (the director) this teaser does a good job...

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Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Bradley Cooper tolerate Zach Galifianakis (Video)

Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Bradley Cooper tolerate Zach Galifianakis (Video)

By | February 13, 2013 at 12:11 am | No comments

I don't want to give anything away in this video -- Part 2 of the Between Two Ferns Oscar special (Part One is here) -- but I'd just like to say that I hope Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper can put their differences aside so that they can deliver yet another slightly...

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Zach Galifianakis insults Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, more Oscar nominees (Video)

Zach Galifianakis insults Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, more Oscar nominees (Video)

By | February 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm | One comment

With the 85th Academy Awards just around the corner -- Feb. 24 to be precise -- it makes sense that Zach Galifianakis would sit down with some of this year's Oscar nominees, right? Wrong. Of course not. And that's why this special edition of Between Two Ferns is...

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Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments

Director of the new comedy flick Tower Heist, starring iconic comedian Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner was super excited about getting the gig to produce the upcoming Academy Awards. He kind of came as a package deal, as Murphy is set to host. But, now Ratner has...

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In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

By | September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am | No comments

The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious,...

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Watch this Eddie Murphy Oscar spoof and tell us what you think!

Watch this Eddie Murphy Oscar spoof and tell us what you think!

By | September 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | One comment

As a result of Eddie Murphy being selected to host the upcoming Oscar awards, self-described "black nerd" comedian and serial video spoofer Andre Meadows has shared his vision of the 2012 Academy Awards. As you might expect, his vision entails many versions of Murphy hosting the...

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Will mainstream awards shows ever give comedies the respect they deserve?

By | May 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 6 comments

[caption id="attachment_23236" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Woody Allen: Our only hope?"][/caption] In a recent article outlining what movies were the "talk of the festival" at Cannes this year, the Los Angeles Times mentioned Woody Allen's comedy Midnight In Paris....

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