INDUSTRY NEWS: Steven Spielberg to reside and become head film fest jury for Cannes!

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential Lincoln.- Photo via IMDB.

As reported by CBC News, Steven Spielberg has been sought after by Cannes officials.  Spielberg met with festival president Gilles Jacob (a meeting years in the making) to go over the possibility of having Spielberg lead the film festival jury.

Jacob recently stated “I’ve often asked Steven to be jury president, but he’s always been shooting a film,”.  Spielberg has accepted the invitation and will move forward as the lead jurer for Festival de Cannes.

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential film, Lincoln.

Do you know which Steven Spielberg films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival?

The Cannes International Film Festival (French: Le Festival International du Film de Cannes or just Festival de Cannes), is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world.

Oxymoron Entertainment released their film “Middle Men” at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival. The film received rave reviews and has since been available on multiple viewing platforms.  Visit Middle Men’s official site to view the film… CLICK HERE.

For more information on Cannes and this years festival (slated for May 15-26), please visit, www.festival-cannes.fr.

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ACTRESSES ON THE 2013 OSCARS RED CARPET… WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE??

The 2013 Oscars Was Marked By Stunning Actresses Who Sparkled in Sequins.  Last Night There Were So Many Amazing Dresses On The Red Carpet Of The 2013 Academy Awards.

Naomi WattsCatherine Zeta Jones, Jessica Chastain and more wowed in metallic shades. The reigning color palette at the 2013 Oscars was pale nude or white, or stark black.

Other trends on our best-dressed list from the night included strapless gowns (Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron had us in tears with their stunning Dior Couture gowns) and lots of diamonds … just not in necklaces. We saw bracelets and earrings, but necks were conspiculously bare. Perhaps the ladies knew that Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song would be calling enough attention to their breasts as it was?

 

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1.  Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture  (photo via Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence at The Oscars in Jan, 2013

 

2.  Zoe Saldana in Alexix Mabille Couture    (photo via Getty Images)

3.  Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive      (photo via Getty Images)

4.  Naomi Watts in Armani Prive     (photo via Getty Images)

5.  Maria Menounus in Romona Keveza  (photo via Getty Images)

6.  Giuliana Rancic in Rafael Cennamo   (photo via Getty Images)

7.  Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta  (photo via AP/Invision)

8.  Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad   (photo via AP/Invision)

9.  Charlize Theron in Dior    (photo via Getty Images)

10. Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward  (photo via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO WIN BEST PICTURE AT THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW?

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN BEST PICTURE AT THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS?

BEST PICTURE

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SURPRISE FINALE AT THE OSCARS… THE GORGEOUS KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND SETH MACFARLANE TO PERFORM TOGETHER…

Seth MacFarlane and the Beautiful Kristin Chenoweth will be performing together in an Amazing Collaboration at the 85th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW…

(photo via NY Times)  Seth MacFarlane Creating Some of That New Black Magic MacFarlane shows he is a devotee of the American Songbook in “Swingin’ in Concert,”

Under Mr. MacFarlane’s cherubic facade is a streak of mischief. Because he is a great mimic with a storehouse of cartoon voices developed for animated characters, you’re bound to wonder to what degree his crooning voice is a kind of impersonation. Like Mr. Lawrence, Mr. MacFarlane keeps emotional involvement in lyrics at arm’s length.

At the same time, his fun-loving geniality is never condescending. He is invested in what he sings. Discussing “It’s Easy to Remember,” he notes that the lyricist Lorenz Hart could “utterly paralyze you with regret,” then adds respectfully that Hart “was a depressed alcoholic, but wrote a lot of great songs because of it.” The presence of Michael Feinstein— who introduces Mr. MacFarlane, calls himself a “MacFarlane-aholic” and jokes that he is encroaching on his territory — certifies Mr. MacFarlane’s seriousness.

His saucy between-song comments are only slightly milder than his jibes as a Comedy Central Roast Master (most recently of Charlie Sheen).

“Don’t think of this as the music your grandparents listened to,” he says, “but as the music your grandparents listened to while they were making your parents.”

 

 

Seth MacFarlane loves a good song and dance as anyone who’s watched Family Guy or seen the cartoon mastermind’s big band show can certainly agree.

So it comes as no surprise that the first-time Oscar host is joining forces with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for a post-Best Picture Award musical performance to cap Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

“After the Best Picture Award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number, and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement.

 

(photo and via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Seth MacFarlane talks Oscar’s celebrity audience: “It’s a very thin-skinned crowd”

 

 

 

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE 2013 OSCARS AND SETH MACFARLANE THIS SUNDAY?

The 2013 Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 24, at 7:30 EST in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Seth MacFarlane, will serve as the host for the highly anticipated star-studded evening!  Hosting The Academy Awards is one of the most high pressured jobs in Entertainment as the second most viewed program behind the SuperBowl with a potential of over 1 billion viewers worldwide.

Seth MacFarlane and his girlfriend Emilia Clarke looking STUNNING at the Golden Globes Party in January…

(photo via JustJared.com)

“The worst thing to happen at the Oscars would be if nothing happened,” MacFarlane told this Sunday’s issue of Parade. “You want something unscripted, something to riff on, something kinda out there.”

There are quite a few people in Hollywood that aren’t very familiar with Seth MacFarlane yet.  Seth is a man of many talents an actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director and singer.  He is the creator of the extremely poplar television show Family Guy.  He is the voice for 3 characters on the show; the father Peter Griffin, the son Stewie, and the dog Brian.

Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say MacFarlane represents a powerful draw for the masses, especially the younger masses.

“The Oscars have been criticized for seemingly not being relevant,” says Meron, “and that goes to our choice of Seth. He’s a reflection of the current pop culture and completely relevant. We love that.”

Tom O’Neil editor of the Oscar blog Goldderby.com, says the film academy has long looked in vain to find a host who can provide star quality and reach out to a broader demographic — from David Letterman, to Jon Stewart, to Chris Rock (“They were all great comedians, but miscast on the Oscar stage,” says O’Neil) to 2011′s debacle with no-chemistry hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

“That backfired so spectacularly because they were casting for the demographics rather than who is best for the job,” says O’Neil. “That’s what makes this choice compelling. It’s a dangerous choice in more ways than one. We’re handing the Oscar holy torch to the man most people know by his fictitious character Stewie (Family Guy), who is this diabolical character. It’s brilliant and it shows just how courageous the Oscars are. I think he’s going to be one of the great Oscar hosts.”

 

 

 

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