Halle Berry to Present at 84th Academy Awards 


Halle Berry, the Oscar-winning actress, will present at the 84th Academy Awards according to telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.

The actress won an Oscar in 2001 for her fantastic performance in "Monster's Ball." Currently, she can be see in "New Year's Eve," the only good performance from the movie!

Berry will next be seen opposite Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant in "Cloud Atlas." She will join Jennifer Lopez, Hanks, and Tom Cruise to present at the upcoming Oscars on Feb. 26th! (Click here for the complete Oscar nominations, and here for my rants and raves about the Academy)

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The Latest Oscar Presenter? Tom Cruise! 


First we heard about JLO, then Tom Hanks, and now, Tom Cruise will also present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony according to producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.

The three-time Oscar-nominated actor ("Born on the Fourth of July" and "Jerry Maguire" for best actors; "Magnolia" for Best Supporting Actor) made everyone love him again with the latest "Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." He will next be seen rocking it out in "Rock of Ages."

Let's see if Cruise will rock out the Oscars on Feb. 26th!

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Final Oscar Ballots Mailed to Academy Members 


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has mailed the final ballots for the 84th Academy Awards to the 5,783 voting members! Voters must now complete their ballots and return to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) by 5pm Tuesday, February 21. (Check out complete Oscar nominations right here, and my rants and raves right here)

According to the Academy's press release:

Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 Awards categories. Separate ballots for five categories (Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film) will be distributed after verification of mandatory member attendance at screenings.


Winners' names will then be placed in sealed envelopes upon tabulation of the votes. The envelopes will not be opened until Oscar night on Sunday, February 26.

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Take a Look at This! Daniel Craig in the Upcoming Bond Movie, "Skyfall!" 


So, the only two reasons I'm excited to see yet another James Bond movie, the 23rd film to be exact, is 1) because of director Sam Mendes who can truly tell a good story, and 2) because of the cast which features Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney and Judi Dench.

I guess those two reasons are enough for me to watch Daniel Craig in his 3rd outing as Bond, James Bond...and while we're at it -- the picture above is the first official image released by Sony.

Are you excited to see Craig as Bond again?

Either or, "Skyfall" will fall into the U.K. theaters on October 26 and in the US on November 9.

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Get Ready for Katy Perry Documentary Concert in Glorious 3D! 


Much like Justin Bieber before her, Paramount is planning an untitled 3D film starring the super-hot pop songstress Katy Perry. Deadline told us that it's already shot by director Nanette Bernstein (I think Deadline meant Nanette Burstein, director of 2001's mini-series "Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America," "The Kid Stays in the Picture," and "American Teen").

And much like Bieber's "Never Say Never" (which I actually liked, I know...sorry!), this Perry docu-concert will be about her growing up as Katy Hudson with her gospel background before dumping that last name and deciding to kiss a girl and liking it!

Will the 3D film talk about the one who got away, Russell Brand? Stay tuned...

The Perry 3D flick is being planned for a June or July release this year.

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