Movie fans eager to see their idols up close will be able to enter a lottery for seats along the red carpet on Oscar night, it was announced today.
Beginning Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, movie buffs and star-gazers can enter an online lottery conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a chance to win one of 300 available seats along the 500-foot-long walkway in front of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Following the stars' arrivals, the winners will be invited to watch the Academy Awards telecast at a nearby location.
The lottery will be open for one week only. Applications can only be made online, at www.oscars.org/bleachers.
Applicants can register for up to four seats, but only one form will be accepted per person or group.
People whose names are selected will be notified in early October.
They then will have to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval.
Winners will receive a confirmation letter in early December.
In previous years, as many as 20,000 fans have applied online for the bleacher seats. The Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be held on Feb. 22, 2009.
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BANNED "ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO" POSTER.
Now, here's the new, not quite improved, but still creative poster, approved by the MPAA.
Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks have been reduced to stick figures!
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Romantic movies featuring ghosts are either hit or miss. For every memorable film such as “Ghost,” we get disappointing flicks like “High Spirits.” In “Ghost Town,” the filmmakers are lucky to have British import Ricky Gervais. He provided the soul of the movie. Read More...
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According to the U.K. Times, Tobey Maguire has agreed to work on both "Spider-Man 4" and "Spider-Man 5" back-to-back if he is allowed to take early mornings and evenings off to play with his 22-month old daughter, Ruby Sweetheart.
That's a valid excuse, family should be on anyone's top list of priorities!
The article also revealed that there's a musical based on the "Spider-Man" franchise with songs from Bono. Huh?
I love the Bono reference, but a musical? Come on!
But what the article failed to mention is, if Sam Raimi, the brilliant mind behind the franchise, will return to direct.
Without Raimi, it'll be very hard to envision the continuation of the franchise (granted, "Spider-Man 3" wasn't as good as the first two, but if they're moving forward with the story, Raimi's auteur-ship should be highly visualized).
Read the entire article here.
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