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Best Moments From the Emmys

Big kiss for Louis-Dreyfus, big win for 'Colborg Report'

(Newser) - People are talking about the Emmy Awards on a Tuesday morning instead of a Monday because "this year we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get canceled," quipped host Seth Meyers. Some of... More »

Emmys: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams

During 'in memoriam' segment of Emmy Awards

(Newser) - Billy Crystal paid tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at the Emmy Awards on NBC tonight. Crystal honored Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, which included a performance from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.... More »

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ... More »

Oscar Buzz: Jimmy Fallon Might Host

LA Times says academy wants him and Lorne Michaels as producer

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times gets the annual who-will-host-the-Oscars speculation off to an early start by dropping Jimmy Fallon's name in the mix. The paper says the academy "is in talks" with Fallon for the 2013 show and also wants Lorne Michaels as producer. One potential snag: Host network... More »

Oscars Were Basically the Same Old Sequel

Billy Crystal brings the same old stuff

(Newser) - Last night's Oscars, like its Best Picture, was a throwback to a different time in film history. And though the show may have topped last year's Anne Hathaway-James Franco fiasco, it was boring and tired throughout:
  • "The whole night looked like an AARP pep rally," writes
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Billy Crystal as Oscars Host: Hot or Not?

Oscars night opens with a funny montage, followed by song

(Newser) - The Oscars ceremony has much to prove tonight ... like will the masses tune in to see a blockbuster-free field, and will Billy Crystal draw any laughs at his ninth go-round? The opening montage was pretty hilarious, complete with a George Clooney-on-Crystal kiss, a Justin Bieber appearance (to help you get... More »

7 Smart Things to Say at Your Oscar Party

Before Billy Crystal even comes on, you can impress your friends

(Newser) - Heading to an Oscar bash tonight where you fear you'll be a mere novice among Academy Award freaks? Time rounds up a few talking points that can make you look smart:
  1. While opening credits roll: “I want to see how the heck Billy Crystal works Extremely Loud &
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Artist Star Uggie Has Mystery Syndrome

Little dog with the shakes retiring next month

(Newser) - Uggie's time in the spotlight could just about be over: The heart-stealing Jack Russell terrier who stars in the hit movie The Artist is suffering from a puzzling debilitating condition, and will retire next month, says his devoted trainer. "It's very sad, but he is suffering from... More »

Billy Crystal: I'm Hosting the Oscars

Familiar face tweets that he's replacing Eddie Murphy

(Newser) - Who else? Billy Crystal will be the new Oscars host. Crystal himself tweeted the news in joke form, notes the Huffington Post : "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions," he wrote . "Looking... More »

Crystal Unleashes Harry Met Sally 2

Funny Or Die 'sequel' channels its inner 'Twilight'

(Newser) - It's an unconventional way to make a sequel, but Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner have brought When Harry Met Sally into the current century with a 4 1/2-minute video that debuted today on Crystal and Reiner pitch the sequel to "studio execs," who agree—with one... More »

Leno's Last Guest: Conan

Star-studded lineup for final week

(Newser) - Conan O’Brien is sneaking onto the Tonight Show a little early. He and James Taylor are the guests for Jay Leno’s final episode, to air May 29, Acesss Hollywood reports. Leno’s lineup for that week includes Mel Gibson, Lyle Lovett, and Billy Crystal. “I really do... More »

Crystal Not So Mahvelous at Baseball

Comedian strikes out in lone spring training at bat with Yanks

(Newser) - He’s starred in dozens of movies, hosted the Oscars, and now Billy Crystal can add ‘played for the NY Yankees’ to his resume. The longtime fan enjoyed an early birthday present today as he started for the Bronx Bombers in a spring training game, going 0-1 with a... More »

Yankees Sign Crystal—for a Day

Comic actor will don pinstripes, fulfilling lifelong dream

(Newser) - He’s roped cattle and counseled gangsters onscreen, and now Billy Crystal will sign a real-life pro baseball contract and suit up in Yankee pinstripes. The pint-sized comedian is celebrating his 60th birthday with a 1-day stint with his favorite team, the AP reports. He’ll wear No. 60 for... More »

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