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82nd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9:58am

Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced today (Tuesday, February 2) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway.

Million Headline News

Avatar Claims Spot as Top All-Time Grosser

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 2:17pm

In the end, James Cameron could only be outdone by himself. AVATAR surpassed TITANIC over the weekend, Jan. 29-31, all the all-time worldwide grosser with $2.04 billion so far. The film raked in $31.2 million and held on to its #1 spot for the seventh straight week.

Film Headline News

Grammys Show Treats Viewers to 3-D Tribute Film to Michael Jackson

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:50am

During the Grammy Awards last night, viewers at home and in the Staples Center were treated to a tribute to Michael Jackson that mixed 3-D technology, an all-star chorus and an appearance by his two oldest children, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.

Animated Headline News

Seth MacFarlane to Host 2010 Writers Guild Awards West Coast Show

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:56am

Family Guy creator and acclaimed writer-producer Seth MacFarlane is set to host the 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Saturday, February 20, at the Hyatt Regency Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Headline News

La Bomba Drops in on Springfield on The Simpsons

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:13am

RICARDO BOMBA (nicknamed “La Bomba”), one of Springfield’s newest eligible bachelors and the brainchild of Peggy Black of Orange, CT, will appear in the “Million-Dollar Maybe” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 31 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Effects Headline News

The Visual Effects Society (VES) Announces the 2010 Board of Directors Officers

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:11am

The Visual Effects Society (VES), announced the 2010 Board of Director officers who were elected at the January 20, 2010 board meeting.

Game Headline News

David Crane to be Honored with First Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Pioneer Award

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:25am

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced its first Pioneer Award recipient, David Crane, one of the most successful designers of entertainment software.

Cartoon Headline News

Weird Al Yankovic Signs Deal With Cartoon Network

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 9:55am

"Weird Al" Yankovic signed a production deal with Cartoon Network that includes a live-action feature film, he announced on his blog, according to COMINGSOON.NET.

Film Headline News

Fox Wins Bidding War on Next Rodriguez Project

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 25, 2010 at 9:33am

DEADLINE.COM is reporting that 20th Century Fox came out on top in a bidding war to distribute Robert Rodriguez's next film. MACHETE is expanded on the fake trailer that was created for Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse collaboration.