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Los Angeles, March 3: Singer Pink regaled the celebrity-studded audience at the Dolby Theatre as she paid a tribute to the 1939 musical fantasy film 'The Wizard Of Oz' at the 86th Academy Awards here Sunday.
Veteran actress Whoopi Goldberg gave the introduction note to the special segment and acknowledged the presence of late iconic actress Judy Garland's three children - Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft, at the event.
- Shiva Prakash
Updated: NBC has given a 10-episode order to Emerald City, an Oz-themed drama from Siberia creator/showrunner Matthew Arnold. The order comes after the project recently underwent a rewrite by Josh Friedman. The two will executive produce through Universal Television where Friedman is under a deal. A writers room is slated to get up and running soon but casting may be postponed until after pilot season. Emerald City is described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones, drawing upon stories from Baum’s original 14 books that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A head-strong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz. Following the success of the 1900 The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Luise Rainer today: As of last Sunday, the two-time Best Actress Oscar winner is 104 years old Inevitably, the Transformers movies’ director Michael Bay (who recently had an on-camera "meltdown" after a teleprompter stopped working at the Consumer Electronics Show) and the Transformers movies’ star Shia Labeouf (who was recently accused of plagiarism) were mentioned — or rather, blasted, in current media parlance — at the 2014 Golden Globe awards show, held this past Sunday, January 12, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Left unmentioned, however, was London resident and two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth) — who just happened to turn 104 years old on the day of the Golden Globes ceremony. (Photo: Luise Rainer in the mid-1930s.) Luise Rainer movies Of course, quite possibly none of the people attending the Golden Globes had ever heard of — let alone seen a movie featuring — Luise Rainer (or »
- Andre Soares
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