Hollywood news banter: Oscars so messed up

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  • It's a familiar trend at this point--the Academy announces a major decision about the Oscars, there's a huge backlash, and then they rescind. It happened with the popular film category, the host announcement and now the idea to broadcast 4 awards during commercial breaks. In a late Friday afternoon news dump, the Academy said they will air all awards live on the telecast. 
  • Warner Bros has suspended ‘Extra’ host A.J. Calloway amidst a sexual misconduct investigation. It’s brought up the question: to what degree are employers responsible for the behavior of employees when off the clock?




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