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Academy Reveals Reason For Revoking Religious Song's Oscar Nomination! Hint: It Was For CHEATING!

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Alone Yet Not Alone is an Oscar-nominated faith-based film.

Well, it was, at least, until last week when the Academy decided director/composer Bruce Boughton's Best Original Song nomination, also called Alone Yet Not Alone, was no longer allowed to win!

But why was the cheery hymn disqualified? Was this the opening salvo in Hollywood's inevitable crusade against organized religion?

Not even!! How would one even wage a war against God? Imagine the logistics! Where would a lady aim her musket? LOLz!!

They DQ-ed the song because it appeared as if Bruce used his industry connections to gain an "unfair advantage" during the nomination process.

Today the Academy expanded upon its ruling. They released a new statement admonishing Bruce's shady tactics:

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Wayne's World Cast Reunites After 20 Years!! No More Mike Myers-Dana Carvey Feud?!

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Everyone loves cast reunions. Especially ones that happen 20 years after the fact.

The cast of Wayne’s World reunited in Beverly Hills yesterday for an event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in honor of the HIGHlarious 1992 film!

Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Lara Flynn Boyle, Dana Carvey and Penelope Spheeris all turned up for the big event!

This was perhaps a bit surprising given that Mike, Dana, and Penelope had fallen out following filming. Apparently, Mike had not only been difficult on set, but was rumored to have taken his Dr. Evil voice from one of Dana’s impressions. Meanwhile, Penelope had been upset that Mike had reportedly prevented her from directing the Wayne’s World sequel. Jeeeeez.

What’s more, Mike admitted:

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Corey Feldman Furious That Corey Haim Was Snubbed From Oscars In Memoriam Segment

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Looks like we're hearing quite a bit from Corey Feldman lately.

Yesterday, we heard the positive news that Feldman has got some more work on the horizon, and now we're hearing some less-than-positive reports that he's pissed because Corey Haim was snubbed from the Oscars' In Memoriam segment.

Here's what Feldman had to say about it:

"Corey's films have earned the industry over a half a billion dollars and his work remains an inspiration to young artists world wide…Corey dedicated his life to the film industry. The same industry that failed to dedicate even 30 seconds to his memory."

Here's a statement that the Academy sent out in response:

"Whatever the length of the sequence, there will always be fans and family members of those not included who will be disappointed by their omission. The Academy extends its understanding and its apologies to those who missed seeing a favorite face in this year’s feature."

We understand that they won't be able to fit everyone into each year's In Memoriam, but they could have given Corey a place on there. He was a well known talent who died way before his time, and it would have been nice for him to be included.

Thoughts???

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And The Oscar Goes To…Twitter!

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Okay, so clearly Twitter had no chance against The King's Speech because it's not a movie, but it deserves some sort of recognition after how many people tweeted last night during the Oscars!

Last night, a grand total of 1,269,970 Oscar-related tweets were sent out, with 388,717 different users tweeting!

The most popular tweets were of course those from The Academy themselves, but The Onion was also extremely popular last night for the following tweet:

How rude — not a single character from Toy Story 3 bothered to show up. #oscars

Ha! James Franco was also quite popular last night, among many others.

While Twitter was a big deal last night, numbers were actually not as intense as they were during the Super Bowl and the Grammys.

Here's what TweetReach CEO Jenn Davis had to say about it:

“We were prepared for big spikes, and we just didn’t see those.”

Huh. 1,269,970 Oscar tweets seems pret-ty impressive to us. Numbers probably would have been even HIGHER if the show itself were a bit more exciting.

Were U tweeting during the Oscars last night?

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