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The Oscars Will Stay On Hollywood Boulevard - In The Dolby Theatre!!

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Oh, thank goodness!!

Though we don't fear change, there's a certain air of class about the Kodak Dolby Theatre that stadiums can't match!

And since the Academy Awards ceremony is the most elegant of the season, we're SO happy to share the good news!!

Though the name has changed to Dolby, that golden theatre at Hollywood & Highland will remain Oscar's home for at least 21 more years. An arbitrary number… but yay!!

Academy president Tom Sherak is elated, saying:

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EXCLUSIVE! Betty White Wants To Host The Oscars!

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We still want The Muppets to host…but Betty would be an EXTREMELY CLOSE second choice! Or maybe she can host WITH Kermit, Miss Piggy, and all the others!!! EPIC!

A very lucky Perezcious Reader got the wonderful opportunity to see Betty White speak at Southern California's Distinguished Speaker Series in Pasadena last night….and sure enough, the subject of the Oscars came up!

Betty actually hadn't heard that Eddie Murphy had quit the Oscars yet, but when event host Doug McIntyre asked if she'd like to take over for Eddie, Ms. White had the following to say:

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Brian Grazer WILL Replace Brett Ratner As Oscar Producer

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And if it doesn't work out with Brian, there are still a few other executive producers on Tower Heist that might be interested! Ha!

Last we heard about Academy President Tom Sherak's search for a replacement Oscar producer, Tower Heist's Brian Grazer was the frontrunner for the job.

Sure enough, Sherak has confirmed that Grazer WILL step in as Brett Ratner's replacement. Here's what the Academy Prez had to say about it:

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Brian Grazer Is Frontrunner To Replace Brett Ratner As Oscar Producer

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Why does the Academy feel the need to ONLY choose people from Tower Heist to produce and host the show???

Now that Tower Heist director Brett Ratner and Tower Heist producer/star Eddie Murphy have resigned from the Oscars, Academy president Tom Sherak is interested in getting TOWER HEIST producer Brian Grazer to take over for Brett.

No word yet on who will take over for Eddie, but there are plenty of other Tower Heist actors who would probably be up for the job! Maybe they can ask Ben Stiller or Matthew Broderick! OR maybe Alan Alda is game!

What do U think? Should Brian Grazer take over as Oscar producer? Or would U prefer someone NOT associated with Tower Heist???

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Brett Ratner Expected To Team Up With GLAAD For Public Forums On LGBT Images

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Definitely a step back in the right direction for Brett.

To recap, earlier this week director Brett Ratner made a hateful, insensitive remark, and then soon thereafter his words were caught on tape.

THEN, Academy president Tom Sherak announced that he would NOT be firing Brett from the Oscars…but the director made the right move and resigned from the show anyway.

In his lengthy letter of apology, Brett mentioned that he was looking forward to working with GLAAD to "increase awareness of the important and troubling issues this episode has raised," and now it appears that GLAAD is taking him up on his offer.

GLAAD has announced that

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Brett Ratner Can Still Direct The Oscars…But No More Screw-Ups!

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He should consider himself very lucky.

Despite Brett Ratner making a disgusting, homophobic, and frankly STOOPID comment regarding homosexuals during a Q&A for his new flick, Tower Heist, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak has revealed that they will NOT be firing the director from his job helming this year's Oscar telecast, but this is his only get out of jail free pass!

He explains:

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Academy President Takes On The Haters, Defends Oprah's Honorary Award

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Better watch out, critics! The President of the United States of America the Academy has got Oprah's back!

To recap, two days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors announced that they will honor Oprah Winfrey with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for "her extensive charitable, philanthropic, and educational efforts."

Then yesterday, critics lashed out at the Academy for their decision to honor Oprah with the award.

Now, Academy Prez Tom Sherak has come to Ms. Winfrey's defense:

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