Comic actor Billy Crystal will host the Academy Awards for the ninth time after replacing Eddie Murphy and may be joined onstage by the Muppets.
Billy Crystal last night described some changes since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Auctioneer Tobias Meyer, formerly of Sotheby’s, sat with artists Lisa Yuskavage, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein last night at a dinner for the Art Production Fund.
“Who’s your barber?” I asked Lloyd Blankfein at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s gala last night, getting close to his light scruff for the second night in a row.
“The Artist,” a black-and-white film with just a few words of dialog, won Oscars for best picture, director and actor as Hollywood continued to honor smaller-budget films.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of director Peter Jackson’s trio of movies based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, was the top-grossing film at U.S. and Canadian theaters for a third weekend, collecting $32.9 million in sales.
"He made us laugh, hard, every time you saw him."
- Billy Crystal on Aug 25, 2014