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  1. When ‘Harry’ Met ‘Annie’

    Mark Harris

    It's been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally ...; in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. Castingpalooza: Everyone Gets a Pilot, Show, or Movie!

    Zach Dionne

    First, in the pilot season/new shows department: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are doing Netflix's Grace and Frankie, a 13-episode half-hour comedy about "longtime rivals who are stunned when their respective husbands announce they are in...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  3. Safety First: Why Ellen Is Hosting the Oscars

    Mark Harris

    Here are the people who are going to be pleased by the choice of Ellen DeGeneres to host this year's Oscars telecast: * Those who remember that DeGeneres actually did a perfectly fine job hosting in 2007 (and a spectacular one hosting the hig...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Small(er) Movie Roundup: Because Even the Studio Knows RIPD Is a ...

    Wesley Morris

    Only God Forgives, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn How nice it would be to report that the second teaming of Refn and Ryan Gosling has produced something as ecstatic and electrically nasty as their first. But the nastiness this time isn't nice. I...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  5. Role Remix: Steve Buscemi

    Owen King

    In the Sundance heyday of the late ’90s, the ubiquity of Steve Buscemi was something that hip people — the sorts who knew his name and how to spell it, as opposed to the casual moviegoers who just felt a twitch of happy recognition at the...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. Oscar Travesties, Day 3: The Apples-and-Oranges Problem of Oscar ...

    Alex Pappademas

    Like I always say when I'm asked to do one of these things: I didn't make this bracket. I barely understand how brackets work. I'm sorry I let you down. Now without further ado: Billy Crystal in blackface vs. every dance number, ever W...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  7. Let's Play Celebrity 'Attainable or Unattainable?': Oscar Edition...

    Rembert Browne and Chelsea Fagan

    Two weeks ago, Chelsea Fagan and I joined forces to discuss which Grammy nominees and winners were attainable/unattainable. The process was challenging, but at the end of the day, writing about Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Adele isn't that difficult. We ...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  8. Pitbull and Chris Brown's All-Star Game Performance Will Make You...

    Amos Barshad

    If, like most of us, you spent your Sunday night watching Billy Crystal viciously mock Christopher Plummer, then you missed — well, technically you missed Pitbull's NBA All-Star game performance, which featured Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and what has ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  9. Yo, Is This Racist? Oscar Analysis: How Many People Had to Approv...

    Andrew Ti

    Oh boy. In a year where Hollywood was already on extra-thin (and OK, fine, mildly complex) ice with its adulation of the "Why won't anyone think of the white people?" rewrite of history in The Help, the 84th Academy Awards were already going to be a ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  10. The Grantland staff exchanges e-mails about Billy Crystal, the In...

    Grantland staff

    We watched every (bone-chilling) minute so you didn't have to.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  11. Billy Crystal Is Your New Eddie Murphy

    Amos Barshad

    As previously rumored, Billy Crystal has indeed been hired to replace Eddie Murphy as Oscars host, for his ninth go-around on the hosting carousel. After the news was confirmed, Billy tweeted "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy wi...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  12. Who Should Host the Oscars?

    Grantland Staff

    Following the lead of his Tower Heist director Brett Ratner, Eddie Murphy has dropped out of his gig as host of next February's Oscars, leaving the Academy with just over three months to find a replacement. Who should they go with? We polled the Gran...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  13. Jumping Off the Colts Bandwagon

    Mark Titus

    Here's something I saw in 1998 and was certain I'd never see again: My Giant, starring Billy Crystal and Gheorghe Muresan. And here's something else I saw in 1998 and was certain I would never see again: Indianapolis Colts fans giving up on their tea...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. Billy Crystal Campaigns to Host the Oscars: The Secret Texts

    Andy Greenwald

    Earlier in the month it was announced that Hollywood fauxteur/stubble enthusiast Brett Ratner would take on producing duties for the upcoming Academy Awards. This week came word that schticky Yankees fan Billy Crystal was interested in returning to t...

    Blog | August 17, 2011