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    Oscar Red Carpet: Clooney, Tarantino, Cameron as Showtime Nears

    Quentin Tarantino has lost his voice. Bill Mechanic the co-producer of the Oscars says he and Adam Shankman never fought and are new best friends. He's going in a populist direction with the show, he says, and they were tweaking things that didn't work last night.

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    Oscar Red Carpet: Winding Down

    It's getting late enough so that the stars are going by and not stopping. Carey Mulligan, Kathryn Bigelow and Vera Farmiga went breezing by. It's a real crunch.

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    Oscar Red Carpet Video: Media Moguls

    "The lines are still open," said Disney chairman Robert Iger of the Cablevision/ABC dispute that is shutting the Oscar broadcast down on the Cablevision system in NYC. Local WABC can't be seen on cable in the NYC area. UPDATE: WABC-TV has gone back on in New York.

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    Oscar Red Carpet: Early "Avatar" Bits

    From the red carpet now:

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    Oscar Red Carpet: The Docs Are In

    The cast and crew of HBO's The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, nominated for best doc short make their way along the carpet. "We'll make them pay!" says, Kate Geiger.

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    Oscar Red Carpet: Wolfgang, Price Waterhouse, and the Rain!

    It was pouring rain for a bit on the red carpet; The tarps held up but there were gaps and handlers were whipping out umbrellas. Virginia Madsen got caught and had to wait for someone to cover her. The dynamic changed.

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    Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.

    The Oscar party circuit continued Saturday night with HBO's Peninsula party, presided over by documentary doyenne Sheila Nevins. (Five out of the eight doc Oscar-nominees are connected to HBO.) Rob Kenner admitted that he's never been involved with a movie that has done as much publicity as Food Inc...

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    Jodie Foster Talks Indie Spirits

    Jodie Foster has said this before: she's more comfortable in mainstream Hollywood movies as an actress. Some folks got her her talking at the Indie Spirits, where she presented the best actress award. She reveals a bit about directing her latest indie movie starring Mel Gibson, The Beaver.

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    Indie Spirits: Precious Sweeps, Izzard and LA Live Fizzle

    Take the Independent Spirits back to the beach!

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    Final Oscar Picks: The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

    Here are my final picks for this year's Oscars.

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