Oscar Ratings Near All-Time Low

Early ratings data for Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast show Oscar hit a 7-year low and a 6.4 percent drop in household viewing from the comparable figures for last year’s bomb.

Nielsen data showed Oscar averaged a 23.4 household rating in 56-city overnight sample, down from an initial 25 rating of last year’s fail, which was down from 27.9 the year before. Ouch.

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The Chris Rock-hosted show, which used Hollywood’s lack of diversity as its narrative engine, appeared to set a seven-year low. Continue reading

How To Livestream Tonight’s Oscars

If you’re wondering how to watch the Oscars online, you can stream it on abc.com or on the Watch ABC mobile app, but be aware, it requires a subscription.

Most of us will probably watch this year’s Academy Awards on TV, but if you want to watch the Oscars red carpet pre-show, you can stream that for free from several different places. The show will be hosted by Chris Rock,

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ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have a ton of Oscars material on the livestream agenda Sunday night. Continue reading

2016 Oscars Nominated Actress: Boycott Is Racist To Whites

2016 Academy Award nominee, Charlotte Rampling, says she thinks the proposed boycott of the Oscars over the absence of black actors and directors, is racist toward whites.

In the interview, Rampling, a British actress nominated for her role in “45 Years,” was asked in a radio interview if she felt African-American director Spike Lee was right to pledge to boycott the Oscars over the absence of blacks among the nominees.

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“No, I find to the contrary, that it’s racist toward whites,” said Rampling, who is nominated for her role in the British drama “45 Years.” When asked to elaborate Continue reading

Chris Kyle Widow Wears His ROLEX Dog Tags To Murder Trial

Taya Kyle, in a silent show of support for her husband, Chris Kyle, wore his dog tags and Rolex Submariner in court.

The widow was pictured at her late husband‘s murder trial, donning his Rolex and military dog tags..

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Taya, the widow of the real-life American Sniper, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, wore the items as she attended the murder trial of former US Marine Eddie Ray Routh, 27. Continue reading

Can Anyone Beat BOYHOOD? Las Vegas ODDSMAKERS Say NO!

The 2015 Oscar odds have been released by Wynn casino resort in Las Vegas with “Boyhood” being the odds-on favorite to win the trophy for best picture.

Director Richard Linklater‘s marvel of a movie that took 12 years to complete, opens at 1 to 6 odds. On the other side of the sheet, “American Sniper” opened at a daunting 75 to 1 odds.

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Here’s the full list of Vegas odds:

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PHOTO: Iran Photoshops Michelle Obama Oscar Dress To Cover Up Chest, Shoulders

Iranian press had to add clothes to Michelle Obama using photoshop in order to use her Oscar appearance pictures on Iran’s state run TV! Apparently, the original pictures were too racy!


Last night Michelle Obama, just back from her Aspen ski vacation, made a surprise appearance on the Oscar’s. The celebrity First Lady introduced the Best Picture Award. But, Michelle’s appearance was too hot for the mullahs in Iran. The Khameini regime photo-shopped her dress in the unofficial Fars news service. Source.
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Shocker: Tom Cruise to Present at Oscars

Shocker! Tom Cruise is set to present an Oscar later this month at the 84th Academy Awards!

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Is it just me, or does Tom Cruise snub most of the big Hollywood events? Why does he?

Maybe he knows that overexposure can really be a killer if you want longevity in your acting career! I mean, he is still working and getting paid big bucks, just as he did when he first started out. There’s something to his method… yeah.

We are Tom fans here at TheCount! Of course we’ll be watching the Oscars!