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Oscar Nominee Changes

June 16, 2011 by Post Team 

Oscar Nominee ChangesOscar Nominee Changes, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to change the number of films can be nominated for the Oscar for best picture. Instead of having 10 nominees guaranteed, as it has for the past two years, the academy will allow a minimum of five candidates and a maximum of 10 categories. The number will be released at the same time, Oscar nominations will be announced in January.

The change seems designed to eliminate the only movies that are nominated to fill a field of 10. A film is now a minimum of 5% of first-place votes to be nominated for best picture.

Candidates for next year are expected to be announced on January 24 and the ceremony is scheduled for February 26. For more information: oscars.org.

The producers of “Superstar Michigan Talent Show” are scheduled to be in Studio 628 in Royal Oak on Saturday to work with the contestants and the segment running from the competition of local manufacture.

“It’s about exposing people to new talent and get people on television,” said Michael Spector, director of operations for the Oakland County Business Association of Michigan Inc., the nonprofit group production show. He is scheduled to debut July 23 at 13:00 in WMYD-TV (Channel 20).

To compete in the series, contestants must submit a one-minute video that shows his talent. Spector says one and 99-registration fee will guarantee that the video will play before the end of the series, which will air September 10.

Competitors who do not have a video, you can create from 11 am to 7 pm Saturday with the help of a study of 628 crewmembers. The fee also 99.

Spector says that every week a video will win a prize 100 and enter the final round. The grand prize and 3000 and the opportunity to act on a handful of local venues including the Hard Rock Café, Café de AJ Music and Theatre Esmeralda.

For more information, call 313-438-6688 or go to michigansuperstar.com.

Joss Stone said Wednesday he is doing well and getting on with life as normal as British police continue their investigation into two men who were arrested near the singer and actor Devon, England home on Monday.

Local authorities said the two suspects had swords, ropes, a body bag and detailed maps and aerial photos of the Stone rural property, according to British newspaper The Sun.

They were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit serious injury to the soul singer 24 years old.

Since winning reality show “Next Great American Restaurant” on May 1, Woods Jamawn Detroit (Jay) and its investors have closed the New York City and places of Los Angeles restaurant Daddy soul. The Minneapolis location within the Mall of America is still open.

• Producers of a reality show tentatively titled ABC “Revolution,” held a casting call Saturday at Skate World of Troy. Representatives will be available from 11 am to 4 pm in metro Detroit for women of all ages who are 50 to 100 pounds to lose and are open to a “transformation of a full life.” For more information: 3ballproductions.com/revcasting.html.

• WAR-AM (760) morning host Paul W. Smith will be honored by the Foundation of Atom for children in their sixth annual Champions for Children VIP dinner scheduled for 5 pm Saturday at the Townsend Hotel Birmingham. Smith is being honored for helping Bloomfield Hills nonprofit whose mission is to assist children who have lost a parent. Tickets and dinner start at 250.

For more information on the two-day event, which includes a golf tournament Monday at Oakland Hills Country Club, go to forthekidsfoundation.org.

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