You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Celebrities

  • Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert
    Near the end of the first half of Thursday’s 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man that recently found out he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former
  • Chelsea Clinton is pregnant
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child this year.
  • Unreleased Williams show due
    Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.
Advertisement
People in the news

Oscar producers look to cut ‘pregnant pauses’

– The producers of the Academy Awards have good news for those watching at home: They’re trying to cut out the boring parts.

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say they watched 40 years of past ceremonies to find ways to keep the show moving at a brisk pace. They say they’re looking to nip and tuck what they call little “pregnant pauses” that can turn the show into a marathon.

At an annual lunch honoring Oscar nominees, Zadan and Meron said they identified time-consuming segments that might run only 15 or 30 seconds but which collectively can bog down the show.

Zadan and Meron said they have moments planned that should appeal to all ages and interests, including performances by Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and a tribute to the James Bond franchise.

The ceremony airs live Feb. 24 on ABC.

– Associated Press

Advertisement