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Oscars Making Gay History

By Charlotte Robinson, February 24, 2013
Last year’s Academy Awards production was filled with controversy when Brett Ratner stepped down as Oscars producer after making homophobic slurs about his production concepts & Eddie Murphy was replaced with Billy Crystal. Now we have openly gay Broadway, Film & TV producers Neil Meron & Craig Zadan taking the reins for the 85th Annual Oscars. These are the guys who currently have the hit TV show SMASH on NBC & last year were the recipients of the GLAAD Vito Russo Award which is presented to openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality. We’re really looking forward to this broadcast tonight to see what these guys bring to the table. So far the buzz is that there will be performances by Adele, Barbra Streisand & Norah Jones. Also Shirley Bassey is expected to make her Oscars debut during the tribute to James Bond's 50th anniversary. There will be a tribute to movie musicals from the past decade & Oscar-nominated “Les Misérables” will include a performance with Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried & Samantha Barks. Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago") & Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls") are scheduled to perform & the show is rumored to end with a duet by host Seth MacFarlane with Kristin Chenoweth. UPDATE…:)

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