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TELEVISION: Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Host 2010 Oscars!

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Bill Mechanic and Adam Shenkman, producers of the 82nd Academy Awards® show have selected Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to co-host the biggest event in the film industry. Clearly, the Hollywood Foreign Press lit a fire under their butts with their selection of Ricky Gervais as host for the 2010 Golden Globes.

Baldwin has shown his comedic abilities as Jack Donaghy, the egocentric boss on 30 Rock, while Martin is a groundbreaking comedian-actor-writer-musician who has already hosted the Oscars® twice before – for their 73rd and 75th years.

“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy, Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.

“I don’t play the banjo, but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.

The Oscars for 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010 and televised by the ABC Television Network.

This might just work.

MOVIE REVIEW: Am I “My Sister’s Keeper”? Absolutely!

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You were born genetically to keep your sibling alive since your parents are not a compatible match. Many years went by and you feel that you have a right to your body. What’s the next thing to you, you file a lawsuit seeking medical emancipation from your parents to keep them from making future decisions of your body.  How will this choice affect your family, yourself, and the life you were born to save. This describes the powerful melodrama, My Sister’s Keeper. This is the one of those films that raises tough, thought-provoking ethical questions.

Based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Piccoult, the film focused on the journey of the Fitzgerald family. Brian & Sara Fitzgerald (Jason Patric & Cameron Diaz) found out that their eldest daughter Kate was diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia at two years old. Conceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for Kate. Anna suffers throughout her life to be there for her sister when she needs her. Anna, now 11, is called again to help out Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) when goes into renal failure. They will need Anna’s kidney in order for Kate to survive.  Anna decides that enough was enough. Although, she loves her sister dearly, she wants a life of her own. So she seeks the help of Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) to sue her parents for medical emancipation. Stunned at first, but Campbell agreed to the take the case.

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MOVIES & TELEVISION: It’s Time To Party With The 66th Golden Globes Awards!

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With “Awards Season” in full swing, we come to my favorite awards show to watch – The Golden Globes [the Globes’ new look featured, above]. Where else can you see an award winner rush from the little girls’ room to the stage, trailing a piece of toilet paper from her shoe [Christine Lahti, you are immortal because of this], or another award winner insist upon giving his award to the actor who inspired him to become an actor [the only award Jack Lemmon ever got that was voted for by a panel of one – and who knows how many other actors he inspired…?]. Thank you speeches that come from the heart or, on occasion, from a few too many drinks… The Golden Globes are fun because you get more moments from real people than all the other awards shows combined [excepting, possibly, The Spirit Awards]. Plus, the Globes honor movies and television – so there are twice as many opportunities for entertainment. So, here, after the jump, here are the nominees and my choices.

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