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Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

June 20, 2017 By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in “Lincoln” and “Gangs of New York.” Day-Lewis, 60, the only man to have won three best actor Oscars, gave no reason for his decision, calling it private. “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” his publicist, Leslee Dart, said in a statement. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over…

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Kimmel will return to host 2018 Oscars after handling on-stage blunder

May 16, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will return to helm the 2018 Academy Awards, organizers of the event said Tuesday, after the late night host artfully handled the biggest blunder in Oscars history this year. Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the first time this year in which an embarrassing on-stage mix-up led to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly being given the wrong envelope and announcing “La La Land” as the winner of best picture, the top award of the night. The actual…

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Oscar accountants get reprieve after best picture blunder

March 29, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The accountancy firm behind the biggest blunder in Oscar history is staying in the picture. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Wednesday it has decided to retain the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) despite a backstage envelope mix-up that led to the wrong film being announced the winner of the best picture Oscar last month. But a third accountant will be added to the PwC staff on the Oscars night and backstage tweeting, photos and posting to other social media…

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Publicity looms over PwC, MF Global trial in New York

March 6, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Publicity over the recent Academy Awards and Wall Street hung over a Manhattan courtroom on Monday as lawyers struggled to find jurors to decide whether PricewaterhouseCoopers helped cause the collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd, a commodity brokerage once headed by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. MF Global’s bankruptcy plan administrator is seeking roughly $3 billion in damages, accusing PwC of negligence for approving an accounting method that let Corzine, also former Goldman Sachs co-chairman, make a huge, ill-fated…

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Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

February 26, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Meryl Streep on Saturday accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her night at the Academy Awards ceremony by falsely accusing her of being paid to wear a gown on the Oscars red carpet. Streep was responding to a claim earlier this week by Lagerfeld that the “Sophie’s Choice” actress had decided against wearing a Chanel gown at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony because she could get paid by wearing a dress from a different designer. Lagerfeld’s claims made headlines around the world. “The story was…

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