Oscars 2013 Recap

Host Seth MacFarlane brought back old-school Hollywood glamour to this year’s Oscars. Most importantly, the winners are… (SSN)

Ratings up for Oscars on ABC

Early indications are that Sunday’s telecast of the Oscars on ABC was a strong ratings performer. (VAR)

Recap: Spirit Awards 2013

The day before millions of people all over the world tune in to watch the Oscars, the Spirit Awards had their moment in Santa Monica. (SSN)

‘Identity Thief’ Reclaims Top Spot as ‘Snitch’ Debuts In Second

Even a star as powerful as The Rock didn’t have the muscles to knock comedic juggernaut Identity Thief off the box office mountain this weekend. (SSN)

Harvey Weinstein Arranged Michelle Obama’s Best Picture Oscars Surprise

Michelle Obama presenting best picture from the White House? It was Harvey Weinstein’s daughter’s idea. (THR)

BT Scores ESPN’s UK & Ireland TV Business, Including Soccer Rights Portfolio

UK telecommunications provider BT will acquire ESPN‘s UK and Ireland TV channels business which primarily includes the ESPN and ESPN America channels. (DH)

NBC Ratings Tumble and Twitter Hacking Can Undermine Brands

NBC’s viewership has dissipated to numbers never before seen by any broadcast network — certainly not during sweeps month. (NYT)

The Week in TV Casting

Pilot news for Will Arnett, George Segal, Steve Zahn and more. (SSN)

Marion Cotillard Books Dardenne Brothers’ ‘Deux Jours, Une Nuit’

The actress will next pair up with a pair of hardcore auteurs, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. (DH)

Copyright Alerts to launch this week

Major Internet providers will launch a system of Copyright Alerts to consumers this week, a system in which repeated users of pirated content could have their service slowed. (VAR)

Sony taps Quvenzhane Wallis as next ‘Annie’

Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis will star in their adaptation of Annie. (VAR)

Dina Gachman

In addition to SSN Insider, Dina Gachman's writing has appeared in Forbes, Bustle, The Hairpin, Salon, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her first book, BROKENOMICS, will be published by Seal Press this April. You can find her on Twitter @TheElf26.

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