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The Academy Will Still Use PwC Account Firm Despite Best Picture Mistake

The Academy just announced that they will continue to use accounting firm PwC, despite the Best Picture error at the Oscars ceremony earlier this year.

The organization’s board of governors decided to retain the services of the firm, which they have been working with since 1934.

“Heading into our 84th year working with PwC, a partnership that is important to the Academy, we’ve been unsparing in our assessment that the mistake made by representatives of the firm was unacceptable,” President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement.

It was previously noted they will not welcome the two specific accounts involved in the mishap.

The Academy also revealed that safeguards will be introduced to avoid a repeat at next year’s show.

This includes adding a third balloting leader privy to the results seated in the control room, rehearsals for accountants and a ban on social media devices.

Brie Larson Speaks About Not Clapping for Casey Affleck at Oscars 2017

Brie Larson was asked about her reaction to Casey Affleck winning the Best Actor 2017 Academy Award for Manchester By the Sea.

The Internet noticed that when Brie presented Casey with the award, she stood with her arms by her side while he was given a standing ovation by the crowd.

“I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself,” Brie said to Vanity Fair. “I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic.”

While filming I’m Still Here, Casey was sued by two women for sexual harassment. The allegations were settled out of court and Casey has denied any wrong-doing.

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Nicole Kidman Explains Her Awkward Clapping at Oscars 2017

Nicole Kidman is finally explaining her very awkward clapping at the 2017 Oscars, which went viral when she was captured on camera!

“Yes, I’m so glad you clarified that because it was really awkward! I was like, ‘Gosh, I want to clap, I don’t want to not be clapping,’ which would be worse, right? ‘Why isn’t Nicole clapping?’ So therefore, I’m clapping but it was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own so it was absolutely gorgeous and I was terrified of damaging it,” Nicole said on the Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O. “It’s like, is there not more important things to be focused on than the seal clap?”

So there you have it – Nicole‘s weird clapping was because of her ring!

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Ryan Gosling & Justin Timberlake Had a 'Mickey Mouse Club' Reunion at the Oscars 2017

Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake had an adorable reunion.

While there was rightfully a lot of buzz about the Best Picture mix-up at the 2017 Oscars, there was definitely not enough attention given to the former Mickey Mouse Club stars as they spotted each other in the audience at the show.

The good friends, who were on The Mickey Mouse Club together from 1993 to 1995, were all smiles while catching up. Ryan‘s Oscars date, his sister Mandi, also spent some time reminiscing.

“We thought we were so cool when we were on The Mickey Mouse Club,” Justin has previously said. “Looking back on them, they weren’t as bad as I thought they were at the time. We stole a golf cart … we drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal by the way.”

Head to our gallery to see all the reunion pics – plus a throwback pic featuring the guys’ other Mickey Mouse Club co-star Britney Spears!

Also pictured inside: Ryan finishing up breakfast at Little Dom’s on Friday (March 3) in Los Feliz, Calif.

20+ pictures inside of Ryan Gosling leaving breakfast and more… More Here! »

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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Final Oscars Joke He Was Supposed to Do After Best Picture

Jimmy Kimmel had a big joke planned for the end of the 2017 Oscars, but the Best Picture fail got in the way and we never got to see what was in store.

“The plan was the Best Picture is announced; they make a speech,” Jimmy said on The Bill Simmons Podcast. “I was assuming the Best Picture was not going to be ‘Manchester by the Sea.’ And I said to Matt [Damon], ‘If it’s not ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ I’m gonna be sitting next to you. This will be my revenge for the Emmys.’”

“Because at the Emmys, he walked onstage after we lost our category. So I’d be sitting next to him, and it would start on me, and I’d start wrapping the show up. The camera would widen, we’d see Matt was sitting next to me, and I would say, ‘Wow, unbelievable, Casey won and Kenneth won and really only one person didn’t win tonight, and it’s you for this movie.’ It would have been a nice little button to the whole night,” Jimmy continued.

Click inside to find out what happened when Matt and Jimmy were ready for the joke…More Here! »

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PwC Employees Responsible for Oscars Fail Getting Death Threats

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers bosses have hired bodyguards for the employees – TMZ
  • The Beauty and the Beast cast loves Emma Watson – Just Jared Jr
  • The ladies of The View react to the Jeff Sessions Russia scandal – Gossip Cop
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is still going strong with her boyfriend – Lainey Gossip
  • Late Night hosts are slamming the media – TooFab
  • Meet young Jack Sparrow – MTV
  • Amanda Seyfried cradles her baby bump – Popsugar

Oscars Cuts Ties With PwC Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake

The Academy will not be welcoming the PwC accountants involved in the Best Picture mistake at next year’s Oscars ceremony.

Accountants Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will not be working on the show, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced on Wednesday (March 1).

Both Brian and Martha had worked the show and been tasked with safeguarding the results for several years.

According to TMZ, the duo will kept their day jobs at the accounting firm.

Cheryl also told The Associated Press that the Academy’s relationship with PwC, which has been responsible for tallying and revealing Oscar winners for 83 years, remains under review.