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Our Oscar Picks and Predictions

Rest assured: this is the only Oscar predictions post you’ll see on Critic Speak all year. While the rest of the Internet film community becomes obsessed with statuettes come November, writing almost exclusively about precursors and frontrunners and “Oscar buzz” for the next four months, we pride ourselves on keeping the focus on real criticism. …

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Jimmy Fallon may host 2013 Oscars

Jimmy Fallon, the amiable host of “Late Night” on NBC is the leading contender to front the 2013 Oscars ceremony, with his former “Saturday Night Live” boss Lorne Michaels producing, reports the Los Angeles Times. That would represent a major play by the Academy to attract a younger audience for the telecast, which is popularly chastised …

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CBS’s request for an injunction against ABC’s “Glass House” denied

My fellow fans of scummy summer reality TV can rejoice, because ABC’s “The Glass House” will begin its premiere season as planned on Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, now that a judge has denied rival network CBS’s request for production to be halted on the grounds that the show blatantly rips off their long-running “Big Brother.” …

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Dick Clark dies at 82

Dick Clark on "American Bandstand" in 1960.Dick Clark, the legendary TV host and producer, has passed away at 82.

Clark’s rep told TMZ that Clark had been hospitalized in L.A. after an outpatient procedure. He suffered a “massive heart attack” following the procedure, with attempts to resuscitate him being unsuccessful. Clark previously had a stroke in 2004.

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