Were "Slumdog" Child Actors Exploited?

Hey Danny - don't treat your Slumdog actors like slum!  -Stephanie Elliot, BettyConfidential.com Are the child actors of Slumdog Millionaire suffering? While Slumdog Millionaire remains a huge hit at the box office, having won four Golden Globes and been nominated for 10 Oscars, two child actors are reportedly not basking in the glory of this Indie film's success. They are Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, the youngsters who play Latika and Salim as children in the movie. ...more

Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes: Your 2009 Award Season Preview

Vacuum the red carpet, slip into the Armanis, strap on the Jimmy Choos, and flash the Fred Leightons, 'cause award season 2009 has arrived.  Whether it's the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes or the Screen Actors Guild Awards, BlogHer has got it covered.  I'll be doing special posts right up until the Oscars on all the happy winners, sore losers, tears, jeers and badly written thank yous.  As we speak the stars are primping, preening and preparing for what they hope will be that once in a lifetime moment in front of millions of mercilessly critical viewers just like us.   ...more

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A Subdued Oscar Weekend

Saturday--I’m trying to work up some excitement about the event, but I’m guessing this year will be remembered as one of the most subdued Oscar seasons in recent memory. The format of this year’s 80th annual awards ceremony was so iffy that some of the presenters weren’t even invited to participate until the strike was resolved. Fortunately the dour mood didn’t stop Elton John. The sold-out Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party will be held in West Hollywood. ...more