04:15 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 12/02/2012 05:20PM
Sure, the presidential election season may be long over, but the spirit of democracy is still in full-swing in Hollywood, where some familiar faces are campaigning for the industry version of a spot in the White House: a gold Oscar statuette.
You'll have to wait until February to see which of your favorite scene-stealers will take home honors at the 85th Academy Awards. Until then, the industry's top contenders arrived in head-to-toe red carpet form Saturday at the Academy's Governors Awards, which serves as an unofficial venue for potential nominees to convince Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to rock the vote (in their favor, of course).
Originally posted 02/08/1999 12:00AM
Not with a bang but with a squeak not even worthy of Mickey Mouse, the Walt Disney Co. and Jeffrey Katzenberg settled their dispute over profits Katzenberg says he was owed for projects he worked on before he quit the studio in 1994. The settlement was reached Tuesday afternoon as Katzenberg was calling his final witnesses and Disney was about to present its side of the case in the trial before a retired judge, who was serving as a mediator. Neither side would comment on the details, but The New York Times estimated the settlement to be a total of $200 million, $83 million more than the amount Disney had already paid Katzenberg. In his lawsuit the former studio boss claimed he was owed a bonus of $580 million as a going-away perq when he left Disney. Disney put the figure as low as $119 million.
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