News Nuggets: New behind-the-scenes film shows Grammys after Whitney Houston’s death

A new film reveals how the Grammys were affected by Whitney Houston‘s death behind the scenes: “A 26-minute film about this year’s Grammy Awards and the death of Whitney Houston is to premiere later this month (Jun 12) in Los Angeles. ‘A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On’ chronicles what went on behind the scenes as organisers of music’s big night attempted to re-organise the show after learning of Houston’s death 24 hours before the event was set to start. The documentary is the first behind-the-scenes film on the Grammy Awards ever created by the Recording Academy. Grammy organiser Ken Ehrlich tells Billboard.com, ‘There was greater interest than normal because of the circumstances, but an awful lot of people want to know about the process.'” CONTACT MUSIC

Andrew Garfield sought therapy after winning a BAFTA Award: “The actor also confessed having a panic attack after he won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in 2007 for his role in ‘Boy A,’ because the triumph left him feeling empty. Garfield revealed that he has regularly undergone sessions with a therapist to talk about his emotions and understand his feelings. ‘That whole night was so shocking and scary. By the time I got home I started to have a panic attack… It was the result of pure adrenaline fall-off, and the realisation that although the success of the night had felt really nice, it was never ever going to satisfy me…,’ the Daily Express quoted him as telling GQ magazine.” TIMES OF INDIA

Will the cast of “Magic Mike” strip at the MTV Movie Awards: “We’d be lying if we said that we weren’t looking forward to a surprise striptease from the cast of ‘Magic Mike’ during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night. Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and the rest of the cast are going to be sitting front and center in the audience, so it would be a prime location for them to get up and start grinding among the likes of Kristen Stewart and Emma Watson. Fortunately, Movie Awards executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic has a backup plan in case the guys do decide to get their groove on during the show, which airs live tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET … ‘We go to the big wide shot that’s facing out the door,’ he said with a laugh when asked what he’d do if the ‘Magic Mike’ gang started to get naked.” MTV

Why blockbusters like “The Avengers” should win Oscars: “Much to the displeasure of countless fandoms, then, hit franchises like ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Batman’ and ‘Pirates Of the Caribbean’ have been constantly deterred away from any awards beyond Visual Effects or Sound Editing and the odd throwaway performance recognition … More importantly, though, in ignoring some of the best-selling films of each year through their strive for alleged filmic quality, the panel are missing the point. Much as the ‘blockbuster’ has become the source of much debate and cynicism, it’s a kind of film which no other genre has yet been able to match in terms of scale and ambition, and thus one which the Oscars should recognise for a number of key reasons.” WHAT CULTURE

The Book of Mormon” star Nikki M. James on life after her Tony win: “As the theater world looks ahead to the Tony Awards on June 10, there’s one Broadway actress who’s still enjoying her status as a recent Tony winner. Nikki M. James won more than just hearts with her starring turn as Nabulungi in ‘The Book of Mormon’; the New Jersey native took home the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 2011, a well-deserved win for the girl at the heart of Broadway’s most outrageous musical. EW chatted with James–who’s currently in pre-production for a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical ‘Lucky Stiff’–to find out more about Mormon life and her year with Tony.” EW.COM

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