News Nuggets: Palestinian Oscar-nominee Emad Burnat detained at LA airport

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By Daniel Montgomery
Feb 21 2013 10:05 am
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Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker detained at Los Angeles airport: "Emad Burnat, whose '5 Broken Cameras' is competing for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category, said U.S. immigration officials took him, his wife and 8-year-old son aside when they arrived in Los Angeles from Turkey on Tuesday evening. 'Immigration officials asked for proof that I was nominated for an Academy Award ... and they told me that if I couldn't prove the reason for my visit, my wife Soraya, my son Gibreel and I would be sent back to Turkey on the same day,' Burnat said in a statement." Reuters

Tariq Khan offers Seth MacFarlane 10 free jokes for Oscar night. Fox News

MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth will close the Oscar show with a musical number. USA Today

Writer-director Brian Reiss reveals how disco really saved the Iranian hostages in "Argogo." YouTube

M.I.A. claims the Grammys stole her concept for its Bob Marley tribute: "Beginning the new year with a vendetta titled 'M.I.A. vs. The System,' the musician takes issue with the Marley tribute by Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, and Ziggy and Damian Marley, which featured an illuminated backdrop with neon lights. Comparing side-by-side images of her own show and the Grammy performance, she writes: 'My ideas came from my life. My set was based on Tamil Hindu temple. Not Bob Marley.'" Billboard

How Netflix and the internet could affect this year's Emmy race. TV Guide

Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Oscars as part of the tribute to movie musicals. Reuters

Jason Bailey on how Oscar's Foreign Film rules excluded two deserving films: "Rust and Bone" and "Holy Motors." The Atlantic

 
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