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Tupac Shakur Hall of Fame Induction Locks In Snoop Dogg

3/26/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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0324_tupac_snoop_dogg_dr_dre_tmz_getty2Tupac Shakur's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame next month will be a mini Death Row Records reunion because Snoop Dogg's leading the tribute, and we're told Dr. Dre's on the wish list too.

We're told Snoop jumped at the chance to lead a group of West Coast rappers in paying tribute to Pac. We're told Dr. Dre's been asked to join the ceremony as well.

Our sources say the plan is for the performance to feature a mix of at least 3 songs performed by Snoop -- and "California Love" is definitely on the setlist.

This year's ceremony takes place April 7 at the Barclays Center. 

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'Manchester by the Sea' Star Yeah, I Got an Oscar Nod But Who Knows If the Ladies Love Me?

3/14/2017 7:18 AM PDT
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The teenager Casey Affleck watched over in this year's Oscar-nominated "Manchester by the Sea" had 2 girlfriends in the film ... but uncertain if that translates to real life.

We got Lucas Hedges -- who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor -- who tells our photog he can't really measure his love life in the wake of his hit movie quite yet. Something about how he's not a normal 20-year-old anymore ... whodathunkit?

He also speaks to the controversy over Casey winning Best Actor, despite being accused of sexual harassment by 2 women a few years ago. Sounds like Lucas has his back.

The Oscars PWC Hires Bodyguards After Wave of Death Threats

3/2/2017 1:00 AM PST
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0301-price-and-waterhouse-reps-gettyThe Oscars fallout is getting scary for the PricewaterhouseCoopers employees responsible for the Best Picture debacle -- they're in such fear for their lives, their bosses have hired security to protect them.

Sources connected to the firm tell TMZ ... PWC decided bodyguards were necessary for Brian CullinanMartha Ruiz and their families because of death threats they've received after their role in fumbling the Best Picture and Best Actress envelopes.

Some of the social media threats included, "You f****** idiot, i will f*** you every day" ... and "I hope you get fired and get cancer."

0301_Andrea-Cullinan_INSTARimages-2We're told PWC felt pictures that surfaced online of Ruiz and Cullinan's homes made it clear something had to be done to watch their backs.

As we reported ... Brian and Martha will NOT lose their jobs, but they won't be allowed to work the Academy Awards again.

The Oscars Fire the PWC Accountants Behind Best Pic Fail

3/1/2017 1:25 PM PST
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The PricewaterhouseCoopers employees who were responsible for the biggest Academy Awards flub of all time won't make the mistake again ... because they've been booted from working future Oscars.

The film academy president says Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz have been permanently relieved of their duties of handing out the award envelopes. As we reported ... Brian was the guy who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for Best Picture, possibly because he was distracted while tweeting like crazy.

Sources close to PWC tell us ... Brian and Martha are still keeping their jobs with the firm, and won't face any further punishment. We're told Brian and Martha are devastated over the screwup, but call it an "honest mistake."

Our sources also say Brian's use of social media was approved and actually encouraged by the Academy.

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Pricewaterhouse Employee Accountant is Oscar Envelope Culprit

2/27/2017 12:28 PM PST
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0227_brian-cullinan_getty-2This is the guy who we're told is responsible for the biggest screwup in Oscar history ... the guy who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope.

His name -- Brian Cullinan -- an accountant at Pricewaterhouse. He's a veteran ... 30 years at the accounting firm.

Here's the thing ... Brian was supposed to discard the spare Best Actress envelope and hand Warren Best Picture.

As for why ... we know this. Brian was tweeting like crazy during the ceremony, posting photos ... so he may have been distracted. Brian has since deleted the tweets, but one was a pic of Emma Stone with her Oscar. If it was tweeted right after her win, that's exactly when Brian should've been prepping for the next category ... Best Picture.

No word on whether discipline is in store.

We're told the firm is issuing an apology to all concerned.

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Oscars Warren and Faye Fought Over Who Announces Best Picture

2/27/2017 11:08 AM PST
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0227-faye-dunaway-warren-beatty-getty-01Warren Beatty gave Faye Dunaway what she demanded during rehearsal ... the honor of reading the winner of Best Picture, and he watched as she failed in spectacular fashion.

Sources who were present at Saturday's rehearsal tell us, both Faye and Warren wanted to announce the winner and went back and forth, but eventually Warren backed off and Faye got her way.

In fact, we're told their rehearsal was contentious from start to finish ... they wouldn't go onstage together to block their walkout ... they did it separately.

Watch the clip closely ... you see Faye angling to get the envelope as Warren tries to make sense of it ... as if she fears he might jack the moment and read it himself. Warren didn't warn her ... he just passed the envelope.

And watch how quickly Faye reads the winner ... it's almost as if she worried Warren would beat her to the punch. It's pretty apparent ... Warren knew something was wrong and she just jumped.

We've reached out to Faye and Warren's reps for comment ... so far, no word back. 

Best Picture Screwup Faces in Oscars Crowd Say It All

2/27/2017 8:09 AM PST

0227-la-la-land-reactions-launchIt took more than 2 minutes for the crowd at the Oscars to realize "La La Land" did NOT win Best Picture, and the looks on their faces in the moment speak volumes.

Take a look at the instant everyone noticed Warren BeattyFaye Dunaway and/or Oscars producers screwed the pooch by announcing the wrong Best Pic winner.

Embarrassment, confusion, horror ... it's all here in these close-up shots.

Justin Bieber Sorry, No Oscar Dress Code For Me

2/27/2017 6:46 AM PST

0227-justin-bieber-oscars-jeans-sweater-AKMGSI-01Justin Bieber passed on a tux, a suit and tie or even a blazer for an Oscar after-party he attended ... opting instead for Old Navy.

Paps got the Biebs Sunday night outside of the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Bev Hills, and he looked ... well, about as dressed up as you'd expect.

Bieber ... never fails to make a fashion statement.  

Ryan Gosling Oscar Screwup is Super Funny

2/27/2017 6:41 AM PST

0227-ryan-gosling-laughing-oscars-snub-GETTY-AP-01Ryan Gosling laughed off the epic Best Picture screwup ... genuinely finding it hysterical.

Check out his expressions as defeat was snatched out of the hands of victory.

 The "La La Land" star gets big points for his reactions.

Vanity Fair Party Best. Guest. List. Ever!!!

2/27/2017 6:43 AM PST

Vanity Fair flexed some serious muscles for its after-party ... with one huge celeb after another rolling through.

The shindig at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Bev Hills was literally a star-studded affair ... from Casey Affleck and Viola Davis showing off their Oscars to power couples Jennifer Aniston/Justin Theroux and Ciara/Russell Wilson rolling through.

Steve Harvey I Instantly Recognized 'That Look' On Beatty's Face

2/27/2017 7:46 AM PST

Warren Beatty's got a new BFF Monday morning -- Steve Harvey's suddenly showing him all kinds of love for giving people a new epic live TV blunder to harp on, instead of Steve's.

Steve shared his perspective on the Oscars Best Picture screwup ... which, of course, reminded everyone of Steve's historic Miss Universe screwup.

Steve offered some advice for Warren, but gotta say -- did NOT see this ending with an MLK quote.

Best Picture Screwup Celebs React at Parties ... 'S*** Happens!'

2/27/2017 6:57 AM PST

The botched Best Picture screwup was the only thing celebs like James Marsden, Lisa Bonet, Alice Eve and others were talking about after the Oscars.

We got 'em all over town, and we'll say this ... the Oscar for Best Reaction to an Oscar Screwup goes to Sting and Trudie Styler!

We think, anyway. Can't trust these damn envelopes!

89th Oscars Warren Says 'It Wasn't Me' At Governors Ball

2/27/2017 6:33 AM PST

0227-oscars-after-party-governors-ball-photos-launch-3Warren Beatty brought proof to the Governors Ball HE didn't screw up the Oscars ... but the proof fell a tad short.

Warren hobnobbed with a slew of stars, envelope in hand, showing everyone the envelope he was given was for Best Actress. Thing is ... had he looked, it would have been apparent from the get-go.

Check out all the stars. Looks like a fun party ... except for the folks from "La La Land."

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