Disney has reportedly hired Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers to direct a movie musical version of one of William Shakespeare's plays. Which one, we don't know. Titus Andronicus? No, probably not. Chopped off body parts aren't very Disney-ish. And Hamlet's been done already (see title image)...
Sacha Baron Cohen, the shapeshifting comedic provocateur behind Borat, Ali G, and Brüno, has been totally cut from the Oscar telecast because producers were afraid his skit might bother James Cameron, Vulture reports.
Cohen's skit was to have featured him painted blue, dressed as a female Na'vi, and would conclude with him accusing Cameron of fathering his alien love child. The fear was that Cameron might be so offended, he'd walk out of the Oscars: