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Oscar voting ‘to go electronic’

May 25th, 2011

The body behind the Oscars is to replace its mailed ballot system with online voting, according to reports.

In a letter reportedly sent last week to its voting members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) said an electronic system would be implemented “as early as this year”.

Members are believed to have been asked to supply a personal email address.

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Final Oprah Winfrey talk show to be broadcast later

May 25th, 2011

Veteran talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s final programme will broadcast on Wednesday, after 25 years on the air.

The 57-year-old, widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential women, has already recorded the show.

The talk show queen will be seen alone on stage, telling viewers how much they mean to her.

The finale follows a two-day special farewell show at the United Center in Chicago, which Madonna and Beyonce took part in.

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