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LOS ANGELES - Show Bits brings you the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
LOS ANGELES - Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals.
LOS ANGELES - What's happened to those onetime Oscar winners who've remained onetime Oscar winners? In the case of Cuba Gooding Jr., if you aren't destined for a return to the Academy Awards stage, you do a Pepsi commercial for the Oscar show.
NEW YORK - Six years ago, Matthew McConaughey was starring in a movie called "Surfer, Dude," a film about as good as its title implies. He played a shirtless surfer plunged into an existential crises when his good luck with waves runs out.