BARBRA STREISAND, QUEEN LATIFAH, MIKE MEYERS AMONG OSCARS PRESENTERS: Bringing out the big guns. Barbra Streisand, Dana Carvey, Queen Latifah, Chef Jose Andres, Dana Carvey, Congressman John Lewis, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Mike Myers, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg and Serena Williams are set to present the Best Picture nominees at the 2019 Oscars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 91st Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and air live Sunday on ABC.
GLENN CLOSE, TONI COLLETTE TO PRESENT AT INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS: The final presenters for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards are: Glenn Close, Toni Collette and Carey Mulligan, nominated for Best Female Lead on The Wife, Hereditary and Wildlife, respectively, ET reports. The 34th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 23 and air live on Facebook Watch and IFC at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.
EMMA THOMPSON QUITS FILM IN PROTEST: When Skydance Animation hired the former Pixar/Disney chief creative office John Lasseter, Emma Thompson quit the studio’s film Luck. She reportedly quit in protest because he’d been accused of sexual misconduct. It’s not the first time she’s spoken out against powerful men in Hollywood. In 2009, she removed her name from a petition in support of accused rapist Roman Polanski after speaking with a college student.
LAWYER: TERESA GIUDICE IS NOT CHEATING ON HUSBAND: Despite reports claiming Teresa Giudice is getting cozy with 26-year-old Blake Schreck, the 46-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star is staying loyal to her husband Joe Giudice while he serves out his time in prison. “This is a story about someone helping a woman who had some wine and was wearing high heels to her car,” her attorney, James Leonard Jr., told Page Six. “That’s what you see in those pictures. There is no cheating, no divorce, no scandal and no story.”Joe is scheduled to be released in March and will be deported to Italy. It is unclear if Teresa will join him. The couple shares daughters Gia, 17, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10.