Blogger banned from Oscars ceremony

Film blogger Michael Fleming was prevented from attending Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony. Fleming is the correspondent for entertainment news blog, which had published leaked details about the Awards. In response to these comments, the Motion Picture Academy officially revoked Fleming’s press pass. The Hollywood Reporter’s sources have confirmed that this ban was “punishment for the breaches of secrecy surrounding the show”. The blog’s editor, Nikki Finke, has made a formal complaint to Academy spokesperson Leslie Unger.