She blazed a trail during her rollercoaster life and now, even in death, Amy Winehouse will be changing people's lives.
By the end of the night, west coast time, it could all have been worth it for Matthew McConaughey.
In September, Ellen DeGeneres told the audience of her talkshow about the pros and cons of hosting the Academy Awards: "Pro: a lot of fancy designers will want to approach me and want me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown. Con: ain't no way in hell I'm wearing a gown." The audience erupted in cheers.
Despite the crackly transatlantic phone line, Toni Braxton's regal disposition comes through loud and clear.
Winning Best Picture at the Oscars doesn't necessarily boost a movie's box office take.
Here's a preview of Sunday's Academy Awards show - Oscar facts and figures from years gone by.
The actor's percentage-profits contract for the space thriller means her performance may be one of the best-paid of all time
Chelsea football club meets The Simpsons… who do you think looks best?
The not-safe-for-work hijinks portrayed in "The Wolf of Wall Street" seemed larger than life -
The country veteran will make her Worthy Farm debut this summer, while Blondie let slip at last night’s NME awards that they have been booked
Former James Bond praises Daniel Craig’s confident turn as 007 but says secret agent’s latest adventure suffered from a weak story and couldn’t decide if wanted to be a Bond film or a Bourne movie
The jazz trumpeter beat Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in BBC and Jazz FM poll
Buoyed by the success of last summer’s Hyde Park gig, Jeff Lynne has put together only the second ELO album in 29 years.