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Fast Track: O is for Oprah and Oscar

August 03, 2011
  • Oprah Winfrey is to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in November.
Oprah Winfrey is to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in November. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday:

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and master makeup guy Dick Smith will receive honorary Oscars this year. (Los Angeles Times)

A 30-minute piece of one of Alfred Hitchcock's early film efforts has been discovered in New Zealand. (Los Angeles Times)

Laurence Fishburne will be Perry White in "Man of Steel." (Hero Complex)

William and Kate flew on an economy airline when coming home from Zara Phillips' royal wedding. (Los Angeles Times)

When it comes to depictions of LGBT characters on TV, it turns out that ABC Family is tops, says one survey. (Los Angeles Times)

Alec Baldwin is about to become "Saturday Night Live's" record-holding host, with 16 appearances. (Entertainment Weekly)

Leonardo DiCaprio was the highest-paid actor last year, with a whopping $77 million. (Los Angeles Times)

Caleb Followill's Kings of Leon bandmates are reportedly urging him to enter rehab. (Us Weekly)

Marvel is making a half-black, half-Latino teenager the new Spider-Man. (Yahoo! News)

Here's the contract cast members of MTV's "The Real World" have to sign. Still want to be a reality star? (Village Voice)

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has now made $1 billion worldwide. (Deadline)

-- Patrick Kevin Day

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