MIDWEEK MASALA: Do not believe this sad rumour

The Association of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Los Angeles-based organisation that hands out the Academy Awards also known as the Oscars™, has in an urgent press release clarified that there is no truth, no truth at all, no truth whatsoever in the cruel rumours floating around in Hyderabad that the entire Oscar ceremony held on Sunday night (US time), Monday morning (Indian Standard Time), has been cancelled, and that all the eight awards given to Slumdog Millionaire have been summarily withdrawn, because other contendors sought a recount of the votes when they heard that the votes had been counted by Price Waterhouse Coopers.

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