"The lines are still open," said Disney chairman Robert Iger of the Cablevision/ABC dispute that is shutting the Oscar broadcast down on the Cablevision system in NYC. Local WABC can't be seen on cable in the NYC area. UPDATE: WABC-TV has gone back on in New York.
New Corp's Rupert Murdoch admitted he had some trepidation with Avatar because the technology was so experimental.
Meanwhile, L.A. Mayor Villairagosa who threw a big Hollywood party for the Oscars at his Hancock Park mansion, made the scene to claim that he is promoting the film business in Los Angeles.