Weird Al’s Oscar
Is parodist Weird Al Yankovic in hot water with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which routinely takes action to prevent unauthorized use of Oscar’s image?
In his offbeat comedy, “UHF,” due out Friday from Orion Pictures, Weird Al does an Indiana Jones “Raiders” send-up in one sequence--scheming to steal a prop Oscar.
Academy exec administrator Bruce Davis said the organization would wait until the film’s release before considering legal action.
Orion declined to comment, as did reps for Weird Al.