Empty spaces... What are we living for? Abandoned places... I guess we know the score. On and on! Does anybody know what we are looking for?

Lately, it's been whether the Oscars would air, since the writers strike continues. But... The show must go on! Variety reports that the Oscars will, indeed, be held on February 24. That being said, they're supposedly looking into two game plans. First, there's the regular feast of congratulatory praise and starry-eyed entertainment -- all being planned just in case the whole strike thing gets resolved. However, should it continue into Oscar time, the Academy is also planning an alternative. Details about this alternative aren't being shared, but you can be sure it won't be well-scripted, which probably means lots of old footage -- Oscars retro-style, perhaps? A mash-up of old clips to announce the winners and entertain the audience? We'll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, check out the official poster for the 80th Oscars above. It should look familiar -- as The Hollywood Reporter says: "it was created by veteran poster illustrator Drew Struzan, who made the one-sheets for each of the Star Wars films." Maybe the force can help out -- get the strike settled and let the lil statue get the sort of show it's used to. Stay tuned!