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VOICE-OVER: AP ShowBiz Minute.Billy Crystal's return as Oscars host helped boost audience figures for Sunday night's Academy Awards.It's estimated that 39.3 million people watched this year - that's 1.4 million more than tuned in for 2011, when James Franco and Anna Hathaway hosted.But the Oscars weren't the most-watched awards show on TV this month - the Grammys, on February 12th, pulled in an audience of 39.9 million.Malaysian officials have banned Erykah Badu's concert in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, after she appeared in publicity photos with the Arabic word for Allah temporarily tattooed on her shoulders.A government official said that she had "offended the religious sensibilities of Muslims" by posing with the tattoos, while religious groups claimed she was an unsuitable role model for young people.Badu has already arrived in Malaysia, where she can remain as a tourist, but won't be allowed to perform.Actor James Spader won't be returning to "The Office".Spader, who plays oddball boss Robert California, joined the cast for last year's finale, but ended up staying for the season.A producer for the show said that the actor never intended to stay beyond this year.This is Lisa James with AP ShowBiz Minute.SHOTLIST:-+++ACADEMY AWARD FOOTAGE RESTRICTIONS+++: 1. No portion of the broadcast of the ACADEMY AWARDS Presentation, nor any portion of the broadcast of the ACADEMY AWARDS pre-ceremony segment, may be rebroadcast or used in any medium whatsoever, including the internet, prior to the conclusion of the live broadcast of the ACADEMY AWARDS Presentation broadcast in the United States on Sunday, February 26, 2012. 2. No guest arrival audio tape or video footage, whether live or previously taped by any organization, may be broadcast on television or the internet, beginning at 0030GMT (1630 PT) during the ACADEMY AWARDS pre-ceremony segment, which starts at 0000GMT (1600 PT) and continues until the start of the Awards Presentation at 0130GMT (1730 PT) Radio outlets are permitted to broadcast live and taped interviews and commentary during the 0100-0130GMT (1700-1730 PT) period. 3. Any rebroadcast after the conclusion of the live broadcast of the ACADEMY AWARDS Presentation and ACADEMY AWARDS pre-ceremony segment is subject to the current Academy Regulations, including, but not limited to, the following: In accordance with fair use provisions of copyright law, broadcast news programs and services may excerpt portions of the Academy Awards telecast (which shall also include the Academy's pre-ceremony segment) for rebroadcast during the seven days following the live telecast (i.e., up to, and including, the following Sunday in the U.S.), subject to the following conditions: (a) up to three minutes may be used within the period ending the first day (i.e., Monday in the U.S.) following the telecast, (b) up to one minute, not separate from the three minutes in (a), above, may be used within the period of the second through seventh days following the telecast, (c) the material may be used only for news reporting purposes directly related to the Awards Presentation as an event, (d) any display, exhibition or performance of the material must be accompanied by the legend "Clip Courtesy A.M.P.A.S.Copyright ____" (year supplied as appropriate). 4. No audio or video broadcasts or still photographs from the press rooms may be used in any medium, including the Internet, while the show is in progress except for the four-per-hour one-minute radio announcements. 5. Use of screen grabs from any portion of the broadcast prior to the conclusion of the broadcast of the ACADEMY AWARDS Presentation is expressly prohibited. Use of screen grabs as still images following the broadcast is permissible only with the express written consent of the Academy. Those wishing to use screen grabs following the conclusion of the broadcast may submit the image and a description of its use to the Academy's Communications Department for consideration. 6. Violation of the foregoing may result in the forfeiture of ACADEMY AWARDS press credentials as well as the permanent loss of ACADEMY AWARDS press privileges. Additionally, the Academy reserves the right to pursue all available civil and criminal remedies and penalties.AMPASLos Angeles, 26 February 20121. Various of Billy Crystal opening the Oscars ceremonyAP Television Tel Aviv, Israel, 31 January 2008 2. Medium shot of Erykah Badu speaking at a press conference3. Close up of Erykah Badu speaking at a press conference4. Wide with zoom in of Badu and Israeli artists posing for photosAP ImagesNew York, 19 August 20095. Still image - Actor James Spader appears on the NBC "today" television programAP ImagesLos Angeles, 16 September 20076. Still image - James Spader holds the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work on "Boston Legal" at the 59th Primetime Emmy AwardsAP ImagesLos Angeles, 16 September 20077. Still image - James Spader accepts the Outstanding Lead Actor in a drama series award for "Boston Legal" at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards