On the heels of his last novel, "World Without End," which took place in the Middle Ages, Ken Follett sets his formidable fictive sights a mere 100 years ago in "Fall of Giants" (Dutton: 990 pp., $36). Blockbusters are Follett's forte, and this...
Catching up on some notes at the end of the day ... Orlando Hudson opened up to Ramona Shelburne of the Daily News about being benched at the end of the 2009 season. Former Dodgers reliever John Wettleland has been ...
â€¢ Greg Ellwood reports from Monday's DVD launch of "Star Trek" held at the historic Griffith Observatory overlooking L.A. Observes Greg, "As for 'Trek's continually discussed Oscar hopes, many hoped the advent of the new ten nominee system would sneak a popu
â€¢ Gold Derby has learned "A Serious Man" is aiming to enter the Golden Globes race in the comedy/musical classification where it will vie for best picture nods against such other strong rivals as "(500) Days of Summer," "It's Complicated," "Julie & Julia" an
â€¢ Oscar winner Peter Jackson ("The Lord of the Rings") tells Iain Blair that test audiences demanded a more gruesome ending for one character in the upcoming "The Lovely Bones." As Peter explains, "We got a lot of people telling us that they were disappointe
â€¢ Only 15 of the 89 feature-length documentaries eligible made it onto the academy's long list that will now be winnowed down to a final five by members of the documentary branch. Among those widely distributed docs that failed to make the cut were Oscar cha
â€¢ Jada Yuan chats with Sigourney Weaver about reuniting with "Aliens" helmer James Cameron for "Avatar." Says Weaver -- who landed the first of her three Oscar nods under Cameron's direction -- "Well, he was always so sweet to me during 'Aliens.' And that wa