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  • Anne Roberts Nelson dies at 86; CBS television executive

    Anne Roberts Nelson, a pioneering television executive with CBS who negotiated contracts for long-running hits such as "I Love Lucy" and "Gunsmoke," has died. She was 86. Nelson, who was hired in 1945 and was the longest-serving CBS employee, with 64...
  • PASSINGS

    Sue Burns Part-owner of Giants was a faithful fan Sue Burns, 58, a part owner of the San Francisco Giants who was a close friend of home run king Barry Bonds, died Sunday of complications from cancer, team spokesman Jim Moorehead said. She was...
  • Richard Todd dies at 90; British actor was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond

    Richard Todd dies at 90; British actor was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond
    Richard Todd, an actor who reenacted his wartime exploits in the 1962 film "The Longest Day" and was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond, has died of cancer. He was 90. Todd, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1949 film "The Hasty Heart"...
  • Where the movies pop

    Where the movies pop
    We're lucky. As blockbuster moviegoing season gets into full swing this Memorial Day weekend, we live in a place where it's just as easy to see that new, hot indie as it is to see that old, familiar Indy (think crystal skulls). We get to do so in any...
  • Keith Gonzales lists Windsor Square home at $4,399,000

    Keith Gonzales is the editor of the Players Directory -- the industry's oldest and best-known casting guide. The real estate agent with whom he just listed his Windsor Square home rescues dogs -- "re-homes" them, if you will. (You can see where this is...
  • Alan Ladd's Los Feliz property sells for $2.55 million

    Alan Ladd's Los Feliz property sells for $2.55 million
    What could be more perfect on New Year's Eve than to be writing about -- what else? -- a bar. And not just any old bar -- a famous pub where Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Ginger Rogers and hundreds of others carved their names in the bar top....
  • Oscar nominations: Fascinating facts, figures and milestones

     
    With invaluable assistance from our many forum posters, here are interesting stats about this year's nominations for the Oscars. Nine not so fine: "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" lead this year's derby with nine nominations each; "Nine" managed just four...
  • Quiz: Who won two consecutive Oscars?

     
    If Penelope Cruz ("Nine") wins supporting actress one year after prevailing for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," she'll join an elite group of stars who pulled off two consecutive Oscar victories. Some famous examples: Luise Rainer ("The Great Ziegfeld," 1936;...
  • Kate Winslet taking on Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning role in 'Mildred Pierce'

     
    A year after finally taking home the Oscar for "The Reader," Kate Winslet is ready to go back to work. The Hollywood Reporter says Winslet will be starring in a five-hour TV remake of the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce," which won Joan Crawford her only...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Avatar' & 'Hurt Locker' win with guilds | Barbara Walters ends Oscars specials | Emmy champ David Canary leaving 'AMC'

     
    • The Art Directors Guild went with the only Oscar nominees contending in the categories of fantasy film -- "Avatar" -- and period picture -- "Sherlock Holmes" -- at its 14th annual kudosfest Saturday. No contemporary films -- including category...
  • Tom and Pete dish Oscars: Does Sandra Bullock deserve to win?

     
    My Envelope colleague Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season) and I recently hooked up at the Hollywood Museum to dish some of the hot Academy Award topics of today against the backdrop of Oscars of yore. Among the items in the museum's collection, for example,...