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  • Theater review: 'Backwards In High Heels' at International City Theatre

     
    “Backwards in High Heels,” now at the International City Theatre, is an ambitious bio-musical about Ginger Rogers that treats Rogers’ life from her early days on the Orpheum circuit to her Oscar-winning turn in “Kitty Foyle.” The life of Rogers,...
  • Which Bette Davis film suffered the worst Oscar snub?

     
    Every Oscar expert knows that "The Color Purple" and "The Turning Point" hold the dubious record of reaping the most nominations without a single win (11). But, before those films, the Oscars' worst snubbee was a Bette Davis movie, which got slighted nine...
  • Quiz: What Oscars champ also won the Nobel Prize?

     
    Can you name the one person who won both the Nobel Prize and the Oscar? No, it's not Al Gore. The Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth" as best documentary of 2006 was given to its executive producer/ director/ cinematographer Davis Guggenheim, not to the...
  • Quiz: Which Oscar-winning role was not gay?

     
    Last year Sean Penn ("Milk") became the sixth actor to reap an Oscar for a gay role. The other five are cited below. Which role does not belong on this list? To see the answer, click on the "Continue Reading" link below. a.) William Hurt, "Kiss of the...
  • Quiz: Who gave this cheeky acceptance speech at the Oscars?

     
    It was one of these past Oscar champs: Jeremy Irons ("Reversal of Fortune"), David Niven ("Separate Tables"), Maggie Smith ("California Suite"), Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty"), Emma Thompson ("Howards End"). To see the answer, click on the "Continue...
  • From Harlow to Clooney: The largest-ever collection of glamour photography goes up for auction

     
    Mad about old Hollywood? Now may be your chance to nab a classic photo from Tinseltown's storied history. Thousands of classic Hollywood glamour photographs from the Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer collection will be auctioned off on March......
  • Theater review: ‘Streep Tease’ at Bang Comedy Theater

     
    One doesn’t typically associate Meryl Streep with high camp. Unlike stars such as Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn, larger-than-life personalities whose accents are so readily imitated, Streep’s chameleon-like quality and facility...
  • Quiz: What movie won the most Golden Globes?

     
    Five films are tied for having won the most Golden Globes (five). Four of them are "Doctor Zhivago," "The Godfather," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Love Story." What's the fifth? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below. ANSWER:...
  • Oscar quiz: Which gals did naughty Golden Boy jilt the most?

     
    Two of these stars below are tied for suffering the most Oscar snubs among actresses: six defeats, no wins. Can you name them? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link underneath the photos. ANSWER: Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter. Oscarless...
  • Theater review: 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' at the Pantages Theatre

     
    Aww, the Grinch is just an old softy. OK, yeah, you know that already because as a child you, with someone you loved, flipped through the wild rhymes and even wilder illustrations of the original Dr. Seuss book "How the......
  • Oscars quiz: Who got demoted?

     
    It doesn't matter what acting category you campaign for at the Academy Awards; voters can put you wherever they want. Most frequently, when ignoring category guidance, they tended to promote contenders from the supporting race to lead like Kate Winslet ("...