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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Reviews are in: B'Way cast recordings

    Reviews are in: B'Way cast recordings
    Curious about the changing sound of the Great White Way? Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty weighs in on five noteworthy cast recordings from the year on Broadway -- four from new shows that couldn't be more wildly disparate and one from a classic that'...
  • Homeboy Industries fundraiser draws Hollywood elite

    Homeboy Industries fundraiser draws Hollywood elite
    WHEN IT comes to faith-based politics, President Bush learned a lesson from Hollywood. The industry has had a fondness for activist priests ever since "Going My Way," and today there's probably nobody in a Roman collar who can draw more stars than Father...