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  • Television Review: Anne Hathaway and James Franco play it safe

    Television Review: Anne Hathaway and James Franco play it safe
    They played it safe, and who could blame them? The 83rd Academy Awards opened with hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco taking an "Inception"-inspired journey through the dreams of former host Alec Baldwin, dreams that turned out to be clips from...
  • The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'

    The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'
    It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming. Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
  • Gil Cates: the Wizard of Oscars

    Gil Cates: the Wizard of Oscars
    Seven years ago, I was asked to cover the Academy Awards from backstage. To get the necessary credentials, I had to be personally vetted by producer Gil Cates. As I made my way along the shiny floor of the Oscar production offices, I was prepared for Oz,...
  • Southern California Close-up: Westside of Los Angeles

    Southern California Close-up: Westside of Los Angeles
    You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
  • 'Book of Mormon' big winner at Tonys

    'Book of Mormon' big winner at Tonys
    "The Book of Mormon," the exuberantly foul-mouthed hit show about comically mismatched missionaries in AIDS-ravaged Africa, won the award for best musical, along with eight other awards, and Nick Stafford's "War Horse," starring a life-size puppet of a...
  • 'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds

    'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
    The James Brown Reader 50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
  • Letters to the editor

    Accountability on TV Re “Funny? Maybe until he’s interviewing you,” March 14 As funny as the confrontation between Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" and Jim Cramer of "Mad Money" was -- and it was a killer -- the tragedy is that it...
  • Opening tonight: Jason Mecier's 'Celebrity Junk Drawer' at Ghettogloss

     
    Taking "One man's trash is another man's treasure" perhaps a wee bit far is collage artist Jason Mecier. The San Francisco-based master of assemblage has earned a niche in the lowbrow art world crafting mosaics from celebrity trash. His new show...
  • Let's rank the Oscar hosts: Who was the best?

     
    Let's join a game being played in our forums: Rank the Oscar hosts. Below is a list of the folks who've emceed over the last 20 years, ranked according to my personal preference. What's yours? 1.) Billy Crystal 3.) Steve Martin 2.) Whoopi Goldberg 4.)...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Honors for Stephen Sondheim and Matt Damon | Good debut for 'Breaking Bad'

     
    • Broadway tunesmith Stephen Sondheim got a memorable 80th birthday present Monday night. The Roundabout Theater company -- which has presented Tony-winning revivals of many of his classic shows over the years -- announced it is renaming a Broadway...
  • Jay-Z at Staples Center: 'I came, I saw, I conquered'

     
    During the recording of “The Blueprint 3,” Jay-Z’s latest chart-topping full-length, the Brooklyn-born rapper gleaned something from frequent collaborator Kanye West: how to transform album tracks into arena-sized epics. In front of a sold-out...