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Tuesday's TV Highlights: The Kennedy Center honors Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck and Grace BumbryShow TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, in PDF format This week's TV Movies YOU HONORINâ ME? Mel Brooks, jazz musician Dave Brubeck, mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, above, and Bruce......
Culture MonsterArthur Millerâs âA View from the Bridge,â starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in a production heading into previews in New York next week, was written in the roiling depths of the Cold War. Director Gregory Mosher, working for the......
Culture MonsterNo surprise that when Cate Blanchett graces the stage in Tennessee Williamsâ âA Streetcar Named Desireâ under the direction of Liv Ullmann (yes, Ingmar Bergmanâs acting muse) that the interest is almost exclusively in the interpretation of Blanche...
Culture MonsterLike many great playwrights, Tennessee Williams did his stint in Hollywood as a screenwriter and even earned two Oscar nominations for his work. But he also had his share of unproduced projects -- one a screenplay titled "The Loss of......
Gold DerbyAn Oscar nomination for Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" isn't guaranteed. Yes, sure, the rabble-rousing filmmaker won the Academy Award for best documentary of 2002 for "Bowling for Columbine" (famously shouting "Shame on you, Mr. Bush!" from...
The Big PictureFor someone like me who makes a living writing about Hollywood, getting a friendly phone call from Army Archerd was the equivalent of a young actor getting a "way to go" pat on the back from Jack Nicholson. Army, who......
Budd Schulberg, who exposed the dark side of American ambition in his acclaimed Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and won an Academy Award for his screenplay depicting the mob-controlled longshoremen's union in the film classic "On the Waterfront,"...
Tags: Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Greta Garbo, Death, Fiction
Karl Malden, a versatile Oscar-winning actor who built a six-decade Hollywood career playing heroes and heavies -- and, often, relatable ordinary men -- yet who was certain he was best known as a commercial pitchman for American Express, has died. He...
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84. Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
Tags: India, Movies, David Lean, Ghost (movie), John F. Williams
Pat Hingle, the veteran actor with more than half a century of impressive work in theater, film and television who was perhaps best known to a generation of movie fans as Commissioner James Gordon in the first four "Batman" films, has died. He was 84....
Tags: Movies, 24 (tv program), Sally Field, Uta Hagen, Warren Beatty
Milton Katselas, a prominent acting teacher and director whose students included George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Pfeiffer and hundreds of other actors, has died. He was 75. Katselas, who founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school in 1978,...
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