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  • The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting

    The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting
    Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
  • South Coast Repertory crew takes on Jane Austen's appeal

    South Coast Repertory crew takes on Jane Austen's appeal
    Few 18th century authors have achieved the modern popular success that Jane Austen now enjoys. Her novels are always in print, and in the last decades they have been adapted into films and television miniseries, from "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma,"...
  • Ready for Takeoff

    After a marathon promotional tour for a slate of new movies, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro pauses to reflect on the nature of celebrity and his growing fame in America. Linney, Santoro’s Love Actually costar, gets the story. Laura Linney: Hello, my...
  • Studios looking to cash in on Oscar nominations

     
    After amassing more than $2 billion in global ticket sales, “Avatar” seems like the last film that would get a financial boost from today’s Oscar nominations. But Academy Award recognition can bring surprising benefits to even the least ne...
  • Mo'Nique's and Christoph Waltz's amazing -- and very rare -- awards sweep

     
    Lots of stars almost pulled off a full sweep of the key early awards during derby season, then went on to win the Oscar. But only 15 stars, according to my count, actually accomplished a total romp in modern times. Many others were like Robert De Niro ("...
  • Oscars have always welcomed the world

     
    This year's Oscars numbered only one foreign-born winner -- Austria's Christoph Waltz ("Inglorious Basterds") -- among the four acting champs. However, that does not mean the Oscars are guilty of any homegrown bias. After all, six of the 20 acting...
  • 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...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Megan Mullally exits stage left | Chloe Sevigny: No love for 'Big Love' | Simon Cowell Int'l Emmy honoree

     
    • Two-time Emmy champ Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") is the talk of the rialto, but for all the wrong reasons. On Tuesday, she dropped out of the first Broadway staging of the Terrence McNally play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" midway through rehearsals...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: A romantic getaway on 'Smallville'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 28 - April 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies ROMANTIC GETAWAY: Clark and Lois (Tom Welling, Erica Durance) plan a quiet weekend on 'Smallville,' 8 p.m., KTLA.......
  • Monday's TV Talk Shows: Emma Thompson is on 'Good Morning America' and 'The View'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 8 - 14 in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Gabourey Sidibe. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Authors Michael Groover and Paula Deen ('My Delicious Life......
  • Emma Thompson removes her name from petition in support of Polanski

     
    Actress Emma Thompson has removed her name from a petition condemning the attempt to extradite Roman Polanski to Los Angeles to face sentencing in a three-decade-old rape case. Some top Hollywood stars and directors including Martin Scorsese and Woody...