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  • 'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?

    'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend after taking in about $9 million in ticket sales last night. That puts the historical drama on track for a $27-million weekend, significantly more than The Weinstein Company'...
  • Oprah helps make 'The Butler' No. 1, while 'Kick-Ass 2' disappoints

    Oprah helps make 'The Butler' No. 1, while 'Kick-Ass 2' disappoints
    Never underestimate the power of Oprah. Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience surveys suggested that "The Butler" -- the first movie the media mogul has appeared in in 15 years -- would be in a tight race with "Kick-Ass 2" for No. 1. Instead,...
  • 'The Butler' kicks 'Kick-Ass 2.' Fox buys stake in Vice.

    'The Butler' kicks 'Kick-Ass 2.' Fox buys stake in Vice.
    After the coffee. Before gettng ready to watch the Redskins tonight.  The Skinny: I never get tired of watching old episodes of "The Job." If you never saw the short-lived ABC series starring Denis Leary, go find the DVDs. Monday's headlines includes...
  • In its fight over 'The Butler,' Weinstein touts ... Katy Butler?

    In its fight over 'The Butler,' Weinstein touts ... Katy Butler?
    In David Boies, the Weinstein Co. has a powerful weapon at its disposal in its legal fight with Warner Bros. over the title of race-themed pic “The Butler.” But on Tuesday it was touting a less well-known name: a Michigan teen named Katy...
  • Ellen DeGeneres hosting Oscars: Five highlights from 2007 [Video]

    Ellen DeGeneres hosting Oscars: Five highlights from 2007 [Video]
    When Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Friday morning that she is hosting the 2014 Oscars, it was somehow both a surprise -- the announcement came with so little advance warning -- and no surprise at all that the genial host was returning to the job. Following...
  • Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well

     Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well
    NEW YORK — Forest Whitaker tends to talk about his work with a mystical flourish. Movie roles, he says, have helped him achieve transcendence, learn the value of quiet and appreciate fear. Yet the star of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is...
  • Forest Whitaker to receive Gotham Independent Film Awards tribute

    Forest Whitaker to receive Gotham Independent Film Awards tribute
    Actor/producer/director Forest Whitaker, who won the best actor Oscar for the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland" and is currently starring in the acclaimed "Lee Daniel's The Butler," will be presented with the Actor Tribute at the 23rd Gotham...
  • President Obama is absolutely not the 'race-baiter in chief'

    President Obama is absolutely not the 'race-baiter in chief'
    President Obama joined the national conversation on race Friday, addressing the death of Trayvon Martin, the slain Florida teenager whose main offense seems to have been his skin color. After a week of protests in the wake of shooter George Zimmerman&...
  • 'Fruitvale Station's' Ryan Coogler, the message maker

    'Fruitvale Station's' Ryan Coogler, the message maker
    The California kid whose first full-length feature film wowed the judges at Sundance and Cannes this year is now showing it off to the world. "Fruitvale Station," about Oscar Grant, the young black man shot and killed by a transit police officer in...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA

     Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES America's Got Talent Backstreet Boys...
  • Oprah's giant Afro wig for O magazine designed by Kim Kimble

    Oprah's giant Afro wig for O magazine designed by Kim Kimble
    Oprah Winfrey has been making all kinds of headlines recently -- starring alongside Forest Whitaker in "The Butler," recounting an alleged incident of shopping-related racism in Switzerland, and wearing a ginormous Afro wig on the September cover of O...