| Dec 18, 2009
Jennifer Jones, the actress who won an Academy Award for her luminous performance in the 1943 film "The Song of Bernadette" and who was married to two legendary men -- producer David O. Selznick and industrialist and art collector Norton Simon -- has...
| Jan 23, 2010
Jean Simmons, a radiant British actress who as a teenager appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" and emerged a star whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s in such films as "Guys and Dolls, "Elmer Gantry" and "Spartacus," has died. She...
| Nov 16, 2010
Sequels, as anyone schooled in Hollywood knows, are difficult to pull off. The dilemma — how much of the first should find its way into the next? — has confounded many creative minds in this town, so it was probably too much to hope that...
| Dec 22, 2010
Still searching for that perfect gift for your brother-in-law or a persnickety client? Coffee-table books might fit the bill, what with that suitable heft and an undeniable quotient of cool. Here we offer a few last-minute selections for those gaps on...
| Apr 24, 2011
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| May 8, 2011
Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
| May 28, 2011
Bill Hunter, the archetypal working-class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio "Muriel's Wedding," "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Strictly Ballroom" died of cancer May 21 in a Melbourne hospice, his...
| Oct 8, 2009
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Carey Mulligan guested with David Letterman on Wednesday night to promote the release of "An Education." Despite this being her first talk show appearance, Mulligan handled herself with charm and grace. But how odd was it to see David Letterman raving...
| Oct 21, 2009
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The war between the White House and Fox News keeps getting louder. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday continued the assault, even as some pundits and analysts voiced concern that the tactic could backfire by giving the already-popular.......
| Oct 22, 2009
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News of the death of Collin Wilcox Paxton of brain cancer at age 74 was just announced. Hollywood Reporter has the details and her full bio. Here is a recent, in-depth interview with her. She wasn't nominated in that classic Oscar contender "To Kill a...
| Apr 11, 2009
In the 1959 Gregory Peck classic “On the Beach,” humanity's last holdouts in the aftermath of a global nuclear war huddle in Australia and wait for the inevitable atomic wind to carry the rest of the species away. When it comes to today's...