| Oct 30, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Oscar champs Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs"), Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi's Honor") and Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") as well as honorary Oscar winner Kirk Douglas are the first presenters announced for the inaugural Governors Awards on Nov....
| Apr 27, 2009
Broadway star won a Tony Award
Marilyn Cooper, 74, a Broadway actress best known for her Tony-winning performance in the musical "Woman of the Year," died Wednesday after a long illness at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., said...
| Nov 20, 2008
| 1:10 PM
Its 1997 and my first year as a producer on the Golden Globes. Im joining a mission impossible team of great professionals led by the legendary Dick Clark. They all have an easy, familiar way with the many superstars who come in for rehearsal. I am...
| Nov 28, 2008
William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
| Nov 12, 2008
Joe Hyams, a former Hollywood columnist and bestselling author of books ranging from biographies of Humphrey Bogart and James Dean to a popular tome on Eastern philosophy, has died. He was 85.
Hyams, a longtime Los Angeles resident who moved to Penrose,...
| Jun 2, 2008
Yves Saint Laurent, the French fashion designer who created a bold new dress code for women during the feminist revolution of the 1970s and helped launch the era of the celebrity designer with his jet-set lifestyle, died Sunday at 71.
The designer died...
| Mar 14, 2010
Backing Into Forward
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 450 pp., $30
Whether newspapers live or die, the prognosis for the comic strip doesn't look promising. The extinction of the form not much more than a century after its birth would...
| Nov 1, 2009
Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story.
Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
| Jul 2, 2009
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...
| Aug 9, 2009
The first man to impersonate Marilyn Monroe may well have been her dance coach, Jack Cole. Anticipating the iconic Marilyn, he brought out her exceptional femininity through dance. Monroe copied him in return. A star was born.
| Aug 31, 2009
If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...