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  • Adrian Noble, urbane and puckish in San Diego

    Adrian Noble, urbane and puckish in San Diego
    If it weren't for Adrian Noble's poor eyesight, Southern Californians might not be gaining new insights into William Shakespeare this summer. As a lad growing up in Chichester, England, Noble, the future artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Julian Fellowes

    The Sunday Conversation: Julian Fellowes
    British film hyphenate Julian Fellowes, 61, who won an original screenplay Oscar for "Gosford Park," returns to early 20th century England for the script of his latest TV drama, "Downton Abbey." The four-episode series about life on a great country...
  • 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys

    'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys
    It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards. The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...
  • Meryl Streep sets new record with 16th Oscar nomination

     
    Meryl Streep's nomination for "Julie & Julia" increases her Oscar record to 16, putting her even further ahead of Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson (both at 12). Though Hepburn won four lead-actress Oscars and Nicholson a pair of lead-actor Academy...
  • 'Inglourious Basterds' leads with most Gold Derby Award nominations

     
    "Inglourious Basterds" leads with the most nominations (12) for Gold Derby Film Awards, which are determined by posters in our forums. "The Hurt Locker" follows with nine, and "Avatar" and "Up in the Air" have eight. Winners will be announced March 6 (the...
  • Get drunk, win Oscar

     
    Hey, isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Win an Oscar, then get drunk? Ah, well, here's a toast to Jeff Bridges' pending victory for playing a stumbling, jelly-belly drunk in "Crazy Heart." Getting soused or high on screen is an almost...
  • 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...
  • 'The Mountaintop,' 'Spring Awakening' among Olivier Award winners

     
    This was the year that the Olivier Awards officially went global. Britain's highest theater honor -- its equivalent of the Tonys on Broadway -- launched the first webcast of its glittery award ceremony from London on Sunday evening. Technically, the......
  • Box-office record for 'New Moon' midnight showings rankles Harry Potter fans

     
    I know, I know, we’ve heard enough about Twilight’s “New Moon” already. Westwood residents couldn’t get away from fans lined up on the sidewalks for the midnight showing holding signs declaring their devotion (like one I spotted that said, "We.....
  • Ellen Burstyn takes acting triple crown with Emmy win

     
    Three years after causing an uproar with her supporting nod for a 15-second appearance in the telefilm "Mrs. Harris," Ellen Burstyn won her first Emmy for a guest appearance on the drama series "Law & Order: SVU." With this victory, she becomes the 18th...