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Times Theater CriticGreat actors, even those who have been blessed with longevity, often bear a tragic mark. It's not just the ups and downs of stardom that can make for a cruel career. Rough inner seas are typically the very reason someone seeks to be among what William...
Actors, actresses and entertainers Maila Nurmi, 85; actress created the character Vampira as hostess of late-night TV horror show (Jan. 10) Jack Eagle, 81; a comedian and actor who played Brother Dominic in a Xerox ad during the 1977 Super Bowl (Jan....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCelebrity death: No other kind of event electrifies and illuminates so many parts of the Internet at once. Heath Ledger's sad, untimely end triggered almost instantaneous reactions in the online media, social networks and just about anywhere users could...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHis face is a triptych of granite-like features. When the camera focuses on Ron Perlman, it captures, with clarity, the sum of his distinguished parts -- the lantern jaw, the deep-set eyes and the high, square forehead. Perlman is 6 feet 2, which...
Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms. Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
This year saw showbiz lose Sydney Pollack, Paul Newman, Bettie Page, Cyd Charisse, Charlton Heston, Suzanne Pleshette, Harvey Korman, Van Johnson, Heath Ledger and the Bernies -- Brillstein and Mac -- among others. Cartoonists could be forgiven for waxing...
1. True or false? After the mid-July failure of IndyMac Bank, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the economy "could be in complete meltdown in two months." a. True. He said that estimate "might even be optimistic." b. False. He reassured the...
The Associated PressThis time out, there's no vat of chemicals to explain how Batman's greatest enemy came to be the twisted sociopath known as the Joker. Heath Ledger's Joker springs full-blown in this summer's "The Dark Knight," the sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins" that...
Tags: Jack Nicholson, Christian Bale, Movies, Health, Entertainment
Heath Ledger's will leaves nothing to his former girlfriend and their 2-year-old daughter because it was never updated after they became part of his life. A copy of the three-page will, filed in Manhattan Surrogate Court, shows the 28-year-old Australian...
Tags: Celebrities, Michelle Williams, Death
Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes. "The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., which released the "Batman Begins" sequel....
In the year since his death, Heath Ledger has become a sainted figure in Hollywood, reverently recalled for his superior talent and good humor. The foreign press genuflected before his memory Sunday with a Golden Globe for his acclaimed performance as the...
Wolverine did a song-and-dance. A Swarovski crystal curtain shimmered. Veteran Oscar winners such as Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Eva Marie Saint were on hand to dole out awards. Producers tried to shake up the 81st Academy Awards in a bid to...
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