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  • Jamie Foxx, Jerry Brown join UC's new online fundraising campaign

    Jamie Foxx, Jerry Brown join UC's new online fundraising campaign
    The University of California is launching an unusual new online fundraising effort — with an assist from celebrities — that's designed to attract donations from young alumni and others who may respond to social media. The six-week Promise...
  • Movie review: 'Violet & Daisy' loses its nerve

    Movie review: 'Violet & Daisy' loses its nerve
    Of all the things I imagined Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher might choose for his directing debut, "Violet & Daisy," the story of two teenage assassins on the loose in New York City, was not on the list. Fletcher, who won the Oscar for his screenplay...
  • Tribeca 2012: 'Precious' screenwriter on board for short film contest

     
    Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious") is helping to give filmmakers a rare opportunity to turn his words into a short movie through a contest announced Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Participants must submit their...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Shutter Island' goes for kudos | 'Glee,' 'Modern Family' win Humanitas | Update on Oscar race for docus

     
    • Don't make the mistake of thinking "Shutter Island" is shut out of this Oscar race just because it's no longer in movie theaters. Paramount sent out invites this week to academy and guild members to attend screenings in six areas: Los Angeles, San...
  • Conan O'Brien ousts Jay Leno and David Letterman from Emmys

     
    As expected, Conan O'Brien was rewarded for submitting himself with an Emmy nomination for his seven-month tenure at the helm of "The Tonight Show." While it isn't so surprising that he edged out the returning Jay Leno -- who won this award once (1995)...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: Starz accepts 'The Proposal'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 25 - May 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies BRIDE-TO-BE: Sandra Bullock (left, with Betty White) stars in the 2009 rom-com “The Proposal,” at 9 p.m. on......
  • Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right

    Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right
    Viola Davis has long considered herself a cynic. It's a reflection of the 16 years she has spent in an industry that does little to support the career of black women. It's being a part of a Hollywood that continually asks her to play the "urban single...
  • Oscar nomination breakthroughs: 'Avatar,' Kathryn Bigelow, Lee Daniels ...

     
    By reaping Academy Award nominations for best picture, "Avatar" and "District 9" have shattered a strong bias among academy voters. In the past, only two sci-fi films have been nominated for the top Oscars: "Star Wars" (1977) and "E.T." (1982). OK,...
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...
  • Oscars guided by guild awards in nominations

     
    This year, 19 of the 20 SAG acting nominees are contending at the Academy Awards. The only one not to make the cut was SAG supporting actress contender Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), who was replaced on the Oscars ballot by Maggie Gyllenhaal ("...
  • Most of our Oscar experts say 'The Hurt Locker' will win best picture

     
    We asked these notable pundits to predict the top contest at the Oscars: Marshall Fine (Star Magazine, Hollywood & Fine), Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The Envelope), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Susan Wloszczyna (USA...