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  • TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later

    TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later
    On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later,...
  • Unflinching '12 Years a Slave' poses monumental marketing challenge

    Unflinching '12 Years a Slave' poses monumental marketing challenge
    From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender. Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story. The new movie depicts the evils of...
  • Hillary Clinton receives award, Hollywood hug at Beverly Hills gala

    Hillary Clinton receives award, Hollywood hug at Beverly Hills gala
    Hillary Rodham Clinton was wrapped in the embrace of Hollywood once again Friday night, honored at a glittery gala for the International Medical Corps at the Beverly Wilshire hotel for her work with women and girls in Third World countries. As Clinton...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, with eye on 2016, keeps California close

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, with eye on 2016, keeps California close
    Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to California on Friday for a round of speeches and events that underscore the state's significance to her family's political fortunes and the potential presidential campaign she is pondering. From the time four decades...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • 'Blue is the Warmest Color': Can it dent the NC-17 stigma?

    'Blue is the Warmest Color': Can it dent the NC-17 stigma?
    To say the NC-17 rating has fallen short of its ambitions is like saying the Marquis de Sade might have had a bit of a dirty mind. Launched 23 years ago with high hopes that, as a designation of explicit but sophisticated fare, it could break the porn...
  • John Landis' 'American Werewolf in London' gave horror comedy chops

    John Landis' 'American Werewolf in London' gave horror comedy chops
    By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...
  • Hollywood to host fundraiser for Jerry Brown

    Hollywood to host fundraiser for Jerry Brown
    Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t yet announced if he will seek an unprecedented fourth term as California governor next year, but his fundraising schedule suggests strongly that he will. Next month, Disney’s Alan Horn, DreamWorks Animation CEO...
  • 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' raises passion, emotion off-screen too

     'Blue Is the Warmest Color' raises passion, emotion off-screen too
    Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...
  • Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'

    Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'
    DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
  • Dennis Farina dies at 69; Chicago police officer turned actor

    Dennis Farina dies at 69; Chicago police officer turned actor
    Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69. The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV...