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Gold Derby nuggets: Clooney & Streep dazzle at NYFCC awards | 'Princess and Frog' score croaks at OscarsGold Derbyâ¢ Reporting from the New York Film Critics Circle award gala Monday, Melena Ryzik writes, "Itâs early yet, of course, but it seems as if George Clooney is the 'Avatar' of thank-yous. Itâs hard to argue with his significant appeal, especially when...
Gold Derbyâ¢ Steve Pond investigates the song selection process at the Oscars and discovers, "itâs a terrible system, and it doesnât do what the Academy wants it to do. The whole idea behind requiring voters to watch film clips instead of just listening to the...
Pop & HissItâs all too easy in the age of âAmerican Idolâ to forget just how profoundly powerful music can be in the hands of an absolute master like Peter Gabriel. The veteran British artist â one of the select few in......
Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83. Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
Tags: Roy Orbison, Arts, Social Issues, Pat Boone, Arts and Culture
Gold DerbyWhile there were 63 songs contending for a place at this year's Oscars, only five made the final cut. Last year it was Oscar champ Bruce Springsteen who was snubbed for his Golden Globe-winning title track to "The Wrestler." This year U2 and Paul...
Gold Derby"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...
Pop & HissRandy Newman's best, most pointed songs usually will come around again with enough time, timely once more either from history repeating itself, or mankind living up to his worst expectations. At his concert Friday for UCLA Live at Royce Hall,......
The Daily MirrorMarch 3, 1970: Coverage of the Dodgers' 1970 spring training included several stories about the organization's young talent, but 19-year-old prospect Bobby Valentine, who chose the Dodgers and baseball over USC and football, received a higher level of...
The Hero Complex"IRON MAN 2" COUNTDOWN: 28 DAYS Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity) and he always seems to comes out on top -- that's why we love him. But now......
Company TownThe quest by Hollywood's composers and lyricists to secure union benefits that their peers on the set enjoy has struck a chord with the Writers Guild of America. At a meeting tonight at the guild's West Coast headquarters in West......
Born on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Ive lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, but I remain a big Canadian flag waver. Victoria may be the greatest city in which to grow up, but L.A. may well be the greatest city to live out your dreams....
Tags: Television, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Canada, Broadway Theater
Randy Newman has made a career out of melodic skepticism and deadpan rhythm, but he sounded genuinely stunned the other day when he was told that this year is the 25th anniversary of "I Love L.A." "What is that? I don't believe it. I can't believe it. Can...
Tags: Don Henley
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