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Trials and Tribulation of Doodles Weaver It's an axiom thought up by Sir Isaac Newton and perpetuated by Hollywood: What goes up must come down. And its proof sat in front of my desk, in striped shirt and gaudy suit, a shade less subtle than mustard. His profe
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 Awards a
If Penelope Cruz ("Nine") wins supporting actress one year after prevailing for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," she'll join an elite group of stars who pulled off two consecutive Oscar victories. Some famous examples: Luise Rainer ("The Great Ziegfeld," 1936; "The
Los Angeles Times file photo Update: As many people guessed, this is Anna Sten, above, in a 1932 publicity photo. Anna Sten; Actress Imported by Goldwyn Tuesday November 16, 1993 By MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER Anna Sten, the exotic and beautiful Russian a
Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13 just abo
Buster Keaton, who received an honorary award, poses as a waiter for a wary Walter Brennan, who probably expects Keaton to pull some prank. April 5, 1960: Despite the sweltering heat, a crowd gathers in bleachers outside the Pantages Theatre for the Academy Aw
As reported by Borys Kit in the Hollywood Reporter, "Meryl Streep is in talks to reteam with her 'Mamma Mia!' director Phyllida Lloyd for 'Thatcher,' a biopic of the controversial and long-governing former British prime minister. Jim Broadbent is in talks to p
If last year's Academy Award champ Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") triumphs next February for starring, just like John Wayne, in "True Grit," he'll become one of the few stars to nab consecutive Oscars. Some famous past examples: Luise Rainer ("The Great Ziegfeld
Having already adapted one film for the operatic stage -- "Il Postino," currently playing at the Los Angeles Opera -- composer Daniel CatÃ¡n is set to repeat the task with a new work based on the 1941 Frank Capra classic ...
You can’t listen to this freewheeling Texas singer and songwriter long without becoming thoroughly convinced that he’s a full-blooded relative of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Merle Haggard. Waylon Jennings’ famous observation about Grand Ole Opry standard-be
Los Angeles Times file photo Dec. 12, 1941: Crowds in Pershing Square joined in singing "America" and other patriotic songs during the entire period of the blackout last night. The sirens sounded for the lights out signal just as actress ...