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  • '127 Hours': Oscar time for James Franco and Danny Boyle?

     
    Having viewed "127 Hours" at the Telluride Film Festival, L.A. Times scribe John Horn (24 Frames) says it "cuts an impressive swath." That's a squeamish play on words considering it's a tense, real-life drama about a mountaineer (played by James Franco)...
  • TCM to salute Blake Edwards on Dec. 27

     
    Filmmaker Blake Edwards, who died Wednesday at age 88, will be saluted with a five-film festival on TCM. The tribute will start the night of Monday, Dec. 27, and play into the early morning....
  • Merry Christmas! Ralphie lands at 8 p.m. Friday on TBS

     
    The best Christmas movies bring back the memories. And television will supply the fare for a long sentimental journey, if you're inclined....
  • Oscar Sunday: Remembering John Wayne, Bette Davis, David Niven

     
    Year after year, the Academy Awards may be among the most ridiculed programs. Yet the telecast's allure ultimately rests in the emotional moments. If you have a bond with the performers, you can slog through the hours, the silliness and the bombast....
  • Elizabeth Taylor: One of Oscar’s best friends

     
    When I heard that Elizabeth Taylor had died, I thought the of the streaker. It's one of the most memorable moments in Academy Award history. At the Oscar telecast in 1974, a streaker upstaged host David Niven as he introduced Taylor, who was there to...
  • James Franco, Anne Hathaway give Oscars a youthful edge

    What makes for an Oscar host? The responses are as varied as the hosts themselves have been, and this year, there would appear to be a new answer: youth. Past nominee Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married") and James Franco -- also a best actor...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
  • Graham Norton did not name his dog after Madonna (sort of)

    Graham Norton did not name his dog after Madonna (sort of)
    When I talked to Graham Norton in December, his "scrappy mixed terrier thing" kept interrupting by attacking her loudest toy. Her name, he said, is Madge, which led me to ask if she's named after Madonna. "Well yes, but I didn't do it! I don't want to...
  • 'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood' by Cheeta the Chimp

    'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood' by Cheeta the Chimp
    Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...
  • Sarah Palin stirs up controversy in the wink of an eye

    Sarah Palin stirs up controversy in the wink of an eye
    WASHINGTON -- Voters have by now memorized Sarah Palin's string of historic firsts on a Republican presidential ticket: first woman, first hockey mom, first moose dresser. Now it turns out the 44-year-old Alaska governor has injected another groundbreaker...
  • David Niven Jr. sells Sunset Strip home for $5 million

    David Niven Jr. sells Sunset Strip home for $5 million
    Update: Film and TV producer David Niven Jr. has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1967, has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,600 square feet. There are...
  • David Niven Jr.'s Sunset Strip-area home for sale for $5.75 million

    David Niven Jr.'s Sunset Strip-area home for sale for $5.75 million
    The Sunset Strip-area home of film and TV producer David Niven Jr. has come on the market at $5.75 million. The contemporary Mediterranean has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,600 square feet. There are high ceilings, crown molding, skylights, a...