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  • 'The Artist' review: Wonderful silent film says in with the old

    'The Artist' review: Wonderful silent film says in with the old
    ***1/2 (out of four) At one point in the joyous French silent film “The Artist,” former American silent movie star George Valentin (Cannes best actor winner Jean Dujardin) receives a compliment that kills him: “My father is a big fan.&...
  • On Oscars: The best often don't win

     On Oscars: The best often don't win
    On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards. But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
  • 7 Days: 9/1 - 9/7

    7 Days:  9/1 - 9/7
    Thursday, September 1 A FILM WITH YARBLES Itty on to that old sinny the Avon Theatre tonight, oh my brothers, and turn your glazzies to a special screening of A Clockwork Orange. It's a dobby old science fiction film from that bezoomy director Stanley...
  • The Valley Line: Of peacocks and the Pasadena Pops

    Iridescent peacock feathers decorated each table last Saturday night at the Pasadena Pops concert, “Marvin Does Movies.” Of course this was a clever way to tell the audience that next year the Pops will be presenting its concerts at the Los...
  • Merritt earns gold as USA anchor in 4x400 relay at worlds

    LaShawn Merritt calls it "'my Virginia Shuffle.'' Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly would have loved it. It was the quick sidestep that freed him from a major traffic jam and gave him the daylight to barrel down the homestretch and give Team USA a dramatic 2:...
  • A few words with ...

    David Arquette of "Dancing With the Stars" Q: What were the factors involved in your agreeing to do the new season of "Dancing With the Stars"? A: I like to have fun. I like to entertain people, and this show is huge on entertainment. I think that's why...
  • Teel Time: Syracuse, Pitt bring storied tradition, modest budgets, renowned facilities to ACC

    Teel Time: Syracuse, Pitt bring storied tradition, modest budgets, renowned facilities to ACC
    Riffing off the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” please allow me to introduce future ACC members Syracuse and Pittsburgh. When the Orange and Panthers begin competition in their new conference home hinges on negotiations with the Big...
  • Michelle Triola Marvin dies at 75; her legal fight with ex-lover Lee Marvin added 'palimony' to the language

    Michelle Triola Marvin dies at 75; her legal fight with ex-lover Lee Marvin added 'palimony' to the language
    Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75. Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
  • Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'

    Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'
    Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85. Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
  • Cyd Charisse, 86; dancer starred in movie musicals with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire

    Cyd Charisse, 86; dancer starred in movie musicals with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
    Cyd Charisse, who brought sizzle and sophistication to dance in such classic movie musicals as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Silk Stockings," died Tuesday. She was 86. Charisse died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering an apparent...
  • Debbie Reynolds sings, jokes, does impressions -- and shows a little leg

    Debbie Reynolds sings, jokes, does impressions -- and shows a little leg
    Mary Frances Reynolds is back in the old neighborhood. You know her as Debbie Reynolds. That's the name given to her when, as a 16-year-old, she was first under studio contract. Talent scouts had spotted her in the Miss Burbank beauty contest, which she'...
  • Movie musicals are whistling a happy tune

    Movie musicals are whistling a happy tune
    "You Can't Stop the Beat." That's the title of the song that brings down the curtain on the musical "Hairspray." Five years into its Broadway run, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman's lyrics have taken on a greater meaning. This summer, New Line Cinema's...