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  • 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian

    'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian
    Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kathryn Grayson dies at 88; MGM singing star in 1940s, '50s

    Kathryn Grayson dies at 88; MGM singing star in 1940s, '50s
    Kathryn Grayson, an MGM singing star in the 1940s and early '50s in musicals such as "Anchors Aweigh," "Kiss Me Kate" and "Show Boat," has died. She was 88. Grayson died Wednesday of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, said publicist Dale Olson....
  • Betty White does a little dog napping in 'The Proposal'

    Betty White does a little dog napping in 'The Proposal'
    Betty White has been stealing scenes for more years than most people can remember. In the new Sandra Bullock- Ryan Reynolds comedy, The Proposal, she stole a puppy. "Oh, that little Samoyed was so adorable I just walked in for a rehearsal and just...
  • Leaving art out of history

    How did George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" reflect both the Jewish and African American experience in America? Why was Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" so influential for modern fiction and journalism? What was Abstract Expressionism, and why did...
  • Bugatti reveals Veyron 16.4 Gran Sport and a tribute to Gene Kelly

    Bugatti reveals Veyron 16.4 Gran Sport and a tribute to Gene Kelly
  • Tickets for “Xanadu” go on sale today

     
    Ticket for the Orlando production of Xanadu go on sale today....
  • Universal Studios: A walk among the stars, dead or alive

     
    Several months ago, I was at Universal Studios and thought, “One day I'm going to be bored enough to come out here and survey the stars in the sidewalk.” That day was yesterday, when I went to the Hollywood area of the theme park and took...