| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:14 AM
It wouldn't be a holiday in New York without the PIX11 Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has warmed the hearts of` viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the fabled fire stick's 46th anniversary,...
| Sep 4, 2010
It seems as though actress Scarlett Johansson had no sooner sold her old place in the Hollywood Hills than she and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, closed on a house in Los Feliz for $2.9 million.
Built in the late '60s, the restored Buff & Hensman-...
| Mar 5, 2011
Directed TV and film, including 'Mary, Queen of Scots'
Charles Jarrott, 83, a British film and TV director best known for the Hal Wallis productions "Anne of the Thousand Days" and "Mary, Queen of Scots," died Friday at the Motion...
| Nov 2, 2011
Seven years ago, I was asked to cover the Academy Awards from backstage. To get the necessary credentials, I had to be personally vetted by producer Gil Cates. As I made my way along the shiny floor of the Oscar production offices, I was prepared for Oz,...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 11:52 AM
A home owned by the family of the late Albert Heschong, the Emmy-winning production designer for television, film and theater who headed the art department at CBS for more than two decades, is for sale in Encino at $1.15 million.
Heschong designed and...
| Aug 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Jimmy Fallon knows what he'd like to see when he hosts the Emmys Sunday night. “I'm kind of hoping that there will be that Jack Palance push-up moment,” he told reporters this week. “Everyone looks for that. I doubt we'll be seeing Betty...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Orland Park Public Library will host two events over the weekend. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the library, located at 14921 Ravinia Ave., will present …...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The Academy Awards become the source of trivia contests. So it's appropriate that Turner Classic Movies will arrange its 31 Days of Oscar festival, which starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday, by trivia. The 344 films that will screen have been scheduled by an Oscar...
| Aug 8, 2010
Nearly two decades have passed since tough-as- nails trail boss Curly Washburn hurled insults at the three "City Slickers" who invaded his turf, a Colorado cattle ranch, in search of a Wild West adventure.
The 1991 movie, which earned Jack Palance a...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:59 PM
No introduction is necessary: Billy Crystal and Oscar already know each other quite well.
The actor-filmmaker-comedian has hosted the Academy Awards eight times, and he's now on deck for his ninth. He'll preside over the movie industry's 84th annual...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 3:27 PM
After the curtain rises on Sunday's Oscars, producers hope a few surprise winners and heartfelt acceptance speeches will spice up the program in which silent movie "The Artist" is widely seen as the choice for best movie.
The world's top film honors...