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  • 1968 Academy Awards delayed

     
    Apr 10, 1968: Arrivals at the Academy Awards outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium....
  • The Variety Guide to Entertainment Philanthropy: Showbiz Philanthropy Leader Report 2012

    When Paul Newman received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars in 1994, he remarked that Hollywood was "the most generous" community in the world. In the intervening years, the entertainment industry's commitment to philanthropic endeavors...
  • Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress

    Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress
    Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
  • Walter Seltzer dies at 96; former Hollywood press agent made a successful leap to producing

    Walter Seltzer dies at 96; former Hollywood press agent made a successful leap to producing
    Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96. Seltzer died...
  • David L. Wolper dies at 82; producer of 'Roots,' 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies

    David L. Wolper dies at 82; producer of 'Roots,' 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies
    David L. Wolper, the award-winning television documentary producer best known for the blockbuster TV miniseries "Roots" and for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies he created for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, has died. He was 82....
  • Oprah shines, Ratner controversy fades at honorary Oscars gala

     
    James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey and makeup artist Dick Smith received honorary Oscars at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Governors Awards ceremony Saturday night, where the mood was jovial as guests moved past the events of a week that saw...
  • An honorary Oscar for Oprah: Did April 1 come twice this year?

     
    Is there any reason why Oprah Winfrey should be getting an honorary Oscar?...
  • Oprah Winfrey getting Oscar, but it won’t be televised

     
    Winfrey was a supporting actress nominee for "The Color Purple" from 1985; Anjelica Huston won that year for "Prizzi's Honor." TV stardom could be the next stop for Huston, who is delightful as a determined Broadway producer in NBC's "Smash," which will...
  • Oprah gets an Oscar — uh, seriously?

     
    It seems a little odd that her O-Ness, Oprah Winfrey, should be included with James Earl Jones as recipient of the honorary awards at the upcoming Academy Awards. Her footprint on the big screen has been tiny — a nomination for “The Color...
  • Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: This turned out to be more of a mystery than I expected. It’s from “The Climax.” According to imdb, there is a deteriorating copy of the silent version at UCLA, so it may qualify......
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Eureka' on Syfy

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 18 - 24 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here ANGRY YOUNG MAN: “Star Trek: The Next Generation's” Wil Wheaton guest......
  • The Master of the One-Liner

    The Master of the One-Liner
    Bob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...