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Academy Awards

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  • Oscar telecast: This one with Billy Crystal was actually painful to watch

    Oscar telecast: This one with Billy Crystal was actually painful to watch
    There is a reason more people watched the Grammys this year than did the Oscars last year: The Oscar telecast has truly come to suck. Sunday night's 84th Annual Academy Awards was actually painful to watch. I cannot think of any major TV franchise that...
  • Oscar nominees = best-seller list

    Oscar nominees = best-seller list
    You'll be excused if you get the Oscar nominations for Best Picture mixed up with a best-seller list. Most of the nominees drew their inspiration from the printed page, and I hope one of them wins the prize, to reinforce the value of literature. Here's...
  • Oscars 2012: Octavia Spencer breaks into a happy song

    Oscars 2012: Octavia Spencer breaks into a happy song
    Perhaps taking her cue from President Obama, Supporting Actress Oscar winner celebrated her win by breaking into song backstage. Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "It was a Very Good Year," Spencer tunefully warbled: "Oscar nominee/But now I'm a...
  • Oscars 2012: Streep beams

    Oscars 2012: Streep beams
    You figure this would be old hat for Meryl Streep by now, given that she's been nominated for about a gazillion Oscars. But a clearly delighted Streep said hearing her name announced from the Oscars' stage was a near-surreal experience. "They call...
  • Oscars 2012: 'The Artist' director thanks Billy Wilder very, very much

    Oscars 2012: 'The Artist' director thanks Billy Wilder very, very much
    In his Oscar acceptance speech, "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius said he wanted to thank three people: "Billy Wilder, Billy Wilder and Billy Wilder." Backstage, Hazanavicius was asked why he felt compelled to thank Wilder, the Oscar-winning...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 60 degrees. It is expected to be clear tonight, with a low temperature around 38 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM...
  • Monday, already?

    So, I gather from the Twitterature that what I missed by skipping the Oscars last night was a crappy sound system and Angelina Jolie showing some leg. Still think your time was well spent on it? If your preoccupation with the Oscars over the weekend...
  • Oscar telecast averages fewer viewers than Grammy show at 39.3 million

    Oscar telecast averages fewer viewers than Grammy show at 39.3 million
      ABC is madly trying to spin the fast national ratings for last night's dreadful Oscar telecast. But this is all you need to know to cut through the bull: The Oscars, which used to be the biggest show-biz event by far on TV, finished second to the...
  • Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?

    Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?
    He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in "The Artist." But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in...
  • At 78, Joan Rivers connects with a new generation of fans

    At 78, Joan Rivers connects with a new generation of fans
    Joan Rivers is having a manicure and a pedicure in her hotel room while juggling a phone. "I'm in Indianapolis," she says. "I just learned how to spell it, and now I'm leaving. What a waste." This week, between gigs in Florida and Ohio, she'll stop by...
  • Chaplin films coming to the Charles Theatre

    Chaplin films coming to the Charles Theatre
    The most towering figure in Hollywood history wore ill-fitting clothes, including shoes several sizes too big, and never said a word. Beginning Saturday, he'll be spending a year at Baltimore's Charles Theatre. Charlie Chaplin, a British expatriate who...
  • M-Edge launches new movie-themed iPad3 accessories

    M-Edge launches new movie-themed iPad3 accessories
    Just in time for the launch of the highly anticipated iPad3 and following the success of international hit "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Odenton-based M-Edge has channeled the feel of the Oscar-nominated movie through a line of protective covers inspired...