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Academy Awards

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  • Senior briefs

    Trips for 2012 Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the trip desk for a preview of 2012 outings and make reservations and deposits. Trips include a visit to the Peddler's Village Strawberry Festival in Lahaska, Pa., "Journey of...
  • Joe Byrd, bassist

    Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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 wins, and the press room is very happy

    Oscars 2012: Streep wins, and the press room is very happy
    The press are supposed to be non-partisan and used to all this, but every once in a while... When Meryl Streep was announced as the (somewhat) surprise winner of the Best Actress Oscar, the journalists here assembled gasped, applauded and were pretty...
  • Oscars 2012: Plummer wins Oscar, denies distinction of being the oldest winner ever

    Oscars 2012: Plummer wins Oscar, denies distinction of being the oldest winner ever
    In winning the Supporting Actor Oscar for "Beginners," 82-year-old Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar winner ever in the acting categeories. But backstage, he good-naturedly declined that distinction. "I don't believe that for a second," Plummer...