| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:36 AM
While "The Artist" is expected to do well at the Feb. 26 Oscars, the film has some new hardware for the mantle courtesy of its four-legged cast member. Uggie won a Pawscar.
The Jack Russell terrier took home the prize on Thursday (Feb. 9) for "Best Scene...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Oscar nominee Viola Davis is featured on the cover of the February issue of the LA Times Magazine. While the article focuses on her work as an actor, mentor and soon-to-be producer, I think the real story is her hair — her natural hair. In a four-...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 10:30 AM
When the film "The King's Speech" won four Academy Awards last year, it opened a floodgate of curiosity about Baltimore's Wallis Warfield Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor. As Baltimore's go-to person on matters regarding the duchess, I have given more...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:08 PM
A North County author did plenty of research for a book that is now available on Amazon.com in paperback book form or as a download to a Kindle.
The book might have come out sooner, but the author had to stop working on it because he had to do his...
| Jul 23, 2011
It looks a little bit like a body board, and it does ride the waves — sound waves, that is. Meet the harpejji, a fretted string instrument invented and built in the Baltimore area.
Coldplay bought one. A.R. Rahman, who composed the score to...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Nick Caloyianis has cheated death by shark at least twice in his career as an award-winning underwater videographer.
Somewhere in his basement are the jaws of a bull shark that almost tore off his foot in 1993. And sitting in his neatly manicured...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Derek Jeter has two. Britney Spears? Ten. Beyoncé, Antonio Banderas, Sarah Jessica Parker? They’re all part of the club.
Yes, we’re talking celebrity fragrances, which have recently reached new levels of saturation (figuratively and literally...
| Aug 6, 2011
Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Looking for backstage access to this year's Academy Awards? You've come to the right place.
All weekend, I'll be blogging about what is being said backstage, as Hollywood takes the time to pat itself on the back for whatever good work it did in 2011....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:46 AM
Casey Wilson stars as abbreviation-happy Penny Hartz on ABC's "Happy Endings." A former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, Wilson was trained in improv as the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She has this message for those about to read her...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:35 AM
Let Billy Crystal do his thing
Sure, he may not be the hippiest host, but Crystal's an Oscar-host pro. He knows what he's doing and he's funny doing it. We're hoping for a classic Crystal opening monologue, hopefully one of those song...