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Academy Awards

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  • It's a Pawscar for Uggie the dog

    It's a Pawscar for Uggie the dog
    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...
  • Viola Davis goes natural

    Viola Davis goes natural
    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-...
  • Obit recalls the Duchess of Windsor's tangled Baltimore family tree

    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...
  • Hooked on fish, Parkton boy, 11, writes how-to book

    Hooked on fish, Parkton boy, 11, writes how-to book
    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...
  • 'Harpejji' gaining traction in music world

    'Harpejji' gaining traction in music world
    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...
  • Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks

    Catonsville native has escaped death twice while filming sharks
    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...
  • Celebrity fragrances: Taylor Swift, Fergie, Khloe & Lamar get into parfum

    Celebrity fragrances: Taylor Swift, Fergie, Khloe & Lamar get into parfum
    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...
  • Finding work as role players

    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...
  • Getting ready for Oscars weekend

    Getting ready for Oscars weekend
    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....
  • Meet our Oscar panel

    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...
  • Crashing the Oscars

    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...
  • Wish list: Oscar ceremony

    Wish list: Oscar ceremony
    Yes, please 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...