| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:23 AM
Billy Crstyal’s return to hosting duties at the Oscars reminded me a lot of the Oscar party I went to at local Point Loma artist Leslie Perlis’ house.
At previous parties, I could make the crowd laugh. One year I pestered everybody that...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Tilda Swinton is on my list of Top 3 actresses working today. She’s so good that movies I didn’t like (I am Love and Julia) were watchable just because of her performance in them.
I was livid she didn’t get nominated for an Oscar for...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Glenn Close invested heavily in bringing a stage play in which she once starred to the screen, also contributing to the script, and the result was her latest Oscar nomination.
She's typically superb as an individual keeping a big secret while working...
| May 19, 2012
| 7:15 PM
BEDFORD, New York (Reuters) - Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who died in an apparent suicide earlier this week, was recalled Saturday as an "angel" who was ultimately overwhelmed by a lengthy fight with depression.
| May 25, 2012
| 10:03 AM
This chapter in the saga of tough and enigmatic attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), her colleagues and her nemeses will be new to many viewers, since it originally was shown on DirecTV instead of its original home, FX.
The case involves a death that...
| May 28, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Keke Palmer didn’t think Hollywood would be easy after earning a SAG award nomination for her role in the 2004 TV miniseries “The Wool Cap” and starring in the critically-acclaimed 2006 film “Akeelah and the Bee” before she...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When "Damages"premiered on FX five years ago, it blew everyone's minds for a glistening stack of reasons. The star power (Glenn Close! Ted Danson!), the writing, the crazy two-stepping flashback story line, the hypnotic Evil Queen brutality of Close's...
| Jun 25, 2012
You may or may not know that “People Like Us” star Chris Pine auditioned for “Avatar.” It did not go well.
“Sometimes you can leave your car in Burbank, Los Angeles, and walk into a conference room and your back is...
| Nov 18, 2011
Don't gaze too deeply into Terri White's bright dark eyes. Take it from me, I've looked, and I still can't turn away.
If the eyes are the windows of the soul, you know at first glance that Terri has been burnished deeply by outrageous fortune....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Mark Seagraves sat down with Willie Waffle to find out what he is predicting to be Oscar-worthy from the new Christmas movie releases.
Waffle compares the two current George Clooney films, 'Ides of March' and 'The Descendants.' His verdict: 'Ides of...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:17 AM
The Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 18th annual SAG Awards this morning, and to say there were some surprises would be an understatement.
I was happy to see Patrick J. Adams from USA’s “Suits” earn a berth in the best...