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  • Hollywood's unwed parents club

    Hollywood's unwed parents club
    Record numbers of gay, lesbian and transsexual couples are heading down the proverbial aisle after the Supreme Court lifted a ban -- even if only temporarily -- on same-sex marriages in California. Even Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and...
  • Heath Ledger's ultimate joke on the Oscars?

    Heath Ledger's ultimate joke on the Oscars?
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize

    'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize
    In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release. The...
  • Actor Heath Ledger found dead

    Actor Heath Ledger found dead
    Heath Ledger, whose chiseled good looks made him a heartthrob to millions and who won movie fame for playing a tragic homosexual cowboy, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment today, police said. The body of the Australian actor, who won an Academy...
  • Academy Award voters opt for the sunny over the dark

    Academy Award voters opt for the sunny over the dark
    Like some Zen master clandestinely operating in the heart of Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has perfected the art of offering surprises without being surprising. Though specific Oscar nominations can be unexpected, the...
  • Filmmakers dogged pursuits earn Oscar's attention

    Filmmakers dogged pursuits earn Oscar's attention
    They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
  • Lindsay Lohan's Mother: My Daughter Was Involved with Heath Ledger When He Died

    Lindsay Lohan's Mother: My Daughter Was Involved with Heath Ledger When He Died
    Lindsay Lohan was having a secret relationship with Heath Ledger when he died, said the troubled starlet's mother, Dina, in a recently-released recording of a 2008 phone conversation with father Michael Lohan. During the recording, which was posted...
  • Earlier Screen Testers reviews, from 'Kung Fu Panda' to 'Tropic Thunder'

    Here's a sampling of our panel's opinions on some of the films that opened recently: ' Tropic Thunder' 2 1/2 stars (fair-good) Momgreenbem: This movie was terrible. I don't know how it ever got three stars. I do not know how anyone as talented as Ben...
  • Ledger's death is a shock to Hollywood, fans

    Ledger's death is a shock to Hollywood, fans
    The death of 28-year-old Heath Ledger, hailed as one of the great hopes among his generation of actors, was a brutal shock for Hollywood on Tuesday and grimly ended any hope that the day would be a simple celebration of this year's Oscar nominations. ---...
  • Heath Ledger's Family Speaks About His Death

    Heath Ledger's family has spoken up about his tragic death. Following the news of the actor's shocking death on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Ledger's father Kim, accompanied by wife Sally and daughter Kate, read the following statement outside of their home...
  • Jurors hear tales of studio maneuvering

    In Hollywood it pays to have connections, even if you are the son of former Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. Stories of back-lot feuding, deceitful negotiations and high-strung egos are all part of a drama unfolding in the wood-paneled Los Angeles...
  • Readers say goodbye to Heath Ledger

    Readers shared their thoughts on the passing of actor Heath Ledger at latimes.com. What follows are excerpts: Heath was the actor most like James Dean since James Dean. His performance in "Brokeback . . . " will go down in film history as one of the...