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  • Fond farewell

    Fond farewell
    This year saw showbiz lose Sydney Pollack, Paul Newman, Bettie Page, Cyd Charisse, Charlton Heston, Suzanne Pleshette, Harvey Korman, Van Johnson, Heath Ledger and the Bernies -- Brillstein and Mac -- among others. Cartoonists could be forgiven for waxing...
  • Up-to-the-minute (mis)information

    Celebrity death: No other kind of event electrifies and illuminates so many parts of the Internet at once. Heath Ledger's sad, untimely end triggered almost instantaneous reactions in the online media, social networks and just about anywhere users could...
  • Oscars welcome dozen first-time acting nominees, including Sandra Bullock

     
    This year's 20 acting nominees include five previous Oscar acting winners, another three previous Oscar contenders and 12 newcomers. "Julie & Julia" star Meryl Streep is the only two-time Academy Award-winner contending this year. She widened the gap...
  • Mo'Nique's and Christoph Waltz's amazing -- and very rare -- awards sweep

     
    Lots of stars almost pulled off a full sweep of the key early awards during derby season, then went on to win the Oscar. But only 15 stars, according to my count, actually accomplished a total romp in modern times. Many others were like Robert De Niro ("...
  • Oscars have always welcomed the world

     
    This year's Oscars numbered only one foreign-born winner -- Austria's Christoph Waltz ("Inglorious Basterds") -- among the four acting champs. However, that does not mean the Oscars are guilty of any homegrown bias. After all, six of the 20 acting...
  • Christopher Nolan takes flight with Superman: 'We have a fantastic story' [UPDATED]

     
    The "Dark Knight" director speaks for the first time about his Superman plans -- and about the third Batman film's villain. "It won't be," he says with a wink, "Mr. Freeze."...
  • So what did we learn from this year's Oscars?

     
    Our forums moderator Darrin "DoubleD" Dortch asked this post-Oscars question in our message boards, eliciting comments below. Let's start with one of the lessons that Darrin says he learned from this derby season. See more reax in this forum thread....
  • Can 'Avatar' crush 'Twilight: New Moon' at the MTV Movie Awards?

     
    Our forum posters don't believe recent Oscar champ "The Hurt Locker" will even be nominated for best picture at the MTV Movie Awards. As they post their predictions in our message boards, our posters agree that front-runners for nominations are "Avatar,"...
  • How Ann Magnuson gott her dammerung on (and became a Wagner groupie)

     
    Like many opera illiterates, I used to associate Richard Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung” with one thing: Nazis. Those ominous strings, the rumbling timpani, the heroic heralding horns; they could mean only one thing ... more Hitler footage on t...
  • 'House M.D.': Don't forget to demonize two demon eyes

     
    Knights! Witches! Swords! Kings! For a moment, I thought that "House" had been preempted in favor of a Heath Ledger movie. Monday's episode, "Knight Fall," started off looking like a period piece until the king whipped out his iPhone to......
  • BAFTA's long lists led by 'An Education' at 17 mentions; 'Inglourious Basterds' at 14

     
    While the Academy Awards tease us with lists of semifinalist pre-nominations in only certain categories -- such as foreign film and some of the technical ones -- the BAFTAs have "long lists," as they're called, in almost all categories. Indeed, 15 films...
  • Bigger than Batman: Christopher Nolan says 'Inception' is 'the biggest challenge I've taken on'

     
    On Sunday, the staff of Los Angeles Times Calendar section will be previewing key 2010 releases by Hollywood. This is an early look at one of the articles in that package. So what exactly is “Inception”? That’s a popular question......