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  • Emmys Host Neil Patrick Harris Likes a Good Juggle

    Neil Patrick Harris can do just about anything -- other than one of those graceful Cirque du Soleil style press-up handstands, but he's working on that. In 2009, he won raves for hosting both the Tony and Emmy broadcasts, a feat the "How I Met Your...
  • Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies

    Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies
    In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American. In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
  • Could 'Philomena' or 'Blue Jasmine' Score an Oscar Upset?

    Could "Philomena" or "Blue Jasmine" win the Oscar for best picture? It seems like an off-the-wall question, but the off-the-wall answer is yeah, maybe. Since early September, pundits have been predicting that either "Gravity" or "12 Years a Slave" would...
  • '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations
    Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions ahead of the Oscars. In the coveted best drama...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena' among USC Scripter nominees

    The authors and screenwriters of "Captain Phillips," "Philomena," "The Spectacular Now," "12 Years a Slave" and "What Maisie Knew" have been nominated for the 26th USC Libraries Scripter Award. Unlike other feature film awards, the Scripter Award honors...
  • Johnny Knoxville wants an Oscar nom for 'Bad Grandpa' -- and may get it

    Johnny Knoxville wants an Oscar nom for 'Bad Grandpa' -- and may get it
    In “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Johnny Knoxville gets bucked headfirst through a plate-glass window by a coin-operated ride, sticks his genitals into the business end of a vending machine and generally puts his body through a series of...
  • Richard Gere, David Strathairn Check in to 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2′

    Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig have been added to the cast of Fox Searchlight's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2," which has started shooting in India. John Madden has returned to direct the sequel from a script by Ol Parker....
  • In praise of older women -- Hollywood gets on board with maturity

    "I AM NOT twenty-ish. I am not thirty-ish. Three months ago I was 40 years old. Forty. 4-0. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off." So said Bette Davis in 1950's "All About...
  • Lindsay Lohan to get the Oprah treatment

    "THE MIND is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." -- Plutarch, on the subject of mentoring the young Well, the mind of Lindsay Lohan has, in recent years, seemed an all but empty vessel and/or a patch of land that is so unhappily damp it...
  • George Clooney Named As Potential Witness In SAG-AFTRA Suit

    George Clooney, Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake are among the potential witnesses listed by Ed Asner and the 15 other plaintiffs in the lawsuit against SAG-AFTRA over $130 million in unpaid funds. Thursday's filing of the witness list comes a...
  • Rufus Norris to succeed Nicholas Hytner at National Theatre

    Rufus Norris, who began his career as an actor before turning to directing, has been tapped to succeed Nicholas Hytner as the new director of Britain's presitigious National Theatre. Norris is expected to assume his new role when Hytner steps down at...
  • Stephen Frears likes his women strong

    Stephen Frears likes his women strong
    He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...