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  • Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser

    Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser
    The event: Taste for a Cure, a fundraiser for UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation honoring Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, featured a stand-up routine by comedian Tom Papa, two songs by Darren Criss and a surprise duet by...
  • Oscar Parties 2014: The Ultimate Guide

    In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need...
  • Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots

    Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots
    There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them. On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
  • Oprah Winfrey to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma'

    Oprah Winfrey to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma'
    Oprah Winfrey has come aboard as a producer on "Selma," a biopic about the iconic Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • 'Thor' Beats 'Gravity' in Home Video Sales

    Oscar buzz -- and a bigger box office gross -- couldn't lift "Gravity" over a highly anticipated Disney live-action fantasy when the two films hit the home video market last week. Walt Disney Studios' "Thor: The Dark World," the eighth installment in the...
  • Movie musicals deserving of a remake

    Movie musicals deserving of a remake
    Earlier this month Steven Spielberg expressed strong interest in remaking "West Side Story," and my first thought (via Twitter) was a quick gut reaction: Why not "Gypsy" instead? I've been second-guessing that tweet ever since. So many major Broadway...
  • Why Did Halle Berry's 'Frankie & Alice' Languish on the Shelf?

    It took three years, a Golden Globe nomination and possibly a slew of recent hit films targeting African-American audiences for Halle Berry's "Frankie & Alice" to finally open in 125 theaters on Friday. Geoffrey Sax's gritty drama based on the true story...
  • Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke

     Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke
    "How you doin', baby?" Marlon Wayans said, leaning down to kiss a doll on the lips. The toy, a prop from Wayans' latest movie, "A Haunted House 2," was propped up in a chair across the table from the actor at a stuffy Beverly Hills restaurant. The doll,...
  • Tribeca Film Festival Highlights

    8 p.m.-midnight April 15 New York Filmmaker Party Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall 7:30 p.m. April 16 Opening-Night Gala "Time Is Illmatic" (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Producer and director Lee Daniels was born in Philadelphia, Penn., today in 1959. This birthday guy produced and directed the 2009 film "Precious," which earned Oscar nominations both for his direction and for best picture. He also...