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  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman

     All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman
    It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy was nominated for supporting actress for her performance in "Bridesmaids" two years ago, won an Emmy for her TV series "Mike & Molly," was second to Jennifer Lawrence in a recent poll of best-liked...
  • Melissa McCarthy recalls 'decade of tears': 'I was an idiot'

    Melissa McCarthy recalls 'decade of tears': 'I was an idiot'
    Melissa McCarthy recalls a time when she wanted to conform to certain standards of beauty, but looking back, she thinks that girl was an "idiot." "In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to...
  • Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'

     Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — One humid night last June, on a dock along one of this port city's winding creeks, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates took their places for a scene in the new movie "Tammy." Five years earlier, McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone,...
  • Barbara Walters shines at Maria Droste event

    "The most important thing is generosity. That is the decision to use your mind and reason as well as you can in each situation," said Descartes. If you read my friend David Patrick Columbia in his New York Social Diary yesterday when he covered the Maria...
  • Walk of Fame Honoree Kate Winslet Keeps Raising the Bar

    No offense to entertainment journalists and film critics, but Kate Winslet doesn't read what they write about her. It's nothing personal. And it's not as if she's inaccessible. In fact, she's one of the more engaging interviewees one is likely to...
  • Book Excerpt: Deconstructing Filmmaker Wes Anderson

    The work of Wes Anderson has been dividing critics for years, ever since his short film, "Bottle Rocket" (later expanded into a feature), played Sundance in 1994, and announced the presence of a unique new voice in the indie world, as well as calling...
  • 10 things you might not know about conspiracy theories

    10 things you might not know about conspiracy theories
    We're approaching the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that wrenched this nation and spawned countless conspiracy theories. Was Kennedy killed by the Cubans? The CIA? The Mafia? The military-industrial complex?...
  • Cate Blanchett Infuses 'Blue Jasmine' with Literary Complexity

    The parallels between Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen's title character in "Blue Jasmine" have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay...
  • George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' no work of art, reviews say

    On paper, "The Monuments Men" has a lot going for it, including a starry cast led by director and co-writer George Clooney and a remarkable true story -- about a group of soldiers on a mission to protect priceless works of art in World War II Europe -- as...
  • Patty Andrews dies at 94; Andrews Sisters' last surviving member

    They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to...
  • Michael Robbins on reviewing

    Michael Robbins on reviewing
    No one dreams of being a book reviewer when he grows up. You might dream of writing poems or novels or essays or even, if you are perennially picked last for teams in gym class, literary criticism (“We don't want Robbins, you can have an extra...