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  • Not so complicated: Meryl Streep wasn't asked to join costars as Oscars co-hosts

     
    Following Tuesday's announcement of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as co-hosts of the Oscars, Gold Derby noted that when the academy used multiple hosts most recently, there was at least one woman in the mix. So, we wondered, why aren't these two male...
  • 'Twilight's' Robert Pattinson takes a trip to LACMA

     
    Normally, celebrity sightings aren't Culture Monster's métier. Frankly, they're too commonplace and just a bit déclassé for a culture blog. But truth be told, we never say never, and as such, we couldn't resist following up on a recent sighting......
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
  • Lily Tomlin tour travels to Southern California in January

     
    Her career now into its fourth decade, Lily Tomlin certainly deserves some sort of award for showbiz longevity. Whether on stage or screen, the actress-comedian seldom seems to be out of work. People of a certain age may remember her......
  • Tea Party: Life imitating art in Nashville

     
    Am I the only one to notice the coincidence that the Tea Party Convention met in Nashville, which is also the title of a 1975 Robert Altman movie about (among other things) an anti-establishment presidential candidate? Hal Phillip Walker, the standard-...
  • Andy Klein reviews 'Valentine's Day' -- and it's not sweet

     
    In Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day," we meet a dozen (or two) Angelenos, all of whom have their own romantic dilemmas, and most of whom will somehow intersect during the course of the eponymous day. In short, it's the romantic comedy equivalent of...
  • Author Barry Hannah, 67, has died

     
    Author Barry Hannah died on Monday at his home in Oxford, Miss. He was 67. The county coroner said Hannah died of natural causes. Hannah, who was born in Mississippi, broke onto the literary stage in 1972 when his debut......
  • French design firm H5 eyes Oscar glory with 'Logorama'

     
    The Paris-based design company H5 has built its reputation primarily on commercials and music videos. In the U.S., its best-known work includes innovative videos for Massive Attack and Röyksopp, as well as the hard-to-get-out-of-your-head commercials for...
  • Farrah Fawcett missing from 'In Memoriam' at Oscars

     
    Though Farrah Fawcett's main claim to fame was television, the decision to leave her out of the "In Memoriam" segment of the Oscars has caused quite a stir. Fawcett appeared in 14 feature films in her lifetime. Although she was first featured as eye candy...
  • 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...
  • Academy-Award Actress Patricia Neal, Dead At 84

    Academy-Award Actress Patricia Neal, Dead At 84
    Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's...
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...