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  • Oscar 2014. Hooray for Hollywood. Hooray for Ellen (for sure!)

    "ELOQUENCE is a painting of the thoughts," said Blaise Pascal. WELL, many of Sunday night's Oscar winners dipped brushes into their palette and came up with some of the most exquisitely touching and meaningful speeches of any Oscar telecast. I don't...
  • Macklemore, Daft Punk Early Winners at the Grammys

    Top nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk were among the leading winners at the pre-telecast Grammy Awards ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday afternoon. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took a three-trophy haul, as their hit set "The Heist" scored...
  • Dickie Smothers: 'I'm Not Dead Yet,' Shopping TV Spots

    It's a small booth on the far corner of the NATPE exhibition floor, but baby boomers and TV connoisseurs are beating a path to space No. 108 this year to shake hands with a Smothers brother. Dickie Smothers aims to launch the next chapter of his long...
  • Everly Brothers' legacy saluted at Americana Music Assn. show

    Everly Brothers' legacy saluted at Americana Music Assn. show
    A couple dozen members of the Americana music community descended on the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday, the night before the Grammy Awards, to demonstrate the ongoing influence of the music of the Everly Brothers while paying homage to singer...
  • Madonna's Oscar Night bash draws Hollywood A-listers

    "HEAR NO evil, speak no evil -- and you'll never be invited to a party!" said Oscar Wilde. SO, YESTERDAY we read all about the "fabulous" Oscar after-parties, and some did sound pretty good. Vanity Fair's fete is still, apparently, the place to go. But...
  • William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'

     William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'
    From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
  • How Kermit the Frog and the Muppets Got Their Mojo Back

    It's hard to make a comeback in Hollywood -- unless you're swine. In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the...
  • Awards Season Defined by the Sweet Smell of Excess

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," the last major Oscar hopeful to be screened for the media, is an appropriate capper, because the tragicomic film is about excess -- and everything about this year's awards season has been excessive: the...
  • 'Monsters University' director Dan Scanlon, an animated Everyman

     'Monsters University' director Dan Scanlon, an animated Everyman
      Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...
  • Stars turn out to meet the 'Llewyn Davis' folkers

    Stars turn out to meet the 'Llewyn Davis' folkers
    Although Wednesday night's celebration of music from the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" lacked the onstage star power of a New York Film Festival-pegged benefit event (no Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford or Joan Baez), it...
  • M-Go Tests Title-Specific Movie Gift Cards in Grocery Stores

    M-Go is aiming to recreate the experience of giving physical DVDs as gifts in the digital era -- arguing that it's more personal to bestow, say, "Smurfs 2" on that special someone than a generic prepaid card. The company, the digital video venture of...
  • Bruce Dern to George Clooney: Q&A Blitz Helps Carry This Year's Oscar Onslaught

    Wherever you go in town this time of year you're likely to run into a filmmaker. Or an actor. Or at least a producer. It's not that normally inaccessible movie stars are suddenly becoming pedestrian friendly. It's just that in this corridor of time known...