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Hollywood (Los Angeles, California)

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  • A race heads in unknown direction

    Looking like an unmade bed, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" director Peter Jackson ambles barefoot into a small dining room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for an intimate luncheon with a dozen or so local journalists. It'...
  • After summer of flops, a season of quality?

    Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
  • Animation drawing new respect in Hollywood

    In the beginning, there was Snow White. Walt Disney's lovely songbird made history in 1937, debuting in Hollywood's first movie-length cartoon. It was an instant creative and financial sensation. Today, 65 years later, her legacy will take center...
  • Baltimore's reel men

    These guys hail from the same city? Barry Levinson, 61, makes gently pointed comedies about growing up, about camaraderie and family and finding one's foothold in the world. He's a television producer and director of distinction. He's won an Oscar and an...
  • The new bleacher features

    Yes, there will still be bleachers for fans at this year's Academy Awards -- despite earlier rumors that they would be banned. But getting a bleacher seat will be much tougher than before, and don't plan to camp out ahead of time to get one. The...
  • An Oscar mantra: Press to excess

    I was around a gaggle of movie people the other night who were all talking about the Oscars. That wouldn't be such an odd thing at this time of year, except for one thing: The awards themselves were something of an after-thought. Everybody was talking...
  • The race for best director at a glance

    Ron Howard, "A Beautiful Mind" Oscar history: Howard's never been nominated before, even though his "Apollo 13" was in the running for best picture and he won the Directors Guild of America award for directing it. In his favor: Howard is extremely well-...
  • Vilanch might be next Edna Turnblad

    First there was Divine - the larger-than-life, cross-dressing star who created the role of Bawlamer matriarch Edna Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 movie Hairspray. Then Harvey Fierstein donned Edna's wig in the hit Broadway musical version. Now there's word...
  • Stars -- and dollar signs -- in their eyes

    WASHINGTON - They still want to go. Ten days after the space shuttle Columbia was lost and the seven astronauts on board were killed, space industry entrepreneurs pledged this week to forge ahead with their mission - to turn a buck by sending ordinary...
  • In Calif., nonvoters express disgust

    Since 1956, Robert Gamm had made the trek to the voting booth. He never missed a general election. He never missed a primary. Until Tuesday. "I'm really disgusted," said Gamm, 68, a retired public relations manager and Banana Republic clerk in the...
  • Computer games lure the fairer sex

    Computer and video game makers have a new customer on their holiday list this year: people like Jennifer Vandersteen. The 29-year-old student at the University of Texas, San Antonio, began playing "Ms. Pac-Man" at age six. Now, she logs as many as 40...
  • Culture shock

    SEATTLE -- You might think John Waters has seen it all. But the Prince of Puke, the Pope of Trash -- or as he prefers to think of himself these days, "Filth Elder" -- remains amazed by the world around him. It's downright amazing how often the word...