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  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' rounds out its cast

    The beloved erotic bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James is going to be a movie someday. Despite some rocky starts -- its original Christian Grey backed out citing scheduling conflicts -- the film is in production now, with Jamie Dornan as...
  • How 'Saving Mr. Banks' Helped Rescue Emma Thompson

    On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the tableread with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
  • Emma Thompson to Nab Santa Barbara Fest's Modern Master Award

    The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award. The British thesp-scribe-producer will receive the fest's highest honor for her diverse body of work, which includes, most recently, her...
  • Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

    Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Lewis...
  • New in romance from Tidewater authors

    New in romance from Tidewater authors
    Here's a look at two recently released sequels in romance fiction. Virginia Beach author Terri Osburn, whose debut novel “Meant to Be” (Montlake Romance, 2013) hit best-seller status earlier this year, recently released “Up to the...
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
  • Pope Francis visits rehab hospital, decries drug legalization

    Pope Francis visits rehab hospital, decries drug legalization
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Visiting with a group of recovering addicts in a Brazilian hospital Wednesday night, Pope Francis criticized the regional push to legalize drugs, saying society must instead tackle root causes of substance abuse such as the lack of...
  • Women Shouldn't Use Men For Measure

    Imagine hearing the phrase: "Wow, you're just like one of the boys!" Then imagine hearing the phrase: "Wow, you're just like every other woman!" Now decide which phrase is a compliment. That didn't take very long, did it? Let's face it: For a...
  • Women Are Funny, That's No Joke

    Get your pen, keyboard or tattoo gun, everybody, and please write this down: Women are funny and always have been. Women's humor is not a "new thing." It's not like an iPhone 5, the use of genomic analysis in medicine or gay couples with babies on prime-...
  • Tension fills author's book, family

    Tension fills author's book, family
    Scientists have yet to prove that there is a genetic predisposition to good writing, but as they continue the search they would do well to read "The Chocolate Money," the first novel by a former Chicagoan named Ashley Prentice Norton. This novel,...
  • Engaged Couple Take Lead In TheaterWorks' Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur'

    Engaged Couple Take Lead In TheaterWorks' Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur'
    Sexual scenes on stage between two actors are never easy. So when the Tony Award-nominated play by David Ives, "Venus in Fur," called for a riding crop, black patent leather thigh-high boots, dog collars and a slap or two of S&M, a fetishist element was...