| Sep 8, 2008
There are celebrities so well-known that they need to use only one name. The housing equivalent is Pickfair, the Beverly Hills Georgian manor whose name instantly summons images of old Hollywood and the days of glamour and opulence.
Pickfair has been...
| Sep 9, 2008
Today's question: Could a socially conservative female candidate ever appeal to feminists? Previously, Marcotte and Mangu-Ward discussed Gloria Steinem's comments on Sarah Palin.
Social conservatism harms women Point: Amanda Marcotte
| Sep 18, 2008
Hilary Swank, who last starred in "P.S. I Love You," won't be saying her final goodbyes anytime soon.
The Oscar winner is doing fine after being hospitalized for a minor medical procedure, reports People.
According to her manager, Swank, 34, was...
| Oct 4, 2008
Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment.
Actress Julianna Margulies may have...
| Jun 13, 2008
Christopher Eccleston will jump from an evil turn in "G.I. Joe" to a co-starring turn with Hilary Swank in "Amelia."
The biopic of Amelia Earhart will be directed by Mira Nair for Avalon Pictures and Fox Searchlight.
According to Variety, Eccleston will...
| Jul 24, 2008
Tim Burton has finally found the right leading lady to play the title role in his version of "Alice in Wonderland."
According to Variety, Mia Wasikowska is in final negotiations to play Alice, a young woman who goes down a rabbit's hole and finds all...
| Nov 4, 2007
WHILE Hilary Swank was making the inspirational drama "Freedom Writers" with writer-director Richard LaGravenese, he told her that for her next film, "I want you to do something lighter and funny and girlie. You are such a girl, and you are so funny." ¶...
| Sep 13, 2009
George Eckstein, a television writer and producer who co-wrote the historic final episode of "The Fugitive" TV series in the 1960s and produced the acclaimed Steven Spielberg-directed TV-movie "Duel" in the '70s, has died. He was 81.
Eckstein died of...
| Oct 18, 2009
Ewan McGregor's next films are surrounded by controversy. There's Roman Polanski's unfinished film "The Ghost," a thinly veiled indictment of Tony Blair. The satirical "The Men Who Stare at Goats," also featuring George Clooney and Jeff Bridges, alleges...
| Oct 18, 2009
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Douglas, Eli Broad, Amelia Earhart, George Ellery Hale and countless other like-minded souls shared a common thread: They ventured west to pursue their dreams of fame, fortune, a better life or creative freedom and left a...
| Oct 21, 2009
Amelia Earhart wasn't much more than "a face on a postage stamp" to Indian director Mira Nair when she took on the assignment of directing Hilary Swank as the famed aviatrix in the new bio-pic Amelia.
Fortunately, "we had this bible we used to...