| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The Jan. 15 announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominations was greeted with widespread dismay at the omission of Ava DuVernay, the director of "Selma," and David Oyelowo, the movie's star. Once people analyzed and totaled up the nominations, dismay...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:54 AM
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.
Their letter published Saturday in the Guardian praises the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch is chasing the sun. Fresh off an island vacation with fiancée Sophie Hunter and just out of a steam at the Parker Palm Spring's sauna, Cumberbatch is moving his patio chair clockwise around a firepit on a chilly January afternoon....
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:06 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored."
The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Bradley Cooper had to suffer for his art to play the title role in "American Sniper." To portray a Navy SEAL, Cooper had to bulk up by more than 40 pounds -- which meant eating about 8,000 calories a day and working out for four hours a day, writer-...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:22 AM
UPDATED: The Academy Awards nominations are ridiculed year after year, but the voting is not a quota system.
So the controversy over the lack of diversity in acting nominees this year is fascinating. One critic on Friday morning carped that the nominees...
| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:45 AM
If laws of time and space were of no matter, the characters played by the performers in this year’s Envelope Actors Roundtable would make for a most unusual dinner party — a contemporary big-city lawyer struggling to reconcile with his small-...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:23 AM
The Weinstein Co. and Netflix affair after the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton was a bit more posh than the other after-parties, with lush ferns, plush couches and soft, candle-lit mood lighting.
Hilary Duff, taking selfies with...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Critics' favorites "Boyhood" and "Birdman" are among the top contenders in nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Ensembles from both films will compete with the casts of "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game" and "The Grand...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:07 AM
"Birdman" led the way in SAG nominations with four, followed by "Boyhood," "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" with three each.
"Birdman" snagged nominations for Michael Keaton for lead actor, Edward Norton for supporting actor, Emma...