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  • Roger Mayer dies at 88; movie exec was key player in film preservation

    Roger Mayer, a movie executive who became a forceful advocate for film preservation after inspecting storehouses packed with decaying negatives on an MGM lot, has died. He was 88.
  • Oscars: Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey to present

    Oscars: Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey to present
    The Neil Patrick Harris High-Wire Act, also known as the 87th Oscars, has gained some major star power. Three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey will be presenters during the Feb. 22 telecast on ABC. Streep, a nominee for a record 19th...

    Enzian: Free popcorn from Paul Newman

    Paul Newman may be gone, but his philanthropy continues in charming ways.  To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Enzian, the Paul Newman Foundation is contributing gourmet popcorn that will be given out for free the week of Feb. 15 while supplies...

    Final thoughts (we think!) about Oscar Night

    "THEY FILLED our lives so much, the films they were in made us laugh, think and cry. Through their work they shared a piece of our soul. We will miss them with the sadness with which we miss an old friend," said Meryl Streep as she prefaced the rundown on...

    Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

     Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism
    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...