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  • Oscars have always welcomed the world

     
    This year's Oscars numbered only one foreign-born winner -- Austria's Christoph Waltz ("Inglorious Basterds") -- among the four acting champs. However, that does not mean the Oscars are guilty of any homegrown bias. After all, six of the 20 acting...
  • Monster Mash: Olivier Awards streamed live; Cate Blanchett speaks up; dates set for Tony Awards

     
    -- Inaugural webcast: The Olivier Awards -- Britain's top theater honor -- will be streamed live online for the first time on March 21. Among this year's nominees are Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Gillian Anderson. (Playbill) -- Stumping for......
  • 'The Mountaintop,' 'Spring Awakening' among Olivier Award winners

     
    This was the year that the Olivier Awards officially went global. Britain's highest theater honor -- its equivalent of the Tonys on Broadway -- launched the first webcast of its glittery award ceremony from London on Sunday evening. Technically, the......
  • This weekend: More March Madness; Kevin James hosts Kids’ Choice Awards; Sacha Baron Cohen on ‘The Simpsons’

     
    After Butler's stunning victory over Syracuse last night, March Madness looms as the most exciting and unpredictable entertainment this weekend. The men's basketball tournament will fill CBS's schedule tonight, take part of Saturday's prime time and...
  • Turan review: 'Clash of the Titans' has 'distracting' 3-D and 'clunky' action

     
    As early crowds settle in to see the movie, Los Angeles Times movie critic Kenneth Turan weighs in on "Clash of the Titans" with little enthusiasm about the remake of the "creaky" 1981 stop-motion animated classic. It's doubtful that records......
  • Lynn Redgrave: An Appreciation

     
    Although I never met Lynn Redgrave, the news of her death Sunday at her home in Connecticut following a long bout with breast cancer feels oddly personal, a little like hearing about the passing of a former neighbor for whom......
  • Effects wizard Ray Harryhausen celebrated by academy exhibit in L.A.

     
    Susan King, our Hero Complex specialist on classic Hollywood, caught up with effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen by phone recently. Here's her report on their animated conversation: Retired special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen -- who celebrates his 90th...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Bret Michaels to 'American Idol'? | Charlie Sheen to jail? | Green Day to Tony Awards

     
    • Bret Michaels appeared on the finale of "American Idol" last week and says he is in the running to replace Simon Cowell as a judge next season. The curmudgeonly Cowell even endorsed the idea that Michaels, who has battled back from a series of...
  • Sir Patrick's day: Capt. Picard gets promoted by Queen

     
    Patrick Stewart has many accolades as a stage actor, but for fanboys he will forever be "Star Trek's" Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and "X-Men's" Professor Charles Xavier. On Wednesday he was given a truly royal honor as Queen Elizabeth II knighted......
  • From the Vaults: 'Pride and Prejudice' (1940)

     
    How can you possibly go wrong with Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy? The sad truth is that you can. Mr. Darcy isn't hard to get right, in my opinion -- all he has to do is be terribly rude -- but most adaptations of "Pride and Prejudice" balk at having the...
  • Branagh, Williams in “My Week with Marilyn?”

     
    Sir Laurence Olivier once made a movie with Marilyn Monroe. Things didn't go swimmingly, according to those on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, which Olivier also directed. But an employee of Olivier's wrote a book about My Week With Marilyn,...