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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...
  • '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......
  • ThatÂs Life: Treasure in Thrift Store

    Imagine paying just 99-cents for a thrift store picture frame and find a small treasure within? That's exactly what happened to one woman when she looked behind the worthless picture that was in the frame when she bought it! She found a 1949 dated movie...
  • Griffin's 'Journey's End' a moving tale of wartime

    The British military officers in the trenches in R.C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" know that German soldiers sit in their own dugouts less than 100 yards away. They know both sides are cold, lonely, afraid and ready to blow each other to bits. But they don'...
  • Rous named Virginia Symphony conductor

    Benjamin Rous has been selected as the new associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony. His first assignment here will be conducting the symphony's free outdoor pre-season concerts in August-September. As associate conductor, he'll be responsible for...