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  • Oscars: 9 Under-the-Radar Performances that Deserve Buzz

    If you believe the awards season chatter, the Oscar race is practically over--even if it's only just beginning. There's already been a lot of talk about the frontrunners this year (from "The Imitation Game's" Benedict Cumberbatch to "Wild's" Reese Witherspoon). But the Academy always throws a few curveballs into the mix come January. Here are nine under-the-radar performances that deserve a fighting chance in this year's Oscar race.
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic Salutes His Hero, Stan Freberg

    The first time I was exposed to the work of Stan Freberg was when some prankster in my middle school played his famous soap opera parody "John and Marsha" over the public address system during class. It was unexpected, inappropriate and just plain weird;...

    Oscars: Actor Race Favors the Trophy-Less

    There's a school of thought that says actors have to "earn" an Oscar nomination -- voters are more likely to reward them if they've broken into the exclusive club with a previous nom. While such a theory didn't apply to this year's winner, Matthew...

    Roman Polanski Evades Arrest in Poland as U.S. Renews Chase

    LONDON -- Roman Polanski has evaded a fresh bid by U.S. authorities to have him arrested with a view to extraditing him. U.S. officials requested that the Polish government seize the director as he visited Poland to attend the opening of a Jewish...

    Jodie Foster sells home in Hollywood Hills for $5 million

    Jodie Foster has sold a home in Hollywood Hills for its latest asking price of $4.995 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, is in the Bird Streets area, long popular with celebrities. A courtyard leads to the home's skylighted entry. The...