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  • Oscars 2015: Costume design nominations favor the fantastical

    Oscars 2015: Costume design nominations favor the fantastical
    The 2015 Academy Award nominees in the costume design category are heavy on the fantastical fashion -- and the familiar faces -- with all but one film on the list also up for a Costume Designers Guild award. Costume designer Milena Canonero, nominated...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice

    Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice
    The prolific French composer Alexandre Desplat has vied for Oscar gold against some imposing names over the course of his career, including John Williams, A.R. Rahman, Thomas Newman and Danny Elfman. This year he faces a formidable new rival: himself....
  • Oscars 2015: Academy president commits 'Dick Poop' gaffe

    Oscars 2015: Academy president commits 'Dick Poop' gaffe
    There were many winners and many more losers on Oscar nominations morning, but there was only one person who managed to be both at the same time: "Mr. Turner" director of photography Dick Pope. Or, as academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs mistakenly said,...
  • Rash of celebrity splits usher in the new year

    "BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!" That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958. I WAS reminded of...
  • Live video: 2015 Oscars nominations

    Watch the announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominations live.
  • 'Still Alice' thrives thanks to Julianne Moore

    'Still Alice' thrives thanks to Julianne Moore
    3 stars (out of four) Moments of devastating, intense emotion shouldn’t be accentuated with strings. Life doesn’t have a score, and trauma is not an opportunity for violins to show off. This is obvious. While it’s nowhere near as...
  • Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are doubling down on hosts this year, enlisting Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell to emcee the freewheeling beachside ceremony. The "Portlandia" co-creator and the "House of Lies" actress will preside over the first live...
  • Use your Thanksgiving leftovers in a great mac and cheese

    Use your Thanksgiving leftovers in a great mac and cheese
    One of the things I love most about the holiday season is that virtually all of the dishes associated with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year, and other seasonal celebrations center on some form of comfort food. Name a recipe, and you can be...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations

    Golden Globes 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations
    When Kate Beckinsale and Jeremy Piven take the stage in Beverly Hills on Thursday to announce nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Golden Globes, you can expect some juicy surprises and a couple of eyebrow-raisers to go with it. After...
  • Oscar race: Oprah Winfrey's to win?

    Oscar race: Oprah Winfrey's to win?
    The race for the Academy Awards took a major turn Christmas Day. Up to that point, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were the likely front-runners for best picture, based on critics' prizes and nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes....
  • How to be fascinating? Work for Disney

    How to be fascinating? Work for Disney
    To make Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," it helps if you have a connection to Disney, which owns ABC, the network that will air the special. The 10 Most Fascinating list now includes Michael Strahan, whose "Live With...