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  • Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test

    Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test
    After years spent calling for Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars, fans of the star got what they asked for Wednesday when Harris was named emcee of the 2015 ceremony. The actor playfully hinted at the announcement in a video distributed on social...
  • Beautiful trends from 2014 to carry into 2015

    Beautiful trends from 2014 to carry into 2015
    About now, most people are probably saying good riddance to 2014 and hoping for a better 2015. But when it comes to fashion and beauty, there are trends from 2014 I'm hoping to see more of in the new year. --Flare came back into denim, and hooray...
  • Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays

    Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays
    Franklin Leonard wasn't looking to upend the system. He just wanted some good vacation reading. In 2004, Leonard was working as a development executive at Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, charged with sifting through piles of...
  • Christine Cavanaugh dies at 51; actress gave voice to 'Babe,' others

    Christine Cavanaugh dies at 51; actress gave voice to 'Babe,' others
    Christine Cavanaugh, an actress best known for providing the voice for the title pig in the 1995 film "Babe," has died. She was 51. Cavanaugh died Dec. 22 at her home in Cedar City, Utah, her family confirmed. No details regarding the cause of death...
  • 'Wild' takes Reese Witherspoon into raw, bracing new territory

    "Wild" opens high atop the Pacific Crest Trail, where at first all the eye can see is the sweeping beauty of a rugged land, unmarred and untamed. The scene is breathtaking, serene, until it is broken by pain and pierced by a scream. The pain comes...
  • Golden Globes 2015: The Globes' rise in stature? Blame TV

    Golden Globes 2015: The Globes' rise in stature? Blame TV
    As anyone even remotely connected with it will tell you, awards season is a pain, an annual collective descent into a frenzied war of opposing forces. Every year, the studios, the stars and the media sagely "reconsider" the wisdom and meaning of...
  • 'SNL' slams North Korea, Sony

    Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.” The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
  • 1938 storm changes Los Angeles River

     
    On Feb. 27 and 28, 1938, a storm soaked Southern California with 4.4 inches of rain. Late on March 1, 1938, a new storm arrived dropping 10 inches in Los Angeles and more in mountain areas. Rivers overflowed and dozens were killed....
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies': 66 images from the finale

     
    Peter Jackson's big-screen adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit” is coming to a close with “The Hobbit: The […]...
  • A teacher, a student and an acclaimed documentary

    Five years ago, Alan Hicks set out to make a documentary about Clark Terry, the jazz musician whose 70-year career influenced generations of musicians dating back to Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. It wasn't until about a year into the project that...
  • Dr. Evil takes over 'SNL' to talk Sony and North Korea

    Dr. Evil takes over 'SNL' to talk Sony and North Korea
    "SNL" veteranMike Myers returned to the show on Saturday as Dr. Evil to mock North Korea's cyber war with Sony Pictures. The Austin Powers nemesis, appearing in the show's opening sketch, ripped everyone from the hackers ("There's already a GOP and they'...