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  • New on DVD: 'The Hobbit,' 'August: Osage County,' 'Grudge Match'

    New DVD releases feature battles with dragons, family members and ancient boxers. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Grade B-minus: Bilbo Baggins continues his journey with the wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarves. The film is an exercise in excess. If...
  • Barbara Walters sets retirement date from 'The View'

    Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on "The View" on May 16, ABC announced Monday.  The network will honor Walters' five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. "The View," the daytime talk show...
  • Sports scheduling requires all the right moves

    The ball teetered on the lip of the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. It was 2005, and after Tiger Woods' now-famous chip shot fell in for a birdie and Woods went on to win the Masters for the fourth time, Jim Michaelian made a decision. With...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again

    Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again
    Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote, few now...
  • 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Finally Gets Love at Location Managers Awards

    Spurned and ignored during the lengthy awards season that ended with the Oscars, Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (above) finally scored a big win as outstanding location feature at the first annual Location Managers Guild of America awards...
  • MOVIES

    MOVIES
    "The Grapes of Wrath": Released a year after John Steinbeck's 1939 landmark novel, the John Ford-directed drama stars Henry Fonda as Oklahoma parolee Tom Joad, whose family of farmers are driven out of work by the Great Depression. So Ma, Pa, Uncle John,...
  • 'Breadcrumb Trail' doc untangles Slint's album 'Spiderland'

    'Breadcrumb Trail' doc untangles Slint's album 'Spiderland'
    With just six songs and a running time under 40 minutes, the 1991 album “Spiderland” by the quartet known as Slint is an unlikely landmark. Yet the record, with its clear ringing guitar sounds stabbed by distortion and snapping, rolling drums,...
  • When sports become hobbies

    I could barely watch the Winter Olympics last month because at 44-years-old, I was finally aware that I would never win a gold medal at the half pipe. So much so that when I went away skiing with my family last weekend, I couldn't even bring myself to...
  • L'Wren Scott dies at 49; model who became fashion designer

    L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot, 4-inch fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, created her own high-end clothing line and dressed fashion fans including Nicole Kidman and First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead Monday. Sources differ on her...
  • Colin Powell's Throwback Thursday selfie: 'Eat your heart out Ellen!'

    Colin Powell's Throwback Thursday selfie: 'Eat your heart out Ellen!'
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell got in the Throwback Thursday fun on Facebook with a vintage selfie -- one that was taken long before selfies became a thing. He posted a black and white photo of himself on his Facebook page with the caption:...
  • L'Wren Scott left mark on fashion world

    L'Wren Scott left mark on fashion world
    Though not a household name, L’Wren Scott dressed fashion’s A-list. First lady Michelle Obama wore a raspberry-colored design by Scott with peacock-blue kitten heels on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in November 2010. Amy Adams wore a...