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  • Songs meant to empower girls can backfire on them

    Songs meant to empower girls can backfire on them
    What if she lets the wrong stuff go? This is my fear (one of them) for my daughter, who, like millions of other girls, absorbs daily doses of pop psychology via "Frozen's" "Let It Go" and Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off." I don't need to tell you how...
  • For Oscar-seeking filmmakers, World War II never ends

    Moviemakers love war. Make a war picture, you get explosions, high drama, death, sacrifice, heroism, villainy. Studios love war too because war is great for box office: More than half of the 10 best-grossing films of all time are filled with humans,...
  • Anjelica Huston demands 'Watch Me' ... new book is a true revelation!

    "I FELT a loss of identity," writes the successful author, sometime model and Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston in the second book of her astounding memoir. It is titled this time around "Watch Me." WELL, no wonder. She grew up in the intimidating...
  • Fickle social media can boost, or trip up, Oscar hopefuls in an instant

    Fickle social media can boost, or trip up, Oscar hopefuls in an instant
    The lights hadn't even come up yet after Tuesday night's AFI Fest premiere of "Selma" when the tweets started rolling out from the Egyptian Theater, virtually all of them praising Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King biopic and the performance of its star,...
  • Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.

    Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.
    To get it out of the way right at the top: No, he didn't play saxophone. But that hardly stopped Bill Clinton from strutting across the stage of the Dolby Theatre like a true-blue jazz cat. And how could you blame him? By the time he appeared Sunday...
  • Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James Brown

    When director Tate Taylor called on costume designer Sharen Davis to suit up his cast for the energetic "Get On Up," a biopic of soul singer James Brown that covers multiple decades, she was already a pro at dressing showy singers for film, having been...
  • 'Unbroken' could stir Oscar acting pot

    Conventional wisdom would tell you the Oscar acting races are, for the most part, all but settled. And we haven't even carved the Thanksgiving turkey! But then, last November's conventional wisdom had Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and Emma Thompson as lock-...
  • Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories

    To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little...
  • The long goodbye after the loss of an actor

    The long goodbye after the loss of an actor
    When a film actor leaves us before his final work becomes available, it makes for a long, strange goodbye indeed. The most recent example of this comes from the latest "Hunger Games" movie, "Mockingjay — Part 1." The late Philip Seymour Hoffman,...
  • 15 new films you'll want to see this December

    Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It's the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to...
  • Nip, tuck, click: Demand for U.S. plastic surgery rises in selfie era

    Nip, tuck, click: Demand for U.S. plastic surgery rises in selfie era
    Dental hygienist Jennifer Reynolds was always self-conscious about her looks, never took selfies and felt uncomfortable being tagged in photographs posted on social media. The 34-year-old from Costa Rica who lives in New York opted for plastic surgery on...