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  • 2014 Oscar Preview: This Year's Race Off to a 'Grand' Start

    June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...
  • Meryl Streep discounts her updated midcentury in Hollywood Hills

    Meryl Streep discounts her updated midcentury in Hollywood Hills
    As homeowners (and their Realtors) in the Greater Los Angeles area can attest, selling a house is as much about timing and pricing as it is about location. Case in point being Meryl Streep, who has discounted her updated midcentury modern home in...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Academy Updates Campaign Rules for 87th Oscars

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has updated its campaign rules, with the most significant changes in the music category. The revised rules, available at oscars.org/regulations, state that "Music branch members may not contact other music...
  • Supreme Court says Aereo undercuts broadcasters

    WASHINGTON In a win for broadcasters and big media, the Supreme Court on Wednesday grounded the streaming service Aereo, ruling that the start-up violates the Copyright Act by recording and streaming over-the-air TV to subscribers' devices. The court's...
  • Academy revises Oscar rules, though probably not to extent it should

    Academy revises Oscar rules, though probably not to extent it should
    As a member of the motion picture academy's board of governors, composer Bruce Broughton would regularly field calls from music branch members asking about academy rules and campaigning. Broughton would direct them to the academy's website, which listed...
  • Small desert town will remember Harry Reid even after he moves on

    One of the few signs of this mining town's most celebrated resident sits out on its lonely eastern flanks, disappearing into the desert like a dusty after-thought. Harry Reid Road is paved for just a few hundred yards before it turns to dirt, on its way...
  • ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ director talks recruiting Cate Blanchett

     
    In “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the young Viking Hiccup is reunited with an important figure from his past […]...
  • Venerable Hollywood dive bar takes last plunge

    Venerable Hollywood dive bar takes last plunge
    One of Hollywood’s last dive bars is going down. The dark and dingy-looking Powerhouse bar near the corner of Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard will close for good at 2 a.m. Tuesday so its owners can renovate it and reopen with a hipper,...
  • Michael Fassbender Has a Papier Mache Head for Music in 'Frank' Trailer

    The newly-released U.S. trailer for the Sundance hit "Frank" is as bizarre as one would expect for an oddball comedy about a musician who wears a papier mache head. Michael Fassbender hides behind a giant fake head for the entirety of the film. However,...
  • Fox Co-Financing Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg Cold War Thriller

    Fox has joined DreamWorks to co-finance Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller. Fox will also distribute the film internationally. The film will start shooting in September. Disney and DreamWorks announced earlier this week that the U.S....