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  • Turns out John Travolta's Oscars face-touching of Idina Menzel was planned

    Turns out John Travolta's Oscars face-touching of Idina Menzel was planned
    Another Oscars, another viral John Travolta moment. But unintentional it was not: The "Pulp Fiction" star's manhandling of singer Idina Menzel's face was indeed planned, even if it didn't come off that way. The 61-year-old star's latest misstep with...
  • Scarlett Johansson defends Travolta's Oscars kiss: 'Totally sweet and totally welcome'

    Scarlett Johansson is defendng John Travolta's impromptu kiss on the Oscars red carpet  Sunday. Settle down, folks. "The Avengers" star said there was nothing strange about the encounter — though many social media users (and anyone with working...
  • NAACP Image Awards: Diversity, politics and a stunning 'Selma' snub

    NAACP Image Awards: Diversity, politics and a stunning 'Selma' snub
    Glitz and glamour were not the only things on the minds of celebrities at the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Friday. In kicking off the ceremony in Pasadena, which honors excellence in film, TV, film and literature by artists of color, host Anthony Anderson...
  • Hollywood Reporter fetes Oscar nominees

    Hollywood Reporter fetes Oscar nominees
    The event: The Hollywood Reporter feted this year’s Academy Award contenders at the magazine’s third annual Nominees Night, presented by Cadillac, at Spago in Beverly Hills on Monday. The scene: Star power radiated from inside master chef...
  • Nitpicking feminism strengthens the movement

    Nitpicking feminism strengthens the movement
    As women, there’s a universal experience that binds us: that of being and experiencing life as the lesser gender. Not lesser by virtue, mind you, but by supposition. History dictates the sway, and men continue their rule. As feminists (the ones...
  • Oscars fashion: Red carpet fun with Moore's sequins, Nyong'o's pearls, more

    Oscars fashion: Red carpet fun with Moore's sequins, Nyong'o's pearls, more
    It's rare that an actress makes news on the Oscars red carpet for not talking about who made her dress. But that's what happened Sunday night. Instead of chatting with E! Entertainment TV host Ryan Seacrest about what she was wearing (a draped black-...
  • Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party

    Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party
    Swirling searchlights lit up the sky in front of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for its 12th annual Academy Awards viewing party on Feb. 22. Themed "Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration," this year's...
  • Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers

    Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers
    To many thousands of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Hispanics in general, actor Sean Penn's comments about Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu were offensive. "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" Penn asked, before handing...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Hollywood on parade in two new exhibits

    Hollywood on parade in two new exhibits
    With the race to the Oscars in the final stretch, two new exhibits celebrate the Academy Awards, the glamour of the red carpet and the legacy of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building in Hollywood recently opened its...
  • 'Jupiter Ascending' and 'Seventh Son,' another sort of Oscar fest

    It happens nearly every year. If it’s Oscar season, you can pretty much bet  an awards favorite or two will do something not-very-Oscar-y on our movie or TV screens, materializing in some pulpy/weird/mediocre piece of entertainment (usually...