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Black Swan

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  • WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube

    WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube
    The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip. On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
  • Bill Murray, CM Punk take part in Kerry Wood's wiffle ball benefit

    Bill Murray, CM Punk take part in Kerry Wood's wiffle ball benefit
    Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career

    Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career
    TORONTO--When director Denis Villeneuve first approached Jake Gyllenhaal to star as a detective in his new dramatic thriller, "Prisoners," the actor was skeptical. The movie contained plenty of genre elements — heinous crime, creepy suspect —...
  • Ads for controversial 'Noah' will now carry disclaimer

    In a move clearly aimed to appease potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a disclaimer to marketing materials for "Noah," writer-director Darren Aronofsky's drama about the great flood. The studio announced late Thursday that the...
  • Sochi Olympics: Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake,' Stravinsky abound

    Sochi Olympics: Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake,' Stravinsky abound
    The music of two of Russia's most famous composers -- Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky -- have figured prominently in the early days of the Sochi Olympics.  At the team figure skating competition Sunday, Russia's Nikita Katsalapov and Elena Ilinykh brought...
  • Two by two, including the arks used to film 'Noah'

    NEW YORK — The ark in "Noah" should be the ultimate petting zoo, but a warning sign on the film's massive set here tells visitors to keep their hands to themselves: "Animals are fragile. Please do not touch." There are fake mammals crowding one...
  • Online dating with White Swan, Black Swan

    Online dating with White Swan, Black Swan
    Several months ago, at the height of my disillusionment with online dating, I created a "Black Swan"profile for a dating site (My "White Swan" profile was up and running on the same site). I didn't actually name the profiles White Swan and Black Swan, but...
  • Word Play: Apart but not forgotten

    Word Play: Apart but not forgotten
    Do you think you might have, or might be, a pushy stage mother? Do you think you might have, or might be, a crazed sports dad? "Certainly not!" say the parents. Eye rolls from the kids. Meet Henry and Eva, lifelong best friends who pass back and...
  • Scene & Heard: 'I Have a Dream' Foundation-Los Angeles gospel brunch

    Scene & Heard: 'I Have a Dream' Foundation-Los Angeles gospel brunch
    The "I Have a Dream" Foundation-Los Angeles staged its annual gospel brunch on March 6, with Amy Brenneman of "Private Practice" playing host to an audience that included Ray Romano, Noah Wyle, Regina King, Michael Cudlitz and Scott Bakula, among 400...
  • 'No Strings Attached'

    'No Strings Attached'
    After the demands "Black Swan" placed on her, Natalie Portman was entitled to an easier job, and she found one in this friends-with-benefits comedy directed by Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters"). She and Ashton Kutcher play pals who step into the area of...
  • Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation's Casino Night

    Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation's Casino Night
    Following the April 3 game against the Denver Nuggets, 750 Lakers fans poured into the Lexus Club at Staples Center for the 4th annual Casino Night, a $500 per person benefit for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, which promotes education,...