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  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles

    Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles
    Would she or wouldn't she? If she won the Oscar for lead actress, would Cate Blanchett utter the "W" word? Fairly or not, that was a question surrounding the star of "Blue Jasmine," who took the trophy for her portrayal of a fallen New York socialite in...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Oscars 2014: The faces of Jared Leto

    For his performance as the transgender AIDS patient Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto essentially became a different person for 25 days. He dropped more than 30 pounds, adopted a lilting accent and stayed in character for the entirety of the...
  • Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?

    Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?
    Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....
  • '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud

    '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud
    A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
  • Oscar Parties: Lupita Nyong'o, June Squibb, Sally Hawkins, Anna Kendrick Celebrate in the Rain

    Although Los Angeles only recorded 1.53 inches of rain over the course of 12 hours on Friday according to the National Weather Service, it was enough precipitation to cause a rather sizable and particularly deep tidal pool outside West Hollywood's Fig &...
  • Watch: Live Stream of Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

    With Santa Monica drenched from heavy rain, the red carpet for this Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards is being held in a beachside tent. The 29th annual awards will be live streamed above until 1:30 p.m. PST. Comedian Patton Oswalt will host the...
  • Oscars 2014: Companies hope to lure celebs with products at swag bag event

    Oscars 2014: Companies hope to lure celebs with products at swag bag event
    From beauty products to designer clothes, celebrities are showered with free, lavish gifts during awards season. But swag bags and events organized around them don't just benefit celebrities. They help companies that put together the luxury events and...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Feature at Spirit Awards

    "12 Years a Slave" has dominated the Independent Spirit Awards, winning best feature and four other awards including director for Steve McQueen, supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o, screenplay for John Ridley. Matthew McConaughey won the best actor...
  • March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials

    March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials
    Norma Bates brings her special brand of mothering back to TV in March with the second season premiere of "Bates Motel." Viewers also can look forward to new seasons of "Da Vinci's Demons," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Call the Midwife," "Suits" and "Mr....