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  • Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work

    Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work
    For most Oscar viewers, the red carpet is little more than a fluffy delight — a few hours filled with insanely expensive dresses, over-caffeinated commentators and false modesty. But for Joe Lewis, whose job is to make sure the red carpet is ready...
  • Oscars 2014: The faces of Jared Leto

    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...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
  • Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'

    Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'
    Though Sundance may be more typically thought of as the place for young and emerging filmmakers, it also has a space for its own veterans. Writer-director Ira Sachs won the festival's grand jury prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue" and 2012's "Keep...
  • Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards

    Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards
    In a cluttered Sherman Oaks workshop, a craftsman uses a heat stripper to cut a rose petal shape out of a roll of blood-red fabric. The petals are pressed with glue, treated with fabric softener until the edges curl and left to dry on a giant wooden rack....
  • Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday

    Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday
    This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity." "Gravity" has made headlines in recent weeks for its eye-popping box-office numbers with receipts now exceeding $575...
  • 'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse

    Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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....