| Jan 23, 2009
Like some Zen master clandestinely operating in the heart of Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has perfected the art of offering surprises without being surprising. Though specific Oscar nominations can be unexpected, the...
| Jan 2, 2009
1. True or false? After the mid-July failure of IndyMac Bank, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the economy "could be in complete meltdown in two months."
a. True. He said that estimate "might even be optimistic."
b. False. He reassured the...
| Dec 28, 2008
This year saw showbiz lose Sydney Pollack, Paul Newman, Bettie Page, Cyd Charisse, Charlton Heston, Suzanne Pleshette, Harvey Korman, Van Johnson, Heath Ledger and the Bernies -- Brillstein and Mac -- among others. Cartoonists could be forgiven for waxing...
| Nov 10, 2009
| 6:41 PM
Lindsay Lohan was having a secret relationship with Heath Ledger when he died, said the troubled starlet's mother, Dina, in a recently-released recording of a 2008 phone conversation with father Michael Lohan.
During the recording, which was posted...
| Jan 24, 2008
Celebrity death: No other kind of event electrifies and illuminates so many parts of the Internet at once. Heath Ledger's sad, untimely end triggered almost instantaneous reactions in the online media, social networks and just about anywhere users could...
| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| Dec 3, 2009
| 10:07 AM
Trial and Heir
Trial & Heirs Top 5 Mistakes that People Make:
1. Do nothing: like Jimi Hendrix and Sonny Bono
2. Do it yourself: like Warren Burger
3. Don't update your documents: like Heath Ledger
4. Take shortcuts: like Princess Di and Whitney...
| Jul 17, 2009
For a lot of casual filmgoers in their teens and 20s -- the ones yet to encounter a Charlie Kaufman script such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" or who haven't seen the bittersweet 1967 "Two for the Road," written by Frederic Raphael, or have...
| Jul 22, 2009
Yes, it is that time in San Diego where vampires can be seen congregating in San Diego's beautiful downtown and no one bats an eye. It is the time when the Gaslamp District looks something out of Star War's Mos Eisley Cantina. It is the time when it is...
| Jul 27, 2009
Many provocative questions arose at Comic-Con International this year. Why was Spider-Man playing drums in the Lego Rock Band booth? Was that dog-eared copy of "The Vault of Horror" really worth $5,400? And who in the world was that guy clanging through...
| Aug 18, 2009
| 4:33 AM
LOS ANGELES -- We now know who created the controversial poster showing President Barack Obama as Heath Ledger's "Joker" character from "The Dark Knight."
Turns out, it was a 20-year-old college student from Chicago who was apparently bored during his...