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  • Q&A: 'Sparkle' star Jordin Sparks

    Q&A: 'Sparkle' star Jordin Sparks
    When she was a kid, “Sparkle” star Jordin Sparks really, really wanted to play football. “I think I wanted to tackle people, so I kinda wanted to be a lineman,” laughs Sparks, whose dad played for the New York Giants and Dallas...
  • Prescription Drug Alert!

    Prescription Drug Alert!
    Michael Jackson's death puts the world of prescription drug abuse into the spotlight, again. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith are just a few who have died due to mixing prescription drugs. And now it seems Michael Jackson...
  • John Gibson should lose his platform

    John Gibson should lose his platform
    Why exactly is John Gibson still on the air? Three days ago, the Fox News talk-show host opened his radio show with hate-filled, and prepared, mockery of actor Heath Ledger's death. Auditory clips of Ledger's most famous film, "Brokeback Mountain,"...
  • Highbrow films (such as 'Frost/Nixon') wait and see

    Highbrow films (such as 'Frost/Nixon') wait and see
    “I’ve Loved You So Long” is the kind of acclaimed foreign-language movie that should do solid business in unprovincial locations such as New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Nashville and St. Louis. Ten weeks after Sony Pictures Classics first...
  • Heath Ledger - yes, absolutely

    Heath Ledger - yes, absolutely
    What would "The Dark Knight" have been without the Joker, that swirling and malevolent force that Batman must overcome? A far less disturbing experience, to be sure. But it was a dark and potent magic that Heath Ledger conjured, and the result was...
  • For Heath Ledger, a bittersweet salute

    For Heath Ledger, a bittersweet salute
    Accompanied by a standing ovation and a reverent silence, Heath Ledger's family accepted the supporting actor statuette. The 28-year-old Australian actor, who died after being found unconscious last January in his New York apartment, was posthumously...
  • 'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak

    'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak
    Wolverine did a song-and-dance. A Swarovski crystal curtain shimmered. Veteran Oscar winners such as Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Eva Marie Saint were on hand to dole out awards. Producers tried to shake up the 81st Academy Awards in a bid to...
  • Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'

    Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'
    One day this thought won't matter. One day this thought won't be relevant. Today is not that day. Today, the fact that "Milk" received eight Oscar nominations from the academy, including best picture, is significant and says much about where we are...
  • Heath Ledger's role in lawsuit

    Heath Ledger's role in lawsuit
    In the year since his death, Heath Ledger has become a sainted figure in Hollywood, reverently recalled for his superior talent and good humor. The foreign press genuflected before his memory Sunday with a Golden Globe for his acclaimed performance as the...
  • Appreciating the supporting nominees

    Appreciating the supporting nominees
    In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
  • Hollywood's gay forays

    Hollywood's gay forays
    Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...