| Dec 5, 2010
Staying at a plush new hotel is possibly the last thing most Americans are thinking about this holiday season. Dreaming about, maybe, because who can afford it?
So here's a morsel of consolation: Although the economy in much of the country continues to...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 7:24 PM
First Melissa Leo,now the makers of the documentary "Undefeated."
Dropping thef-bombis becoming the Oscar thing to do. Leo did it last year. The "Undefeated" folks followed suit this year.
"I don't think that was the classiest thing in the world to do,"...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 7:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The British monarchy drama "The King's Speech" and the boxing tale "The Fighter" led the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations each Thursday, among them honors for Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Helena Bonham Carter.
| Feb 23, 2011
So will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards?
"The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 9:26 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The British monarchy tale "The King's Speech" led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Other best-drama nominees...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:13 PM
BOSTON, MA -- The mother of retired champion boxer Micky Ward died early Monday in Boston, the Lowell Sun reported.
Alice Ward, 79, suffered cardiac arrest in January.
Doctors at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital took her off life support on...
| Dec 9, 2010
David O. Russell's trademark longish hair is gone now, replaced by a clean, short-cropped look. But sitting back in New York City's Lobby Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Central Park, he wears the same retro sneakers and dress-shirt-...
| Feb 28, 2011
What a mother. Hell-to-pay-if-you-cross-her fierce and with more fire in her belly than either of her sons, or certainly that is the way actress Melissa Leo brought Alice Ward to life in David O. Russell's gritty "The Fighter."
Though the fighter in...
| Feb 28, 2011
It was no coincidence that the theme of ABC's telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony was "You're Invited."
As never before, cinephiles this year were able to customize their personal Oscar viewing, becoming in effect the directors and editors of...
| Dec 16, 2010
Melissa Leo is conflicted. For her latest film, "The Fighter," where she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a performance that's destined to earn her a second Oscar nomination, has her all knotted up with different emotions.
| Jan 31, 2011
In the span of about two weeks, "The King's Speech" has gone from Oscar underdog to front-runner.
The World War II-era British drama took the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Sunday evening, winning the movie ensemble acting award and essentially...