| Jan 5, 2012
Michelle Williams. Elizabeth Olsen. Adepero Oduye?
Yep, the star of “Pariah,” who doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, has joined those big names as a nominee for best female lead actress at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards. Oduye,...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 10:14 AM
Two recent fundraisers, respectively staged by Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley and the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, brought thousands of Burbankers out to show their compassion for families in need and to support art education in...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:13 PM
"Blue Valentine" star Michelle Williams was spotted at Oak Tree Restaurant & Bakery in the 900 North Michigan Shops Thursday afternoon. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress ordered tea during her visit.
After performing at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:05 PM
HAMPTON — Both Verizon Communications Inc. and a union representing 35,000 of its workers from Virginia to Massachusetts filed formal complaints late last week, each alleging the other side wasn't negotiating a new labor contract in good faith.
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Jan 15, 2012
It comes by Brink's truck and is hand-delivered by security guards. It is served up on silver platters and in lighted glass vitrines at chi-chi cocktail parties. The finest jewelry in the world is in Hollywood during the weeks leading up to the Golden...
| Jan 16, 2012
It was a Golden Globes red carpet with more fashion fizzles than sizzles. Shades of pale were a popular trend, as were fishtail hems. And there was a certain boring sameness to many of the looks, including Bérénice Bejo's blue strapless Gucci gown, Freida...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:38 PM
"The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
| Jan 29, 2012
What sets the Screen Actors Guild Awards apart from all the other major televised awards shows? It doesn't bestow best picture honors. This guild keeps its focus on performances -- its trophy is called "the Actor."
So the race to watch on Sunday is...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...