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  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • 'Game of Thrones' and 'Breaking Bad' Steal the Show at AFI Lunch

    An SRO crowd formed a spontaneous love-in for the great film and TV offerings of 2013 at Friday's AFI Awards luncheon, but the biggest reactions were reserved for clips of "Game of Thrones" (the Red Wedding) and "Breaking Bad" (the series finale). The...
  • How the Producers of 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Fruitvale Station' Got the Films Off the Ground

    Producing movies is not exactly a science; there are myriad ways to approach the discipline. But whether the budgets are $1 million or $100 million, many of the obstacles remain the same, managing finite amounts of time and money, locking down locations...
  • Why Studios Are Afraid to Put Two Stars in One Awards Category

    "Blurred Lines" is the song of the year -- and it could also be the theme song for this year's supporting races. Julia Roberts, Barkhad Abdi, Josh Brolin, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Coogan, Will Forte and Jake Gyllenhaal are being proposed in the supporting...
  • Angela Lansbury is not happy with 'Murder, She Wrote' remake

    Angela Lansbury is not happy with 'Murder, She Wrote' remake
    NBC has put a remake of that classic '80s TV staple "Murder, She Wrote" into development, but it turns out the show's original star, Angela Lansbury, isn't too pleased with the idea. Lansbury, who starred as murder-solving mystery writer Jessica...
  • Angela Lansbury: New 'Murder She Wrote' is 'a Mistake'

    Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote." The network recently announced plans to reboot the show with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as its star. Spencer acknowledged her new TV project on Twitter last month....
  • This and That: 'Thor,' John Travolta, Angela Lansbury and more

    "MARK MY word, if and when all these preachers get control of the Republican Party, and they're sure to try to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Holiday meanderings from Gaga, Bieber, Wahlberg and more

    "AT THAT time in my life I was into wash-and-wear men who required no effort to maintain with no harm done. I wanted men who were easy to clean up after, cheap men, simple men to have sex with, to be served and serviced by, so I could forget what I know...
  • National Board of Review selects 'Her' as best picture

    "Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director. "Spike Jonze is one of...