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Few can own a room like Robert Downey Jr., but the never-dull "Iron Man" star opted to concede the spotlight to Jamie Foxx at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel. Well, more like share it. Foxx, who received the Renaissance Award Saturday at the Gene Siskel...
Zap2ItIt's a shame that Black History Month doesn't come around more than once a year -- especially when it brings with it work this excellent. Thursday, Feb. 24, HBO presents "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne in a role that could define his mature...
Gold DerbyRight now it looks like Colin Firth is far ahead in the Academy Award race for lead actor. All Oscarologists know that voters are suckers for actors who portray real-life characters (Forest Whittaker in "Last King of Scotland," Philip Seymour Hoffman in...
Culture MonsterA Broadway-bound stage musical inspired by the life and career of Ray Charles appears stuck in legal limbo, with its chances of opening in New York in the near future looking unlikely. "Unchain My Heart," which was scheduled to open......
Poll: Will Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan or Gabby Sidibe win best drama actress at the Golden Globes?Gold DerbyAccording the experts' predix we've pooled so far, the Golden Globe race for best drama actress is a fierce diva smackdown between Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Carey Mulligan ("An Education"). That makes sense when employing traditional awards...
Oscars derby update: Can 'Avatar' triumph at Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards to emerge as official front-runner?Gold DerbyNow that "Avatar" has proven its enduring might with fans ($440 million at the U.S. box office after four consecutive weeks at No. 1) and film critics (82 score at RottenTomatoes), and "The Hurt Locker" just swept the film critics trifecta -- wining...
Brand XTwenty-five years after director Taylor Hackford (âRay,â âAn Officer and a Gentlemanâ) and future wife Helen Mirren met while making âWhite Nights,â the two have finally reunited professionally with the period drama ...
Opinion L.A.When I was invited to a screening of "Love Ranch," the new Helen Mirren film directed by her husband, Taylor Hackford, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect -- maybe something sentimental and charming, like "Calendar Girl"? Something gritty under a gilding...
Sentinel Staff WriterYou've seen him cry in front of the world while accepting an Oscar. You've seen him climb to the top of the Billboard charts with his popular hip-hop singles, including his current hit "Blame It." You've seen him dominate the TV screen with In Living...
Baltimore Sun reporterKISS at the Verizon Center on Oct. 13. Buckcherry will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood) at the...
Tags: Poetry, Dining and Drinking, Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Ocean City
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
Tags: Riots, Ray Charles, Elia Kazan, Arizona, Music Industry
Staff reporterJust two days shy of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, singer Jamie Foxx brought some music and laughter to New Orleans with his "Blame It" tour. Foxx is no stranger to New Orleans. He spent several months here in 2003 for the making of " Ray,"...
Tags: Ray Charles, Movies, Jamie Foxx, Film Festivals, New Orleans
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