| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition.
This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The musical performances at this year's Academy Awards have tended toward the more stately. Rock stars U2 went acoustic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O stayed seated. Surely Pink would bring some showbiz excitement to the Oscars, no?
Not quite. Pink...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Before Evan Park, 14, could give an interview, his father needed to speak with him.
Time was tight and Ed Park wanted to get in a quick pep talk, so he ushered his son toward a darkened classroom.
The first of three qualifying rounds for the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Puppeteer John Henson, the youngest son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson who performed as the nine-foot-tall ogre Sweetums for many years, died Friday after a heart attack. He was 48.
John Henson was a shareholder in and board member of the Jim...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:20 PM
When Judy Garland first slipped her feet into those ruby slippers 75 years ago, it's doubtful that she realized she was helping to create a modern classic that has continued to charm people of all ages ever since.
"The Wizard of Oz" has spawned numerous...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85.
A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:43 AM
When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple.
Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s.
Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The March 2 Oscarcast will include a salute to "The Wizard of Oz."
In the announcement, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron did not give details about what this will entail. They had earlier said that the show will be themed to the idea of heroes.
| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Peyton Reed is set to direct "Ant-Man," with Adam McKay contributing to the script, Marvel announced Saturday on their official website.
The project has been at the center of directing rumors in recent weeks. In May, Edgar Wright dropped out of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Stars may head to Hollywood to make their careers, but their hometown fans don't have to travel far for the festivals that celebrate them. Regional fests are taking place throughout the country this summer to honor showbiz legends Lucille Ball, Judy...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Dorothy is clicking her heels into town.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who...