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  • 'Birdman': Critics flock to praise Michael Keaton black comedy

    "Birdman," Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor trying to get his mojo back with a Broadway play, has been in fine feather since debuting to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival in August. Now...
  • N.Y. Film Critics Circle Stakes Out Early Awards Date

    The New York Film Critics Circle will again kick off awards announcements by unveiling their choices Dec 1. The org's awards dinner will be Monday, Jan. 5, at the Tao Downtown. In making the announcement Tuesday, the org also pointed out the addition...
  • Manhattan fetes photographer Harry Benson and his most famous subjects, The Beatles!

    "NOW A BUNCH of teenage microcelebrities are dominating major-brand marketing budgets!" -- Audience's Taffy Brodesser-Akner I don't know who Taffy is, nor do I know what Audience is. I do know that The New York Times magazine printed this truth last week...
  • David Bowie and Loretta Young? Old-style gossip rears its nonsensical head

    "INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor." THIS headline about the marriage of George Clooney appeared somewhere and was sent to me and made me laugh. It also reminded me of the day when Gloria Vanderbilt was the hottest name...
  • A 2013 Courant Interview With Polly Bergen

    A 2013 Courant Interview With Polly Bergen
    In June 2013, the Courant's Susan Dunne interviewed actress Polly Bergen ahead of a screening and Q&A of "Cape Fear" at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The actress died Saturday at her Southbury home. She was 84. Polly Bergen grew up in Ohio and Indiana...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • Walk of Fame Honoree Kate Winslet Keeps Raising the Bar

    No offense to entertainment journalists and film critics, but Kate Winslet doesn't read what they write about her. It's nothing personal. And it's not as if she's inaccessible. In fact, she's one of the more engaging interviewees one is likely to...
  • Melissa McCarthy recalls 'decade of tears': 'I was an idiot'

    Melissa McCarthy recalls 'decade of tears': 'I was an idiot'
    Melissa McCarthy recalls a time when she wanted to conform to certain standards of beauty, but looking back, she thinks that girl was an "idiot." "In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to...
  • Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'

     Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — One humid night last June, on a dock along one of this port city's winding creeks, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates took their places for a scene in the new movie "Tammy." Five years earlier, McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone,...
  • All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman

     All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman
    It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy was nominated for supporting actress for her performance in "Bridesmaids" two years ago, won an Emmy for her TV series "Mike & Molly," was second to Jennifer Lawrence in a recent poll of best-liked...
  • George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' no work of art, reviews say

    On paper, "The Monuments Men" has a lot going for it, including a starry cast led by director and co-writer George Clooney and a remarkable true story -- about a group of soldiers on a mission to protect priceless works of art in World War II Europe -- as...