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  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of stars has been neither a smooth process nor one that the studios have always been able to control. In the course of the past century, the stars themselves have exercised an ever-increasing autonomy in the creation of their own images, by means of both their onscreen performances and the conduct of their private lives offscreen. The celebrity news media, whose multitude of platforms now includes the Internet and the cable universe, play an ever more important role. So does the public, whose intense identification with stars has fed a voracious hunger for more and more information about them. 
  • Our Laguna: Honoring those for their skills, service

    I read Monday in the L.A. Times that Gino Cimoli had died. Gino was the first major league player to bat on the West Coast when the Dodgers and Giants moved to California from New York in 1958. He wasn't the Dodgers usual lead-off batter, but Manager...

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes
    Several TV networks are paying tribute to the wonderful film icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. The actress starred in 55 movies and 16 TV productions in her long career. She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for...

    `Dynasty: The Fifth Season, Volume One'

    `Dynasty: The Fifth Season, Volume One'
    "General Hospital" alum Emma Samms takes over for Pamela Sue Martin as Fallon, but another Carrington resurfaces in this season of the serial that was one of ABC's most popular shows throughout the 1980s. Amanda, played by Catherine Oxenberg, is revealed...

    'McMillan & Wife: Season Four'

    'McMillan & Wife: Season Four'
    Since the Rock Hudson-Susan Saint James series about San Francisco's police commissioner and his spouse was part of NBC's "Mystery Movie" anthology in the 1970s, any of its seasons consisted of only a relative handful of episodes. Six is the number here,...