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  • 'The Hobbit' beats 'Django,' 'Les Mis' for third No. 1 in a row

    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again. For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
  • Colm Wilkinson, original Jean Valjean, on 'Les Miserables' movie

    "Les Misérables" fans of a certain age may remember Colm Wilkinson, the big-voiced stage actor who originated the role of Jean Valjean in London and later on Broadway.  The producers of the new movie version have given the actor a cameo role as the...
  • Beck Bennett's calling answered with AT&T ads

    Beck Bennett's calling answered with AT&T ads
    It probably still happens the old-fashioned way: a beautiful face spotted sipping a milkshake at Schwab's, a screen test and stardom. But you get the feeling that Beck Bennett's Hollywood story is more typical in the new millennium — you know, 30...
  • Time To Break Up Too-Big-To-Fail Banks

    With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of "Les Miserables," hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio's senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo...
  • Clothes that tell stories

    Clothes that tell stories
    The year 2012 was full of films that captured the essence of memorable time periods through costume. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was brought to life by designer Joanna Johnston's stovepipe hats and wool shawls, for instance. And what would the film "Anna...
  • Check It Out: Reading up before the Oscars

    On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theatre in Hollywood. The show has grown considerably from its humble origins in 1929 as a private banquet for 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Partying with Oscar, Baltimore-style

    Partying with Oscar, Baltimore-style
    Errol Webber has an unfair advantage when it comes to Oscar parties. He actually has an Oscar, handed out on stage during an Academy Awards ceremony. And it'll be there for all his guests to admire, pose with any maybe even hold for a few seconds when...
  • 'Les Miserables' headed back to Broadway

    The new touring production of "Les Miserables," which was a huge hit in Chicago this fall, is headed back to Broadway, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced Tuesday. This will be the third Broadway stand for the famous warbling waif. The show will...
  • How much does that touring actor make?

     How much does that touring actor make?
    That actor you're watching onstage tonight? He or she might well have skin in the game. And I speak not just of art or hunger for applause. I talk of cold, hard cash. One of the more interesting and perhaps lesser noticed changes in show business...
  • My book recommendations

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my fondness for fat books, my current one being Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables," and some readers wrote to ask for other books I would recommend. Here's an incomplete list of my favorite novels, not all...