Monday, February 23, 2015
Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre.
In the new age of American television, it pays to be original. But it also costs a bundle.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Kristen Stewart on Friday became the first American actress to win a Cesar, France's equivalent of the Oscars, while “Timbuktu” won seven awards including best film for its portrayal of northern Mali under jihadist control.
So who has actually seen the top Oscar movies? Film buffs, mostly.
African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday's Oscars show, where every single one of this year's 20 acting nominees is white.
As a gun-toting Somali pirate, Barkhad Abdi was terrifying, earning an Oscar-nomination for his role in “Captain Phillips” with the chilling line to Tom Hanks: “I am the captain now.”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Oscar-nominated film “The Imitation Game” may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated communications code during World War II, says the owner of one of America's largest collections of Enigma encryption machines used by the Nazis.
Friday, February 20, 2015
A fight and stabbing outside a bar early Wednesday left one member of Nicki Minaj's tour dead and another in critical condition. The tour members had flown into Philadelphia for rehearsals two days earlier, Minaj wrote on Twitter.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The turbo-charged life of one of Italy's most celebrated — and controversial — female journalists has been turned into a television film.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Before the Internet, The Daily Show or music videos, an irreverent comedy troupe launched “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, unaware it would transform American humor and become the country's most successful comedy show of all time.