Awards are a way of taking a breath and saying "Yeah, there's a lot of crap out there, and there are a lot of interesting failures, but some work is pure gold." Or worthy of gold.
Above: Victory leap: At a New York party in 1951, Jose Ferrer beams over his win for “Cyrano de Bergerac,” while Judy Holliday and Gloria Swanson whoop it up. For decades, Oscars were the holy grail…
Final voting for the 85th annual Academy Awards officially begins today, which means nominees shift from high gear into turbo drive. This "exciting" time can be stressful, as folks work the kudos…
Jan. 15 would have been the 84th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. And Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. So 2013 is bookended with reminders that we…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled seven finalists for the makeup and hairstyling Oscar, with the official nominees to be unveiled Jan. 10.
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Justin Chang has written about Tony Scott's work, eloquently expressing the admiration that many of us felt. In the next few weeks, there will be a flood of other tributes, which is appropriate…
The general public seems to think showbiz people are shallow and self-absorbed. Frequently that's true -- let's compare notes sometime! -- but many individuals and companies are caring and generous.
Nothing But Nets -- a campaign of the Ted Turner-founded U.N. Foundation -- boasts impressive numbers: The org has helped cut malaria fatalities nearly in half, having distributed 1 million mosquito…
The old maxim is to think global, act local -- but Ted Turner is thinking and acting on both levels.
Ted Turner's Superstation TBS marked the start of basic cable, and he pioneered made-for-basic-cable programming. His TBS-Atlanta Braves synergy rewrote the rules of sports broadcasting. His CNN was…