Stage Fright


"I have stage fright like I never had it before." It was Betty White talking to me (and only on the telephone) as I was congratulating her on Thursday night’s planned tribute to her. The Television…


Strictly Personal Oscars


He was the topic of conversation during the Oscars, afterwards at the Governors Ball and into the night at the Vanity Fair party. In the 60 years that I’ve been covering the Oscars, I’ve never seen…

Oscar Preview


I caught up with Oscar show director Louis J. Horvitz in his control center at the Kodak Theater during Saturday afternoon’s rehearsals to get his take on this year’s show. "I realize this is not…

An uncommon queen


I caught up with Helen Mirren Monday afternoon as she headed to LAX. It's her final kudos-commute between the London stages, where she's filming "Ink Heart," and the U.S. stage, where she's been the…

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