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Oscars: Always great television


First thing that jumps out at me is there are a lotta TV stars on the presenter roster already, not to mention our host with the most, Jon Stewart, who’s already off to a nice, low-key but…

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…

Regal Robes Aside


I caught up with Helen Mirren — by phone — as she and her Oscar-winning husband, director Taylor Hackford, were about to have dinner in Alassio on the Italian Riviera. Since our last conversation…

The Oscar Race is On


The sweet scent of an Oscar nomination mingled with that of the lavish hors d’oeuvres at Morton’s Tuesday night when Paramount pulled out all the stops to toast Oliver Stone. On Monday night, Stone…



During the National Italian American Foundation Lifetime achievement Awards Oct.21 at the D.C. Hilton Washington & Towers Anne Bancroft — her real name is Anne Marie Louise Italiano — will be…

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