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Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Milk”

Gus Van Sant’s biopic “Milk” is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but writer Dustin Lance Black drew heavily on “The Mayor of Castro Street,” Randy Shilts’ 1982 biography of Harvey…

Deborah Stein | February 19, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “The Reader”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat…

Deborah Stein | February 15, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Michelle Obama Hasn’t Worn Maria Pinto Lately, But Will The Designer Get Some Love From Oscar?

Maria Pinto, the Chicago designer who has dressed Michelle Obama on many occasions, is among seven up-and-coming designers competing to have their gowns worn onstage at this year’s Academy Awards.

Annika Harris | February 11, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Hattie McDaniel: An Oscar Legend

The Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and with that, and Black History Month in mind, we want to remember Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was an established radio and…

Annika Harris | February 11, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Benjamin Button”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat…

Deborah Stein | February 10, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Kate Winslet On Airbrushing

“[Young women] look at all of us, myself included, on these magazine covers and they think, ‘my God, how does she get skin like that?’ And I can tell you,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 9, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Slumdog Millionaire”

Anyone can see the movie — only smarties read the book. This year, all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a…

Deborah Stein | February 6, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Who Is Anna Paquin, Anyway?

Anna Paquin has been steaming up the small screen with her role as Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s “True Blood”. But we realized we know very little about this actress, except…

Annika Harris | October 28, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Diablo Cody Rips Blogosphere A New One

Stripper turned Academy Award-winning “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody has returned to ranting on her MySpace page, and this one’s a doozy. After she climbed out of Midwestern obscurity to win…

Susannah Breslin | September 18, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Hookers On Film: Want A Best Actress Oscar? Play A Whore!

We’ve been thinkin’ about hookers lately, after last week’s poll and our new obsession with Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. After researching ladies of the night in films and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2008 - 9:30 pm

The Daily Hotness: Daniel Day-Lewis

I have a total thing for Daniel Day-Lewis. Yes, he has questionable style. But he’s also possibly the most amazing actor ever, which is especially impressive considering he left acting…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 29, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Oscar Music Strategy

Besides the opening monologue, the best part about the Academy Awards is the musical performances. My all-time favorite was Three 6 Mafia doing “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp,”…

Catherine Strawn | January 30, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Hot Piece Of Ass: Javier Bardem

We finally saw No Country For Old Men, the Coen brothers’ movie thatjust got nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. It was a fantastic film due in part to the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 17, 2008 - 12:30 pm
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