Bette Davis, Wowza

Lately, I’ve been dipping into a lot of classic movies starring Bette Davis: “Now, Voyager,” “The Letter,” “Hush … Hush Sweet Charlotte,” “The Star,” and the topper, “All About Eve,” which is tied with “Titanic” for the most Oscar nominations of all time. I’d always heard about Bette Davis and her turbulent relationship with Warner…
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Charlie Sheen One-ups The Oscars

The Oscars. Most of the banter Monday was about Melissa Leo dropping the F bomb during her lengthy acceptance speech for best supporting actress in “The Fighter,” Kirk Douglas’ appearance as a presenter, and Charlie Sheen … who was not nominated for an Academy Award, but was interviewed on the Today Show Monday morning, and…
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The Best (and Worst) Supporting Oscars Hosts

By Steven Rea McClatchy News Will James Franco pull a poem out of his tux, or read an excerpt from one of his short stories? Will Anne Hathaway break into song? Will the two of them, virgin cohosts of the 83d Academy Awards, dazzle the Kodak Theatre crowd Sunday night — and more important, dazzle…
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Oscar Buzz Catapults Relative Unknowns Into Spotlight

By John Anderson Newsday Oscar night is about glitz and dresses and famous people, but every now and then, relative unknowns get a ticket to the Academy Awards sweepstakes. They don’t usually win _ just being nominated, as they say, is honor enough (sob). But they’re in the mix, which this year includes several performers…
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OSCARS: Toy Story 3 Up For Best Picture

Toy Story 3 tugged at my heart strings like it did for most viewers. If you haven’t seen it, prepare for spoilers. It hit so many themes that adults can relate to: feeling obsolete due to layoffs, saying farewell to their childhood or any other phase of their lives, recalling simpler times when the economy…
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