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Displaying 331 - 360 of 376 • Sun 2009 Apr 19, 5:17pm

Looks like Pat's son, Monty Paulsen, is gearing up for a 2012 run for the White House. Here he hits the campaign trail to find the pulse of American voters. • Sat 2009 Apr 11, 7:58pm

Comedic actress Nora Dunn has frequently played acerbic character roles in films and TV as foils to generally likeable leads. • Sat 2009 Apr 11, 7:58pm

Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to present a benefit staged reading featuring Hollywood's legendary eye-popping, scenery chewing film divas of all time Miss Joan Crawford and Miss Gloria Swanson in the roles that made them fabulous! See Handbag Artistic Director David Cerda and acclaimed actress and Saturday Night Live alumni Nora Dunn take on Mildred Pierce and Sunset Boulevard as only they can. • Sat 2009 Apr 11, 7:57pm

Also of note is the supporting work of Nora Dunn as television journalist Adriana Cruz, a headline-chasing nightmare version of CNN's Christiane Amanpour.... • Thu 2009 Apr 9, 2:46pm

Britney had barely started performing when she abruptly left the stage, leaving the crowd quite literally in the dark. After a few minutes, an announcement informed the audience that "It's become uncomfortable and unsafe for the performers, including Ms. Spears…The show will resume as soon as the air around the stage is clear." ... Britney had barely started performing when she abruptly left the stage, leaving the crowd quite literally in the dark. After a few minutes, an announcement informed the audience that "It's become uncomfortable and unsafe for the performers, including Ms. Spears…The show will resume as soon as the air around the stage is clear."

South Park • Wed 2009 Apr 8, 9:50pm

signed photo of Saddam Hussein by US marines after the former Iraqi leader was shown their movie in prison. • Tue 2009 Apr 7, 3:25pm

Paul McCartneyIn what could be a prelude to making the Beatles catalog available as digital files at on-line stores, the band's entire collection of compact discs will be digitally remastered for the first time in two decades and re-released Sept. 9. • Tue 2009 Apr 7, 3:25pm

GoogleChief Executive Eric Schmidt sought to allay newspaper industry executives' concerns on Tuesday, telling them they need to work together with the Internet giant while downplaying recent indications of growing friction between Google and the Associated Press.

Green Lantern • Mon 2009 Apr 6, 9:13pm

It's not over quite yet, but we might be inching closer to the finish line. The latest man to contend for the director's chair is Martin Campbell, who's still coming off Casino Royale and just completed Edge of Darkness, also known as Mel Gibson's acting comeback. • Sun 2009 Apr 5, 6:31pm

Ringo StarrSir Paul headlined the concert, in aid of The David Lynch Foundation, and sang a string of Beatles and solo career hits before bringing Starr on stage. The pair performed the Beatles song, With a Little Help from My Friends together before embracing afterwards. Sir Paul also paid a tearful tribute to the late John Lennon before playing Here Today, a song he wrote for him. • Thu 2009 Apr 2, 10:33pm

A full-length version of the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman, appeared online Wednesday, a month before it is due in theaters. ... "I just am so disappointed with this movie," blog co-founder Chris Lemke wrote. "They seemed to have all the tools to make this work and instead decided to dumb it down and essentially make a cartoon. … After this one, I don't have much hope for the rest of the franchise. If you are set on watching this, good luck." • Thu 2009 Apr 2, 10:33pm

The FBI are investigating the online leak of an almost finished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a month before the film's cinema release. • Wed 2009 Apr 1, 10:34pm

Cable industry executives said on Wednesday that putting cable TV shows on the Web was an opportunity for the industry rather than a threat, though technical challenges still need to be addressed. Concerns that cable companies would be by-passed by consumers preferring to watch their favorite shows online rather than on television missed the point that cable companies also provide the broadband pipes for delivery of Internet video, executives said at industry trade event, The Cable Show. • Sun 2009 Mar 22, 8:30pm

a British parody of American sitcoms of the 1950s. That seems normal enough, right? It featured a husband and wife dealing with domestic hijinks such as not getting along with the neighbors. So why would such a show fail so quickly? Oh, one more thing: the husband and wife? Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. ... aired precisely once on Britain's Galaxy satellite channel... Hitler's neighbors are Jewish... To be fair, the show's creators knew they were courting controversy and that many people would find the concept to be in very poor taste. I think they just underestimated. A lot. • Fri 2009 Mar 20, 5:57pm

US news weekly Time, which like other publications has been looking for ways to reinvent itself in print and on the Web, is allowing readers to put together their own personalized magazine. The experiment, called "Mine," allows readers to create a print or Web version of a magazine with content drawn from titles owned by Time and its partner in the venture, American Express Publishing. • Mon 2009 Mar 16, 1:59pm

Seattle will be a one-newspaper town after Tuesday, when the 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer prints its last edition. The P-I will continue to live on the Internet with a much smaller staff. Parent company Hearst Corp. says it has failed to find a buyer for the newspaper, which it put up for sale in January after nine years of financial losses. The end of the print edition leaves The Seattle Times as the only major daily in the city. • Sun 2009 Mar 15, 4:05pm

The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra's production "Baroque and Beyond" was the first Twimphony — a symphony with Twitter accompaniment — held anywhere, worldwide. • Sat 2009 Mar 14, 1:19pm

Alan W. Livingston, who created the character of Bozo the Clown and signed the Beatles to a contract at Capitol Records during a long and multifaceted show business career, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. • Tue 2009 Mar 10, 11:37pm

Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen Zappa (born July 30, 1979) is an American artist, also known for several acting roles in film and television, as well as recording a one-off comedy single. She is the youngest daughter of musician Frank Zappa.

Watchmen Smiley • Sat 2009 Mar 7, 1:44pm

Over the past 30 years, author Alan Moore has almost single-handedly reinvented the comic book, transforming its language, broadening its scope and deepening its intellect. So, naturally, Hollywood has been poaching his stories for years, the most egregious being the 2003 loud and dumb adaptation of his otherwise highly literate "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." ... This weekend, however, we get director Zack Snyder's sprawling adaptation of " Watchmen...." Moore has sworn off movie profits inspired by his books; he recently told the Los Angeles Times that he is opposed to movies based on his work. About "Watchmen" he said, "I will be spitting venom all over it for months to come."

Watchmen Smiley • Sat 2009 Mar 7, 1:44pm

"'Watchmen' is an embarrassment of riches to the comics-obsessed philosopher," said Mark D. White, editor of the book "Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test." The book is one of a series that uses pop culture as an entry point to the sometimes abstract subject of philosophy. • Tue 2009 Mar 3, 7:39pmA bad pairing of screen - glasses can ruin the anaglyphs vision! • Tue 2009 Mar 3, 7:39pm

"Kolmiulotteisia Kuvia" is an experimental 3D movie, the second ever anaglyph 3D film made in Finland. (The first one was made in the early 1950's, only one faded print remains of that film, and nobody knows if the negatives still exist...) The movie has no plot, its subject matter is reminiscent of the early Lumiere Brothers' first movies: a wiew of an approaching train, a view from the harbour, a magician doing his act (with camera tricks like Georges Melies used to do...), some shots from downtown Helsinki, and so on - the "retro" idea... • Tue 2009 Mar 3, 7:38pm

Anaglyph images are used to provide a stereoscopic 3D effect, when viewed with glasses where the two lenses are different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, such as red and cyan • Sun 2009 Mar 1, 4:19pm

Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90. Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.

Watchmen Smiley • Sun 2009 Mar 1, 4:18pm

The long-awaited 'Watchmen' movie takes loyalty to new limits. And that's exactly what's wrong with it.

Watchmen Smiley • Sun 2009 Mar 1, 4:17pmDirector Zack Snyder needed a superhero's fortitude to finish the controversial comic-book saga. We'll find out if that was enough after Friday.
Watchmen Smiley • Sun 2009 Mar 1, 4:17pm

Who watches the "Watchmen"? Or maybe the question is: How closely will lovers of "Watchmen" be watching? If you don't think the answer is "very," you're living in an alternate universe. The Warner Bros. superhero action-drama arrives Friday with more than 20 years of heavy expectations. For the comic-book set, this is the Holy Grail of graphic novels. And director Zack Snyder and the rest of the team behind the film knew all the pitfalls and perils that such a notorious pop-culture work would bring. • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 5:10pm

Marvel held their fourth quarter/year-end earnings call this morning, where they discussed their financial performance for 2008 and gave a couple of updates for their upcoming film slate. • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:37pm

Hey, America: This is what you'll lose, once the last bloated newspapers close forever: People like this, whining about the Most Important Thing Ever, a soggy newsprint version of yesterday's wire copy and weeks-old syndicate features about "winter vegetables," wrapped around a Big Lots! circular and six or seven pages of foreclosure notices in the back, along with a few "I HEREBY REFUSE TO PAY MY DEBT" classifieds, where the jobs/real estate ads used to be. Oh god.