Most SoCal residents are sedate, middle-class people with just a hint of craziness to them -- that quiet spark that drove them long ago to pack up and leave the East Coast/Midwest/Deep South to pursue their pot of gold right here in the Golden State. And this brings us to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Lupita Nyong'o has been making her rounds on-screen at award shows and in the magazines, detailing her effortless fashion style. However, the moment that I felt a sense of connection with Lupita was during her speech on beauty standards and self-image.
Jennifer Lawrence, in red this time, fell (sigh) on the red carpet, how perfect. Maybe she thought she would blend with it? This girl was either drunk or has two left feet. I hope she gets the videos of every year she takes a tumble.
For those of us who displayed the ultimate stamina last night and braved three-and-a-half hours of glitzy ho-hum, here is a recap of those who distinguished themselves at the microphone while holding their Oscar.
It's been said that the Academy Awards are the "Super Bowl for Women," at least when it comes to marketing.
Hollywood movies are notoriously good at reducing complex problems to isolated, emotional experiences. The happy endings of films on racial themes reflect Americans' collective investment in concluding a conversation that has barely begun.
If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.
The theory behind Draper's ballot measure is that subdividing California creates smaller state governments -- and that the smaller and more local the state governments, the more politically accountable and the better managed they will be.
As Sunday's date for this year's Academy Awards approaches, and with it the growing suspense over who will win what, Nick Clooney follows from his Augusta, Ky., home (near Cincinnati) with special interest.
This year the Best Picture category gave me a lot of regional things to work with.
Brooke Burke-Charvet's enthusiasm was infectious. Now we all are getting a front row seat to how that same enthusiastic person handles getting fired from a job. As it turns out, there's a lot we all can learn from watching.
Honesty, integrity and openness have to be at the center of efforts to improve lives for citizens all over the globe. That's why the Accountability Lab and ONE Campaign have teamed up on the Honesty Oscars this week.
The 1985 film 'St.Elmo's Fire' helped usher in a series of movies that spoke directly to the Boomer generation. Coming on the heels of 'The Big Chill,' the film was a poignant look back at our transition into adulthood -- a perspective that, in our late 20s and 30s, we were just beginning to appreciate.
As the first major step in his Haiti mission is completed, he has emerged a statesman. It's a role that becomes him.
Just how rare Philip Seymour Hoffman was as an artist is often difficult to properly articulate, especially when considering the modern age of Hollywood and what tends to define a leading man.
With technology moving so fast, I wanted to see how much people really know about technology! And could I convince people on the street that really ugly glasses were second generation Google Glasses?