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The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.

"Avatar" Ignored at the End of Yet Another Tiresome Academy Awards Ceremony

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

I finally realized there was no hope for ABC's strikingly ill-formed telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards when Robin Williams took the stage to present...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.

The Our Gang Oscars

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.

Oscar John Hughes Tribute: Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald And Some Brat Packers Reunite (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

**Scroll down for photos** The Oscars took a moment for a tribute to the late John Hughes Sunday night. Introduced by Matthew Broderick and Molly Rin...

Don't You Forget About Them (Slideshow)

Susannah Gora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Susannah Gora

This is the history behind the making of the seminal 1980s youth movies like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Better Off Dead: A 25th-Anniversary Valentine

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There is an indefinable magic to Better Off Dead. For a movie allegedly about heartbreak and suicide, there's an innocence and playfulness here you simply won't find in today's crop of comedies.

John Hughes Remembered By Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Matthew Broderick

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

On getting to know Hughes: Ringwald: I remember the first thing that I saw of him�"I didn't know what he looked like; I didn't know anything�"w...

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

John Hughes Dead: Director Dies Suddenly At 59

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Watch the Oscar John Hughes Tribute PREVIOUSLY: NEW YORK -- Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s w...

The End Of 2009's Summer Of Death

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — We had been told to expect the deaths of the famous to come in threes, not in the dozens. But all through the summer of 2009 came a ...

Sixteen Candles Por Vida: Still Remembering John Hughes

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Damian Kolody, an independent filmmaker in New York, on why some people were really affected by the death of director John Hughes.

John Hughes: "The Audacity of Empathy"

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kevin Smokler

Hughes's are not just movies about the mid-1980s, but movies set in the mid-1980s that now live as archetype and fable.

John Hughes [RIP], "High School Harrys", the Tragedy of American Schooling and our Wider Priorities

Pye Ian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pye Ian

Little to no emphasis is placed on harnessing genuine critical thought in our K through 12 public schools. And mature social discourse, self-reflection and cognitive empathy -- the very kind Hughes demonstrated in The Breakfast Club -- are rendered irrelevant.

Don't You Forget About Him

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

We have become masters of creating mythic gods out of anchormen, actors and politicians. What John Hughes' films all do is remind the world that mere mortals also have intrinsic value.

John Hughes' Final Moments In Manhattan

Movieline | S.T. Vanairsdale | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of the most unusual elements of last week's reporting on John Hughes's passing in New York was its total lack of specificity. Hughes, 59, suffered...

Molly Ringwald Remembers John Hughes | MOLLY RINGWALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

IN life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become. Very often it's a teacher, a mentor...

Kevin Bacon Remembers John Hughes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"She's Having a Baby" star Kevin Bacon remembered the film's writer-director John Hughes in a new interview and talked about how the film foreshadowed...

John Hughes Mourned At Private Lake Forest Funeral (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Filmmaker John Hughes is being remembered by family and friends who gathered in a Chicago suburb for a private funeral. The...

The Early Ferris Bueller: Remembering John Hughes' Years in Advertising

Robert Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Nolan

John never looked down his nose at the Leo Burnett job. He took on every assignment with gusto and an off-kilter sense of humor. He was tireless and prolific -- a committed workaholic.

What If Ferris Bueller Was on Twitter...

Lee Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Brenner

Would Ferris really have been able to get away with skipping school with cameras in every cell phone?

Who Killed John Hughes?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Can't anybody write a decent obit anymore? Somewhere in the death of John Hughes there is a very good story, a more compelling one than the one about the brilliance of Sixteen Candles.

A Memory of John Hughes

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

I don't remember what I said to John Hughes when I met him. All I do know is he looked at my friends and asked, "He's a Duckie, isn't he?"

John Hughes Films Weren't Racially Diverse, but That's OK

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Fighting at the lockers, crying in the restroom, avoiding bullies, defending your outfit to a principal who thinks all students should be cookie-cutter preppies -- what kid, black or white, couldn't relate to that?

Remembering John Hughes

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

On the set, Hughes did not conceal his enthusiasm about your work, as some directors feel they must. I have worked on some comedy films where the director was the least funny person on the set. Hughes was funny.