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Sean Penn's Win: A Standing Ovation And A Prop 8 Call Out

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — His name is Sean Penn, and he is here to recruit you. Penn won his second Academy Award for best actor Sunday night for his movin...

Slumdog vs. Milk -- The Identity Crisis

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

On Oscar night some of us had the big dilemma. The Indians were rooting for Slumdog Millionaire. The gays were rooting for Milk. Where did that leave the gay Indians?

Oscar Wild

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Could we just keep Tina Fey and Steve Martin, and send everyone else home? "Don't fall in love with me," said Martin. Sorry, Steve. You're 35 years too late.

Armistead Maupin on Harvey Milk's Last Love

Andy Towle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Towle

We couldn't be more pleased to feature two excerpts from the just published MILK: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF HARVEY MILK. Tomorrow, one by Milk screenwrit...

Oscar Show Pictures: Presenters, Winners, Losers (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Winners, losers, tears of joy, "Slumdog," Hugh Jackman and more. The 81st Academy Awards Sunday are seen in photos below, updated throughout the sho...

Q & A: Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant Pour Out Their Hearts about Milk

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

A diffident, and at times, defiant, hour-long press conference took place with cast members of Milk recently, but it didn't yield much of a sustained discussion on the film's talking points.

History Repeating and Why it Matters that Milk Win an Oscar

Steven Stamstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Stamstad

Milk understood the power of grassroots organizing, the power of the media and the power of his own charisma to raise awareness, shape public opinion and create action.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

What Would Harvey Milk Say About President Clinton's Speech at the Manchester Hyatt?

Cleve Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cleve Jones

By violating the Manchester Hyatt Boycott, President Clinton will be doing more than just dishonoring the hard work of labor unions and gay activists, he will be casting aside the groundwork we are laying for a national coalition for equal rights.

Sean Penn's Political Experience Helped With "Milk," Says Director

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Director Gus Van Sant says Sean Penn's experience of political activism helped make him a good choice to play Harvey Milk, the politici...

Sarah Palin Movie: Hollywood Screenwriters Interested

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two prominent screenwriters are game to turn Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's rise to fame in a movie. "I'm always down for politics as humor. I'm also ...

"Slumdog Millionaire" And "Milk" Win Top WGA Awards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Oscar contenders "Milk" and "Slumdog Millionaire" won top honors Saturday at the Writers Guild of America Awards. Dustin Lanc...

Pumping in Public

Christen Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christen Clifford

The R train wasn't the ideal place to be squeezing out human milk, but it's a part of breastfeeding: women should be able to nurse everywhere and pump everywhere too.

Richard Jenkins in The Visitor

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The Visitor has earned Jenkins wins and nominations from various film festivals, critics groups, Hollywood guilds and the now the golden goose itself, a nomination from The Academy.

Academy to Slumdog Millionaire: Love Your Film, Hate Your Actors

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

In keeping with the Academy's tradition of recognizing Indian contributions to the film industry, we pay tribute to Slumdog Millionaire by excluding it from our acting categories.

ABC Leads GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — For the third year running, ABC leads nominees for awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The network earned...

Women & the Oscar Nominations

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

After a great year for women at the box office, the lack of a film about a woman in the final five stings.

Note to the Academy: Why So Serious?

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

The Dark Knight was a critically acclaimed, monster box office hit with tons of buzz. In terms of domestic, unadjusted dollars, it was the no. 2 movie of all time.

Show Versus Tell in Hollywood

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jerry Weissman

Three different directorial approaches to cinema storytelling? Gus Van Sant's Milk, David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: "Benjamin Button," Heath, "Slumdog," Winslet, "Milk,"

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is the Academy Awards heavyweight with 13 nominations, yet the shadow of Batman lo...

Oscar Noms: They Wuz Robbed!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei received acting nominations. But The Wrestler -- one of the fiercest, most moving, most resourceful independent entries of the year -- was shut out in the major categories.

Greening Hollywood: And The Awards Go To Leo (DiCaprio), Clint (Eastwood), Sean (Penn), Amy (Adams), Anne (Hathaway

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

The Palm Springs International Film Festival, now in its 20th year, will see more than 125,000 attendees from all over the globe during its more than 200-screening running.

Josh Brolin: Russell Crowe "An A-hole"

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Josh Brolin is one of my favorite actors because he speaks his mind. Last night at the New York Film Critics Awards dinner, at which Brolin won Best S...

Che The Movie, Exquisitely Detailed: It's Not Just One Film, It's Two, Though a Little Bit Overdone

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Benicio Del Toro is magnetic and haunting as Che, but he has the difficult task of communicating to us through subtitles, as most of the film is told in Spanish.

The Value Of Milk, and The Best Gay-Themed Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.