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An Adoptive Mother's Thoughts on Seeing 'Philomena'

Marci Rich | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Through the years, as I held this child and watched him grow, I realized how much it would have meant -- to M and to me -- to be able to hold him in the moments after his birth.

'The Other Woman' Appeals R Rating

Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment

The Cameron Diaz-Leslie Mann-Kate Upton vehicle "The Other Woman" is the latest movie to battle an R rating assigned by the Motion Picture Association...

Life After Loss Resonates in Film

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

The universal idea moving forward after loss is something that resonates and connects with people on a very deep level.

Five Travel Destinations From This Year's Oscar Hits

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Samuel Faktorow

What is beyond the performances, costumes, and music? As they say in real estate: location, location, location.

Oscar Upsets That Could Actually Happen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Many of the categories at Sunday's Academy Awards already seem decided. For instance, if actors Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lu...

Weeklings!: Why Every Oscar-Nominated Movie Is Terrible (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-28-weeklingsoscarnoms2014small.pngIn this edition of Weeklings!, I tell you everything that's wrong with the Oscar-nominated films of this year. We've only got a week until the big event! Catch up on cynicism now!

Here's How The Best Picture Nominees Are Determined

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"? We'll never know...

And the Winner Is... And What It Says About Us

Jon Eig | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Best Picture rarely tells us what the best picture is. But it very often gives us a valuable glimpse into what our society is going through at the time of the award. I thought I'd take a stab at describing what a win for each contender would say about our current society.

Here's What It Really Takes To Win An Oscar

Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood publicist Peggy Siegal joined a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Ricky Camilleri on Tuesday to share some insight about what the road to an A...

Meryl Streep Deserves to Win Her Fourth Oscar

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

In a perfect world Meryl Streep would win her fourth Academy Award for ‎"August: Osage County." If the Oscars were awarded for pure performance, I don't see how she could not win.

'Philomena' Subject Doesn't Blame Catholic Church

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Philomena," about an Irish mother forced to give up her son for adoption, says ...

Real-Life Philomena Meets The Pope

Posted 02.06.2014 | Religion

When Philomena Lee, the subject of a recent Oscar-nominated film, was asked if she could have imagined at 18 years of age that she'd one day meet the ...

My Take on Philomena

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Tracing my roots back to the Irish diaspora of the mid-19th century, I mused, as I watched this film, on what a strange world we came from -- where nu...

How Judi Dench Is Impacting Adoption Laws

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philomena Lee wistfully described losing her son to adoption and her search for him 50 years later, a quest depicted in the Oscar-...

Comparing Philomena, Wolf of Wall Street, and Nebraska... and the Winner, Hands Down, is Philomena

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Bad title. Instead, Philomena , played by Dame Judi Dench, should have been titled something like, "They're Taking Anthony". This movie is: a mystery ...

Big Lessons That Transcend the Movie: There Are Philomenas All Around Us

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Pertman

The reality is that during the mid-20th century and beyond, severe religious, social and familial stigmas against unwed motherhood were the norm far beyond Ireland.


Jill Robinson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

Philomena was produced by Gabrielle Tana and a team of brave people who adapted Philomena Lee's true story from the book by Martin Sixsmith. The scree...

The 2014 Oscar Nominees Celebrated In Food

Epicurious | Posted 03.23.2014 | Taste

Get ready to celebrate this year's Best Picture nominees with recipes inspired by each of the nine nominated films.

Philomena and Me... and Our Michaels

Ann Medlock | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Ann Medlock

Now that Philomena is going into wide release and has been nominated for four Oscars -- I have a few words to say about the film and about the facts it was based on. You might say I have standing in the matter.

The 28 Movies To See Before Oscar Night

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Now that the Oscar nominations are here and we know which movies are truly the year's so-called best, it's time to gear up your to-do list with the ma...

The Woman Whose Story Inspired 'Philomena' Talks About Her Gay Son

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The woman whose story inspired "Philomena," the new film which just landed actress Judi Dench an Oscar nod, is speaking out about the experience. ...

The Power of the Emotional Fuel Behind the Message

Jen Grisanti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

When we feel the message in your story, there is an imprint that the storyteller leaves with the receiver. We experience what you wanted to say and we...

Catholic Group Supports 'Philomena'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

At an awards event hosted by The Peggy Siegal Company on Monday afternoon, "Philomena" co-writer and co-star Steve Coogan told the attendees that he h...

Matthew McConaughey Snubbed For Big Award, But Does It Matter?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

Wednesday's announcement of the 2014 BAFTA nominees further focused this year's awards season. "12 Years A Slave," "Gravity" and "American Hustle," al...

See The Full List Of BAFTA Nominees

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Nominations in the main categories for the British Academy Film Awards, announced Wednesday: Best Film: "12 Years a Slave"; "American...