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Has It Gotten Harder For Poor People To Become Famous?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Has it gotten harder for Americans from poor backgrounds to become famous? In a new book, Unlikely Fame: Poor People Who Made History...

Dearly Beloved

George Heymont | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It's tempting to paraphrase George Orwell by stating that "All artists are equal, but some artists are more equal than others."

Bound By Flesh: The Story of Violet and Daisy Hilton

Alex Doll | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

As a curiosity, full of salacious possibility, or as the heartbreaking tale of two women, unprepared for independence after success, Bound By Flesh is a humanizing and powerful must-see recounting of the rise and fall of these fascinating women.

I Used to Be a Clown

Eric Trules | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Eric Trules

"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."

The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park

Eric Trules | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

I first moved here 21 years ago. To the hills of Echo Park.

The Day Charlie Chaplin Won Over Disney Channel

Guillermo Rodríguez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Guillermo Rodríguez

One night -- sick of them watching American TV series in which the characters, handsome boys and attractive girls, live in luxury apartments in Manhattan, drive Porsches, and have parents who, luckily enough for the kids, are never home -- I took an initiative that was wholly successful.

Video Premiere: The Sea The Sea Spring Forward With 'Fists Full of Flowers'

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

As birds chirp and bees buzz, what cannot be denied is love, promising love. A smart, sweet and embraceable singing-songwriting duo known as The Sea The Sea convey all those feelings in a what's-old-is-new video that premieres here today.

Oscar Facts That Might Surprise You

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

The first Oscars ceremony was held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929. Back then, the awards were presented before 270 people who paid $5 each for tickets. There was no suspense factor, because the winners had been announced three months before.

Charlie Chaplin and All That Jazz

George Heymont | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

While Charlie Chaplin is adored as a Hollywood screen legend, few people know that he composed the soundtracks for most of his films. Although he could not read music, in his youth Chaplin taught himself how to play piano, violin, and cello by ear. Once he became a millionaire, Chaplin had a pipe organ installed in his home in Beverly Hills.

Astoria Characters: The Comic Who Counts Laughs

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sooyah, who calls herself Christine when she's not holding a microphone, longs for the day when she can kiss her day job good-bye. She wants to be as funny -- and as famous -- as Seinfeld.

Charlie Chaplin's Film Debut Is 100 Years Old

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

A full century ago, Charlie Chaplin made his official film debut, and so began a new era of comedy. On Feb. 2, 1914, 24-year-old Chaplin appeared ...

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Tony Bennett Keeps the Music Playing

Graham Milne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

To hear Tony Bennett sing in person is to be transported; to be connected with a golden era of music that dances ever further from reach with each passing year. They don't write songs like that anymore, and they don't make folks like Tony Bennett to sing them, either.

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

Conversations with Gloria Estefan, Julian Lennon and Emmy Wildwood, A Wacky Chat with Tom Ruprecht, Plus a Jessta James Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Farideh Lashai: An Artist's Tale

Doug McClemont | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Doug McClemont

Whether spoken in the streets, played as a game or painted on a canvas, Iranian folkloric tradition, with its uniquely theatrical and magical approach to the question of what it means to be a denizen of the earth, traverses regions and generations.

Happy Birthday, Charlie Chaplin!

AP | RISHI LEKHI | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts

ADIPUR, India — Canes in hand and bowler hats atop their heads, Charlie Chaplin impersonators tramped through the streets of a small port town i...

Charlie Chaplin Was Born 124 Years Ago Today

Posted 04.16.2013 | Celebrity

Given his current relevance, it's difficult to believe that movie legend Charles "Charlie" Chaplin was born 124 years ago today, on April 16, 1889. Bu...

GUESS WHO?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

That smoldering gaze, those curly locks -- do you recognize this young actor before he acquired his signature looks? We'll give you a hint: he is def...

Chaplin the Musical

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Despite some of the shortcomings of the play, the audience was on its feet, cheering because no applause felt loud enough for the gift of being in Charlie's presence again through McClure's performance.

Chaplin's 'Tramp' Hat Sells For A High Price

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Money

LOS ANGELES — The bowler hat and cane that accented Charlie Chaplin's costume in "Little Tramp" has sold for $62,500 at an auction in Los Angele...

Chaplin's Bowler Hat Up For Grabs

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- The bowler hat and cane that accented Charlie Chaplin's costume in "Little Tramp" has sold for $62,500 at an auction in Los Angeles. B...

'Tis the Season: Chatting With Scotty McCreery, Rita Coolidge and Tom Keifer, Plus Slam Dunk's "Fantasy" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I enjoy getting out in front of the crowds every single night, I enjoy seeing their faces light up and having a good time out there and seeing the smiles on their faces. That's what gives me a thrill now, just getting up there for the live action and just performing."

Charlie Chaplin's Limelight at the Academy After 60 Years

Jay Weston | Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

In 1952, the legendary comic genius Charlie Chaplin made a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece of a movie called Limelight.