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Shirley MacLaine Reveals 'Downton Abbey' Details

Posted 06.04.2012 | TV

"Downton Abbey" is getting a dose of Long Island when Shirley MacLaine crosses the pond for Season 3 of the hit period drama. In a new interview with ...

The Greying of America

Warren Adler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

The success of the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel may yet prove to be the watershed moment when the movie industry gets the message that ignoring people over 60 is a profound marketing mistake, not only for the film business but for "everything."

ReThink Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- An Avenger-less Choice for Mother's Day

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The greatest risk of a movie like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel would be the one-dimensional fetishizing of the country, where India is held up as a magical bazaar. Thankfully, the movie doesn't do that.

Cousin Isobel: Shirley MacLaine Is 'Marvelous' On 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 05.04.2012 | TV

"Downton Abbey" star Penelope Wilton had kind words for her new co-star Shirley MacLaine. While speaking to Vulture, Wilton had nothing but praise for...

Movie Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- For the Elderly and Beautiful

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Participant's mission with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is to stimulate seniors to continued lives of adventure and contribution. As someone old enough for Medicare, I am all for that.

Movie review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the kind of movie they seldom make anymore -- except in England. When they try to do it in America, you wind up with something like Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve -- or worse.

Shirley MacLaine Gets Her Mean On in Bernie

Alex Simon | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Shirley MacLaine sat down recently to discuss her latest cinematic outing, as well as a host of other subjects befitting one of Hollywood's great eclectic personalities. Here's what transpired.

Maggie Smith's 'Downton Abbey' Honor

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

The Dowager Countess could be asking "What is a BAFTA?" very soon. "Downton Abbey" star Maggie Smith has been nominated for a British Academy Televisi...

WATCH: Judi Dench & Bill Nighy Being Adorable In 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Vulture | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment

It can't be easy to go up against "The Avengers" on May 4, but in its own way, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" can field a superhero lineup, as it st...

Kim Novak's Surprising Revelation, Maggie Smith's Good News

Liz Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

She admitted to suffering from bipolar disorder and that she sometimes regrets her decision to leave show business, though she has been many years married to her veterinarian hubby in Oregon. She says she did not receive the proper diagnosis and medication until years after she left the movies. (No wonder Kim was always so sympathetic and supportive of Marilyn Monroe, who was probably bipolar herself.) Kudos to Robert Osborne for inspiring Miss Novak to tell so much more than she ever has before.

Angelina And Brad--They're Doing It For The Kids? Really?

Liz Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Liz Smith

And if the children's angle is true, why go through all this fuss? How about a quick marriage with close friends, family and concerned kiddies attending? How about a secret wedlock, just sprung on us? No need for months of hysteria.

Face Off: Downton's Dowager Countess vs. Mad Men's Roger Sterling

Susan Michals | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

They are both the providers of the sharpest and wittiest remarks on their respective shows, not to mention never ending founts of comic relief. While it's just the tip of the iceberg, here's a collection of some of Sterling/Grantham's best.

'Downton' Downer: Maggie Smith Leaving The 'Abbey' After Season 3?

Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

Is Dame Maggie Smith leaving "Downton Abbey?" According to The Daily Mail, Smith told "Downton" writer Julian Fellowes that she wants Season 3 to be h...

A 'Downton' Wedding AND Death!?

Posted 04.05.2012 | TV

If you're like millions of Americans, you're currently going through "Downton Abbey" withdrawal. The show wrapped up its smash hit second season on PB...

Trouble In 'Downton': Will Maggie Smith Stay Or Go?

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

Is there trouble ahead for PBS' hit period drama "Downton Abbey?" According to UK tabloid The Mirror, the show's feisty Dowager Countess, played by Da...

Picasso Visits Downton Abbey

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

In 1971, on our first date, Claude Picasso, Pablo's son, moved into my apartment in New York City. As a model, I was on the covers of Cosmopolitan, ...

Muggles Just Don't Understand! 6 Reasons 'Harry Potter' Was Oscar-Snubbed

Marissa Piazzola | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

Not since the death of Dumbledore have we seen something so sad; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 lost in all three categories it was nom...

15 TV Stars Who've Won Oscars

Posted 02.25.2012 | TV

The Oscars will crown a new crop of Hollywood royalty when the winners are announced during the Sun., Feb. 26 ceremony (8 p.m. EST on ABC); but many p...

Lessons From 'Downton Abbey': A Jewish American Princess Studies the Dowager Countess

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 04.16.2012 | TV
Julie Gerstenblatt

The next time your dad worries about who will take over his condo in Boca once he passes on, ensure him that you've got his back. Promptly fall in love with your cousin and gain an immediate heir to the estate.

HuffPost Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II is a very good film in the franchise, and a very good fantasy film in its own right. It is worth our attention and our praise.

Out On DVD, The Secret life of Gnomeo & Juliet Is Revealed -- As Told by Its Director

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Summer is almost upon us, so what a perfect time to release Gnomeo and Juliet on DVD. In this exclusive interview, Veteran Director Kelly Asbury tells his tale of the film's creation and all the in-jokes considered.

For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Those wanting to get closer to that more traditional and comforting take on the eternal "boy meets girl" predicament need only look back and revisit the great film romances of the past, movies that reflect those long-vanished ideals.

Remembering Robert Altman

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I was understandably nervous and excited to meet this man. It was May 5th, 2004 in Stamford, Connecticut. As co-founder of a newly restored landmark...

From Actor To Director: Dustin Hoffman Will Make His Directorial Debut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If Dustin Hoffman's directing skills are as amazing as his acting skills, we are in for something great. This fall, as soon as he wraps up his work o...

The Best "Back to School" Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the profound significance of education in our lives, it's no surprise there's no shortage of movies on the subject. Here are ten of my own favorite films about school, learning, and those mostly noble souls who teach.