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Movie Star Power Dims As Actors Become Hucksters

Robert Marich | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

This stars-as-shills is a new trend of just the past few years and I think it's no accident it coincides with movie stars losing some luster with cinema audiences.

On His Birthday -- Why John Wayne Endures

John Farr | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given all the heroes and soldiers he played over his half century in film, this year, it's only fitting that John Wayne's birthday falls on Memorial Day.

Envelope Season

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

This is the season where awards shows give out their envelopes of excellence. I'm more concerned with another kind of envelope, the kind charities sen...

Women Breaking Barriers in the Movie Industry

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
SidneyAnne Stone

There was a time, in the not so distant past, when beauty was so cookie-cutter we were all made to feel that we had to fit into a mold. Many of us decided long ago to break that mold but we were still considered the outliers... and that was okay!

A Much Loved and Complex Kingpin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.20.2013 | TV
Mark Rubinstein

We crave real portrayals of people like ourselves: people who can be confused, get angry, celebrate joyous moments and sometimes feel rejected and unloved. James Gandolfini made Tony Soprano, the Jersey mob boss, one of us.

No Mustard, No Relish, Just Judy: Happy Birthday Ms Garland

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Perry-Folino

Judy Garland. You can't say her name without conjuring up the iconic image of a gifted and uniquely talented teenager in MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz.

20 Years After His Death on the Set of The Crow, I Remember Brandon Lee

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.01.2013 | Celebrity
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

He kisses me. It's a sweet kiss. It asks permission and makes no assumptions. I return his kiss, which turns out to be more than a kiss. It's an invitation into his life. For one brief year Brandon Lee will be my beau.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Production Designer actually do? Production Designer Bill Brzeski says he's the "point person for the movie's overall look," and is in charge of everything from locations, reflecting time of day, real to virtual scenery and the shape of buildings.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a bookkeeper or accountant do on a movie? "Essentially", says Michael Menzies -- veteran of such movies as Conan The Destroyer and Body of Evidence -- "my job is to work with the film's producer and the studio to create the budget. And then simply help them stick to it."

Why Are Divorce Rates So High Amongst Celebrities?

Quora | Posted 04.30.2013 | Celebrity
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous User on Quora, I worked with celebrities as an assistant for about five years, ...

6 Great Movies to Watch Over and Over

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

There are some movies that you forget five minutes after you leave the theater, and then there are the movies that stay with you for a long time. Best of all are the movies that cause you to fall in love, movies from which you remember whole passages of dialogue. Here are my top five.

Magic Matt Bomer

Noah Tsika | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Each generation has its classical movie stars, its public figures who please the populace while maintaining an impenetrable allure. Matt Bomer might be just such a star.

Mystery of a Movie Star

Alan Shayne | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment
Alan Shayne

2012-07-18-20120713getattachment.jpg She sat down beside me. As often as I had seen her and worked with her, I was still mesmerized by her beauty.

Silent Movies -- When the Stars Were Intriguing

Mark Juddery | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

You've probably heard old-timers talk about how movie stars aren't as good as they used to be. This is a little unfair -- plenty of fine actors are working in the movies -- but in one respect, the new stars really aren't a patch on the stars of yore.

For Marilyn Monroe's Birthday: "Pressure and Heat"

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.01.2012 | Celebrity
Michele Somerville

Marilyn the Tortoise, was bequeathed to my brothers and me in '69 by our drug-dealing Cuban building superintendent who, running one step ahead of the...

There Are No More Movie Stars (Or Why We Must Change Conventional Thinking About Making Movies

Peter Paige | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Paige

There are no more movie stars. I blame TMZ and its reality show brethren, who have taken all the mystery out of celebrity. In movie-making, like pretty much every other business, the paradigm has changed, and we must respond accordingly.

Jon Hamm's Favorite Movie Star (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

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Stars And Celebs In The Italian Fifties

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

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Watching the Generational Shift Among Actors

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Larry Crowne marked Tom Hanks, who is now 55, as a star who can no longer open a movie. Not that he's lost anything as an actor -- he hasn't. But the movie flopped.

I'm Looking for the Right Woman

Barbara Rose Brooker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Barbara Rose Brooker

After sixty everyone expects you to get some Botox, go on an AARP singles cruise to Alaska and play bingo. That's okay, but there's so much more to aging. I refuse to give up on finding undying love.

Requiem for the Movies

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Kinney

As we move into the 3D era in both the theatre and our living rooms, I will continue to long for that movie going experience that enriches your life, transports you, fills you up, and thrills you.

The Cats of Beverly Hills

Edward Lozzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Edward Lozzi

The nation's most famous city of movie stars and swimming pools has a special reverence for their cats. And because of this the new book First Person ...

Great Grace

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Nicholas

Grace Kelly has always been a sort of shadowy figure to me. Perhaps this is because she was blond and I am brunette, and as such I have intrinsically ...

Jane Campion's "Bright Star" Premieres at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Fanny lies alone on her bed with a white gauze curtain billowing, as her legs, slightly parted, tremble under her frock.

On His Birthday, The Best Cary Grant Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The evidence of Cary Grant's prodigious talent is always here, right in front of us, if we choose to look.