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Oscar Memories: What Will You be Thinking When You Watch the Academy Awards?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Nancy Wurtzel

When I was a kid growing up in Central Minnesota, I was totally obsessed with the Oscars. I loved the statues, the dresses, the drama -- even the long acceptance speeches. It was a spectacle that took me out of my rural, small-town life, and I relished every single minute.

Movie Versus Book: Oscar Nominee 'The Descendants'

Posted 02.22.2012 | Books

For each of this year's five Academy Award-nominated films that began as paperbound stories, we've found one reviewer who has only read the book, and ...

What Parents Need To Know About This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

The 2012 Oscar nominations are chock-full of family-friendly films. From the magic of Martin Scorsese's Hugo to the swashbuckling adventure of Puss in...

A Mom's Oscar Cheat Sheet

Liz Kozak | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

I wish I could call up every single person who told me, "Sleep while you can!" and inform them that their advice was terrible. I wish I had used all that nap time to go to the movies, because I miss it a whole lot.

Oscars Recipe: 'The Descendants' Poke

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

This archipelago of cucumber slices and diced fish gives us the taste of paradise, without having to get on a plane. It's a version of poke; ; the classic Hawaiian dish found in most pupus.

'Midnight In Paris,' 'The Descendants' Win WGA Awards

Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment

Meryl Streep isn't the only Hollywood star sitting on nearly three decades of Academy Awards losses. Woody Allen has been nominated nine times in the ...

Watch Academy Award Winners Give Their Take On Best Picture Nominations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I sat down with two Academy Award winners -- Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) and Dustin Lance Black (Milk) to discuss their favorite movie moments.

George Clooney Talks Drinking, Loneliness

Posted 02.16.2012 | Celebrity

Although George Clooney's name is on the tip of more than a few tongues as he vies for the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "The Descendants," ...

George Clooney's Insomnia Contributes To His Genius

Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment

George Clooney is an insomniac, but he could suffer from worse ailments. After all, he wrote one of the most memorable lines in 2011's "The Ides Of Ma...

A-List Stars Head To The BAFTAs

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Silent movie "The Artist" had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Aw...

Shailene Woodley Poses Topless

Posted 02.09.2012 | Celebrity

According to George Clooney, "The Descendants" breakout star Shailene Woodley is well on her way to becoming Hollywood royalty. And what Clooney says,...

Shailene Woodley Rocks Leather Minidress

Posted 02.04.2012 | Celebrity

Shailene Woodley may be a fresh face in the award show circuit, but she's an old pro on the red carpet. The 20-year-old "The Descendants" star stunned...

George Clooney On Khakis And Losing Arguments To 10-Year-Olds

Posted 02.02.2012 | Entertainment

George Clooney didn't take the role of Matt King in "The Descendants" because he knew it would earn him an Oscar nod -- he took it because it was chal...

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...

Why I Don't Care to Watch the Oscars This Year

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

I have high standards. I always have a bone or two to pick with the Academy when nominations come out. Why are we nominating good movies? Why aren't we nominating the greatest of the great movies?

WATCH: Is Divorce Dominating This Year's Oscars?

Posted 01.24.2012 | Divorce

From "Kramer vs. Kramer" to the wine-fueled misadventures of divorcee Miles in "Sideways," Oscar voters have long favored films that deal with divorce...

Are The Oscars Irrelevant? Awards Ignore A New Generation

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

I'm going to make an outrageous Oscars prediction, and it has nothing to do with the winners. When the 89th annual Academy Awards air, the most coveted viewership demographic will be watching anything but the Hollywood awards show.

Oscar Nominations Revealed

Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment

The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and as expected, films about films led the way. "The Artist," the silen...

Bestiality And Shailene Woodley's Cleavage Dominate Australian Twitter Feed

Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment

Movie criticism can be harsh, especially on Twitter. One Australian theater chain found that out the hard way. In order to generate buzz, Cineple...

The Descendants: A Paint-By-Number Masterpiece

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

As one of the character puts it, "This is a unique and dramatic situation." But to the audience, The Descendants is simply about saying good-bye.

The 2012 Golden Globes: The Taming of Ricky Gervais

Michael Russnow | Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's oddly intriguing that a lackluster show and a diluted dose of Ricky Gervais appeals to me greater than his shockmeister two prior appearances.

The Descendants Wins Best Picture Drama At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Descendants" has won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama. The Alexander Payne-directed family drama stars George Clooney as a man s...

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Rob Lowe & More Gather For Lunch

Posted 03.15.2012 | Entertainment

The tables turned at one of Hollywood's most prestigious luncheons on Friday. Amidst a week packed with glitzy galas, The American Film Institute f...

George Clooney Is Having a Very Good Year

Brad Balfour | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"The rehearsal process in general is about trusting one another, and so a big part of it was just getting to know the gang and all of us getting the ability to feel comfortable. Once you can get to that place, it's easy."

We Go to the Year-End Movies

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment
Robert Teitelman

What's the new year for if not to catch up on all those movies you were too busy, or too cheap, to see earlier? Here's my very short report.