Academy Award

A cinematic look into us: A nation riddled with guilt

A cinematic look into us: A nation riddled with guilt

The Oscars, which will be presented Sunday, do something more than honor the “best” films. They give us a glimpse into ourselves. Our movies, especially those that strike a national nerve, as Oscar nominees often do, are an expression of the nation’s collective consciousness, providing what you might call an annual Oscar State of the […]

Are we ready for gross-out chick flicks?

Are we ready for gross-out chick flicks?

Natalie Portman thinks gross-out, juvenile humor isn’t just for guys. She believes women appreciate lewd humor, too. In the January 2011 issue of Vogue magazine, the Academy Award-nominated actress says she’s started her own production company and is interested in making comedic films like “The Hangover” for women. In the article, Portman says women are […]

The mystery man in the death of a publicist

The mystery man in the death of a publicist

He was named a “person of interest” in the killing of a Hollywood publicist, and he shot himself to death as detectives tried to question him — but police say it’s still not clear if he played any role in the murder. What is certain about Harold Martin Smith is that he was an armed […]

Mel Gibson beat up girlfriend

Mel Gibson beat up girlfriend

Mel Gibson was heard allegedly acknowledging he hit the mother of his 8-month-old daughter in a recording released Monday by a celebrity news website. The eight-minute recording posted by RadarOnline.com was purportedly a phone argument between Gibson and then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. A voice sounding distinctively like the Academy Award-winner was heard telling Grigorieva that she […]