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OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

Oscar animation affair a riot, per John C. Reilly

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Leave it to John C. Reilly to turn a question and answer session with this year's animated feature Oscar nominees into a gut-wrenching comedic affair.

March 01, 2014 2:10 pm

See you at the movies - to laugh, cry, scream and applaud

For the last couple of weeks, the film industry has been in the spotlight with the Golden Globes, People's Choice, Screen Actors Guild and the Film Critics Award shows on TV, and I've sat through all of them. Naturally, I am looking forward to the Academy Awards (on March 2) as well.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

'12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Globes nominations

The harrowing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each, setting up two very different films as Academy Awards front-runners.

December 12, 2013 12:45 pm
Paula Patton, Robin Thicke

Paula Patton, Robin Thicke

In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Showy spread: At-home Oscar party fare can have the flair of Wolfgang Puck's menus

Showy spread: At-home Oscar party fare can have the flair of Wolfgang Puck's menus

The notion of dinner and a movie can be taken to extravagant heights this weekend.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Win tickets to Oscar event

Movie fans can try their luck to win bleacher seats for the 85th annual Academy Awards. The contest, titled the Oscar Fan Experience, is currently running online and an entry form will be available through  7 p.m. Nov. 16.

September 25, 2012 3:00 pm
Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

This 1973 file photo originally released by Columbia Pictures shows Barbra Streisand, left, and Robert Redford in a scene from the film 'The Way We Were.' Marvin Hamlisch a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song 'The Way We Were' died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68. 

August 08, 2012 1:00 pm
Marvin Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

Marvin Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

The word "prolific" gets tossed around a lot, but it couldn't be more appropriate in discussing the work of the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. This is especially true in considering his many contributions to film over the past five-plus decades.

August 08, 2012 1:00 pm
84th Academy Awards Show

84th Academy Awards Show

William Joyce, left, and Brandon Oldenburg accept the Oscar for best-animated short film for “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Maurice Hood, the in–house tailor for recently opened Ginger's Spyceware Sewing Center in …

February 27, 2012 3:50 pm
'The Artist' takes top prize at Academy Awards

'The Artist' takes top prize at Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES | "The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

February 26, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Nostalgic Oscars party like it's the 1920s again

Nostalgic Oscars party like it's the 1920s again

It's only the 84th year of the Academy Awards, yet the nostalgia factor feels as though Hollywood is celebrating a centennial of some sort.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Oscars Kodak

Oscars Kodak

Things start to take shape at the red carpet arrivals area outside the Kodak Theatre in preparation for the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Friday. There’s a melancholy backstory behind the 84th annual Academy Awards. One way or the other, this will likely be the last year the ceremony…

February 24, 2012 2:57 pm
Reel food: Sips, snacks inspired by Oscar winners

Reel food: Sips, snacks inspired by Oscar winners

Great movies and great food are box office gold, from Forrest Gump's chocolates to "Silence of the Lambs" anti-hero Hannibal Lecter's disturbing pairing suggestion for Chianti.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Reel food: Sips and snacks inspired by Oscar winners

Reel food: Sips and snacks inspired by Oscar winners

We've put together a selection of drinks and appetizers inspired by five Best Picture Oscar winners to help you get your Academy Awards viewing party rolling.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Eat like a chef-to-the stars at your Oscar party

Eat like a chef-to-the stars at your Oscar party

Having an Oscar party? Trying to decide what should be on the menu? Here's a simple but spectacular appetizer.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Both famous and everyday folk are fond of chili

FROM the FARM: Both famous and everyday folk are fond of chili

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am
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